August 15 – Traditional Southern Summer Dinner

August 15 – Traditional Southern Summer Dinner: My grandparents had a large garden and my grandmother also foraged for wild edibles. In the summer they enjoyed fresh tomatoes, corn, green beans, squash and fresh peaches from their orchard. We have taken some of my grandmother’s recipes jazzed them-up a little and offer you a wonderful Southern–Style Summer Dinner Read More...

2007 Poggio Antico Brunelo de Montalcino Riserva

2007 Poggio Antico Brunelo de Montalcino Riserva: We have a great new (old) wine at Beechwood Inn - but we are going to save it for special occassions. It is the 2007 Poggio Antico Brunelo de Montalcino Riserva, a really special wine that will knock your sock off. Learn more: (more…) Read More...

Best Rabun County Bed and Breakfast

Best Rabun County Bed and Breakfast:  My husband and I enjoy staying in B&Bs. We have frequented B&Bs in Highlands, NC, for many years, and we have always "driven through" Clayton on our way to Highlands. At the last minute, we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary/Memorial Day on May 23. For a change, we checked out B&Bs in Georgia. I have received the Read More...

Noble Wine Cellar and Tasting Room

Noble Wine Cellar and Tasting Room: Jabe Hilson has recently opened the Noble Wine Cellar Tasting Room in the North Georgia Mountains. While his business is located at 58 N. Main Street in Clayton, he is processing and bottling his wine at Monteluce Winery near Dahlonega, Georgia. The making of his own wine is the culmination of a life-long creative journey.   No Read More...

August 8 – Summer Tuscan Dinner at Beechwood Inn

August 8 - Summer Tuscan Dinner at Beechwood Inn: What distinguishes Tuscan food since the time of the Etruscans has been its noble simplicity.  Country cooking attests to the seasonal goodness of garden produce and the perennial splendor of green-gold extra virgin olive oil. Tuscans are fanatical about freshness. (more…) Read More...

August 1 – Traditional Southern Summer Dinner

August 1 – Traditional Southern Summer Dinner: My grandparents had a large garden and my grandmother also foraged for wild edibles. In the summer they enjoyed fresh tomatoes, corn, green beans, squash and fresh peaches from their orchard. We have taken some of my grandmother’s recipes jazzed them-up a little and offer you a wonderful Southern–Style Summer Dinner. Read More...

Private Chef Dinner in North Georgia at Beechwood Inn

Private Chef Dinner in North Georgia at Beechwood Inn: Restauranteurs  Ross and Mary selected an 8 course tasting dinner with wine-pairings for their Private Chef Dinner in Beechwood Inn's Wine Cave. It's a pretty cool place for a romantic Farm To Table dining experience. Want to see their menu? (more…) Read More...

Beechwood Inn Wine

Beechwood Inn Innkeepers make several varieties of wine from Georgia grown grapes.  The wines are available for sale at the inn; sorry we cannot ship. Here is what we usually have available: Chardonnay: Made without malo-lactic conversion, this wine is mostly unoaked and offers great acidity. The aromas include lemon, grapefruit, apple-skin and limestone. The flavor is Read More...

July 25 – From Tapas to Meze – Small Plates Dinner

July 25 – From Tapas to Meze – Small Plates Dinner: Small plates have different terms in each of the Mediterranean countries. In France it is hors d’oeuvres, in Spain, tapas, in Italy antipasti and in Greece, Turkey and the Middle East, meze. So tonight will feature a collection of small plates artfully assembled for your dining enjoyment. (more…) Read More...

July 18 – Spanish Dinner with Spanish Wines

July 18 - Spanish Dinner with Spanish Wines:  Spain is a land that hovers between Europe and Africa, between hat and turban.  The Moors invaded Spain in 711 and stayed nearly 800 years. The Catholic Kings, Isabella and Ferdinand conquered Granada, the last Moorish stronghold in 1492. With their religion they also brought new styles and new foods such as pork, and bacala Read More...

July 11: An evening in Charleston, SC

July 11: An evening in Charleston, SC. Charleston boasts some really wonderful restaurants such as Cypress, Fig, Husk, McGrady’s.  There is nothing simple about these recipes.  All the sauces are made from scratch, Duck Confit takes three days, and many of the products are fresh and local and from the best of suppliers.  Bold, imaginative and passionate . . . these ar Read More...

July 4 Independence Day – Farm to Table Dinner

July 4 Independence Day - Farm to Table Dinner: With warm summer weather we are offering some seasonally inspired dishes that are farm fresh. At the Beechwood Inn we celebrate local ingredients and include as many as we can. Our recipes present us with the opportunity to use the most flavorful produce, meats, and cheeses in our region. (more…) Read More...

July 3 Independence Weekend Tuscan Dinner

July 3 Independence Weekend Tuscan Dinner: What distinguishes Tuscan food since the time of the Etruscans has been its noble simplicity.  Country cooking attests to the seasonal goodness of garden produce and the perennial splendor of green-gold extra virgin olive oil. Tuscans are fanatical about freshness. (more…) Read More...

Gingered Jalapeño Cranberry Relish

Gingered Jalapeño Cranberry Relish with Red Wine Beechwood Inn Recipes by Chefs David and Gayle Darugh - Best Chefs America 2013/2014 Best Chefs America At Beechwood Inn we love to cook with wine, sometimes we even put it in the food.  We cook with fresh ingredients and love unexpected flavor combinations. This fresh made cranberry sauce with a hint of sweet/sour/ginger/ Read More...

Chocolate Pecan Pie with Local Honey

I love Georgia Pecans and this is a really great recipe combining local made chocolate, honey and pecans. Chocolate Pecan Pie with Local Honey at Beechwood Inn by Chef Gayle Darugh One Prepared Pie Crust ¾ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup sugar Pinch of salt 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon Bourbon 3 tablespoons Mountain Sourwood or Tupelo Read More...

GEORGIA COOKING SCHOOL

Grow, Cook , Eat –A North Georgia
Cooking School at Beechwood Inn:

Culinary classes make the perfect gift for that person who has everything and has been everywhere.  You don’t need to be a great cook to enjoy the class.


Learn the secrets of professional cooking.