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February 10

 

Sweets and Skates Social

7:30–9pm | Winter Wonderland
Presenters:
Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates

Sofia Auricchio Krans – Fifth Generation Cheesemaker, BelGioioso Cheese

Enjoy decadent treats and seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland while you mingle with other chocolate lovers.  Take a few laps around the ice-skating rink or try your hand at curling while you sample a selection of chocolates from KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and world-class cheese from BelGioioso. Finish the night with a cup of a special recipe hot cocoa created by Executive Pastry Chef, Nicolas Blouin. With a limited number of spots available, get your tickets early so you don't miss this sweet start to the weekend. 

 

We recommend guests enjoy dinner before the event and this event as the dessert course. We will be offering a wide assortment of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, BelGioioso Cheese samples, select wines, and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Dress code: Casual. This is an indoor/outdoor event so we recommend weather-appropriate clothing. Some indoor activities are not fully heated, and ice skating is outdoors.

 

Exclusive to Chocolate Indulgence Package guests

 

February 11

 

Tiramisu for You!

9–10am | The American Club® Thunder Bay 
Presenters:
Roxanne Fischer – Manager, The Greenhouse at The American Club® 

Travis Jeske – Pastry Sous Chef, Destination Kohler

There are few desserts more loved than the tiramisu. The blend of coffee, chocolate and mascarpone cheese makes a decadent and creamy treat to finish any meal. In this demonstration Travis Jeske, Pastry Sous Chef at Destination Kohler will teach you the ins and out of making a great tiramisu.  Roxanne Fischer, Manager, The Greenhouse at The American Club® will indulge you with a tiramisu coffee drink and tiramisu martini to enjoy.

$49.99

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Chocolate and Bubbles

10:30–11:30am | The American Club® Great Lakes Ballroom 
Presenters: 
Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Beverage presenter to be announced.

Tickle your nose and your tastebuds in this fun and effervescent demonstration with Crystal Thomas, Head Chocolatier KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates and our beverage partner. They will take you on a tasting journey, pairing some of Crystal's best chocolates with classic French bubbles and other sparkling wines. 

Seminar includes 3 + chocolate samples, 3+ beverage samples

$49.99

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The Decadent Dessert

11am–Noon | The American Club® Thunder Bay
Presenter: Nicolas Blouin – Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler

Your friends and family will always appreciate a well-prepared home cooked meal. However, serving up a decadent dessert to follow the main course will generate oohs, aahs, and real appreciation for your cooking skills. Executive Pastry Chef, Nicolas Blouin, has you building your own decadent dessert after he demonstrates and de-constructs one of his favorite desserts while teaching you some of his kitchen secrets. Take these recipes home to recreate for your friends and family.

Seminar includes 1 dessert sample, 1 beverage sample

$49.99

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A Chocolate-Inspired Lunch

12:30–2pm | The Wisconsin Room
Presenters: 
Troy Unruh – Chef, The Wisconsin Room
Beverage presenter to be announced.

If you adore chocolate, fine dining, and fabulous wine, don't miss this luncheon for the chocolate-loving epicurean. Wisconsin Room Chef, Troy Unruh, will prepare three chocolate-inspired courses, each paired with a wine that enhances the chocolate flavors. Seating is limited, register early.

Seating is not assigned and guests will be seated at large group tables. 

$84.99

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Cream Puffs: A State of Affairs

1–2pm | The American Club® Thunder Bay
Presenter: Travis Jeske – Pastry Sous Chef, Destination Kohler

Join Travis Jeske, Pastry Sous Chef at Destination Kohler, as he shares the secret to creating a beautifully fluffy and creamy cream puff, a classic dessert that has been a French staple since the 1500s. 

Seminar includes 2+  cream puff sample and one beverage sample.

$49.99

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An Unlikely Trio: Chocolate, Cheese, and Beer

2–3pm | Appley Theatre
Presenters: 
Kirsten Nennig – Assistant Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates

Sofia Auricchio Krans – FifthGeneration Cheesemaker, BelGioioso Cheese

Peter Kalleward – Destination Kohler Beverage Specialist

Cheese, chocolate, and beer —a few of every Wisconsinite's favorite things. Sofia Auricchio Krans of BelGioioso Cheese and  Chocolatier Kirsten Nennig will show you how these snacks alongside some of Wisconsin's best craft beers can make a charming match at your next gathering.

Seminar includes three or more chocolate samples, three or more  BelGioioso cheese samples, two or more beer samples.

$49.99

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Breads and Spreads

3–4pm | The American Club® Thunder Bay
Presenter: Alexandre Dufaur – Head Baker, Destination Kohler

Move over peanut butter! Alexandre Dufaur, Head Baker at Destination Kohler, is going to shake up the snack shelf. In this fun interactive demonstration, Alexandre takes you through the “how-to” steps on making your own house-made French baguette. During his demonstration he takes you into the kitchen to score and bake your own loaf of bread while enjoying and learning how to make the perfect chocolate hazelnut, and a milk chocolate caramel spreads. After you indulge in this flavorful seminar, you'll never look at that jar of peanut butter you have in the cabinet the same!

Seminar includes 2 spread samples, 1 bread sample, 1 beverage sample

Takeaway 1 small jar of house-made chocolate hazelnut spread and your own Baguette

$49.99

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Herb Kohler's  Favorites

4–5pm | The American Club® Great Lakes Ballroom 

Presenters: 
Crystal Thomas – Head Chocolatier, KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates
Peter Kalleward – Destination Kohler Beverage Specialist

Herb Kohler was an incomparable spirit and large personality, with a sweet tooth to match! His quest to create the perfect chocolate was the start of Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates. In this seminar, Crystal Thomas, Head Chocolatier KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates, will take you on a journey from Herb's original dream of the perfect candy through a lifetime of confection inspiration. Each candy will be paired with one of Herb’s favorite spirits, wines, or beers. 

Seminar includes 3 + chocolate samples, 3+ beverage samples. 

$49.99

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In Celebration of Chocolate Wine Dinner

6:30–9pm | The American Club® Great Lakes Ballroom

Presenters:

Robert Brown – Banquet & Special Event Chef, Destination Kohler

Nicolas Blouin – Executive Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler

Sofia Auricchio Krans – Fifth Generation Cheesemaker, BelGioioso Cheese
Beverage presenter to be announced.

Join us for a dining experience that will leave the chocolate-loving foodie inspired for days. This elegant, sweet-and-savory four-course dinner will treat guests to a one-of-a-kind chocolate-inspired menu with courses by BelGioioso Cheese, The American Club Banquet and Special Event Chef, Robert Brown, and Head Pastry Chef, Nicolas Blouin. Wine pairings selected by our beverage partner,  will compliment each course.

The format of the dinner is assigned seating with 8-10 guests per table. Seating requests and dietary restrictions will be taken into consideration if noted in advance with ticket purchase.

Exclusive to Chocolate Indulgence Package and Sweet Escape Package guests

 

Event ticket purchases are nonrefundable.