Milwaukee, WI, September 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- On Friday, September 11, 2015, Milwaukee's iconic Five O'Clock Steakhouse
hosted the first annual Milwaukee Man Dinner - Beef, Bourbon & Brandy Benefit.
The event raised more than $1300 for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission
"Safe Harbor" Program, which provides refuge and emergency assistance for local men in crisis through shelter, counseling, education & job resources.
Dan Ryan of The Milwaukee Rescue Mission spoke poignantly of the men who have passed through the program. Each table included a photo of a man the program has helped, putting a real face to the purpose of the night.
Luke Merwin of Badger Liquors and James Zellmer of Copper Kings highlighted each of the five courses and with entertaining facts about the cocktail pairings. Zellmer relayed a story of how they play rock music in the cellars in order to ensure the highest quality Brandy.
Crowd favorites of the night included the "Bradford Beach" cocktail of Basil Hayden's, muddled cucumber, fresh grapefruit, bitters & simple syrup. Five O'Clock's legendary Copper King's Brandy Old Fashioned Press was also a standout pairing to the house smoked baby-back ribs and Delmonico steak. Stir Cocktail Lounge provided the signature bitters which added a distinct flavor to several of the cocktails.
"We were thrilled at the response to this inaugural, sold-out event," said Stelio Kalkounos, Managing Partner of Five O'Clock Steakhouse. "The Milwaukee Rescue Mission is 100% supported by fundraising and gives shelter to up to 290 men a night. MRM has an important local impact and we look forward to partnering with the organization in the future."
The dinner ended fireside with cigars, cognac and Copper King's Brandy Old Fashioned Truffles on Five O'Clock's newly remodeled patio.
Guests enjoyed live music by Christopher's Project in The Alley Cat Lounge following the dinner.
Five O’Clock Steakhouse
414-342-3553, 2416 W. State St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
“One of America’s Best Steakhouses” Featured on the Travel Channel’s “Steak Paradise 3”
One of the “Best Steakhouses in the U.S.” – www.TraveandLeisure.com
One of America’s Best Steakhouses – Culinary TV Host/Author Rachael Ray
Voted #1 Steakhouse in Milwaukee “Readers’ Choice”- Milwaukee Magazine, Shepherd Express & Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Voted One Of Milwaukee’s Top Steakhouses “Readers’ Choice” – OnMilwaukee.com
About Five O’Clock Steakhouse
Five O’ Clock Steakhouse, formerly Coerper’s Five O’ Clock Club, has been a family-owned and independently operated Milwaukee staple since 1948, serving the finest steaks paired with outstanding service. Five O’Clock has been named “One of America’s Best Steakhouses” by TV host Rachael Ray, TravelandLeisure.com and was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Steak Paradise 3.” The Alley Cat Lounge features free live music weekly, classic cocktails and a 1940’s retro-lounge ambiance.
About Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Offers transformative programs combating poverty and homelessness for men, women & children in Milwaukee. More information can be found at https://www.milmission.org.