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Locavore

Eat. Local. Organic.

A large, winding bar that wraps around into the action of the hotel lobby. An expansive two-story window wall. A sunny dining room with inviting fabric booths and intimate tables in reds, browns and greens. A private dining room tucked away in the back of the restaurant. A modern atmosphere accented with touches of natural elements. And, a menu featuring the finest sustainable, organic and local food in downtown Milwaukee at an affordable price. Welcome to Locavore—Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant on the first floor of the hotel.

We are excited to add this casual dining option to the line-up of our unique and award-winning restaurants, giving you yet another choice during your visit with us. Locavore’s menu offers bold flavors, composed of local produce, sustainable proteins and even some lesser-known foods. Menu items change according to the seasons and daily harvests. Specialties of the high-energy bar include handcrafted cocktails highlighted by local ingredients, regional and small-batch beers and premium, sustainable, bio-dynamic and organic wines by the bottle and glass.

 

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Small Plates | Breakfast | Sandwiches | Sides | Brunch Cocktails | Beverages

Menu items change daily.

Small Plates

*Daily Soup $4 Cup, $6 Bowl

*Lyonnaise Salad, crispy poached egg, mushroom duxelle, bacon, bibb, Saxon Alpine cheese, mustard vinaigrette $10
add chicken  $9

*Mesclun SaladGrowing Power mixed greens, seasonal vegetables, balsamic vinaigrette  $5
add chicken  $9

*Kale Salad, baby beets, dried apricots,  oranges, pine nuts, 3 cheese vinaigrette  $8
add chicken  $9

*Charcuterie, Underground Meats chorizo, La Quercia prosciutto, pork rillettes, pastrami duck, whole grain mustard, pickles $11

*Wisconsin Cheeses, Widmer's 6-Year Cheddar, LaClare Farm Martone, Saxon Creamery Saxony, honey, jam, pistachio $10

Crispy Spanish Egg, Spanish rice, soft poached egg, carne asada, Aji verde  $10

Smoked Trout, Rushing Waters smoked trout rillette, pickled fennel, caper gremolata, cream cheese, rye crostini, deviled egg $9

Breakfast

Farmhouse, two eggs your way, applewood-smoked bacon, house-made sausage patty, country potatoes, choice of toast $10 

*Biscuits and Gravy, buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, applewood-smoked bacon, two eggs your way $10 

*Buttermilk Pancakes, Wisconsin maple syrup, choice of sausage or bacon $9 

*Granola-Crusted French Toast, Texas toast, mulled apple, crème anglaise, citrus cream cheese, applewood-smoked bacon $10

Pulled Ham Skillet, two eggs your way, pulled ham, onion, potato, biscuit, mornay $12

*Corned Beef Hash, two eggs your way, corned beef, onion hash $11

Classic Eggs Benedict, smoked ham, English muffin, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, country potatoes $11

*Smoked Trout Benedict, Rushing Waters trout, English muffin, hollandaise sauce, country potatoes $12 

*Florentine Omelet, Growing Power spinach, mushroom, shallot, Gruyère cheese sauce, country potatoes, choice of toast $11

Meat Lovers Omelet, applewood-smoked bacon, house-made sausage, smoked ham country potatoes, choice of toast $1

Steak and Eggs, eight-ounce Jefferson Twp. strip steak, two eggs your way, country potatoes, Béarnaise sauce, choice of toast $24

Sandwiches

Choice of house-cut fries, potato salad, house salad or coleslaw

Chicken Parmesan, grilled chicken, Parmesan, tomato, buttermilk ranch, frisée and pretzel bun  $14

Croque Monsier, Uphoff ham, gruyere, mornay and sourdough  $11  Add an egg  $1

PHC Burger, ground beef patty, Widmer’s aged cheddar, house dill pickle, Miller bakery gourmet bun $11 

Roast Beef, shaved NY strip, Gruyere, red onion, tomato, bibb lettuce, horseradish aioli, hoagie bun  $12

Portabella, basil pesto, Swiss, red onion, tomato, bell pepper, tomato focaccia roll   $11

