April 2, 2013

Two Eclectic Dining Gems

@1800 Cuisine in Stevens Point

Wisconsin is best known for its folksy, fatty foods – cheese curds, fish frys, cream puffs, and sausages, to name a few of the Badger State’s best known culinary delights.

But, Wisconsin is also home to some rather worldly and elegant dining options, often found in unexpected places. Who would have thought that Oshkosh would be home to a restaurant that fuses Filipino, Asian and American cuisine in surprising ways? And who would have guessed that Stevens Point has a restaurant that allows you to dine amid paintings by masters such as Picasso, Dali, Tamayo and Calder?


Located at 107 Algoma Boulevard in downtown Oshkosh, this bright, colorful restaurant combines the influences of a variety of cooking traditions to create a fresh and flavorful menu. Filipino favorites include Lumpia, a Filipino version of a spring roll, and Adobo, the national dish of the Philippines.

Manila Resto also offers a full selection of sushi, tempura and robata. It’s truly an international experience and it can be found right in Oshkosh. Don’t miss this outstanding restaurant.

@1800 — Stevens Point Area

This unusually named restaurant is unlike any other in Wisconsin. @1800 presents diners with one surprise after another, the first being its location: This world-class restaurant is located on the grounds of the vast Sentry Insurance complex in Stevens Point. The next surprise is the décor: On the walls, you’ll find the works of some of the Twentieth Century’s greatest masters.

But the biggest surprise is the food. This is dining at its finest. Start with duck strudel, then savor the jerk-rubbed boar tenderloin. Finish it off with maple pecan brioche bread pudding with a burnt sugar pecan rum sauce. It’ll be a meal to remember.

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