Many Thanks to Jeanette Hurt for her delightful interview and her wonderful article about KASANA in the February edition of M Magazine. Please read the article for yourself on page 16 of the online digital edition.
Kasana, 241 N. Broadway, has undergone a transformation of sorts.
Owner, Ana Docta opened Kasana Group as an event venue and collaborative kitchen in October 2012. In January 2013, she added Kasana Cafe, serving simple meals with an international flair.
But, these days, the café concept has been replaced by a much warmer dining destination – a place to go for dinner, linger for drinks and spend time among friends.
Kasana has a number of specials and events going on during October culminating in a Halloween costume party sponsored by Shepherd Express. Throughout the month, Wednesdays are rodizio pizza night with four types of unlimited pizza, Thursdays and Fridays are JaZZy night with live music, and brunch is offered Saturdays and Sundays featuring feijoada, a stew of beans and smoked pork.
Can Holiday treats be delicious and healthy? Of course they can, but that doesn’t mean that you can over-indulge with too much of a good thing. Chef Ana demonstrates how to make Dried Fruit Bon Bons and Clericot (a white wine version of Sangria, with plenty of fruits).
Over in the Third Ward on Broadway, KASANA Cafe has been open for business just a year. It has so much kitchen space owner Ana Docta rents out to other businesses. “I have a food truck, I have a pretzel company and I have a non profit organization.” Ana breaks down the menu at Kasana’s, “organic, no antibiotics, no hormones and a little flair of Argentinian and Brazilian food.”
Ana is a self proclaimed germaphobic. “I bring this from my home. Everything have to be santized, everything have to be in perfect condition.” For a spotless kitchen Kasana gets our second Blue Ribbon Award.
KASANA, 241 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward will roll out the red carpet for a grand tasting event, featuring fall flavors expertly paired with delicious wines on Nov. 21 beginning at 6 pm.
John Edwards, formerly of Ray’s Liquor in Tosa, will walk attendees through the aromas, distinctions and experience of each wine presented. John’s wines will be paired with gourmet offerings from owner Ana Docta.
Only 40 seats are available for this one of a kind event. Tickets are $62.50 per person or $110 per couple for seven courses and six wines. Phone 414-224-6158 to reserve your place at this long awaited culinary event.
Don’t ditch you diet for the holidays. It’s possible to enjoy the flavors of fall and cook healthy. Ana Claudia Docta, the chef and owner of Kasana Cafe, joins FOX6 WakeUp with the details.
Kasana Cafe, in the lower level at 241 N. Broadway, has extended its dinner hours and rolled out a new menu focused on South American dishes.
Chef and owner of Kasana joins FOX6 WakeUp to show us how to make unique and healthy dishes right at home.
Kim and Ana make Organic Chicken and Veggie Kabobs. What a way to start your day!
They’re cooking up a whole new menu while helping local entrepreneures. Laura joins FOX6 WakeUp from Kasana with more details.
4 online videos showcasing the shared kitchen at Kasana. Meet ADOBO 2-GO, and URBAN CAVEMAN TRUCK.
In recent years the belowground space at the busy corner of Broadway and Buffalo Street in the Third Ward has hosted a café, a bakery, a bistro and a taco restaurant, but its latest occupant must be its most ambitious yet. The Kasana Group, which has gradually rolled out operations at 241 N. Broadway over the last few months, is a grab-and-go café, a restaurant, an events space, a catering service and a shared commercial kitchen all in one.
Tony checks out the delicious food at Kasana Gourmet in the Third Ward.
Tony gets hands on with Pizzaiolo Dale Fahrnow, and we have all the fun watching.
Please see these three videos of Tony at Kasana. We Love You Tony!
Kasana Concierge Gourmet, a caterer and organizer of pop-up dinners, is hoping to open what owner Ana Docta calls a culinary collective at 241 N. Broadway in the Third Ward and eventually a bistro there as well.
That’s the former Broadway Bistro * Bakery space, in the building’s lower level. Docta is seeking permits from the city to proceed with her four-phase plan that would culminate in the restaurant.
Ana Docta believes vending machines should dispense more than candy, Cheetos and chips. With her new business, Kasana Good-To-Go, she wants to offer fresh, flavorful, organic food in vending machines as healthy alternatives in the halls of schools, businesses and other facilities.
Docta was joined by other community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of her latest venture last week at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1236 S. Layton Blvd., where she’s cooking up granola, vegetable and bean salads, empanadas, panna cotta and Argentine cookies in the kitchen of the church.