Sides

*House-made Granola, organic milk $5

Applewood-smoked Bacon $3

House-made Sausage Patties $3

Smoked Ham $3

Toast $2

Cream Cheese & Bagel $4

English Muffin $2

*Scone or Muffin $3

Country Potatoes $3

*Buttermilk Biscuit & Gravy $4

Seasonal Fruit  $5

*Organic Yogurt $3

Organic Oatmeal $3

Brunch Cocktails

Mimosasparkling wine, fresh squeezed orange juice $5

Bloody Mary, vodka, cheese curds, beef stick, Locavore dill pickle $10

Beverages

Stone Creek Coffee $3

Iced Rishi Tea $3
classic black, peach black

Hot Rishi Tea $3

Hot Chocolate $3

*Sassy Cow Organic Milk $3

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice $5

Breakfast Juices $3
apple, cranberry, pineapple, tomato, V8

Soda $3

Small Plates | Large Plates | Desserts | Beverages

Menu items change daily.

Small Plates

Daily soup selection, $6

Beet and Quark Cheese Salad, watercress, frisée, carrots, honey-toasted hickory nuts and ginger vinaigrette $9

Seasonal Salad, mesclun greens, kumquats, carnival squash, parsnip, hickory nuts and maple vinaigrette $11

Brussels Sprouts Salad, Bosc pear, butternut squash, hickory nuts, prosciutto, frisée, mustard dressing $10

*Charcuterie, Underground Meats chorizo, La Quercia prosciutto, pork rillettes, pastrami duck, whole grain mustard, pickles $11

*Wisconsin Cheeses, Widmer's 6-Year Cheddar, LaClare Farm Martone, Saxon Creamery Saxony, honey, jam, pistachio $10

Beef Agnolotti Pastatruffle cream sauce, roasted cippolini onion, SarVecchio Parmesan, hickory nuts and watercress $11

*Grilled Beef Skewer, carné asada, aji verde, peanut paçoca, sunchokes $10

Large Plates

*Diver Sea Scallops, salt-crusted rutabaga, red cabbage purée, melted spinach, gnocchi, parsley oil $30

*Uphoff Pork Loin, pork loin, nettle and cheese spanakopita, royal trumpet mushrooms, huckleberry gastrique and yarrow $24

*Rushing Waters Trout, sunchoke hash, smoked trout, pickled shallots, nasturtium, whole grain mustard $23

*Pinn Oak Farms Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Loin, celery root, pistachio, Brussels sprouts, dill, lamb bacon, black garlic $32

*Veal Bourguignon, baby carrots, cipollini onion, seasonal mushrooms, Yukon Gold potatoes, lardon $28

Coffee-Rubbed Chicken Breast, baby carrots, celery, fennel, jasmine rice cake and black truffle butter $22

Local Mushroom and Marble Potatoes, king trumpet mushroom, oyster mushroom, wood ear mushroom, marble potatoes, gruyere and fermented honey $18

*Trio of Roasted Squash, acorn, butternut & carnival squash, cranberry chutney, sage meringue, paprika, hickory nuts, graham cracker, yogurt cheese $18

*Jefferson Twp. Beef Tenderloin, potato purée, mushroom duxelle, green onions, huckleberries, red wine jus $29

Desserts

*Bruleéd Banana, chiffon cake, blood orange cream, cardamom mascarpone, sorghum granola, pecan $6

Fig and Walnut, walnut financier, fig preserves, milk chocolate anglaise, maple toffee, crème fraîche $6

Chocolate Cake, airy chocolate cake, Peru chocolate cremeux, Earl Grey ganache, honeycomb candy dust, cocoa nib brittle, sorghum caramel $6

Beverages

Stone Creek Coffee $3

*Hot Rishi Tea $3
Jade Cloud (green tea), Jasmine (green tea), Yunnan Breakfast (black tea), Earl Grey (black Tea with bergamot), Peppermint Rooibos (mint and bergamot citrus), Chamomile (caffeine free)

Soda,  $3
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist, Lemonade, Diet Sierra Mist, Root Beer

Menu is subject to change.

