The American Club resort continues to raise the bar by adding engaging and enriching culinary sessions to the lineup for its annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, October 17-20. The four-day extravaganza of food, wine and fun celebrates its 13th year of congregating celebrity chefs, libations specialists, wine experts and epicurean enthusiasts from around the world for dynamic culinary seminars, tastings and signature festivities.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.KohlerFoodandWine.net or 1-866-243-8548
This year’s celebrated culinary experts headlining the Kohler Food & Wine Experience Main Stage offer in-depth expertise and talent. Celebrity Chefs debuting at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience include:
•Cat Cora – An American professional chef best known for her featured role as an Iron Chef on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America and as co-host of Around the World in 80 Plates on Bravo.
•Fabio Viviani – Owner and executive chef of Café Firenze in Ventura County, Calif., Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood, Calif., and Siena Tavern in Chicago, Ill., and was voted “Fan Favorite” in the fifth season of Top Chef on Bravo.
•The Beekman Boys – Winners of ‘The Amazing Race’ on CBS, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are the stars of The Fabulous Beekman Boys reality television show on The Cooking Channel, sharing their journey of transplanting from New York City to Beekman Farm in upstate New York.
Celebrity Chefs returning for an encore appearance include:
•Jacques & Claudine Pépin – World-renowned father-daughter chef duo and author of 28 bestselling books, contributing editor to Food & Wine Magazine and popular guest on Today Show and Good Morning America.
•Christopher Kimball – Host of the highest rated cooking show on public television, America’s Test Kitchen, editor and publisher of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country Magazines, and a frequent guest on national television.
•Tony Mantuano – Author and chef/partner of Spiaggia, Bar Toma and Terzo Piano in Chicago, and Mangia Trattoria in Kenosha, Wis.
•Chef Bart Vandaele – Owner & executive chef at Belga Café in Washington D.C., contestant on Top Chef on Bravo and Stella Artois Ambassador.
•Stefano Viglietti – Owner of Sheboygan County’s Trattoria Stefano, Il Ritrovo, Field to Fork and Duke of Devon.
Local and regional chef talents to grace the Midwest Chefs’ Stage this year are Chicago’s Michael Feker of Il Mito, John Coletta of Quartino and Jason Gorman of Terzo Piano, Milwaukee’s Paul Funk of Hinterland, Madison’s John Bauer of The Wise at Hotel Red, Dan Bonanno of A Pig in a Fur Coat, Tory Miller of L’Etoile, Sheboygan County’s Lynn Chisholm of The Paddock Club and Gerald Feger of The Blind Horse. A variety of talented chefs including The American Club Executive Chef Rick Boyer from The Kitchens of Kohler restaurants will participate in select events, special restaurant menus and demonstrations throughout the own drinks and learn about the newest drink trends.
The event continues to offer new experiences alongside signature weekend favorites creating memorable experience for all interests. Experiences new to this year’s line-up include The American Test Kitchen Brunch, Surf and Turf: Innovative Seafood and Wine Pairings Seminar, Shake & Stir with Fabio Viviani and a design session entitled Outfitting Your Dream Kitchen with America’s Test Kitchen. Time-honored happenings to savor are: Taste of the Vine, Feast of Talent, Champions Dinner and Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest Rockin’ Brews.
Throughout the weekend guests can enjoy complimentary demonstrations and tastings at various locations throughout the resort. Gratis experiences are hosted at The Shops at Woodlake, Kohler Design Center, Woodlake Market, Gourmet Marketplace at The American Club and Stella Artois Best of Belgium Café pouring complimentary glasses from Stella Artois’ Collection featuring the new Cidre.
Ticket Information & Hotel Packages
Kohler Food & Wine Experience tickets are available for purchase for individual events online at www.KohlerFoodandWine.net or by phone at 1-866-243-8548. Event prices start at $15. Many events and tastings are complimentary.
Hotel packages are available The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wis. Three unique resort packages are available that include select ticketed events, two nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday), a 20% discount on Kohler Waters Spa, and special add-on rates for Thursday and Sunday evenings. Package prices start at $622 per person based on double occupancy.