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Event:
Kohler Celebration of Chocolate
Start:
February 16, 2018 4:00 pm
End:
February 18, 2018 1:00 pm
Category:
Updated:
February 15, 2018
Venue:
The American Club
Phone:
855-444-2838
Address:
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419 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI, 53044, United States
Wisconsin Weekend: Kohler Celebration of Chocolate

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The American Club in Kohler hosts its Celebration of Chocolate from Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018. Come as friends or bring your sweetie and fall deeper in love with chocolate during their annual In Celebration of Chocolate. A winter getaway has never tasted so good with a weekend full of food pairings, demonstrations, evening dinners and events. From savory to sweet and everything in between, don’t miss this cocoa-themed celebration of the world’s favorite dessert. Topping things off is the opportunity for guests to taste the signature and newest creations from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates.

You can buy tickets for specific events or enjoy the entire event, including overnight packages at The American Club for Celebration of Chocolate. Get ticket details here.

The American Club is easily accessible via Highways 23 or 28, just west of I-43 in Sheboygan County. Kohler itself is between Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls.

Kohler Celebration of Chocolate Address:

The American Club Resort
419 Highland Drive
Kohler, WI 53044
(855) 444-2838
Website

The entire Celebration of Chocolate Schedule is below:




2018 Kohler Celebration of Chocolate Schedule

Friday, February 16, 2018
An Unexpected Pairing: Chocolate & Spirits
4-5pm – Craverie Chocolatier Café
Presenters:
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Dan Dufek–Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
Chocolate is the world’s favorite treat and many chefs as well as chocolatiers love enhancing the flavors and rich notes of chocolate by creating pairings with a variety of beverages. In this seminar we introduce you to an oh-so-tasty but unconventional pairing. Experience the worlds of chocolate and spirits melt into one as we create wonderful taste sensations with a selection of spirits including Correlejo Tequila, Zaya Rum, Brancamenta, and Templeton Rye 6 year old whiskey.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner
Reception: 6:30pm, Dinner: 7-approximately 9pm – The Great Lakes Ballroom at The American Club
Presenters:
Lucas Oppeneer–Executive Banquet & Special Event Chef, Destination Kohler
Nicolas Blouin–Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler
Jerome Ducrocq–Executive Sous Chef, The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort Hotels Convention Centers, Las Vegas
Abby Despins–Senior Public Relations and Digital Manager, Emmi Roth Cheese
Ron Breitstein–Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Join us for a dining experience that will leave the chocolate-loving foodie inspired for days. This elegant, sweet-and-savory five-course dinner will treat guests to a one-of-a-kind chocolate-inspired menu. Courses featured by Emmi Roth Cheese; The American Club Executive Banquet Chef, Lucas Oppeneer; Chef Jerome Ducrocq, Executive Sous Chef at The Venetian Hotel Las Vegas; as well as The American Club Pastry Chef, Nicolas Blouin, will send your taste buds on an unforgettable culinary journey. Carefully selected wine pairings picked by Ron Breitstein, Certified Specialist of Wine of Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, will complement each course for this distinctive dinner.
$145 – includes gratuity, taxes and fees.
Note: The format of the dinner is assigned seating with 8-10 guests per table. Seating requests will be taken into consideration if noted with the purchase of the ticket.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
The Sweet Study of Chocolate
10-11am – The Council Room
Presenters:
Heather Houston–Midwest Territory Sales Manager, Guittard Chocolate Company
Josh Johnson–Pastry Chef, Guittard Chocolate Company
All chocolate lovers savor the rewarding moment after taking a bite of their favorite dessert and experiencing the rich and complex flavor sensations unfold. However, many of us don’t know where or how that flavor comes into being. Join Heather Houston and Josh Johnson– former Executive Pastry Chef of The American Club–for an engaging seminar about chocolate. You’ll learn about its origins and variations while having an opportunity to taste select chocolates from their pure form to their final product with a delicious treat inspired by Chef Josh.
$35 – includes taxes and fees.

Wake Up to Celebration of Chocolate & Bubbles
10-11am – The Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Matthew Bauer–Executive Chef, Destination Kohler
Ron Breitstein–Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Chocolate for breakfast? What better way to start the day than with chocolate-inspired breakfast bites. In collaboration with Ron Breitstein, Group Manager of Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits, The American Club® Executive Chef, Matt Bauer introduces you to some fun and tasty morning munchies paired perfectly with sparkling wine and other bubbly inspired beverages. Your day can’t start any better than this.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Astounding Chocolate Orb
11am-12pm – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Nicolas Blouin–Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler
Turn chocolate into art during this interactive demonstration where you’ll learn how to temper chocolate into a flavor-filled sphere. Once your chocolaty orb gets dropped into hot milk it releases all your favorite ingredients (even marshmallows) for a delicious and memorable hot chocolate. You’ll leave this demonstration with a newly learned skill and will be able to create a delightful and astonishing chocolate surprise for your family and friends.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

A Clever Pair: Cheese & Chocolate
12-1pm – The Appley Theatre
Presenters:
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Abby Despins–Senior Public Relations and Digital Manager, Emmi Roth Cheese
Ron Breitstein–Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Ask Wisconsinites about their favorite foods, and cheese is sure to top the list of many – and we’re confident chocolate is up there, too. Abby Despins from Emmi Roth Cheese will show you how the this clever pair, along with a few wines to enhance the experience, will make for a charming match at your next dinner party.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

A Celebration of Chocolate -Inspired Lunch
12:30-approximately 2pm – The Wisconsin Room
Presenter: Zeke Fitzgerald–Chef, The Wisconsin Room
If you adore chocolate and wine (and who doesn’t?), then you know that wine and chocolate both cover a wide range of the taste spectrum, which is why they go so well together. In this luncheon, The Wisconsin Room Chef Zeke Fitzgerald will prepare three chocolate-inspired courses paired with selected wines that will play up the featured chocolate flavors in each course. Seating is limited for this event, so sign up early.
$60 – includes gratuity, taxes and fees.

