BARTOLOTTAS’ HOST TOP CULINARY TALENT FOR
BOCUSE D’OR TEAM USA FUNDRAISER DINNER ON OCTOBER 19TH
AT BARTOLOTTA’S LAKE PARK BISTRO- A 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Bocuse d’Or 2015 Silver Prize Winner, Bocuse d’Or USA
Culinary Director, Heston Vineyards, Napa
Vice-President, Bocuse d’Or USA
Les Chefs de France, Epcot, Orlando
Culinary Council, Head Judge, 2007 Contestant, Bocuse d’Or USA
Chef/Owner, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis
Culinary Council, Bocuse d’Or USA
Chef/Co-Owner, The Bartolotta Restaurants- Milwaukee
Executive Chef, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Milwaukee
JEAN-LUC COLOMBO Owner/Winemaker
Vins Jean-Luc Colombo, Cornas, Rhone
October 19th, 6:00pm
$150 per person, plus tax and gratuity
This February, foodies in the US were electrified and overjoyed that after many attempts, Team USA finally reached the medal podium at the bi-annual Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon, France. Chef Philip Tessier achieved this wonderful feat, supported by the Ment’Or USA Foundation led by Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jerome Bocuse. Assisting was Head Coach Gavin Kaysen-a former contestant, and the Culinary Council.
The road to Lyon is long, and expensive. Training, equipment and travel costs are very significant. Unlike many of the other countries, the US team is not funded by the government and relies on donations and sponsorships. Fundraisers like these are critical for the team to compete and win.
This will be Bartolotta’s third significant donation to the Foundation. Over the last few years, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud have visited their Bartolotta friends in Milwaukee to do cookbook events, and in recognition of Paul Bartolotta’s work on the Culinary Council, Joe and Paul Bartolotta have donated approx. $15,000 to each event. This will be the first event solely devoted to raising funds for the organization.
We welcome these top culinary professionals to Milwaukee, as part of Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro’s 20th Anniversary celebration year. They will prepare an amazing French meal, and share stories of the world’s most famous culinary competition. Jean-Luc Colombo, one of the top wine producers in the Rhone Valley, is a personal friend of the Bocuse family. He will fly in from France for this evening, and has graciously donated all of his superlative wines for this great dinner and cause.