Sparking Wine | White Wine | Red Wine | Beer | Cocktails | Coffee Drinks

Wine

SPARKLING VARIETAL ORIGIN BOT  GLS 
GRAMONA IMPERIAL Cava Spain 51  
LARMANDIER-BERNIER Champagne France  90   
LUCIEN ALBRECHT NV Cremant Alsace  40  10
COPPOLA SOFIA BDB Sparkling Napa  30   
DOMAINE CARNEROS 09 Sparkling Carneros  40  10 
DOMAINE CARNEROS LE RÊVE 06 Sparkling Carneros  160   
WHITE VARIETAL ORIGIN BOT  GLS 
ERCAVIO Blanco Spain 23  
ALMA ROSA Chardonnay Santa Barbara 35   
CAKEBREAD RESERVE Chardonnay Napa 120   
DARIOUSH Chardonnay Napa 88   
DOMAINE DROUHIN ARTHUR Chardonnay Oregon 50   
DUTTON GOLDFIELD DUTTON RANCH Chardonnay RRV 75   
FAILLA Chardonnay Sonoma  50  12
FLOWERS Chardonnay  Sonoma  78   
FROG'S LEAP Chardonnay  Napa  53   
GIRGICH HILLS ESTATE Chardonnay  Napa  90   
MONDAVI Chardonnay  Napa  35   
PLUMPJACK RESERVE Chardonnay  Napa  85   
ST. INNOCENT FREEDOM HILL Chardonnay  Oregon  45   
TRUCHARD Chardonnay  Napa/Carneros  57   
GIRGICH HILLS ESTATE Fume Blanc Napa 70   
MONDAVI Fume Blanc  Napa  35   
GUSTAVE LORENTZ Gewurztraminer  Alsace 35  11
WEINBACH RESERVE PERSONELLE Gewurztraminer  Alsace  65   
SINSKEY (375 ml) Pinot Blanc Carneros  26   
LAGEDER PORER Pinot Grigio  Tuscany  40   
KING ESTATE DOMAINE Pinot Gris  Oregon  45   
PENNER-ASH 12 Riesling  Oregon  30  10
WEINBACH CUVEE THEO Riesling  Alsace  60   
CADE Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  54   
CAKEBREAD Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  63  12
COPPOLA DIRECTORS CUT Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  28   
FROG'S LEAP Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  40   
GROTH Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  43   
SPOTTSWOODE Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  60   
TWOMEY Sauvignon Blanc  Napa  47   
RED VARIETAL ORIGIN  BOT  GLS 
BV RESERVE GEORGES DE LATOUR Cab Blend Napa 200  
BV RESERVE TAPESTRY Cab Blend Napa  85   
FRANCISCAN MAGNIFICAT Cab Blend Napa  80   
FAUST Cab Blend Napa  80   
INGLENOOK RUBICON Cab Blend Napa  220   
QUINTESSA Cab Blend Napa 160   
VIADER Cab Blend Napa  240   
VIADER DARE Cab Franc Napa  82   
CADE ESTATE Cabernet Napa  225   
CADE HOWELL MTN Cabernet Napa  150   
DARIOUSH SIGNATURE Cabernet Napa  160   
GIRGICH HILLS ESTATE  Cabernet Napa  120   
INGLENOOK CASK Cabernet Napa  125  15
SPOTTSWOODE  Cabernet Napa  230   
ST. SUPÉRY DOLLARHIDE Cabernet Napa  138   
THE HESS COLLECTION Cabernet Napa  90   
THE HESS COLLECTION ALLOMI Cabernet Napa  56   
VIEUX TELEGRAPHE Chateauneuf du Pape France 132   
FROG'S LEAP Merlot Napa  55   
GIRGICH HILLS ESTATE Merlot Napa  86   
PLUMPJACK Merlot Napa 80   
ST. SUPÉRY ESTATE Merlot Napa 89   
TRUCHARD Merlot Napa/Carneros 55  11
RIDGE LYTTON ESTATE Petite Sirah  Santa Cruz Mtn 57   
FLOWERS PERENNIAL Pinot Blend Sonoma Coast  46   
ALMA ROSA Pinot Noir  Santa Barbara  50   
BERGSTRÖM CUMBERLAND RESEREVE Pinot Noir  Oregon  90   
DOMAINE DROUHIN (DDO) Pinot Noir  Oregon  82   
DROUHIN NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES Pinot Noir  France  100   
DROUHIN SANTENAY Pinot Noir  France  55   
DUTTON GOLDFIELD DUTTON RANCH Pinot Noir  RRV  82   
FAILLA Pinot Noir  Sonoma 50  10
FLOWERS SEA VIEW RIDGE Pinot Noir  Sonoma Coast  104   
INMAN Pinot Noir  Sonoma RRV  40   
SOKOL BLOSSER DUNDEE HILLS Pinot Noir  Oregon  71   
THE HESS COLLECTION SELECT Pinot Noir  Napa  34   
TRUCHARD Pinot Noir  Napa/Carneros  55   
TWOMEY Pinot Noir  RRV  89   
BAKER LANE ESTATE Syrah Sonoma  60   
THYMIOPOULOS YOUNG VINES Xinomavro  Greece  30   
RIDGE DUSI Zinfandel Paso Robles  60   
RIDGE GEYSERVILLE Zinfandel  Alexander Valley  75   
ALTO MONCAYO VERATON Garnacha  Spain  50  10

