Charles and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway to The American Club in Kohler, WI. The luxury resort is home to nine restaurants, one of which is The Wisconsin Room, a stately restaurant with wood paneling, chandeliers, and plush seating with large windows overlooking the lush green grounds of the resort.
The menu focuses on farm to table cuisine, featuring local seafood and fare supplied by nearby farms. We loved The Wisconsin Room so much, that we dined there three times during our stay at The American Club.
I can’t say enough good things about the brunch buffet at The Wisconsin Room, it is one of the best I have seen in my life (it’s comparable to the brunch buffet at the Four Seasons). This is something that you cannot miss if you visit Kohler. We first tried the buffet on a Saturday, and were thrilled with the selection of Creme Brûlée French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole, Banana Bread Pudding, Custom Omelets, Pastries, and Fruit.
We returned to the brunch on Sunday, only to find that it was larger and grander than it had been the day before. Apparently technically Sunday the buffet is a brunch buffet – featuring some more lunchtime items, while the other days it is a breakfast buffet. On Sunday the brunch buffet had all the things we loved from Saturday, plus prime rib, oysters, shrimp, and a big selection of desserts.
On Saturday night we had dinner at The Wisconsin Room. I started with the gnocchi with butternut squash, while Charles had the Iceberg & Blue salad. The gnocchi had an absolutely perfect texture; it was soft and pillowy and it practically melted in my mouth. The slightly firmer squash was a lovely flavor pairing, and the crispy brussels sprouts were a fun addition.
Charles’ salad was excellent, likely due to the fact that the blue cheese was rich and creamy. The salad also featured a creamy herb dressing, grape tomatoes, and house made bacon – something I had lots of at brunch.
For our entrees we had the short rib and the prime rib. Sometimes short rib can be fatty or dry, but that wasn’t the case here. The meat was soft, tender, and flavorful. It was served with brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes, and I tried my best to eat every last bite.
The prime rib was served with a medallion of au gratin potatoes, and a crispy battered and fried onion ring. This meal is exactly everything that Charles loves, he’s a meat and potatoes guy and he has a huge thing for onion rings. A horseradish creme fraiche was served on the side, although I loved the meat on its own. I enjoyed the prime rib so much that I had some the next morning at the Sunday Brunch.
Sadly, but not surprisingly, we were far too stuffed for dessert (probably because we snacked on a cheese flight at The Winery before dinner). As soon as we finished our meal we rushed outside to enjoy the impressive Fourth of July fireworks display. It was a perfect ending to a very memorable day.
The Wisconsin Room is constantly switching up their menu, based on what is seasonally available. I must say that the service at The Wisconsin Room, and at The American Club Resort as a whole was outstanding. The staff is friendly, polite, and attentive. It made every moment a luxurious experience.