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Door County Cooking, Cuisine and Culinary Arts

Program Number: 13680RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/23/2013 - 6/28/2013; 9/21/2014 - 9/26/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Door County, Wisconsin
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Food & Wine
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Explore Door County’s culinary riches from family-run orchards to the delicious smells of roasting coffee beans to watching a potter create a piece of functional pottery. Witness the elaborate spectacle of a traditional Door County fish boil in which Lake Michigan fish, potatoes and onions are cooked until a fiery boilover! Follow your nose to the bakery for fresh-baked pecan rolls. Savor the sights, the smells and especially the tastes of Door County — it’s sensory overload at its best!




Highlights

• Meet Chef Janice Thomas at the Savory Spoon Cooking School, where you’ll prepare and enjoy a five-course lunch showcasing seasonal flavors.
• Enjoy an exclusive lunch and learn using local ingredients with guest chef Terri Milligan.
• Meet a local farming family and explore the cherry and apple orchards whose bounty they have harvested for decades.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile per day, some rocky terrain and stairs.



Coordinated by Covenant Harbor.




Door County

Comprising the peninsula at Wisconsin’s northeast tip dividing Green Bay from Lake Michigan, Door County is blessed with more than 300 miles of shoreline, numerous parks, many arts organizations, and year round activities amid the natural beauty of changing seasons.



Accommodations
Waterfront resort with indoor pool on 700 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline bordered by pristine estuary.
Meals and Lodgings
   Rowleys Bay Resort
  Rowleys Bay, WI 5 nights
 Rowleys Bay Resort
Type: Resort
  Description: Swedish hospitality in this family-run resort.
  Contact info: 1041 County Road ZZ
Rowleys Bay, WI 54210 USA
phone: 800-999-2466
web: www.rowleysbayresort.com
  Room amenities: TV and phone in room.
  Facility amenities: Indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool; outdoor tennis, hiking trails, marina and boat rentals and charters. Plentiful home-style meals served buffet style in on-site restaurant.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for details. Contact the hotel directly for rates and availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for details. Contact the hotel directly for rates and availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check-in starts at 3:00 PM at resort in Rowleys Bay, WI. You will be staying at Rowleys Bay Resort that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast at 7:30 am at resort in Rowleys Bay, WI. You will be staying at Rowleys Bay Resort the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary surface parking at resort for duration of program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Rowleys Bay, WI
  Nearest city or town:  Ellison Bay, WI.
  Nearest highway: Highway 42.
  Nearest airport:  Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), Green Bay, WI.
  From End of Program
  Location: Rowleys Bay, WI
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Green Bay to Rowleys Bay

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Covenant Harbor Van Shuttle
phone: 262-248-3600 x309
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$75 per person or $100 for two people traveling together
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

92 miles

   

Van shuttle provided by Covenant Harbor from/to the Green Bay airport on the program start and end dates only. Contact Ms. Brooke Furmanek, the program coordinator, to make your reservation at 262-248-3600 x309. One-way cost $75 per person or $100 for two people traveling together.

 
Driving Directions
  From Chicago to Rowleys Bay Take I-94 West (you’ll really be going north) to Milwaukee. In downtown Milwaukee, Take I-43 North towards Green Bay. At Green Bay, follow signs to Sturgeon Bay. Take exit 185 to Sturgeon Bay/Highway 57. Continue on 57 North to the Village of Sister Bay. At Highway 42 in Sister Bay, turn right and proceed North. You can either proceed North until you intersect with County Highway ZZ and turn right (East) on ZZ, following it as it winds around to Rowleys Bay Resort, OR Continue north on Hwy 42 for about two miles until you reach Wildwood Road and turn right (east). A sign for the resort marks the turn. Proceed on Wildwood until you reach the stop sign at County Highway ZZ, turn Left on ZZ (following it to the right) and continue to Rowleys Bay Resort.
  From Green Bay to Rowleys Bay Take Highway 57 North towards Sturgeon Bay. Continue on 57 North to the Village of Sister Bay. At Highway 42 in Sister Bay, turn right and proceed North. You can either proceed North until you intersect with County Highway ZZ and turn right (East) on ZZ, following it as it winds around to Rowleys Bay Resort, OR Continue north on 42 for about two miles until you reach Wildwood Road and turn right (east). A road sign indicating Rowleys Bay Resort marks the turn. Proceed on Wildwood until you reach the stop sign at County Highway ZZ, turn Left on ZZ (following it to the right) and continue to Rowleys Bay Resort.
  From Minneapolis/St. Paul to Rowleys Bay Take I-94 East towards Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls. Take Highway 29 East towards Wausau. Stay on Highway 29 until Green Bay. Highway 29 becomes Highway 54 (north around the city). Highway 54 becomes Highway 57 North towards Sturgeon Bay. Take 57 North to the Village of Sister Bay. At Highway 42 in Sister Bay, turn right and proceed North. You can either proceed North until you intersect with County Highway ZZ and turn right (East) on ZZ, following it as it winds around to Rowleys Bay Resort. OR Continue north on 42 for about two miles until you reach Wildwood Road and turn right (east). A sign marks the turn. Proceed on Wildwood until you reach the stop sign at County Highway ZZ, turn Left on ZZ (following it to the right) and continue to Rowleys Bay Resort.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival / Orientation
(Sunday, June 23)
   
