Signature Experiences Set for Upcoming Year at Destination Kohler, Save the Dates for themed events celebrating Chocolate, Comedians, Food, Beer, and Wine

In Celebration of Chocolate launches the first of several annual culinary weekends, Tickets & Hotel Packages Now on Sale

KOHLER, Wis. – January 11, 2016 – Destination Kohler is pleased to share its annual lineup of signature events, offering overnight and day guests, as well as the local community, an opportunity to enjoy memorable experiences.

Leading into the season of romance, the 5th annual In Celebration of Chocolate celebrates a communal love of chocolate in the days following Valentine’s Day on February 17-19. Highlighted events include interactive cooking sessions with Executive Pastry Chef Josh Johnson, The Chocolate & Wine Dinner, educational chocolate pairing sessions led by Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates Head Chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi, the Sugar High evening soiree at Kohler Design Center and a gathering of complimentary samples and tastings throughout the resort.

The entire weekend is a celebration of handmade KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and the recently released KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates Dark Chocolate Brandy. The Kohler Dark Chocolate Brandy – naturally infused with Kohler’s blend of chocolate – is the company’s first craft spirit. Topping things off is the opportunity for guests to taste signature and new creations from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates including the Caffé & Cream dual-layered chocolate creation with rich and creamy flavorings of tiramisu.

Later in the winter, the resort hosts a laugh-out-loud Comedy Night on March 4 at 8pm (Tickets $28.75). Comedians include Bengt Washburn, Emily Galati and Orny Adams for an evening emceed by Brian Hicks. These talented comedians converge for an evening show hosted in The Grand Hall of The Great Lakes of The American Club.

On the cusp of spring, the resort hosts the annual Kohler Festival of Beer offering three days of beer-centric happenings with indoor and al fresco brew-themed happenings. Guests can enjoy flavorful food pairings, tastings, educational and interactive seminars, culinary demonstrations, lively music, and a 5K Beer Run/Walk. Tickets and hotel package information to be announced.

At the start of fall it is time to celebrate all that grows on a vine at the 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience. The esteemed culinary festival – one of the Midwest’s preeminent epicurean events – will host another masterful lineup of celebrity and regional chefs, winemakers and libation specialists. There are more than 100 ticketed events including dynamic culinary seminars, cooking demonstrations, grand wine tastings and stylish signature soirees set at the resort’s captivating venues and at the expansive Main Stage tent. 

Discover more details about each of these special events set to delight in 2017. Tickets available at  or by calling 800-344-2838. Stay up-to-date on resort news and happenings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Chefs’ Night – SOLD OUT
January 12, 6-8:30pm, $33.25
Chefs of Kohler, from Craverie to Cucina, merge together for a culinary night of meet, greet, eat, and new this year, three live cooking demonstrations. Join us at the Kohler Design Center and make your way through delicious food stations featuring tasty bites from the inspired chefs in your very own backyard. Enjoy great food and beverage pairings, meet the personalities behind the dishes, and learn something new to take into your own kitchen. Tickets are sold out.

In Celebration of Chocolate
February, 17-19
Fall deeper in love with chocolate during the 5th 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.

Chocolate enthusiasts are encouraged to reserve a hotel package to get the full experience. Tickets and packages are available now.

Chocolate Indulgence Hotel Package:
Two nights at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake (February 17-19, 2017), one ticket per adult to The Chocolate and Wine Dinner, one ticket per adult to a Main Stage Demo of choice, one ticket per adult to Sugar High, in room amenities of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates' Four-piece Chocolate and a 250ml bottle of Dark Chocolate Brandy, 20% discount on Friday and Sunday services at Kohler Waters Spa, excluding seasonal treatments. Starting at $397 per person.

Sweet Treat Hotel Package:
One night at The American Club or Inn on Woodlake (February 18, 2017), one ticket per adult to Sugar High, in room amenities of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates' Four-piece Chocolate and a 200ml bottle of Dark Chocolate Brandy, late checkout of 1pm, and 20% discount on Sunday services at Kohler Waters Spa. Starting at $165 per person.

Comedy Night
March 4, 8pm, $28.75
We’re Bringing Back the Laughs! Comedy Night returns to Destination Kohler this spring with a lineup that’s sure to elicit lots of laughs. The show takes place on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm in the Grand Hall of the Great Lakes at The American Club. Special overnight package available include one-night accommodations, one ticket per package adult with early entrance and premiere cocktail seating with tableside service. Doors open 30 minutes early for packages guests. Tickets and hotel packages are available now.

Taste of Scotland
April 7-8
Tartan Day celebrates Scottish heritage around the world. It is celebrated on April 6, the day of Scottish declaration of independence. Kohler celebrates this heritage as it has strong “links” to the Championship Golf offered at Kohler, the design behind Whistling Straits and the home of our sister property in St. Andrews. Enjoy tastings, activities, and an extraordinary dinner at Whistling Straits. Tickets available early Spring 2017.

Kohler Festival of Beer
April 28-30
The Kohler Festival of Beer continues to celebrate one of Wisconsin’s top industries with the country’s premiere craft brewers and beer fans from around the nation. The Village of Kohler comes alive with music, food pairing events, cooking demonstrations, and flowing taps. Hotel packages and a la carte ticket options will be available early Spring 2017.

Kohler Food & Wine Experience
October 19-22
Mark your calendar for the 17th annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience - a four-day extravaganza of food, wine and fun. This interactive culinary event features celebrity chefs, libations specialists, wine experts and epicurean enthusiasts from around the world for dynamic culinary seminars, tastings and signature festivities. Hotel packages and a la carte ticket options will be available Summer 2017.

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.

About Destination Kohler
Herb Kohler created Kohler Co.’s Hospitality & Real Estate Group with the reclamation of The American Club, the first and only Forbes Five-Star hotel in Wisconsin, and then built world-renowned championship golf courses, The Straits at Whistling Straits and The River at Blackwolf Run. The resort is named one of the top three golf resorts in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. Kohler Waters Spa is the only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of less than 50 in the world. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Four-Star Immigrant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic country gourmet at River Wildlife. 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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