 

Beer

BIG AND BITTER      
ALE ASYLUM HOPALICIOUS IPA 12 oz 5.5  
BELLS TWO HEARTED ALE American Style IPA 12 oz 5.5   
BREW DOG PUNK IPA IPA 12 oz  
DOGFISH HEAD 90 MIN IPA IPA 12 oz 5.5   
FOUNDERS ALL DAY IPA IPA 12 oz 4.5   
CLEAN AND CRISP      
BUD LIGHT American Style Lager 12 oz 4.25  
BUDWEISER American Style Lager 12 oz 4.25   
MILLER GENUINE DRAFT American Style Lager 12 oz 4.25   
MILLER LITE Light Pilsner 12 oz 4.25   
NEW BELGIUM SUMMER HELLES Helles  12 oz 4.5   
ROGUE FARMS HONEY KÖLSCH Kölsch 22 oz 22   
DARK AND MALTY      
ALESMITH SPEEDWAY STOUT Imperial Stout 750 ml 22  
ALESMITH WEE HEAVY Scotch Ale 750 ml 22  
CENTRAL WATERS MUD PUPPY PORTER Porter 12 oz 4.5  
HOPPIN' FROG BORIS THE DESTROYER Oatmeal Stout 22 oz   22  
ROGUE VOODOO DOUGHNUT Chocolate Stout 22 oz   22  
FRUIT FORWARD      
ANGRY ORCHARD ICEMAN Ice Cider 750 ml 22  
ANGRY ORCHARD STRAWMAN Farmhouse Cider  750 ml 22  
ANGRY ORCHARD THE MUSE Sparkling  750 ml 22  
J.K.'S SCRUMPY FARMHOUSE Hard Cider  22 oz 15  
NEW GLARUS RASPBERRY TART Framboise  750 ml 20  
NEW GLARUS SERENDIPITY Fruited Sour  750 ml 20  
SMOOTH WHEAT CENTERED      
DESCHUTES CHAIN BREAKER White IPA 12 oz 4.5  
THREE FLOYDS GUMBALL HEAD American Wheat  12 oz  5.5   
TOASTY REDS      
ALE ASYLUM AMBERGEDDON Amber 12 oz 5.5  
BREWDOG 5 AM SAINT Red Ale  12 oz  
CENTRAL WATERS BOURBON SCOTCH ALE Red Ale  12 oz 4.5   
MKE BREWING LOUIE'S DEMISE Amber Ale  12 oz 4.5   
TRADITIONAL MEADS      
DOGFISH HEAD MIDAS TOUCH Mead/Wine 12 oz 8  
NEW BELGIUM GRUIT Mead/Wine  12 oz  22  
SEASONAL
ALE ASYLUM | BELLS | FOUNDERS | HOPPIN’ FROG | LEINENKUGEL’S | MKE BREWING