 Arrive To: Travel to Rowleys Bay on your own -- OR -- join the Covenant Harbor van shuttle departing from the Green Bay airport at 2:30 pm. Advance Reservations Required. Claim your luggage and meet in baggage claim at 2:15 pm. You will arrive in Rowleys Bay at 4:30 pm in time for check-in, dinner and orientation.
 Afternoon: Plan to arrive in Rowleys Bay in the afternoon. Check-in begins at 3:00 pm at the front desk at Rowleys Bay Resort. Pick up your program booklet and name tag from your Group Leader in the lobby. The booklet contains the final day-by-day itinerary and other program information that we will review during orientation.
 Dinner: At 5:30 pm in the resort restaurant. Most meals are buffet style with lots of choices.
 Evening: Gather as a group in the meeting room for ORIENTATION at 7:00 pm. Your Group Leader will give an overview of the program, provide additional information about your accommodations and answer any questions. Then you'll have a chance to introduce yourself to the group and tell a little bit about your hometown and hobbies.
   
Accommodations: Rowleys Bay Resort
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Door County Coffee and Tea / Inn at Kristofer's Cooking Demo / Fish Boil / Evening Activity
(Monday, June 24)
   
 Breakfast: At 7:30 am in the resort restaurant.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board our bus for a 30-minute ride south to the community of Carlsville and DOOR COUNTY COFFEE AND TEA CO. Established in 1993, this small family-owned business still roasts coffee the old-fashioned way, in small batches to exacting specifications. They use the finest Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans grown throughout the world, and roast in a fluidized-air bed roaster which they believe is the best in the industry. It produces a wonderfully even, perfect roast each and every time. See the roasting process, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with a home-made muffin and receive a packet of coffee to take home.
 Lunch: At 12:00 pm at The Inn at Kristofer's in Sister Bay.
 Afternoon: Join Chef Terri Milligan in the cooking school upstairs for an EXCLUSIVE COOKING DEMONSTRATION of dishes you enjoyed at lunch. After returning to the resort join the storyteller and learn about the FAMOUS DOOR COUNTY FISH BOIL, a Door County tradition. Learn the history of this trademark event while watching the preparation. There may be other fish boils in the county but none of them have THE VIEW of Newport State Park. Bring your camera to catch the fiery boil over. When the fish is done we eat!
 Dinner: At 5:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Evening: Evening entertainment at 7:00 pm in the meeting room. Local resident and business owner Mark Carlson will share stories of growing up in Door County, his father's orchard, the cherry pickers and POWs.
   
Accommodations: Rowleys Bay Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Pottery Demo / Vineyard / Bakery Demo / Evening Activity
(Tuesday, June 25)
   
 Breakfast: At 7:30 am in the resort restaurant.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board the bus for a quick trip over to ELLISON BAY POTTERY. You meet John Dietrick and his wife Diane McNeil and learn more about the properties of clay and how fire can take clay and turn it into something magical. John will demonstrate making a goblet at the wheel. Reboard the bus for a quick trip to LAUTENBACH'S ORCHARD COUNTRY. Tour the vineyard; taste the fruit of the vine.
 Lunch: At 12:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Afternoon: Join resort owner Jewel Peterson Ourdnik in the lobby for a brief history of the resort property and the vision of her father Leonard. Move over the bakery for a BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BAKERY and discover how they make their famous 1.5 pound cinnamon and caramel pecan rolls. You might even get a sample of skorpa. Not sure what that is? You'll know before you leave.
 Dinner: At 5:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Evening: Evening entertainment at 7:00 pm TBA.
   
