Kohler Hosts a Delicious Palate of Chocolate-themed Demonstrations & Dinners

Second annual In Celebration of Chocolate Weekend set for February 7-9, 2014

KOHLER, Wis. – January 7, 2014 – Revel in all things chocolate at the 2nd annual In Celebration of Chocolate extravaganza featuring three days of choc-full cocoa-themed seminars, educational demonstrations, tastings & experiential dining at The American Club resort in the Village of Kohler. An entire weekend is packed to celebrate all things chocolate and Kohler Co.’s sweetest product: Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates.

Chocolate-lovers rejoice with chocolate events morning, noon and night. The weekend fête commences with the In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner on Friday presenting four delightful sweet and savory courses expertly paired with wines from Kobrand at The American Club. Saturday is a full-day of enlightening and educational demonstrations hosted by culinary and libations experts from The Kitchens of Kohler sharing insight into drinking, pairing and cooking with chocolate. The day concludes with The Signature Event, an exquisite gala-style affair showering guests with countless food tastings and indulgent confections at the Kohler Design Center. The final sweet soiree is celebrated at The Wisconsin Room farm-to-table restaurant as the traditional Sunday brunch gets a chocolaty makeover at Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch.

Throughout the festive weekend, Craverie Chocolatier Café will be showcasing the seasonal Kohler Original Recipe Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Hearts – richly blended ganache, flavored with raspberry, champagne and cognac. The Raspberry Champagne Hearts are created annual for Valentine’s Day and are available for a limited time at Craverie Chocolate Café or online at http://www.kohlerchocolates.com/.

Chocolate-lovers may reserve hotel packages at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake or select from the a la carte ticketed events available online at KohleratHome.com or 800-344-2838. Individual event prices range from $25 to $125 per ticket, per person. Hotel package prices start at $216 per person based on double occupancy and include two nights accommodation and tickets to select events.

In Celebration of Chocolate events are hosted at a variety of locales throughout the five-star five-diamond American Club resort, located in the quaint Village of Kohler located one hour north of Milwaukee and two-hours north of Chicago.

For reservations please call 800-344-2838 or for a full list of activities, visit http://www.americanclub.com/. Stay up to date on news and happenings on Facebook facebook.com/americanclub and on Twitter, www.twitter.com/theamericanclub.

In Celebration of Chocolate Schedule of Events 
Friday to Sunday, February 7-9, 2014

In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner: Friday, 6:30-10pm
Enjoy an elegant four-course meal presented by the Kitchens of Kohler, paired with select wines from Kobrand Inc. highlighting the balance of sweet and savory dishes and ingredients at in The Great Bays Ballroom The American Club. $125

Chocolate Demonstration: Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels and Chocolate Banana Panini: Saturday, 9-10am
Head pastry chef Molly Glackin presents a seminar at the Demonstration Kitchen that highlights some of the delicious desserts featured at The American Club. $35

Chocolate and Coffee Pairings: Saturday, 11am-Noon
Join Chocolatier Anette Righi De Fendi for this intimate seminar, which highlights flavorful pairings with chocolate at Craverie Chocolatier Café. $32

Cooking Demonstration: Saturday, Noon-1pm
Wisconsin Room Chef Alexander Glass demonstrates how savory goes sweet by incorporating chocolate, along with local ingredients, during this farm-to-table cooking seminar at the Demonstration Kitchen. $35

Wine and Chocolate Pairings: Saturday, 1-2pm
It's not just about reds in this seminar. Grant Bender of Kobrand Corporation will present a variety of wines, from white to sparkling, and Chocolatier Anette Righi De Fendi will demonstrate how to match chocolates with all kinds of vino at The Appley Theater. $32 per person

Cooking with Cocoa Powder: Saturday, 2-3pm
Blackwolf Run Chef Paul Smitala will show how to incorporate cocoa powder into cooking at the Demonstration Kitchen. Enjoy tasting Chocolate Braised Beef Short Ribs and Chocolate & Nutmeg Mashed Potatoes topped with 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. Baaad Boy Black Wheat Ale Sauce. $35

Choc-tail Mixing: Saturday, 3-4pm
Sommelier and Mixologist Jason Van Auken will demonstrate how to create delicious chocolate-infused cocktails at The Winery Bar. $25

The Signature Event: Saturday, 8-10pm
The In Celebration of Chocolate weekend culminates with an evening at the Kohler Design Center featuring samples of KOHLER Chocolates, a fondue station and specialty dishes and desserts from the Kitchens of Kohler restaurants and chefs accompanied by live entertainment. $80

Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch: Sunday, 9am-1pm
The traditional Wisconsin Room Sunday brunch gets a chocolaty makeover during the In Celebration of Chocolate weekend. Reservations are required. Please call 800-344-2838. $32

*All prices are per person plus tax and gratuity as applicable

RESORT PACKAGES - The American Club and Inn on Woodlake

Chocolate Indulgence
– Two nights at The American Club, two tickets to the In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner and two tickets to the Signature Event. Package rates start at $391 per person at The American Club and $341 at Inn on Woodlake.

Sweet Treat – Package includes two nights and two tickets to the Signature Event on Saturday evening. Package rates start at $266 at The American Club and $216 per person at Inn on Woodlake.

About Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate Group
The Kohler Co. Hospitality & Real Estate profile includes The American Club, boasting the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel property in Wisconsin, and world-renowned championship golf courses Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run. Acquired in 2004, its sister property, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the birthplace of golf, St Andrews, Scotland, is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. The Hotel stands astride the 17th hole of the Old Course and the North Sea. Just behind the 18th hole, Kohler Co. recently completed renovations to Hamilton Grand, 26 of the world’s most extraordinary apartments.

About The American Club resort
The American Club resort, a 2013 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The resort is one of only 57 hotels in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 38 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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