Chalk Hill Winemaker Dinner in Shorewood

We are thrilled to host Chalk Hill Estate winemaker Courtney Foley for a wine dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Perhaps no other winery captures the casual luxury of Sonoma County better than Chalk Hill Estate. Courtney was promoted to head of winemaking last year and is the youngest daughter of Chalk Hill proprietors Bill and Carol Foley.

Join us at Blue’s Egg in Shorewood as our chefs pair to Chalk Hill’s Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Estate Red. Snacks and reception wine start at 6 p.m. to be followed with a 4-course Chalk Hill wine-paired dinner. $100, includes reception, dinner, pairings, tax and gratuity. Tickets also available at Blue’s, 4195 N. Oakland Ave.

Here’s what we’re thinking for the menu (might make a few tweaks):

Reception & Tasting

2017 Chalk Hill Rosé, Sonoma Coast, CA

Braised Date Crostini with Almond Butter, Sticky Soy • Fried Oyster with Cured Belly, Smoked Fish • Shrimp Zucchini with Sesame


2017 Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA

Aji Seared Sea Scallop with Corn Chulpe, Mole Verde, Radish


2015 Chalk Hill Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA

Smoked Duck with Rillettes with Pickled Sweet Potatoes, Pear Jam, Aged Balsamic, Rosemary Cracklings


2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red, Chalk Hill Appellation, CA

Steak House with Mushroom, Smoked Carrot, Pomme Puree, Hazelnut Gremolata, Grande Sauce Red


2016 Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay, Chalk Hill Appellation, CA

Cheese Course with Whipped Goat Cheese Cream Puff, Plum and Blue Cheese Tart, and Grilled Cheese

Gamba Wine Dinner

Black Shoe Hospitality is hosting a wine dinner with one of our favorite wineries — Gamba — on Thursday, April 11 at Blue’s Egg in Shorewood. Join us for an exciting night enjoying wines from Gamba Vineyards and Winery, including its Etrusca Wines. We will be joined by Agostino Gamba, owner, grape grower, and winemaker of this fine wine estate.

Dinner will be prepared in collaboration between Blue’s Egg Shorewood and Story Hill BKC’s culinary teams, under the direction of co-owner Chef Joe Muench, with menu details to follow.

Wines featured:

  • Etrusca “Cecilia” Chardonnay 2016

  • Etrusca “Natalia” Rosé 2018

  • Estruca “Velia” Red Blend 2014

  • Gamba Starr Road Zinfandel 2016

  • Gamba Family Ranches Zinfandel 2016

  • Gamba Petite Sirah 2016

Tickets are $125 and inclusive (wines, dinner, tax and gratuity). Reception at 6:00 p.m. with dinner to start at 6:30 p.m. Blue’s Egg in Shorewood, 4195 N. Oakland Ave.

Tickets available online below, or at Blue’s Egg in Shorewood, 414-312-8551, 4195 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211.

And here is a working rough draft of the menu. We’ll be tasting and fine-tuning the pairings in the coming weeks…

Gamba Wine Dinner

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Reception and Tasting

Grilled Halloumi Salt Cured Bacon, Cauliflower Hummus, Apricot • Tuna Poke Skewers Chili Cucumber, Mango, Lime, Togarashi

2018 Etrusca “Natalia” Rosé


Shrimp and Scallop Crudo

Green Pea Salad, Chervil, Fried Lemon, Pistachio

2016 Etrusca “Cecilia” Chardonnay


Pork Sausage Crepentte

Peppered Clams, Tomato Braised Fennel, Agrodolce Mustard

2016 Gamba Family Ranches Zinfandel, Russian River Valley


Creamed Mushrooms

Grilled Figs Duck Pastrami, Crispy Polenta, Super-Aged Balsamic

2016 Gamba Starr Road Zinfandel Old Vine


72-Hour Short Rib

Rosemary Parmesan Potatoes, Grilled Rapini Red Chili Salsa Verde, Fried Garlic

2014 Etrusca “Velia” Red Blend, Russian River Valley


Flourless Criollo Chocolate Tart

Molasses Caramel, Espresso Glaze, Bitter Orange

2016 Gamba Petite Sirah

Holiday Baked Goods

At Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee, our own Black Shoe Bakery creates breads, desserts, and baked goods for all four Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants.

Check out the bakery’s creations in the cookie cases of either Blue’s Egg this holiday season. Black Shoe Bakery is also making some holiday baked goods available for preorder by emailing [email protected], with pickups available starting Dec. 17.

