Tonight's MKEfoodies event was held at the gorgeous Lake Park Bistro, one of the many fine Bartolotta restaurants. It was my first time visiting and I loved the venue.
Joe Bartolotta mingled in the crowd and relayed the history of Lake Park Bistro which was quite interesting. The restaurant opened in 1995 and was the second Bartolotta restaurant after Ristorante Bartolotta in Wauwatosa.
I'd love to visit Lake Park Bistro both in the summer and daylight to see what I've heard are amazing views of Lake Michigan. Chris loved the food and would definitely like to return. As is typical for French restaurants the food wasn't vegetarian-friendly but I did enjoy the wine and crème brûlée.
I highly recommend MKEfoodies events. It's a great way to check out Milwaukee restaurants while supporting great causes. Tonight's event raised $500 for Alice's Garden, which is an organization I first learned about on Wisconsin Foodie.
The next event is at Mason Street Grill on February 20th. These events fill up fast, so if you're not already on the mailing list sign up at MKEfoodies.com.