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Local Culinary Talent in the Delafield Hotel

Chef Tyler Mader takes us inside a Modern American Kitchen located in the Delafield Hotel. The I.d. restaurant draws its influence from local farmers and assertive flavors. 


35 Wisconsin restaurants honored with 2022 Wine Spectator Awards

Wine Spectator has released the list of winners of the 2022 Restaurant Awards, which honor outstanding eateries with extraordinary wine lists


Local chefs support Community Liver Alliance with farm to table brunch Aug. 21

Over a dozen local chefs will use their talents to prepare dishes for a very special brunch event supporting the work of the Community Liver Alliance (CLA), a national nonprofit which has been dedicated to maximizing the quality of life for patients impacted by liver disease since 2013.

Fabulous Wisconsin

Restaurant of the Week

I.d., situated inside The Delafield Hotel just half hour outside of Milwaukee, is a must-visit in the lake country area of Wisconsin.


Dine out & keep warm: restaurants with heated patios

There's nothing like patio dining. And these days, diners are enjoying the outdoors longer than ever before.


Delafield restaurant flips menu for 1 night only

March 16th is when a local restaurant is flipping its menu for one night.

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I.d. Blog Story

I.d. Serves Up Cocktails for a Cause in December

I.d. is excited to once again partner with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to donate $1 from every festive Tito’s cocktail sold during December to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County (HAWS). 

Pouring Red Wine in Glass

32 Wisconsin Restaurants Earn 2021 Wine Spectator Awards

Despite unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic, 2,900 restaurants nationwide were recognized on this year's list. 32 are in Wisconsin.


I.d. Blog Story

I.d. Delafield Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2020

Milwaukee-area shared plate restaurant honored for outstanding wine list


I.d. Blog Story

Impress With These Wine Tips

Selecting the perfect bottle of wine for a special occasion - or any occasion - can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Remain calm! Here are a few tips for how to choose, serve and enjoy our beverage of choice, wine.


Fox 6 News

Tips for fall and winter weddings with i.d. Delafield

Kim Ash and Rebekah Radewahn from i.d. Delafield stopped by the Fox6 WakeUp studios on Satuday, Nov. 9 to chat with Derica about cold-weather weddings.

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Fox 6 News 

The perfect pairings: Burgers and wine at I.d. in Delafield

Burgers and wine....what could be better?  Chef Joe Heppe stopped by Fox 6 news on Saturday, August 24th, to  show how to pair burgers with the perfect wine! 

I.d. Blog Story - June  2019

Tell Me Somm-thing Good

Did you know we have our very own Level 2 Certified Sommelier at I.d.? Well, believe it! Brian’s the guy you want to talk to if you’re looking for the perfect wine and food pairing, if you want to try a wine you’ve never had before, or if you want to ponder life’s greatest questions...

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Fox 6 News

Chef Joe brings a little bit of France to the ladies at Fox 6 Wakeup

Chef Joe shared some items that were featured on our French Bistro resturant flip menu.  Watch the video below to see what items he had cooking on Sunday morning.

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Fox 6 News 

Enjoy delicious dining in Delafield at I.d.'s beer dinner.

Watch Chef Joe as creates the Bar Harbor Mussels that you will find on our Melms Beer Dinner menu. 


I.d. Blog Story 

A Day at BrynTeg Farm

I.d. makes an effort to source local produce and meat whenever possible, so we’ve formed a network of farms dedicated to providing the freshest ingredients for our dishes. One of these is BrynTeg Farm, located in Ashippun, WI.

Fox 6 News

Taste Trends: What's hot when it comes to desserts being served up at weddings.

Watch I.d.'s Pastry Chef Rebekah Redewhan as she discusses  some of the hottest wedding cakes she is preparing for this wedding season at The Delafield Hotel.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Chef trained in many kitchens before landing at I.d.

Table Chat with Chef Joe Heppe of I.d. as he explains his journey to becoming an executive chef.

On Milwaukee

3 Dishes: Joe Heppe of I.d. in Delafield

In this article Chef Joe  recommends 3 dishes that embody the best of what I.d.  offers. You can also find the recipes enclosed and try your hand at the  dishes that we serve on our menu.

WKOW Interview

Mother's Day Brunch

Watch Chef Joe's WKOW Madison interview as he shows off a couple new items you will be seeing on our Mother's Day Brunch menu.

Real Milwaukee  FOX 6 Interview

From Savory to Sweet Mother's Day Brunch Ideas.

Watch as Chef Joe shows how to prepare a new menu item you will see on our Mother's Day Brunch. Shakshuka Eggs and Maple Bourbon Sticky Buns. 

I.d. Chef Series

Inspired Chef Series: Octopus

Now introducing our new chef video series, Inspired. Get into the mind of Chef Joe Heppe and into the kitchen as he discusses the inspiration behind one of his favorite dishes - Octopus.

M Magazine

50 Best Restaurants

I.d. was named one of the Milwaukee area's top 50 restaurants according to the editors at M Magazine.  Various factors were taken into consideration including the inventiveness of the establishment’s cuisine and overall ambiance.

FOX 6 Wake Up

Grow local and eat local during the winter - but how?

Growing local and eating local can be a little difficult during the winter. ID executive chef, Joe Heppe, joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about ways to make it possible. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Chef Leads I.d. in Delafield

The new chef at I.d. in Delafield, a Wisconsin native who honed his craft in Chicago, has been putting his imprint on the menu.

Milwaukee Magazine

Best of the 'Burbs 2017: Food & Drink

Looking for some place to eat and drink in the city's sprawling collar? Here's the best Milwaukee's suburbs have to offer.

Premier Bride Wisconsin

Savannah & Michael's Romantic Lake Country Wedding at the Delafield Hotel

Looking for some place to eat and drink in the city's sprawling collar? Here's the best Milwaukee's suburbs have to offer.

I.d. Blog Story 

The First Fall Fest

It might have felt like summer only a few weeks ago, but despite 80 degree weather in the middle of October, it is indeed fall, and Delafield has a new festival to prove it.

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