At least 24 hours notice is required. Orders produced once confirmed by the bakery. Christmas Eve pickups will only be available at Story Hill BKC or Blue’s Egg in Shorewood, which are open for gift cards and baked goods only, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Buttercream 3-Layer Cake
8-inch $37
10-inch $48
2 tiers starting at $75
3 tiers starting at $125
Pies (10-inch)
Pecan $28
Apple $24
Key Lime $24
Chocolate Ganache Torte $40
Stollen Bread
(24oz, gift wrapped) $30
Rolls (12 rolls)
Dinner Rolls $9
Butterflake Rolls $27
Cookie Boxes (12 cookies)
Chocolate Box — Chocolate Crinkles, Chocolate “Salami,” Chocolate Espresso Swirls, Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints $18
Retro Box — Green & Red Spritz, Candy Cane Twists, Peanut Blossoms, Decorated Sugar Cookies (available designs vary) $18
Nut Box — Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach, Honey Walnut Crunch Creams, Salted Nut Roll Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cakes $20
Mix & Match — choose one dozen, any flavors from the above boxes $20

Story Hill BKC’s Butterflake Rolls

Dinner Rolls

Stollen Bread

3-tier Buttercream Cake

Nut Cookie Box

Retro Cookie Box

Chocolate Cookie Box

10 Days in Tosa at Blue’s Egg

At Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants, 10 Days in Tosa is the best time to buy gift cards. Every $100 in gift cards purchased from Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee, or Story Hill BKC between Sept. 10 and Sept. 19 will receive an additional $20 dining comp gift card.

Our gift cards are good at all three Tosa-area restaurants, including the Wine Shop at Story Hill BKC, as well as the new Blue’s Egg in Shorewood.

As a member of the Best Guest Club, you can earn one point for every dollar you spend at a Black Shoe Hospitality restaurant — including gift cards during 10 Days in Tosa. For every 140 points, you will receive $10 in rewards credit, which can be redeemed on your next visit. Just ask your server to sign up the next time you’re in.

10 Days in Tosa is the 8th annual week of special offers hosted by the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce to highlight the best the Tosa dining scene has to offer. Check out the 10 Days in Tosa website to see more participating businesses, including an interactive map.

10 Days in Tosa Details: Gift cards can be purchased and redeemed interchangeably at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg and Story Hill BKC. Gift cards can be redeemed for food, beverage and merchandise. Black Shoe comp dining cards can only be used for future dining purchases, and cannot be used for retail purchases. Offer only good during 10 Days in Tosa, Sept. 10-19, 2018. Offer available on-site at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee, and Story Hill BKC only; offer not available at Blue’s Egg in Shorewood; offer not available on online gift cards sales.

September 2018: Mexican Month at Blue’s Egg

Blue’s Egg is celebrating Mexico’s contribution to world cuisine through the month of Septiembre at both locations. This will be the first internationally themed month for Blue’s in Shorewood.

This is one of our favorite times of year, as we dig into region ingredients and styles of cooking. Specials will change daily and incorporate cooking techniques such as Migas, Escabeche, Barbacoa, Tasajo-style prime rib, and Michoacán-style pork confit. Look for dishes like Al Pastor Con Tortas De Papas, Omeleta De Marisco A La Mexicana, Elote Browns, Enchilada Omelette, and Chilaquiles Verdes.

Stop by for a Michelada? Should we make some passionfruit margaritas? We hope to serve you some of the best breakfast and lunch — and Mexican food — in the area this month of September!

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July 2018: French Month at Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee

Some of our favorite daily specials at Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee have come from our internationally themed months. We’re coming back to the culinary culture of France this July!

Like learning the intricacies of a historical art movement by touring the Louvre, we’ll explore the impact French cuisine has had on American breakfast and lunch. Blue’s in Milwaukee will be serving up French specials all month — except Wednesday, July 4, when all Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants are closed for Independence Day. Note: Blue’s Egg in Shorewood will not offer French-themed specials.

Our teammates from Maxie’s will again be at Bastille Days, a FREE street festival celebrating French culture, in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square park, July 12-15.

It’s Irish Month at Blue’s Egg!

Stop by before your St. Patrick’s celebrations or any time during the month of March to check out daily specials inspired by Irish cuisine. While we always have our Dubliner Benedict, we’re digging a little deeper into the food of the Emerald Isle.

Specials change daily, but some of the creations we’ve enjoyed include an Irish Boxty, Fried Oysters and Eggs, the Dublin Lawyer Omelette, A Brilliant Stout Benny, Guinness Browns, our own house-made Bangers, and lots of awesome Irish cheese, like Kerry Gold Dubliner and Irish Porter Cheddar.

Italian Month at Blue’s

Blue’s Egg is exploring Italian food and Italian-inspired brunch creations through the month of February. This is the first time we’re featuring the varied and influential cuisine of Italy for one of our month-long parades of daily specials.

We’ve made our own Pappardelle pasta, Porchetta, Italian Sausage, Giardiniera, and Ciabatta and Focaccia bread to use in dishes. A big hit was the Filetti di Sogliola con Caponata — pan-seared sole filet with caper caponata and blackberry-red wine reduction. We put Bolognese on a Benedict!

Click here to share Blue’s Italian Month event details on Facebook.

Gift Cards! Give $100, Get $20

When you buy $100 in gift cards, we’ll give you an extra $20 bonus gift card, through Dec. 31.

Black Shoe Hospitality Gift Cards are good at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC – including the wine shop at Story Hill.

The bonus card is good on dining and drinking, but not at the shop at Story Hill BKC. This offer is only available on gift cards purchased at Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, or Story Hill BKC and not available on online gift card sales.