March 16, 2016

A Visit to Blackberry Farm

It’s always a wonderful treat to spend a few days at a luxurious resort and spa, even if it's all part of a business trip.

Last week, I was invited to Blackberry Farm, in Walland, Tennessee, to share my perspective on food and cooking with the resort’s guests as part of a two-day special event. While there, I gave a lecture and a demo of some of my favorite Easter dishes. I also conducted a book signing, and planned the grande finale dinner menu for the last night of our stay. Editorial food director, Sarah Carey, and director of food development, Thomas Joseph, joined me for the event, and also provided an informational demo and discussion. Frederick Corriher, the owner of Frederick Corriher Wine, a Charleston, South Carolina-based French wine import company supplied all the wines for the affair.

It was a lovely time at one the nation’s most celebrated hotels. If you're ever in the area, I encourage you to visit Blackberry Farm.

Enjoy these photos.