 

Cocktails

SEASONAL MIXED DRINKS    
THE PEAR MARMALADE SOUR Breaking & Entering Bourbon, St. George Pear Liquor, Orange Marmalade, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Simple Syrup, House-Spiced Bitters   12 
THE CHERRY WHISKEY SMASH New Richmond Rye Whiskey, Door County Cherries, Mint, Simple Syrup, House-Made Orange Bitters, Ginger Beer   12 
THE CRANBERRY TONIC Rehorst Gin, Tuaca, Muddled Cranberries, Orange Peel, Thyme, Lime Juice, Tonic Water, House-Made Bitters    12 
THE AMARETTO SOUR Amaretto, New Richmond Straight Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Egg White   10 
THE ELDER DAISY Rehorst Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower, Candied Ginger, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup   10 
THE BLACKBERRY-PINEAPPLE BRAMBLE Death's Door Gin, Crème de Mûre, Pineapple Syrup, Seltzer Water   10 
DEATH'S DOOR BASIL BLOODY MARY Basil-Infused Death's Door Vodka, House-Made Bloody Mary Mix with an Assortment of House-Made Pickled Items and Wisconsin Cheese Curds   10 
EAST SIDE PANACHE Rhinelander Pilsner, Lavender Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Perrier Sparkling Water  
THE STONE CREEK Stone Creek Coffee-Infused Rehorst Vodka, Chilled Espresso, Simple Syrup, House-Made Coffee Bitters, Fresh Whipped Vanilla Cream   12 
THE BLUEBERRY-VANILLA MARGARITA Silver Tequila, Blueberry-Vanilla Simple Syrup, Blueberries, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice   12 
OAK AGED    
AGED RASPBERRY OLD FASHIONED Korbel Brandy, St. George Raspberry Brandy, Luxardo Maraschino, Angostura House Bitters, Bittercube Orange Bitters, Fresh Raspberries   10 
AGED DRY RYE NEGRONI St. George Dry Rye Gin, Campari, Carpano Antica   10 
AGED COFFEE MANHATTAN Breaking & Entering Bourbon, St. George NOLA Coffee Liqueur, Carpona Antica, House-Coffee Bitters   10 
HOT COFFEE DRINKS    
IRISH COFFEE Irish Whiskey, Stone Creek Coffee, House-Made Coffee Bitters, Fresh Whipped Vanilla Cream  
SPANISH COFFEE  St. George NOLA Coffee Liquor, High Proof Rum, Stone Creek Coffee, House-Made Coffee Bitters, Fresh Whipped Vanilla Cream  

 

Van-Luu-August-2014.jpgWelcome to Locavore, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant. Utilizing the freshest local ingredients available, Locavore serves the finest sustainable and organic food at moderate prices. Let’s meet Chef Van Luu, the man behind the menu:

What is the best part about working at Locavore?
VL: Because we focus so much on local products, we get to meet and talk to different farmers and local foragers all the time. It’s fun and informative to hear about their products and how excited they are about them.

How do you decide what specials to serve?
VL: The ingredients we get in influence our specials. We try not to overwhelm the ingredients and let them speak for themselves.

How much is improvised in the kitchen?
VL: We get different ingredients on a weekly basis, so the menu and specials change as often as the seasons change.

What’s your best advice to someone interested in becoming a chef?
VL: Work hard. Don’t get complacent. And keep learning. If you’re already doing those things, work harder, be even less complacent and learn more.

What’s your best advice to hungry patrons? 
VL: Get out of your comfort zone and try something new! You might be pleasantly surprised!

Is there anything else your guests should know about you and/or Locavore?
VL: A lot of our ingredients are different from your normal fare, such as stinging nettles, fiddlehead ferns, burdock root, etc. These are all ingredients that are native to Wisconsin, and we are more than happy to educate you about them.