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World Flavor

No need to get out your passport in order to experience world-inspired cuisine! Madison's eclectic blend of restaurants offers seemingly endless dining opportunities. 

First stop: Europe. Try Brocach on Monroe for a traditional Irish neighborhood feel and a menu inspired by the travels of its owners. A trip to Essen Haus just may make you feel as though you've stepped back in time into a German Beer Hall, complete with authentic food and live music. If you're interested in Italian, Francesca's al Lago Trattoria specializes in simple, rustic techniques, while Pizza Brutta makes pies featuring house-made fresh mozzarella and artisan-cured meats. Madison meets the Mediterranean in eclectic eateries including A Pig in a Fur Coat and Bunky's Cafe. Another mix (Swiss and American) is the specialty at the comfortable and casual Alpine Restaurant in New Glarus. Finish off with French and Belgian flavors at Brasserie V, where specialty dishes are paired with more than 200 world-class beers and 30 wine varieties.

If more "calor" is what you're looking for, savor the South American flavors of Eldorado Grill or try Tex Tubb's Taco Palace. Or, make a stop at Cafe Costa Rica, where Latin American/Caribbean-fusion cuisine is served in a unique setting.

End your world tour with a sampling of Asia at Lao Laan-Xang, Madison's first authentic Laotion restaurant, Sa-Bai Thong, located on Madison's west side, or Imperial Garden in Middleton, voted "Best of Madison" for more than 30 years. With three continents under your belt, even the biggest appetite will definitely be filled.