Georgia Culinary Vacations

Georgia Culinary Vacations: Georgia Culinary Vacations at Beechwood Inn; home to the Grow, Cook, Eat – Georgia Cooking School. Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations “for your next wine and food-focused escape.”

Georgia Culinary Vacations 

Georgia Culinary Vacations at Beechwood Inn; home to the Grow, Cook, Eat – Georgia Cooking School

Wine Enthusiast Magazine places Beechwood Inn in the Top 5 Destinations “for your next wine and food-focused escape,” Dec 28, 2011.

Attend a Farm to Table Dinner at Beechwood Inn – Fine Dining in North Georgia

We are authentically Farm to Table, growing much of our produce with caring attention. We are as local as local gets and of the season to the moment. Beechwood Inn offers fine dining in the North Georgia Mountains 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. Reservations are needed. The Inn features Northeast Georgia’s only Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.

Enjoy a Georgia Cooking Vacation

Private Cooking Classes at Beechwood Inn: Would you like a private cooking class for you and your sweetheart, or maybe for a girls’ night out. Join Beechwood Inn chefs in our modern kitchen and prepare a variety of gourmet meals including ethnic dishes from around the world.

Learn to:

  • Choose & prepare seasonal fresh and local ingredients Use a variety of cooking methods and techniques
  • Present your dishes with style and visual appeal
  • Find sources for natural, organic and local products
  • Use proper food safety and handling
  • Pair fine and rare wines to your dining selections

The Beechwood Inn has many awards and is a Wine Spectator Award of excellence restaurant. The Inn also features a 3,000 bottle wine cellar. Each class includes wine, a serving of each dish, an apron to keep and a complete recipe collection from that class. Students receive a 10% discount on wine or food product purchases made the day of the class and a 10% discount off their next culinary class at the Beechwood Inn. Classes can be tailored to your preferences.  These run as short as 3 hours long and usually run from 2:30PM to 5:30PM, followed by a short break and then dinner.

Learn to Make Artisan Pasta at Beechwood Inn

At Beechwood Inn’s artisan pasta classes, students will unravel the art of pasta making and learn how to make the perfect ravioli, gnocchi, tortellini and pasta ribbons. At the end of each day, all budding chefs will be invited to enjoy a well-earned glass of wine over a steaming bowl of pasta.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

At Beechwood Inn we have offered “Wild Foods Foraging Weekends” for a number of years. Part of the experience includes a foraging walk through our Appalachian Cove forests where we identify and gather edible and medicinal plants. Afterwards students return to Beechwood Inn and are served a fresh and local wild foods dinner in the Inn’s comfortable dining-room.  Seasonal dinners may include elderflower fritters, walnut and wild mushroom hand-pies, potato ramp soup, gathered greens salad with elderberry vinaigrette, sassafras sorbet, fresh trout on sautéed wild greens with wild cherry coulis, and wild spice cake served with roasted dandelion ice cream. Beverages include sumac and raspberry leaf teas and local Georgia wines.

Wine Tastings at Beechwood Inn – Take a Wine Vacation to North Georgia

North Georgia Wine Tastings: Would you like a personal wine tasting for you and your friends? The Beechwood Innkeepers can set up beginner, intermediate or wine tastings for experienced wine-tasters. Just let us know what your interests are and we will exceed your expectations. Costs for special wine tastings start at $30.00 per person.

In conclusion: If you are looking for a cooking vacation or culinary destination then Beechwood Inn should be on your itinerary. At Beechwood Inn we have an appreciation for our history, the region and traditional foodways. Food is needed by everyone, everywhere, every day. We believe that making shopping decisions that favor sustainable and local food sources, especially organic sources, benefits health, improves the local economy and is ecologically sound.  We are proud of our local farmers and ranchers; their names dot our menus paying homage to those who have done the work to get such delicious ingredients through the kitchen door. Once through that door, respect and care for the ingredients play as important a role as the preparation of them. The goal of our chefs is to make as much of what is used from scratch as possible – we think that is what makes cuisine authentic. We trust you will appreciate our care and devotion to freshness.