Dining in Historic Homes & Local Restaurants
Historically known for good times and luxury, in Natchez you'll find quintessential regional fare and cutting edge Southern cuisine. From Carriage House Fried Chicken and tiny Biscuits, Pig Out Barbecue, Mammy's Cupboard Caramel Banana Pie, Biscuits and Blues Crawfish Nacho's to King's Tavern Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon-Thyme Biscuit Crust, Cotton Alley home made cakes, the selection in Natchez is endless...
(arranged for a maximum group of 8)
Oak Hill 1835
Step back in time and dine in our 1835 Dining Room under a Waterford crystal chandelier and Zuber wallpaper in Old Natchez style and Antebellum splendor.
(arranged for a minimum of 20 guests)
Join 8th and 9th generation descendants of the family that first lived on this property in the 1780s and built the present house in 1853. Enjoy their famed hospitality as you dine amidst lavish original furnishings and hear 230 years of Natchez history as experienced by this family.
(arranged for a minimum of 8 guests)
Cooking Classes with Chef Regina Charboneau
Chef Regina Charboneau known for her San Francisco restaurants returned to her native Natchez in 2001 and purchased the historic home Twin Oaks, circa 1832, where she has six guest rooms on the property. She offers cooking classes at Twin Oaks and some of the best hospitality in the South. As Julia Reed wrote about Regina, "I've returned to Twin Oaks many times for infusions of what those of us lucky enough to be in Regina's orbit all refer to as "Biscuit Love"- which is also a metaphor for her great company, innate graciousness and bottomless generosity. I would happily follow Regina up and down the Mississippi for an extended dose of her hospitality and her inventive and always superb cooking".
Chef Regina carves out a few weekends a year to host her cooking class weekends at Twin Oaks. It is a lively weekend in Regina's home town of historic Natchez. You will get the entire flavor of Natchez followed by a personal class and dinner with Chef Regina in her home, Twin Oaks. There are six guest rooms on the grounds of Twin Oaks. Classes are limited to 12 guests based on 2 guests per room.
· Check into Twin Oaks on Friday between 2-4
· Tour of Charboneau Rum Distillery 6:30
· Tasting Dinner at Regina's Restaurant - King's Tavern with Chef Regina
· Breakfast at the Castle at Dunleith (directly across from Twin Oaks and you can go anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 / there is a tour of Historic Dunleith at 10 or 10:30
· You will be provided tickets to Historic Longwood and Stanton Hall to tour on your schedule. You will have Saturday free to explore Natchez and enjoy the sights. Lunch at Biscuits and Blues is recommended.
· Saturday at 5 we will gather at Twin Oaks. We will begin with a cocktail and tour, then get to the kitchen. Chef Regina will guide you through the preparation of five dishes. You will learn her technique for flakey butter biscuit dough and more of her Southern specialties. We end up in the candle lit main dining room for dinner, wine and lively conversation.
Breakfast at the Castle at Dunleith between 7:30 and 10:00
(Regina will speak with guests prior to make sure all food tastes and desires are met)
Peppered Oysters on Toast
Pork Belly Pot Pie with Bacon-Thyme Biscuit Crust
Arugula Salad with Roasted Cauliflower & Peas
with Caper Mustard Vinaigrette
Red Fish Creole Courtbouillion
Quail with Smoked Bacon & Port-Anise Reduction
with Corn Puddings stuffed with Greens
Chocolate Orange Bread Pudding with Carmelized Sugar Sauce
Pricing based on 2 guests per room $475. Per person all inclusive
Pricing based on 1 guest per room $595. Per person all inclusive
Extra night stay may be added at rate of $129.
(arranged for a minimum of 25 guests)
Begin your tour at Historic Stanton Hall at 5:00pm with a glass of champagne. After a leisurely tour, walk over to the Carriage House for a scrumptious dinner prepared for you by Chef Bingo Starr.
$55 per person
Please phone Lynn Beach Smith at Natchez Pilgrimage Tours to book a reservation at 601-445-6102