New expanded menu combines culinary creativity with inspiration from Milwaukee’s award-winning arts hotel

Milwaukee, February 9, 2024…. Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, an award-winning arts hotel owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, today announced a reimagined menu at its signature restaurant, ARIA. The new menu creates a feast for the senses and focuses on the creativity and artistry of ARIA’s culinary team led by the hotel’s executive chef, Erik Hansen. The new dishes are designed to appeal to everyone from theatergoers and those on date nights to corporate groups and hotel guests, with a collection of creative recipes to satisfy the most passionate food lovers.

“Saint Kate is known as a place to discover,” said Dana Johnson, general manager of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. “From the galleries to the guest rooms to the bars and restaurants, guests can experience the creative arts in many forms – including on their plates and in their glasses. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is deeply committed to providing exceptional guest experiences, and we are excited to have Chef Erik on our team as he showcases the culinary arts in ways that are new to Milwaukee. Guests will be awed by the vibrant colors, exquisite plating and elevated flavors in each bite and sip.”

ARIA’s Artfully Crafted New Menu

Many of the new dishes on ARIA’s menu are artistically inspired, for example, by Monet’s “Water Lilies” painting, leading to a menu where the ingredients frequently blend in new and memorable ways.

Signature dishes include the new Peas and Carrots appetizer, featuring potato ravioli with coriander-glazed carrot, pea puree and crispy greens, as well as new surf and turf options, such as Octopus and Friends, with grilled octopus, smoked veal, and tuna aioli.

Guests can also try the Herb Tagliatelle, one of three dishes made with handmade pasta. The colorful Herb Tagliatelle dish includes fresh noodles, smoked eggplant, broccolini, tomato confit, pine nuts and Sarvecchio cheese. Other delicious options include the rich and flavorful Mediterranean Sea Bass entrée, served with potato ravioli stuffed with creamed romaine hearts and topped with hazelnut crumble, as well as U10 Scallops featuring seared parsnips, braised laccinato kale, potato gnocchi, and black trumpets with a truffle-chive butter sauce.

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About Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel
Recognized as one of Milwaukee’s most esteemed hotels with an elite award repertoire, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel is among the first hotels in the nation to broadly celebrate the arts in its many forms – from music to dance, painting, sculpture, film and poetry. With a prime location in the city’s Theater District and within walking distance of notable arts and entertainment attractions, the Third Ward and Fiserv Forum, Saint Kate serves as a creative hub for the city offering intimate and immersive arts experiences. Its blend of exceptional hospitality and unmatched dedication to the arts serves as a platform for exploration, connection and expression. For more information or to book reservations, please visit:

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 15 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning. This includes unique food and beverage concepts, developed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, such as Mason Street Grill, ARIA Restaurant, Milwaukee ChopHouse, Miller Time® Pub & Grill, and SafeHouse® Restaurant. For more information, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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