We all need a weekend away from time to time.
Greenwood, Mississippi is home to the Blues, great local shopping and fresh, local cuisine. The Alluvian Hotel served as our luxurious home base for our weekend getaway, and after a side trip to Mound Bayou for a piece of Mississippi-mud-made Peter’s Pottery (we chose a white-washed turkey reminding us of turkey hunting in spring and Thanksgiving dinner in the fall!), our culinary getaway was poised for perfection.
For a late lunch, we ate at the infamous Crystal Grill. This Delta dining icon was packed and folks seemed to all know each other, making our experience have an extra layer of down home comfort. After scanning this menu full of soul food and seafood options, I opted for fried crab claws (I can’t resist them when they’re in season!). Crispy fried, these heavenly bites were served with cocktail sauce that had a serious kick.
After over-indulging, we were all set to move to our next weekend adventure when the waitress “mentioned” the Crystal Grill’s homemade pie selection. The Lemon Ice Box Pie was tangy and sweet full of zest that danced on my tongue. But the mile high fluffy and sweet meringue stole the show!
Later it was just a walk across the street from our room at The Alluvian to our next destination: Viking Cooking School for a Date Night – Steak with Potatoes class. Sound boring? Hardly.
As students, we were paired with another couple to make a team of four. We cooked our meal with expert assistance each step of the way from the class instructors – who were also generously pouring wine for us to enjoy while we cooked! My husband and I happily soaked up the company, practical cooking tips and tastes of the experience.
After eating our steak dinner, we found ourselves swapping stories with other guests at the Alluvian Bar – stories that told our love for Mississippi, local food… and now Greenwood. This is one trip we plan on repeating…soon!