“Discover Wisconsin” highlights Door County businesses

White Gull Inn Master Boiler Tom Christianson pours a bucket of fish into a pot while Stephanie Klett, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, stands back. Submitted photo.

Even in the off-season, Door County continues to enjoy a few moments in the limelight with the airing of Discover Wisconsin’s, “Local Foods and Finds: Wisconsin Culinary Tour” on Jan. 31 – Feb. 1.

The episode features guest host Stephanie Klett, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and the Discover Wisconsin crew criss-crossing the state to visit some of Wisconsin’s top culinary destinations.

In this episode, Klett and the crew travel to Door County, Ashland County, Stevens Point, Madison and Plover, where they visit restaurants, shops, wineries and farmers markets to experience popular Wisconsin food traditions.

Renowned for its cherry production and fish boils, the Door County segment features Seaquist Orchards and the White Gull Inn, where Master Boiler Tom Christianson demonstrates the traditional fish boil.

The episode airs locally on WFRV 5 Saturday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 pm and statewide Saturday at 10 am on FSN Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin is home to incredible culinary experiences,” Klett said. “Whether dining at a restaurant or visiting a farmers market, it’s all a part of how a visitor experiences a destination. Food is fun and it brings people together, which is what vacations are all about.”

The show will also highlight the Dane County Farmers Market in Madison, Green Lantern and Speakeasy in Glidden, The Restaurant and Wine Bar on Madeline Island, the Sixth Street Market in Ashland, the Fresar Winery and the Kozy Yak Brewery in Stevens Point, and Whitefeather Organics and Christian’s Bistro & the Sky Club in Portage County.

The program will reach more than 500,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan.

Watch the trailer here.