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Marcus Restaurants Collaborates With Local Suppliers on New Program Highlighting Specialty Ingredients

The culinary artists behind Marcus Restaurants have teamed up with a variety of local suppliers to bring their guests “Straight to Your Plate.”

By - Mar 6th, 2014 02:05 pm

Milwaukee, Wis., March 6, 2014 – The culinary artists behind Marcus Restaurants have teamed up with a variety of local suppliers to bring their guests “Straight to Your Plate,” a new program in which each month the chefs seek out unique and interesting ingredients to be featured in a special dish. The collaborations are documented with online videos, and diners can sample the chefs’ creations at select restaurant locations.

“Straight to Your Plate is a celebration of local flavor—a way for us to highlight some of the amazing suppliers right here in our own backyard,” said Edward Carrella, corporate director of restaurants for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. “We have so many great Wisconsin-based partners, and we’re proud to present their unique ingredients to our guests.”

This month, Mason Street Grill’s Executive Chef Mark Weber visited The Spice House, a local purveyor of exquisite spices, herbs and seasonings in Milwaukee, and selected cassia cinnamon as the featured ingredient for March. Catch his cinnamon-sourcing adventure online at Guests can taste the dishes featuring The Spice House cassia cinnamon in Chef Weber’s upside down cinnamon apple pie with salted caramel at Mason Street Grill, Chef Bill Doyle’s cinnamon-smoked duck breast with red currant Frangelico sauce at Milwaukee ChopHouse, and Chef Robert Druschitz’s cinnamon and espresso brined pork chop at Kil@wat.

“We’ve worked closely with The Spice House on custom blends for many years,” said Weber. “They have an outstanding reputation and we have a great relationship with the company. With such an amazing resource just around the corner, it only makes sense to incorporate their products into our cooking. 

April’s featured ingredient will be Spanish chorizo from Underground Food Collective in Madison. Additional vendors will include Carr Valley Cheese, Purple Door Ice Cream, and Seaquist Orchards, among others. Visit for more information.

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About Marcus Restaurants

From classic steakhouses to contemporary American cuisine, Milwaukee’s Marcus Restaurants feature inspired dishes that cater to every taste. Mason Street Grill, 425 E. Mason St., serves high-quality wood-grilled steaks, traditional sandwiches and house made desserts. Milwaukee ChopHouse, 633 N. 5th St., offers guests the latest in steak, seafood and style. Kil@wat, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., features classic dishes, with an inventive, modern twist. Miller Time Pub & Grill, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., expertly pairs food and beer to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. For more information on any of the restaurants, visit

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