Event Details

A Taste of Spring
"A Culinary Tour of Switzerland"

Monday, May 1, 2017
5:00 PM
Peppercorn Banquet Room-Ludlow Mansion
1417 Mansion Drive
Monroe, Wisconsin


"A Culinary Tour of Switzerland"
onroe Arts Center presents their signature fundraiser, the 2017 "A Taste of Spring" on Monday, May 1 at the Peppercorn Banquet Room-Ludlow Mansion. From classic fairy tales to Hollywood blockbusters, the “rule of three” principle suggests that things in threes are more satisfying than any other number of things. The principle is certain to hold true when a trio of chefs create and prepare a six-course dinner with wine pairings for this event. It’s an elegant evening you won’t want to miss.

Roland Fürst, Mike Nevil, and Kurt Kline – all of the *New Glarus Hotel – are teaming up to host a culinary tour of Switzerland.  Fürst, a Swiss-trained chef and native of Rothenthurm in central Switzerland, is taking the lead for the evening and will prepare the main course.  Nevil, a New Glarus native who honed his cooking skills at a ski resort in Unterwasser, Switzerland, will present the salad. The pair will depend on the expertise of Kurt Kline to create an elegant dessert finale. Dinner will be served with a series of fine wines chosen to complement each of the five courses

With even more proof that good things come in threes, consider the geographic location of Switzerland – a country that borrows cuisine, regionally, from neighboring France, Germany, and Italy. The menu for A Taste of Spring will feature tastes reflective of those three regions, leading one to recognize Switzerland as the original “melting pot” – perfect for a country with cheese fondue as their iconic national dish. But for a special event like A Taste of Spring, Chef Fürst and Chef Nevil plan to dazzle those attending with a classic yet perhaps more unexpected appetizer of Swiss-French origin.

In addition to fine dining, Monroe Arts Center’s fund raising event includes a silent auction as well as a live auction – with Freeport, Illinois auctioneer Doug Munda back by popular demand to lead the high-spirited bidding.  Live music for the evening will be provided by The Nick Moran/Paul Hastil Duo from Madison.

Maybe you'd like to consider purchasing a table for eight? This is a great way for a business to show appreciation to their employees. Or how about just for a group of eight friends to enjoy an elegant evening out together?  A portion of your ticket purchase to this event is tax-deductible. Please join us for this grand opportunity to gather and celebrate the arts!  We look forward to seeing you.

* Fürst and Nevil are co-owners (along with their wives Megan Furst and Shawna Nevil) of the New Glarus Hotel.

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cocktail Hour: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm

Table of Eight $550 ($300 is tax-deductible)
Individual Seating $85 ($50 is tax-deductible)
RSVP by Friday, April 21, 2017

If you have not received an invitation to this event in the past and would like to do so, contact the Monroe Arts Center
at 608-325-5700.