Dining at Discovery
The Town Center includes two
public dining venues: Aldo’s Café and Steenbock’s on Orchard. In addition to providing food and drink for building
occupants, program participants and visitors, the venues offer
opportunities for informal science education programming.
www.steenbocksonorchard.com | 608.204.2733 | In 1923, UW–Madison
biochemistry professor Harry Steenbock developed a method to increase
the vitamin D content in foods like milk, a discovery that would
eventually eliminate the childhood disease known as rickets. Instead of
quickly selling his rights to a commercial foods company, Steenbock
enlisted the help of several colleagues and formed one of the nation’s
first university technology transfer offices—the Wisconsin Alumni
Steenbock’s on Orchard, on-site restaurant and caterer in the Town Center, is available to provide customized menus to fit your style and your budget including state rate options. Their experienced and professional staff coordinates directly with Town Center event staff to ensure your event is successful. Menus and catering guide can be found by visiting www.steenbocksonorchard.com. For more information contact Lisa Loup at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.469.2316.
Dining History at DiscoveryAldo’s Café opened in December 2010 as part of the grand opening for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Steenbock’s on Orchard opened in January 2011.
Following an open selection process, Discovery Culinary Collaborative, a new venture created by Food Fight, was selected to provide catering services and operate the two dining venues located on the private side of the facility. Food Fight operates a group of nearly a dozen other area restaurants including Johnny Delmonico’s Steakhouse, Ocean Grill, Fresco and Monty’s Blue Plate Diner. Read the facts about WARF's decision to contract with respected local restaurant group and employer Food Fight Inc. to operate restaurants on the privately owned side of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.