Our very own Blackberry Farm has captured the No. 1 resort spot in Bon Appétit's list of the "10 Best Food Lover's Hotels in America."
Here's the scoop from the magazine's press release:
Bon Appétit Names Blackberry Farm The No. 1 Resort
For Food Lovers
WALLAND, Tenn. - Bon Appétit unveiled Blackberry Farm as the No. 1 resort on their site Bonappetit.com for its cover story, "10 Best Food Lover's Hotels in America" to be featured in its May issue, which hits newsstands on April 23.
Editor-In-Chief Adam Rappaport hails Blackberry Farm as "utterly delicious" and Executive Chef of the Barn Joseph Lenn's Anson Mills grits (with pickled ramps, crisp Benton's country ham and ramp sabayon) as "the best dish [he] ate in 2012." In addition to this coup, the cover image of the issue features a stack of gluten-free griddle cakes, created by Executive Chef of the Main House Josh Feathers.
"We are so honored to be listed as the No.1 hotel in America for food lovers. At Blackberry Farm, we constantly aim to provide the best culinary experience for guests in both our Barn and Main House Restaurants by providing experiences that celebrate the region, highest quality ingredients possible and authentic southern character in all that we do," stated Blackberry Farm Proprietor Sam Beall.
Bon Appétit describes this list as a collection of hotels that have outstanding food and really cool destinations that Bon Appétit editors love to go to and want to return again and again. The list is a celebration of properties that make food equally as important as other aspects of a hotel.
Situated on a 4,200-acre estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm is a 58-room property providing world-class luxury and adventure activities. Paying homage to locally grown and sourced ingredients, Blackberry Farm is celebrated as an unrivaled food and wine destination, providing farm-to-table cuisine, as well as a comprehensive wine cellar complete with more than 160,000 bottles of wine from around the world.
Now, Bon Appetit is not telling us anything we didn't know. Metro Pulse loves to talk to Blackberry Farm whenever possible, and if someone invites us to their lavish Biscuit Brunch why we don't complain. Here is a mere sampling of some of the most recent coverage, along with our congratulations to Sam Beall and his staff: