April 11 – Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

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.

Traditional Southern Spring Dinner

Dinner is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity and includes one glass (6 ounces) 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.

Appetizer: Wild Ramp Pesto on Local Crostini Bread, 2013 Beechwood Inn Chardonnay

 Appetizer: Fresh Catfish Battered in Local Ground Cornmeal, with Lemon Scented Aioli and Pickled Fennel Slaw, 2012 Beechwood Inn Viognier

 Salad: Wild Apron Greens with Chamomile Poached Pears, Pickled Ramps, Local Honey & Vinaigrette Dressing

 Sorbet: Orange Blossom Sorbet

 Entrée: Grilled Organic Spring Lamb Loin Chop with Spring Mint, Vidalia Onion Remoulade, Toasted Couscous Salad with Preserved Lemon, Steamed Fresh Beechwood Inn Jersey Giant Asparagus

Gayle’s Sourdough Bread with Local Creamery Butter

2006 Brandini Borolo, Piedmont, Italy

 Dessert: Chess Pie with Molasses Cream, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Herb Teas

Saturday Night Farm to Table Dinner at Beechwood Inn – North GA. Mountains

Fine Dining in North Georgia at Beechwood Inn: Beechwood Inn offers fine dining in North Georgia almost every Saturday featuring Chef’s Tasting Dinners paired to fine wines. Each menu is pre-selected by our chefs based on what is seasonal and available that day. Most of our seasonal foods are organic and natural, many from sustainable North Georgia farms, orchards, dairies and vineyards. Due to the special nature of our foods advance reservations are needed. Cooking classes and farm tours can be arranged. The Inn features Northeast Georgia’s only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list. Both Beechwood Inn Executive Chef David Darugh and Pastry Chef Gayle Darugh were selected “Best Chefs America 2015.” The inn features a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence selection of wines. Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations “for your next wine and food-focused escape.”