April 11: Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

April 11: Traditional Southern Spring Dinner: My grandparents had a large garden and my grandmother also foraged for wild edibles. In the spring they enjoyed fresh asparagus, leafy greens, snap peas, and wild ramps. We have taken some of my grandmother’s recipes jazzed them-up a little and offer you a wonderful Southern –Style Spring Dinner.

April 11: Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

Dinner is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity and includes one glass each of the suggested wines; additional wine is available from our wine list. For reservations contact the Beechwood Inn at (706) 782-5485. Mentioned wines are suggested pairings, actual pairings depend on availability. Please let us know of dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance.

April 11: Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

Appetizer: Blalock’s Sausage Meat Balls with Home-Made Gingered Tomato Marmalade, Glass of Beechwood Inn Wine

Appetizer: Fresh North Caroliona Catfish Battered in Local Ground Cornmeal, with Lemon Scented Aioli and Pickled Fennel Slaw, Glass of Wine

Salad: Wild Apron Greens with Chamomile Poached Pears, Pickled Ramps, Local Honey & Vinaigrette Dressing, Gayle’s Sour Dough Bread with Local Creamery Butter

Sorbet: Lavender Scented Raspberry Sorbet

Entrée: Grilled Organic Spring Lamb Loin Chop with Spring Cilantro and Mint Sauce,  CousCous Salad with Preserved Lemon, Steamed Fresh Beechwood Inn Jersey Giant Asparagus, Glass of Wine

Dessert: Gayle’s Chcolate Pecan Pie, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Herb Teas

April 11 – Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

Chefs David and Gayle Darugh are both “Best Chefs America 2020” www.bestchefsamerica.com

Travel Writer Meagan Martz “Afriendafar:” wrote about Dinner at Beechwood Inn:

Yes, let’s talk about the food! As soon as we saw that the owners, Chefs Gayle and David, went to culinary school in Dijon, France, we couldn’t contain our excitement! Having just recently returned from Burgundy, we were ready for an amazing meal! Every Saturday night, the Beechwood Inn throws an amazing six course meal.

Ryan and I live in Decatur, a wonderful location for Atlanta restaurants, and we make it a point to try new and exciting places. In that sense, we are very much spoiled. We also plan most of our trips abroad around eating, so trust me on this next part. This was quite possibly the best meal that we have ever hadIt was, by far, the most well thought out meal that we have ever been served. Between each course, David walked us all through the ingredients. We learned about the local farmers who grew the micro-greens in our salad and raised the pigs for the house-made fennel sausage; we even learned the history of Laurel-Aged Charleston Gold Rice. Each wine pairing was excellent, and David explained their characteristics, their regions of origin, and the best way to taste our glass of Italian Aglianico when paired with our cheese course. We shared a table with another couple, and they were equally impressed with such a fine dining experience outside of the city. While each description was mouth-watering, each bite was even more delicious. http://www.afriendafar.com/2016/02/09/georgia-mountain-bed-breakfast/