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Kohler Celebration of Chocolate
February 8, 2019 4:00 pm
February 10, 2019 1:00 pm
February 15, 2018
The American Club
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419 Highland Drive, Kohler, WI, 53044, United States
Wisconsin Weekend: Kohler Celebration of Chocolate

The American Club hosts its Kohler Celebration of Chocolate from Friday, February 8 – Sunday, February 10, 2019. 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, along the Sheboygan River. The Shops of Woodlake and the Kohler Design Center are right there, too!

Kohler In Celebration of Chocolate

Kohler Celebration of Chocolate Address:

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

The entire Celebration of Chocolate Schedule is below:

2019 Kohler Celebration of Chocolate Schedule

Friday, February 8, 2019
An Unexpected Pairing: Chocolate & Spirits
4-5pm – Craverie Chocolatier Café
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
Lucas Oppeneer–Executive Banquet & Special Event Chef, Destination Kohler
Nicolas Blouin–Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler
Sean Moran – Vice President of Sales, BelGioioso 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 9, 2019
Create with a Chocolatier: Truffles & Trade Secrets
10–11am – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Ever wonder what happens when a chocolatier is inspired to create a new chocolate? Have some great ideas for a new flavor? Join Kohler’s chocolatier Crystal Thomas and explore the process of creating and launching a new chocolate. In this interactive seminar, Crystal will teach you some great chocolate skills and demonstrate how to make delectable chocolate truffles. You’ll have the opportunity to share ideas with Crystal, and she may even create a new flavor based on your suggestions.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Guittard Chocolate Presents: Sweet Additions to Brunch with Scott Green
10:30–11:30am – The Appley Theatre
Presenter: Scott Green – Chef/Owner, Devil’s Food Kitchen
Sometimes the sweet items are overlooked for savory when planning for a brunch. Executive Pastry Chef Scott Green makes your brunch menu planning easier & will prepare two of his favorite chocolate inspired brunch treats for you. Learn from Scott how to make a decadent milk-chocolate orange pound cake, as well as a rich and creamy dark chocolate custard. Of course you will get a taste of the chocolatey creations while you sip on a brunch inspired beverage.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

The Queen’s Tea Takes a Chocolaty Turn
11am–12pm – Thunder Bay at The American Club
Presenter: Hannah Hunt – Head Baker, Destination Kohler
Afternoon tea is an English tradition that dates back centuries. In this interactive demonstration, The American Club’s head baker, Hannah Hunt, will give this tradition a fun, chocolaty twist. Hannah will teach you how to make two flavors of chocolate scones and a delicious hazelnut spread while you sip on a chocolate chai. You’ll also have a chance to make your own tea blend to take home.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Two Wisconsin Originals: KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates & BelGioioso Cheese
12:30–1:30pm – The Appley Theatre
Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Sean Moran – Vice President of Sales, BelGioioso Cheese
Ask Wisconsinites about their favorite foods, and cheese is sure to top the list of many. We’re confident chocolate is up there, too. When you pair the best cheese with the best chocolate, you’re in for a fun, educational seminar. Sean Moran from BelGioioso Cheese and Kohler Chocolatier Crystal Thomas will show you how this clever pair can make a delightful match at your next dinner party.
$39.99– includes taxes and fees.

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

Finishing Flavors: Brandy and Dessert
1:30–2:30pm – Thunder Bay at The American Club
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.

Guittard Chocolate: Choosing the Best Chocolate for Your Desserts
2–3pm – The Kitchens of Kohler in The Shops at Woodlake
Josh Johnson – Head Pastry Chef, Guittard Chocolate
Heather Houston – Territory Sales Manager, Guittard Chocolate
Get inspired to elevate your next dinner party with Guittard chocolate. Head Pastry Chef Josh Johnson and Heather Houston of Guittard team up to take you through the nuances of flavor for chocolate and how to choose the best one for your desserts. Along with tasting various chocolates, Josh will share & treat you to a great chocolate dessert you can make at your next dinner party.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Smooth Creations: Caramels Handcrafted in Kohler
2:30–3:30pm – Council Room
Presenter: Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
While KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates showcase a variety of delicious flavors, one ingredient featured in many of our favorites is the hand-made caramel. Kohler’s own chocolatier, Crystal Thomas, will offer you a glimpse inside her world and demonstrate how she creates the rich, smooth caramel. She’ll share her secrets, so you can add this treasured treat to your own recipe book.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Move over Cupcakes – It’s the Return of the Mac
4–5pm – The Kitchens of Kohler at The Shops at Woodlake
Presenter: Travis Jeske – Pastry Sous Chef, Destination Kohler
In a world filled with changing dessert trends, one has withstood the test of time: the classic French macaron. This is your opportunity to learn the proper technique involved in creating this colorful and delectable treat. Destination Kohler’s pastry sous chef, Travis Jeske, will be your guide as you actively partake in preparing two types of macaron fillings. Apply your knowledge beyond the seminar and experiment with endless flavors for your next get together.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.

Raise a Glass to Chocolate
4:30–5:30pm – The Appley Theatre
Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, 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. Chocolatier Crystal Thomas and Ron Breitstein, certified specialist of wine of Kobrand Fine Wine, will explore how KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates are complemented by a variety of wines. Treat yourself to a tour of chocolates and wines that you will want to repeat over and over.
$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. Live music by Wait for Morning will add to the festive mood while you indulge in an assortment of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and sample a selection of wines and wonderfully crafted cocktails.
$92 – includes taxes and fees.

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch
8am-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 to make your reservation.
$45 per person plus tax and gratuity.


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