Annual Ginseng Festival

Join us for Cooking Demonstrations from Leading Chefs in Wausau and Beyond

September 15th-16th, 10:30am-2:30pm

Join local chefs and Jack Lee for cooking demonstrations incorporating ginseng in each menu item.  All participants will receive a taste of the prepared dish. Free to the public.  All demonstrations will be hosted at the Kitchen Potager at Monk Botanical Gardens.  


Thank you to Hsu Ginseng Farm for sponsoring this event.


Saturday, September 15th 

10:30 am   Chef Justin Wester, Arkielle Ferguson, Assistant, City Grill

Chicken with Ginseng Pomegranate Ginger Sauce

12:00 pm   Chef Nate Bychinski, Red Eye Brewing Company

Woodfired Ninepatch Chicken with ginseng broth, cabbage, beech mushroom & carrot

1:30 pm     Chef  Elizabeth Hinner, Thrive

Roasted Carrot and Ginseng soup


Sunday, September 16th

10:30am   Cody Heidmann, Sconni's

Ginseng cheesecake

12:00pm   Chef Jack Lee, Celebrity Chef

Salmon Lollipop with Ginseng Honey soy glaze
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Jalapeno Wisconsin Ginseng Cheese sauce

1:30 pm   Chef Justin Wester, City Grill

Chocolate Ginseng Cake

Jack Lee, Celebrity Chef   

Jack Lee, Celebrity Chef

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