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MKE & Madison Getaway---thoughts and recs please...

Clifford | Mar 19, 200601:10 AM

My wife and I will be heading to Milwaukee and Madison this weekend to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We have a tentative dining plan (sort of) and I would appreciate any feedback. I will try to provide as much relevant information as possible.

We will be traveling from southeastern MN, and will arrive in MKE at about 5 pm on Thurs March 23 (the actual date of our anniversary). This is a night in which price is NOT an object. I have reservations at Bacchus, and this is why (right or wrong): I actually had reservations at Sanford, but it sounded a bit "homey" to me---not that that is ever a problem for us---we practically specialize at finding and dining in places that fit that description. The reason for choosing Bacchus is that I want GREAT food, but I want it to be unmistakeably swanky. Don't get me wrong---swank is never a substitute for quality food, but this is a night where we are more than willing to pay a premium for our meal, in exchange for exceptional (and what we may otherwise consider overvalued) atmosphere and service.

If there is another place at which you think we may be better off, I would love to know, especially if it has to do with food quality. I honestly don't care about perceived rudeness...I am capable of handling that.

Friday--the Velvet Room at 4 pm for glass of vino or a martini [love my Beefeater], after which we would have early dinner at Pacific Rim. (Another note of explanation---she LOVES Asian cuisine (except sushi)...hence this dining choice. She also loves any and all seafood, however, so if a place like Coast or Watermark is far better, I would love to know.

Saturday--Head to Madison---I could use some help here...if anyone could direct me to a place that knows how to make a kick-ass hollandaise between the Sheraton Brookfield and Madison, it is greatly appreciated. And please no recs for heading anything but westward---if I choose to head east, I know where I will go.

We'll see a show on Saturday afternoon in Madison at the Overture Center, and then plan on dinner at Harvest.

I apologize in advance for the neurotic overtone of this posting...I love my wife very much and want to get this right.

I thank any of you that have managed to read this far, and welcome your input. I will report back.


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