Accommodations: Rowleys Bay Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Hands-On Cooking at Savory Spoon Cooking School / Free Afternoon / Free Evening
(Wednesday, June 26)
   
 Breakfast: At 7:30 am in the resort restaurant.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board the bus for a quick ride over to Ellison Bay where you'll meet Chef Janice Thomas at the Savory Spoon Cooking School. Work as a team during a HANDS-ON COOKING EXPERIENCE to create a five-course lunch and then sit down to enjoy your creation.
 Lunch: At 12:00 pm at the Savory Spoon Cooking School.
 Afternoon: FREE TIME: Free afternoon for participants to choose activities of their own interests. Information on special events and options will be provided. Some catch the ferry over to Washinton Island and take the popular Cherry Train tour.
 Dinner: At 5:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Evening: FREE TIME: Free evening for participants to partake in the county's theatre, music or community events or soak up a gorgeous sunset.
   
Accommodations: Rowleys Bay Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Commercial Fishing / Orchard Visit and Pie Making / Evening Entertainment
(Thursday, June 27)
   
 Breakfast: At 7:30 am in the resort restaurant.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board the bus for a quick ride up to the DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM at Gill's Rock. Learn more about the commercial fishing industry that is so important to the peninsula.
 Lunch: At 12:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Board the bus for a quick ride over to SEAQUIST ORCHARDS AND FARM MARKET. This family-owned business is a landmark in Door County. You'll meet owner Dale Seaquist and his family. Dale runs the orchard operation and will show you the test orchards. You'll be amazed at the many ways he's tried to keep birds out of the orchard. He's also invented the machine that shakes the trees to collect the cherries. Meet Dale's daughter Laura in the market kitchens for a pie making demonstration. Everyone goes home with a slice of pie.
 Dinner: At 5:30 pm in the resort restaurant.
 Evening: Evening entertainment at 7:00 pm in the meeting room. Enjoy choral music from the NEW DAY SINGERS. This is a perfect way to end our program.
   
Accommodations: Rowleys Bay Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure
(Friday, June 28)
   
 Depart From: For those returning to the Green Bay airport with the Covenant Harbor van shuttle, please be in the lobby with your luggage by 8:15 am. The shuttle will depart at 8:30 am and arrive at the airport at approximately 10:30 am. IMPORTANT: Do not make any flight plans earlier than 12:30 pm.
 Breakfast: At 7:30 am in the resort restaurant. Program ends after breakfast. Please turn in your name tag holder to the Group Leader. Check-out by 11:00 am.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Rowleys Bay, WI American Folklore Theatre
American Folklore Theatre (AFT) is a critically acclaimed professional theatre company that presents original musical theatre under a canopy of stars at the Peninsula State Park Amphitheater mid-June through August. AFT moves indoors September through mid-October for its Fall Town Hall Series. Phone: (920) 854-6117. For additional information, visit www.folkloretheatre.com
  Door Community Theatre
Door Community Auditorium is a year-round center for the arts presenting the best in music, dance and theatre. Their 2005 Season featured Delbert McClinton, Natalie McMaster, Bobby Sanabria & Acsension, Michael Martin Murphey, The Lettermen, T.S. Monk, Keb' Mo', Michael Buble, Melissa Manchester, Patty Loveless, The Christmas Schooner. Phone: 920-868-2728. For additional information, visit www.dcauditorium.org
  Golf Course Options
Visit the Door County Golf website for course information, location and map. For additional information, visit www.doorcountygolf.com/GolfCourses.HTM
  Peninsula Players
The Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theatre, is pleased to present its 71st season of comedy, music, and drama for Door County audiences. The season runs mid- June to mid-Oct. with performances Tuesday through Sunday evenings. Experience the theatre-in-a-garden and find out why more than 35,000 people were thrilled by last season's shows. Phone: 920-868-3287. For additional information, visit www.peninsulaplayers.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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