I learned firsthand that it is true what they say -- that the February Chocolate Event in Kohler, WI., is positively blissful. The Chocolate Event stirred up signature recipes and samplings in a storybook setting. From chocolate to chic, the Forbes Five-Star treatment resort features a special experience at every turn – from roses, champagne and chocolates, to world-class culinary experiences. Events have a way of drawing attention and focus to one’s favored hobby or interests, with exploration with pros in a setting where bounteous ideas and experiences can bloom. http://www.americanclubresort.com/events/events_landing.html
For memorable gatherings, the American Club events make their mark in entertaining. Nestled in the charming Village of Kohler, the Resort offers a variety of unforgettable experiences and events throughout the year. The American Club Resort earns top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s List of the Best Hotels in Wisconsin. Reviews applaud the resort for its memorable championship golf courses, the Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa and delicious culinary experiences. http://www.americanclubresort.com/spa/spa_index.html
Sampling the signature Chocolate Event
Gracious hosting at the American Club, dining at the Wisconsin Room, and a festive gathering at the Kohler Design Center, offered flowers, coffees, chocolate fondues and chef features, fused to create desired memories. http://www.kohlerchocolates.com/
I participated in, and became immersed in the tasting experiences, and was dazzled by the chocolate explosion. This included chef’s demos and libation demonstrations throughout the event, with a special Valentine’s Day-themed demonstration, hosted by The American Club Head Pastry Chef Richard Palm. The renowned chefs of The American Club Resort create the finest chocolate versions in the world. With unparalleled batches of signature Terrapins and KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, offering exotic assortments of unforgettable taste experiences, such as the peppermint Emeralds, where the natural fruits combined with chocolate, are known for their antioxidant qualities.
Craverie Chocolatier Café
Future visits should include the temping Craverie Chocolatier Café – Where Sweet Meets Savory. http://www.americanclubresort.com/restaurants/craverie_dining.html . Reminiscent of a French Café, Craverie is more than just the home of KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates; it is a complete dining experience, artfully crafted to satisfy even the most discerning of tastes. The menu includes soups made fresh in-house daily, breakfast items, sandwiches, salads and smoothies. To satisfy the sweet tooth, Craverie serves ice cream and sorbet in 14 delicious flavors as well as a delightful beverage selection, including signature coffees and hot chocolates. http://www.kohlerchocolates.com/
The Kohler Design Center An evening of celebration, with activities of food and music, swung into action in the stunning designer bathrooms that burst with colorful tiles. The inviting three-level showcase Center of innovative product design and technology is a creation of achievement and American history.http://www.americanclubresort.com/village/tours/design_center.html
A fusion of old and new, the space offers a comprehensive representation of Kohler Co.'s state-of-the-art products and stunning examples of the company's contributions to gracious living and interior design. A source of inspiration for more than 150,000 consumers, builders, architects and designers each year, the Kohler Design Center is a curious mix of past, present and future.
Dining in old world elegance The noted Wisconsin Room is a constant throughout events with attention to details and quality. http://www.americanclubresort.com/restaurants/wisc_room.html The food, flavors and philosophy of the Wisconsin Room kitchen, features cuisine focusing on locally sourced products with simply, yet artfully, prepared into innovative “farm-to-table” cuisine.
Ahhh - Spa A get away event can also include a luxurious visit to the celebrated Kohler Waters Spa. http://www.americanclubresort.com/spa/about.html I participated in immersive water and massage experiences that revealed the age old healing elements of an avocado wrap. The roughing of skin is done in preparation for the application of nourishing avocado blend soothing wrap. The treatment begins with a full body exfoliation, preparing the skin for the creamy hydration of a warm avocado mask. Once the mask is applied, a wrapping in heated linens assures maximum hydrating benefits. While wrapped, a gentle acu-pressure facial massage, cool-stone anti-aging eye treatment and a relaxing scalp massage are applied. I found the treatment replenishing, and healthful, making the visit all the more memorable.
Save the date From chocolate to chic, for a memorable gathering, the American Club events make their mark in entertaining and quality sumptuous dining and hosting. I found the unique touches leave a smile with their guests, and for this event, the rich aroma of chocolate filling the senses long after the special occasion. Next year’s celebration is February 7-9, 2014.
Upcoming special events
Kohler Festival of Beer
The 5th annual Kohler Festival of Beer, May 31 to June 2, 2013. A well-crafted celebration of malts, hops and the art of brewing.
Kohler Food & Wine Experience
October 17-20, 2013! The Village of Kohler weekend features exciting wine seminars, educational demonstrations and delicious tastings.
In Celebration of Chocolate Weekend
February 7-9, 2014. In Celebration of Chocolate will be back with a flavorful weekend full of events highlighting the complex and captivating character of chocolate.
Packages and tours:
Design Center: http://www.americanclubresort.com/village/tours/design_center.html
The Village: http://www.americanclubresort.com/village/shops_woodlake/kitchen_schedule.html