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Chef Matthew Bauer brings dynamic, youthful confidence to the elegant old-world style of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant by combining classic ingredients with playful techniques and global combinations. He prides himself on local sourcing by tapping Wisconsin purveyors for artisanal cheeses and seasonal farmers’ markets for fresh Wisconsin produce. Aspects of the chef’s philosophy are echoed in the intercontinental undertones of his tasting menu through arrangements of Tasmanian red crab pot stickers and kimchi, followed by Vermont quail with bread pudding, and ancho chile and coffee-braised beef short ribs. Chef Bauer’s cooking style is ambitious, and his determination for experimenting with unique flavors will no doubt keep his menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant relevant yet innovative for regular diners and new guests alike.