A French Take on Chocolate
1-2pm – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Jerome Ducrocq–Executive Sous Chef, The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort Hotels Convention Centers, Las Vegas
The French are known for gastronomic excellence. They have done it by taking risks and experimenting with ingredients many would never consider using together. Jerome Ducrocq, Executive Sous Chef at The Venetian and The Palazzo Resort Hotels Convention Centers in Las Vegas, is a French chef who will push you out of the ordinary as he demonstrates how to transform some traditional, savory foods into treats with a sweet touch by using chocolate. Chef Jerome will introduce you to a guinea fowl chocolate bonbon, a foie gras lollipop, and an organic garden with edible soil. This unique seminar will inspire you to explore flavor profiles and culinary creations out of the ordinary for your next dining event
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Spruce up Dessert with KOHLER Chocolate Brandy
1:30-2:30pm – The Winery Bar
Presenters:
Peter Kalleward–Mixologist, The American Club
Travis Jeske–Pastry Sous Chef, The American Club
Like any dinner course, you can enhance dessert with the right cocktail combination. Peter Kalleward and Travis Jeske of The American Club will pair sweet treats with cocktails created from our own KOHLER Chocolate Brandy. Peter and Travis will discuss which flavor profiles pair well and how to balance them, so when you host your next cocktail party you’ll have dessert covered.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Sweet Friends: Port and Celebration of Chocolate
2-3pm – The Appley Theater
Presenters:
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Ron Breitstein–Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Port wine is a sweet, fortified red wine often served with the dessert course. In this unique seminar hosted by Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates and Ron Breitstein, Certified Specialist of Wine of Kobrand Fine Wine, you’ll discover how to pair port wine and port wine cocktails with Kohler’s own delectable chocolates.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

The Celebration of Chocolate Mousse Trio
3-4pm – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Nicolas Blouin–Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler
Chef Blouin, Executive Pastry Chef of The American Club, takes his pastry making seriously and will challenge you in this entertaining and educational demonstration. The rich and velvety texture of chocolate mousse takes some effort and expertise to get right. Chef Nicolas will demonstrate some unconventional methods to create three versions of chocolate mousse for you to experiment with at home. Oh, and yes, there will be a small quiz that will make this seminar interactive and engaging.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

The Art of the Blend: Scotch Whisky Meets Sweet & Savory
3:30-4:30pm – The Winery Bar
Presenters:
Dan Dufek–Beverage Development Specialist, Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin
Doug Stringer–Chef, The Immigrant Restaurant
Compass Box is a brand that challenges, asks questions, and experiments – all in an effort to make Scotch more interesting and more enjoyable. Scotch whisky paired with sweet and savory foods? Absolutely. As Compass Box founder, John Glaser, states: “there are no rules.” Join us for an illuminating session of Scotch whisky and cocktails paired with our chefs’ sweet and savory dishes. There are sure to be many surprises, including a rare and limited whisky that you may never see again
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Raise a Glass to Chocolate
4-5pm – The Appley Theatre
Presenters:
KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Ron Breitstein–Group Manager, Kobrand Fine Wine & Spirits
Don’t fret, chocolate and wine lovers. We would not let the weekend go by without the most loved and sought-out chocolate pairing. Ron Breitstein, Certified Specialist of Wine of Kobrand Fine Wine, will explore how KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates are complemented by wines including Merlot, Cabernet, Pinor Noir and Zinfandel. Treat yourself to a tour of chocolates and wines that you will want to repeat over and over.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Tiramisu Times Two
5-6pm – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Trevor Koch- Cucina Restaurant
Tiramisu means “pick me up” in Italian. Certainly the original recipe with chocolate, coffee and amaretto does just that, but there is more to Italy’s favorite dessert than the traditional recipe. Trevor Koch from Cucina Restaurant will give you a little taste of Italy in this demonstration as you learn how to make a traditional tiramisu, then mix things up with a unique version featuring strawberries, citrus and Salerno blood orange liqueur.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Sugar High
8-10pm – Kohler Design Center
Presenters: The Special Events Culinary Team of Destination Kohler
Revel in the final moments of the weekend with an unforgettable evening of delectable food. Weave your way through the Kohler Design Center while tasting, savoring, and discussing a variety of dishes created by our featured chefs and the culinary team from Destination Kohler. The music of the Ryan McIntire Duo will add to the festive mood while you indulge in an assortment of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and sample a selection of wines and some wonderfully crafted cocktails.
$92 – includes taxes and fees.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch
9am-1pm – The Wisconsin Room
The traditional Sunday brunch gets a chocolaty makeover during the In Celebration of Chocolate weekend. Reservations are required. Please call 855-444-2838.
$45 per person plus tax and gratuity.