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feature | short orders | eat/drink
Another Reason to Visit Kohler
The Blind Horse serves fine food in a rustic setting ::By David Luhrssen
A
nchored by golf courses, the
American Club resort and the
Shops at Woodlake, Kohler has
been an elegant vacation destination for decades. The Woodlake
shops include a fine Italian restaurant, Cucina, and the American Club
houses several good places to eat,
including The Horse and Plow and
The Immigrant Restaurant.
Last year saw the opening of
another reason to visit Kohler, the
Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery.
Located on a spit of Kohler land at
the edge of town, past the “Welcome to Sheboygan” sign on Highway O, the Blind Horse offers fine food in a charming rustic
setting. The Horse dominates the frontage of one of the
area’s oldest farms and sits along Granny Creek, a stream
linked to the Sheboygan River and screened by stands of
trees. The restaurant occupies the renovated farmhouse,
which began in pioneer days as a log cabin and grew into
an edifice of brick and fieldstone. The original logs hold
16 | M AY 1 6 , 2 0 1 3 up the ceiling of the wine cellar, whose massive table, dressed with truffle oil and sprinkled with fresh Parmesan
fashioned from barn wood, is available for private parties. cheese. The ingredients are balanced with care; no flavor
Upstairs, where lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch is overwhelms the other.
Lunch offers a thoughtful menu of salads, crepes and
served, guests will find wooden floors, beamed ceilings,
fireplaces and brick walls hung with contemporary paint- sandwiches; the roster expands at dinnertime to include
ings.“We used as much of the old brick and wood as pos- entrées of pasta, fish, chicken, beef, veal and pork. Top off
sible,” says Chef Gerald Feger Jr. Feger is a name familiar the meal with cheesecake, made in house, or the subtle
to Milwaukee foodies from his years at Mimma’s Café, flavors of gelato (with a sprig of fresh mint) from a Shethe Bartolotta restaurants and, most recently, Carnivore. boygan shop.
In summer, the Blind Horse’s patio is lush with flowers
He brings a stylish sense to the Horse’s menu, whose
French and Italian influences are grounded whenever and greenery. There is even a small pond stocked with
possible in locally sourced ingredients. Toasted rolls, for brightly colored goldfish. The property is still being developed. A garden center and
the lunchtime walleye sandwich,
gift shop occupies an old buildcome from a Sheboygan baker.
ing, an outdoor bar is slated for
Produce from area farmers is
construction and the Blind Horse
washed and sorted in the Horse’s
The Blind Horse
winery should be up and running
cellar. Dishes are prepared with
by next spring.
imagination and attractively
Restaurant & Winery
The Blind Horse is open
served. Look for unique items
6018 Superior Ave., Kohler
Monday through Thursday, 11
such as the Italian sausage corn
920-467-8599 | $$-$$$
a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; and
chowder special (and served
theblindhorse.com
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2
with oven-warmed flatbread) or
Handicap access: Yes
p.m. and 5-10 p.m.
a delicious side of French fries
shepherd express

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