features a bright new look and bold menu
Bacchus – A Bartolotta Restaurant celebrates 15 years in 2019 with an inspired new interior design and menu.
"This is us resetting expectations and elevating the experience in every sense, for every sense. It is, in the simplest of words, fine dining, redefined," says Chef Paul Bartolotta.
Chef Bartolotta, a two-time James Beard award winner, co- founded the restaurant group with his brother, restaurateur Joe Bartolotta.
Bacchus has established a reputation as one of Milwaukee's leading fine dining restaurants, with a host of accolades:
• 4-star review from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
• Recognition by Wine Enthusiast as one of America's Top 100 Wine Restaurants,
• Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence annually since 2006.
Inspiration for a new Bacchus experience came from Joe Bartolotta, who passed away in April 2019. "My brother wanted to create a vibrant environment that complements the incredible energy of our guests, and the result is a new Bacchus experience that will stand as a testimony to his life and legacy," says Chef Bartolotta.
Located in the historic Cudahy Tower overlooking Lake Michigan, Bacchus has been infused with a modern aesthetic that juxtaposes the old with the new. The transformation has created a more approachable, comfortable atmosphere throughout, making it a restaurant for all occasions.
Guests will notice changes throughout the restaurant, from the significant design and décor upgrades to the server wardrobe and music within the space. A new lighting design in the dining room and bar complements the natural light from the adjacent conservatory, with a lighter, brighter feel throughout.
Executive Chef Nick Wirth spent much of his summer hiatus rededicating himself to his craft, experimenting with new flavor combinations and strengthening relationships with local farmers and food suppliers.
"We're so fortunate that our guests have embraced the diversity of our menus," he says. "Whether it's Italian, French, or Vietnamese, it gives us culinary license, the freedom – so to speak – to elevate our cooking using classic as well as modern techniques, and create full-bodied, big-flavored dishes."
For more information about Baccchus, located at 925 E. Wells St., visit bacchusmke.com or phone (414) 765-1166.