One of my favorite things to do when traveling is do a little research and have one absolutely fabulous meal at a restaurant that features local foods and a creative menu. I started out my search with the Milwaukee Lecturer Blog and ended it when I found the Journal Sentinel Dig-In Blog which featured a list of local restaurants. After perusing restaurant menus and looking at my schedule, I decided on brunch at Roots Restaurant and Cellar. It is located in a neighborhood called Brewer's Hill that looks out over the city of Milwaukee.
True to character, I started the meal with a glass of champagne and a glass of water and was easily talked into the assortment of mini muffins. I believe they were an assortment of apricot and basil, blackberry, and a ham and cheese served with fresh butter and a nectarine compote/jam. They were all quite scrumptious and made me wish I had more people to feed at my house so that making a batch of mini muffins every weekend wouldn't leave me eating muffins for every meal for the rest of the week. I did make a batch of mini muffins from an entirely made up recipe and I think I may need to spend some more time in recipe development -- anyone want to be a muffin taster?
For my entree, I had the crepes which were served toped with a local aged goat cheese and filled with summer squash and corn in a bechamel sauce. They were served with mixed greens and hash brown potatoes. It was all wonderful! So, if you find yourself in Milwaukee, I highly recommend a drive up to the Brewer Hill.
Roots Restaurant and Cellar
1818 N. Hubbard St.
Milwaukee WI 53212