Dream Dance Steak to Host Intimate Native American Cuisine and Wine Dinner Oct. 18

MILWAUKEE – As we near November and Native American Heritage Month, Dream Dance Steak, Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s four-star restaurant, will host a spectacular Native American inspired wine-pairing dinner showcasing the culinary talent of Chef Walter Whitewater.

The Native American Cuisine and Wine Dinner will be held Thursday Oct. 18. The dinner will also feature the wines of Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards. Winery director of sales and marketing Maria Ponzi will be on hand to co-host the event with Whitewater.


Selections from Ponzi Vineyards will be paired with five exquisite courses prepared by Whitewater. The menu will feature dishes such as pine nut crusted rack of lamb and farmer’s market organic sweet yellow corn soup with chipotlé chile puree.

Whitewater is an award-winning chef from Pinon, Ariz. and a member of the Diné (Navajo) Nation. Self-taught, with more than 20 years of professional cooking experience, Whitewater has become an expert in Native American influences on contemporary food. Applying a traditional Native American approach to cooking, Whitewater handles food preparation with thought and reverence.

Ponzi, daughter of founders Richard and Nancy Ponzi, will also be on hand to talk about her family’s vineyard and award-winning wines. Established 40 years ago in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is one of the nation’s top wine producers, well-known for its wine-making philosophy and commitment to viticultural innovation.

The dinner costs $65 per person, not including gratuity. Arrival for the event is set for 6 p.m. with dinner scheduled at 6:30 p.m.

Dream Dance Steak blends refined innovation with the tradition and comfort of a Wisconsin steakhouse. Regional ingredients, house-made cheeses and fine house-cured charcuterie complement Dream Dance Steak’s seasonal menu. The restaurant maintains one of Wisconsin’s most progressive and reasonably priced wine lists, consisting of nearly 600 of the finest selections found worldwide.

For more information about the Native American Cuisine and Ponzi Wine Dinner, or to make reservations, call Dream Dance Steak at (414) 847-7883 or online at www.paysbig.com

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