|Blackberry's barn, where we had dinner every night.|
I have been too busy to post much because of all the eating I've been doing. Oops. But I'm beginning to make amends now, starting with this review of our recent trip to Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.
You may be asking: why would you go all the way to Applachia (that's appaLAHchia, naturally) for your birthday, Juliet? Well, a few reasons, but one in particular: Blackberry got voted the #1 resort for food lovers. I may love a lot of things (Mike, American Ninja Warrior, world peace), but those of you who know me well know that I love food -- cooking, eating, speaking of -- more than anything else. We're also big fans of Relais & Chateaux properties; you can read write ups of our vacations at other affiliated spots here and here. And no, Relais doesn't pay me or pay for my trips, but sweet Jesus I WISH THEY WOULD.
|The view from our room.|
|The boathouse on the lake.|
|Mike's eggs benedict during Sunday brunch.|
Since we were there for 4th of July, we were also treated to a BBQ cookoff between all the various chefs. Heaven.
|Beans, slaw, chicken, beef, pork...|