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“Eating Global in the Neighborhood” at Mason Street Grill

Mason Street Grill’s new Chef’s Counter to Celebrate the Diverse Culinary Traditions of Restaurant’s Staff Members

By - May 22nd, 2018 10:24 am
Chef Counter at Mason Street Grill. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

Chef Counter at Mason Street Grill. Photo courtesy of Marcus Restaurant Group.

MILWAUKEE, May 22, 2018…. No matter where you are in the world, food can bring diverse people and interests together around one table. That is the focus behind Mason Street Grill’s new Chef’s Counter experience – Eating Global in the Neighborhood. Rotating every eight weeks, the Chef’s Counter at Mason Street Grill, part of the Marcus® Restaurants Group, will feature unique dishes celebrating the diverse culinary traditions of the restaurant’s associates.

The first Chef’s Counter menu is now available and features:

  • Appetizer: Tuna kilawin ($19) with coconut, lime, red onion, pickled red chili and cilantro
    • This dish comes from Brian Pascua, line cook intern, who is from the Philippines.
  • Entrée: Pan fried trout ($38) with ginger, lemon grass, tomato, mint and dill
    • This dish is from line cook Chris Xiong and highlights his Laos/Hmong heritage.
  • Side: Fasolakia ($8), which includes green beans, tomato, oregano, lemon and extra virgin olive oil
    • This dish comes from cocktail server Christina Manolatos, who is from Greece.
  • Dessert: Tres leches cake ($9) with Rumchata whipped cream
    • This dish is from line cook Christian Garcia-Cortez and celebrates his Mexican heritage.

“We have passionate and diverse associates at Mason Street Grill. Whether working at the bar or in the kitchen, they are dedicated to creating an exceptional experience for our guests. And, to celebrate their work, we wanted to feature dishes that remind them of their past or their home countries,” said Susan Terry, vice president of culinary operations and F&B at Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “This new Chef’s Counter serves as a valuable reminder of the power of food. No matter where we come from, food and dining bring us all together. It has been a pleasure to taste and enjoy these four unique dishes from four individuals who help make Mason Street Grill one of Milwaukee’s favorite neighborhood restaurants.”

As part of the Chef’s Counter experience at Mason Street Grill, guests sit alongside the restaurant’s kitchen, giving them a front row seat to the action. In addition to enjoying this new featured menu, diners also can select any of the restaurant’s usual a la carte menu items. While not required, reservations are recommended. You can make a reservation on Open Table or by calling (414) 298-3131.

New Spring and Summer Menu

Mason Street Grill also announced today its new spring and summer menu items, which will feature fresh and inventive seafood options great for a lighter meal during the warm summer months. Along with the restaurant’s classic cuts of beef, guests will now be able to enjoy:

  • Grilled swordfish,
  • A new lobster salad roll,
  • Teriyaki glazed salmon,
  • Green curried mussels, and
  • A tuna poke bowl.

More information about Mason Street Grill, its Chef’s Counter, upcoming events and menu is available at http://www.masonstreetgrill.com/.

About Mason Street Grill

Located in Downtown Milwaukee adjacent to The Pfister Hotel, the award-winning Mason Street Grill is the place where Milwaukee works and plays. Serving lunch, dinner, after-work cocktails, appetizers and more, Mason Street Grill is the quintessential neighborhood restaurant welcoming Milwaukee residents and visitors alike. Mason Street Grill’s open concept kitchen serves creative, regional American cooking that reflects the bounty and vitality of Wisconsin. The wood-fired oven and grill supply the best Midwestern steaks, chops, seafood and hearth baked breads and flatbreads, which create the centerpieces of the menu. For the sixth year in a row, Mason Street Grill has achieved Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for its offering of more than 290 diverse and quality wines. With a vibrant bar scene, bustling dining room, lounge, elegant private dining and exciting menu, Mason Street Grill is the place to experience the best elements of the region: fresh cuisine, expert service and an unmatched atmosphere.

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