SHARP Literacy will hold its spring edition of “Unwrapped” in Milwaukee at 3rd Street Market Hall on May 19.
Using core ingredients from McDonald’s, the chefs were asked to prepare gourmet bites reminiscent of iconic Milwaukee foods, and here is the menu they created: Wisconsin Beer Cheeseburger Soup by Chef Angela Rondinelli of Downtown Kitchen; a Jerked McChicken Rice Roll by Chef Jason Alston of Heaven’s Table BBQ; MKE BBQ Grape Jelly Meatballs with Potato Purée by Chefs Andrew Koser and Lauren D’Amico of A to Z Dinners; a BBQ Tempeh Sandwich, inspired by the classic McRib sandwich, by Chef Jordan Wollin of On The Bus and Make Waves; an Americana Apple Cobbler with Strawberry Caramel Sauce & Candied Bacon by Chef Sarah Mironczuk of Bakehouse23MKE; and Savory Chicken Bread Pudding with Caramelized Apples and Onion Compote by Chefs Brian Taborski and Alex Thorson of Saz’s Hospitality Group.
Money raised goes to SHARP’S STEAM-based learning efforts. Individual tickets for the event are $100 and may be purchased online at Unwrapped22.givesmart.com
Wine classes in May
Sharpen your wine knowledge and pairing skills with seminars offered by Waterford Wine & Spirits. Explore red and white wines of the Loire Valley with wine tastings on May 5. The next class, Cellar Selections: The Art and Science of Aging and Collecting Wine on May 12, will provide wine sampling and resources to help you decide what wines are best to age, along with tips to start building or expanding your collection. On May 19, Islands in the Stream: Exploring the Influence of Coastal Vineyards Around the World will take you from Sardinia to South Africa, to learn and sample the quality and variety of coastal wines available and the vintners producing them.
The courses are $30 each and are offered at all Waterford Wine & Spirits locations. RSVP to attend. Milwaukee: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 231-9393; Delafield: 631 Genesee St., (262) 337-9774; Green Bay: 2665 Monroe Road, De Pere, (920) 632-7896. waterfordwine.com/collections/events.
East Troy Railroad Museum’s dinner trains
All aboard for the 50th season of railroading by East Troy Electric Railroad with the Dinner Train season starting May 7 and the Sunday Brunch Trains starting June 12.
Dinner trains are available from May through October and offer three or four-course meals with elegant table settings on linen tablecloths.
Menus and pricing vary for each dinner train, from $59 for the Burger Train or Mac ‘N Cheese Train, to $99 for the Adult Halloween Train on Oct. 29.
The Sunday brunch trains were new to the East Troy Railroad’s dinner train schedule last year and will return again this year with a menu of breakfast casseroles, pastries and a fruit cup, plus juice or coffee. The brunch trains will run on June 12, Aug. 21, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, and are priced at $59 per person. Trains depart from the East Troy Depot, 2002 Church St. Advance reservations are required with online ticketing at the East Troy Railroad Museum website: www.easttroyrr.com
12 Days of Mom
Celebrate Mom for more than a day with a 12 Days of Mom gift box from Delicious Food Delivered. The box contains products from small businesses and food producers, such as coffee, honey, chocolates, salted caramels and dried apple slices, as well as products to pamper such as shea butter balm, soaps and lotion. The box sells for $69 and can be purchased online at: deliciousfooddelivered.com/.
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