Monday, April 5, 2010

Savannah, Ga. 2010


Recently I led a culinary tour to Savannah, Ga. I will be posting several entries about our trip to that beautiful southern city. Be watching this site for tips on where to stay, where to visit, when to go, where to eat and what to do. And even some recipes will be offered in later postings.

There were 14 in our tour group which was led by Tales of the South Tour Guide Tara Simmons. Tara and I worked together for months to put together a really remarkable tour to Savannah. The tour was planned around Savannah's Home and Garden Tour and around culinary classes and their Low Country Cooking.

I want to start off this blog entry though on the hotel where we stayed, which was the Planter's Inn on Reynold's Square in the heart of the historic district. 29 Abercorn Street on Reynolds Square 1-800-554-1187.

The rooms are decorated in period furniture and are spacious and elegant. A wonderful breakfast is served each morning in a cheery dining room by an excellent and competent staff. It is buffet style and they serve food that is typical to the area, grits, biscuits with egg and ham and plenty of fresh fruit, sweet rolls, french toast and juices as well as coffee and tea.

In the late afternoon, in the gracious lobby The Planter's Inn offers wine and cheese while you can enjoy lovely piano music played by a very talented pianist that will honor your requests. And just as you come home from your evening out you will find in the hotel lobby a warm platter of freshly baked cookies to take to your room for a mid-night snack.

The hotel offers a turn down service each evening. I would come back to my room which had been fluffed up by a staff person and enjoyed my warm cookie and sweet mints left on on my pillow and dream about my wonderful day in the Belle of the South.

Join me on tour next year to Savannah and you can enjoy all of the same sweet amenities.

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins

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