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Once again we’ve brought back the CEO of Chateau’ Relaxo for her take on Sprong Break, Savannah and COVID-19.
Our original plans for Spring Break had been a road trip …. Savannah, GA, Greenville, SC, Demorest GA and then Alpharetta, GA. For the first time in 30 years, those plans changed due to my work schedule. We were left with a weekend cooking school in Savannah, GA and then I was flying out Monday morning for business commitments. The cooking school happens, but as you could well imagine the rest cratered….. COVID-19.
Embark on a charming experience at Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection, where our luxury hotel features high-speed Wi-Fi, a fitness center and outdoor pool. Enjoy our premier location next to the famous Forsyth Park, providing easy access to the park’s iconic fountain, lush Spanish moss and wide-ranging green space. During your Georgia getaway in America’s most haunted city, experience fun frights on a ghost tour, and spend time admiring picturesque homes and cobblestone streets in Savannah Historic District. Experience Southern hospitality in our elegant accommodations, where you can delight in room service and enjoy the convenience of in-suite massages from our spa. At 700 Drayton Restaurant, savor Southern cuisine or create your own. Our group cooking lessons are a great experience for all skill levels. If you’re planning an occasion, our unique venues are beautiful backdrops for conferences and celebrations alike. Discover boutique sophistication at Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection.
On the way into town, we stopped by the Ye Ole Tobacco Shop for a few local hand-rolled cigars. The Ye Ole Tobacco Shop is Savannah’s oldest operating “Traditional” tobacco shops, with two convenient locations to serve you. Our Downtown store is located on Factors Walk right in the heart of the Historic District. The Midtown store is located right in the center of Savannah’s south side, in an antebellum plantation style home that some folks say looks just like “Tara”.
700 Kitchen Cooking School EXPLORE YOUR PASSION.
When cooking is more than chopping, mixing and simmering, you may uncover a passion you didn’t know you had. Together, we’ll share stories, explore cultures and enjoy some unique dishes we never thought we could master.
- An artful variety of classes
- Many kitchen skills taught in each class
- Taught by master inspired culinary artist
- Full meal and wine served
Chef Jason Winn brings his eclectic contemporary blend of fresh ingredients, classic techniques and southern culinary traditions to the 700 Cooking School. As a longtime resident of South Carolina and native of Texas, Jason has an affinity for both Low Country and Southwest flavors as well as a strong classical continental background from years of training in award-winning private clubs and restaurants.
A variety of classes:
- TASTE OF 700 DRAYTON
- FARMER’S MARKET TOUR
- HORS D’OEUVRES
- LADIES NIGHT
- CLASSIC ITALIAN
- LOW COUNTRY STAPLES
- DATE NIGHT
- PRIVATE DINNER WITH THE CHEF
- NEW ORLEANS SOIREE
- ITALIAN 201
- THE SOUTHERN TABLE
- HOME COOK CULINARY BATTLE!
- ‘CRAFT AND CRUST’ COOKING CLASS FOR KIDS
- MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND – BRUNCH SMALL PLATES
The menu our night was Low country. High flavor. Learn the secrets and stories behind perhaps America’s best-known fusion cuisine, which blends American, indigenous and African flavors with the bounty of fresh seafood and agricultural products of coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
- SAVANNAH RED RICE
- SHRIMP AND GRITS
- LOW COUNTRY STEWED CHICKEN
- BERRY CRUMBLE with wildflower honey
- BERRY CRUMBLE with wildflower honey
- All-purpose flour 1½ cups
- Brown sugar ½ cup
- Cinnamon ½ tsp
- Melted butter ¼ cup
- Nuts to your preference* ½ cup chopped (walnuts, pecans, almonds all good choices)
- Melted butter 3 oz (3/4 stick)
- Butter, melted ½ cup
- Fresh berries 3 cups
- Brown sugar 1½ cups
- Vanilla extract 1 tsp (or vanilla bean)
- Corn starch approx. 2 Tbs
- In a bowl mix flour, sugar and cinnamon. Add butter and mix well. The texture should clump together but shouldn’t be wet. Adjust as needed with flour (wet) or butter (dry.) Add nuts and mix well.
- In a saucepan saute berries in butter to soften and extract juices. Add sugar and vanilla and simmer for about 10 minutes. Make a slurry with corn starch and add to simmering berry mixture. Transfer cobbler to cast iron skillet or baking dish and top liberally with crumble topping. NOTE: topping will displace cobbler filling and may spill over in the oven. When in doubt default to a slightly larger dish.
- Bake about 20-30 minutes at 350°F until crumble is crunchy and filling is bubbling.
Top (individual servings) of cobbler with whipped cream when serving.
Well, there you have it, thanks for listening and safe travels.
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