Monday, July 28, 2008


We like to take short day trips here and there.
Last week we went to the village of Kohler, WI .
The largest employer in Kohler is the Kohler Company,
a worldwide leader in plumbing products; the village itself
was created by the company as a planned community in 1912.
There are lots of covenants for homeowners (a bit like Stepford).
If you live there... you dance-to-the-tune of the Kohler Co.
Many people in Wisconsin refer to drinking fountains as "bubblers,"
because the first Kohler drinking fountain was known as "The Bubbler.
We had lunch at Cucina, one of Kohler's many great restaurants.

You can eat inside or outside.
Did you know that Wisconsin has over 10,000 lakes that are
greater than 20 acres in size??

This is a very happy Mr Yummers. He loves Cucina
because of their crusty bread.

And here it is... their bread from a family of artisan breads.
It's baked in VERY HOT stone-lined ovens.
Lots of air-holes inside & very crispy crust on the outside.
I didn't touch a single piece because of my diet but Boyd
had a feast...
...dipped in olive oil and sprinkled with
parmesan reggiano.

I sipped an ice tea while he explored the bread.

His lunch was a sandwich of more bread and lots of goodies inside.

My lunch was a picture!
A small pizza with their homemade mozzarella,
fresh basil,
sliced tomatoes,
and a balsamic reduction.
Now that's YUMMERS!
I didn't eat any of the crust (calories) but ate part of the
mozzarella, tomatoes, etc.
The flavor was incredible.

For dessert we went next door to the Chocolate Shop...
aren't these covered pretzels gorgeous?
I had a small chocolate truffle that was a
melt-in-your-mouth confection.
Then we were off to the Kohler Design Center to see
the latest in bath and kitchen designs.

YES... this is a wall of toilets! A sculpture of sorts.

I fell in love with this sink. The red design was perfect for our house.

One of many inviting bathing tubs.

I really liked this tub at floor level.
A yummy day... a fun day!!
And just a bit of Kohler.
There is so much to see and do there.
Hope you enjoyed your tour.
Check your fixtures... are they Kohler?
Sooooo many are!
PS Boyd lost weight at Weight Watchers last week,
despite the bread.
His secret: He swims laps EVERY DAY!


Anonymous said...

I would love this Italian restaurant...looks wonderful! I love holey bread like that dipped in oil & a little cheese...yummmm.

nicolette said...

OMG so many delicious food and pictures! What a fun day out!

Angie said...

What a great day together! Nope, not a single one of my fixtures is Kohler.

Guess I better upgrade, eh?

Junie Moon said...

What a great outing. I was not aware of a number of the info tidbits you posted. You and Boyd look wonderful and I'm so glad you're enjoying that pretty, pretty lunch. I love that sink, too!

Helen said...

wow....what a great adventure day out! Wonderful shots Grammy J! My Den also loves crusty bread. So glad you had a wonderful experience.

artisbliss said...

I would have fallen into the bread trap immediately. Kudos to you for having better self control!

The Kohler fixtures are wonderful. Love the red sink.

melanie said...

good girl! i don't know how you resisted the bread or the crust. that whole kohler town is fascinating. i love that overflowing tub too.

preppy little dress said...

looks like you had a fun time in kohler, the food looks delicious!