Kohler Food & Wine Experience – October 22 – 25, 2015
Wander through town, the resort, and the Village of Kohler by foot (or by shuttle) from one event or demo to the next, take in several classes or seminars on champagne, wine, or mixology, and then venture over to the Main Stage for featured guests such as America’s Test Kitchen’s Chris Kimball. Chris was at the event last year as was Geoffrey Zakarian and Master Chef’s Graham Elliott.
As the sun goes down, the evening’s festivities begin. Start with one of the signature wine dinners offered either on the property, such as the one at the AAA Four Diamond Award winning Immigrant Restaurant or at Cucina, which is located in the Kohler Village or travel by car or shuttle to the Champions Dinner at the clubhouse at Whistling Straits golf course.
If you chose the Champions Dinner, for a real treat, leave early and take a drive out to see one of the best golf courses in the country, Whistling Straits. This links course (links referring to the rising ground and the large sand dunes and bunkers along the coast), is carved along the shores of Lake Michigan and is similar to golf courses in Britain and Ireland. With weather often resembling that of the coast of Ireland, there’s a reason they call it Whistling Straits.
Whistling Straits has hosted many championship golf events including the 2015 PGA Championships, the 2007 U.S. Senior Open, and it is the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. Better yet, if you’re golfer, come a day early and play the course. The golf course closes toward the end of October and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to play this spectacular course.
After the tour, have a glass of wine at the clubhouse bar and stay for dinner. This year’s Champions Dinner pairs with Ponzi Vineyards and features a four-course dinner prepared by Dan Dries, Executive Chef at Whistling Straits, and his culinary team. Head back to The American Club for a nightcap at the lively Winery Bar or stroll over to the Main Stage for On The Rocks, A Late Party to enjoy a unique cocktail or two and a few small bites.
The town of Kohler is also known for their delicious chocolates, so don’t miss a visit to the Craverie Chocolatier Café in the Woodlake Shops for a French inspired pastry and to purchase a box (or two) of chocolates to take home. Our favorites were the Terrapins, the first chocolates created by Kohler. More commonly known as Turtles, the four varieties of these decadent chocolates are worth a spot in your suitcase.
Make plans to visit Kohler, Wisconsin this fall and enjoy some Midwest hospitality at The American Club Resort. You’ll experience a food and wine event that is intimate in feel, but with much to do, see, and learn. Enjoy the cool brisk Wisconsin air and falling leaves as you stroll the streets of this charming little town. You’ll be glad you took the trip.
Disclosure – We were guests of the Kohler Food & Wine Experience and The American Club. We have not been compensated for this article and the opinions expressed regarding our experience are our own.
This content is protected under International Copyright Laws. Bunkycooks provides this content to its readers for their personal use. No part (text or images) may be copied or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of bunkycooks.com. All rights reserved.