Wisconsin Foodie – Ardent

Video 26:46 Wisconsin Foodie – Ardent

In this episode of Wisconsin Foodie we feature Chef Justin Carlisle of Ardent Restaurant in Milwaukee, WI. Chef Carlisle discusses his philosophies in the kitchen and how his family impacts the menu. Justin takes us on a tour of his family’s farm in Sparta, WI, Carlisle Farm where he gets many of the products for his restaurant, highlighted by the beef. We also visit with Gary Craig of Craigs meat and talk about the butcher/family/chef relationship. Kyle Cherek meets Justin back in the kitchen for a small tasting menu that reflects his present culinary style but that is very much rooted in the past. Finally after the doors are closed at Ardent, they reopen an hour later as a late night Ramen shop featuring a very traditional style Ramen and untraditional crowd.


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