The Pfister Hotel News


Marcus Restaurants is excited to announce programming for its fall Chef Series scheduled to begin Saturday, look Nov. 2, 2013. The fall program will run the first four Saturdays in November from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Mason Street Grill Chef’s Counter, located adjacent to The Pfister® Hotel.

The fall Chef Series will feature chefs from The Pfister Hotel and Mason Street Grill. Each 90 minute session will include a tasting and interactive dialogue with the chef about the ingredients and techniques used.

“All of the upcoming classes will focus on helping to really educate our guests,” said Mark Weber, executive chef at Mason Street Grill. “We want to give people the tools to utilize new techniques at home. For example, one session will teach guests how to transform regular, everyday dishes into works of art using just a few chef secrets.”

Guests will get to know some of the city’s culinary leaders, enjoy perfectly paired beverages and sample each chef’s preparations, while learning great tips. The atmosphere is light, friendly, and fun, with an emphasis on learning. With classes limited to 20 guests, attendees will enjoy a close-up look at cooking techniques in an intimate setting.

Following is a listing of each specific class in the Fall 2013 series:

November 2: Full of Flavor, Free of Gluten

Mark Weber, Executive Chef, Mason Street Grill

While gluten-free cooking has become a cornerstone of healthy eating, it has also garnered a reputation for being rather bland. Now, thanks to a little culinary ingenuity, the gluten-free lifestyle is getting a makeover. Join Chef Weber as he shows you how to prepare flavorful, gluten-free dishes made with a variety of fresh foods.


November 9: The Art of Presentation

Brian Frakes, Executive Chef, The Pfister Hotel

Learn the art of turning every day standard dishes you make at home into culinary masterpieces. Chef Frakes will first plate each dish in a traditional manner, then plate a second one using some simple chef’s tricks showing guests how to transform those same ingredients into works of art.


November 16: Art of the Dessert

Jennifer Carlson, Executive Pastry Chef, The Pfister Hotel

Chef Carlson will be preparing her unique take on a selection of festive holiday desserts. Featured items include bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin swirl cheesecake with a ginger crust, and eggnog crème brûlée.


November 23: The Savory Side of Chocolate

Shaun Abbott, Sous Chef, Mason Street Grill

Chocolate has been used in cooking for thousands of years, and Chef Abbott will be presenting some dishes that highlight its unique culinary side. You’ll explore traditional uses, such as a dark chocolate mole, as well as more contemporary recipes, like white chocolate and chicken chile.


Tickets are $29/person or $49/couple, per weekly session. Guests can choose to extend their stay with a special overnight offer for Friday or Saturday evening that includes accommodations in a deluxe king or deluxe double guest room at The Pfister, starting at $149.

Following the fall session, Marcus Restaurants will announce details on the winter and spring Chef Series, which will be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and InterContinental Milwaukee, respectively.

For reservations, call (414) 935-5950. More details on each session can be found at

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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 one-of-a-kind dining experience. For more information on any of the restaurants, visit

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