Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Alluvian Hotel and Viking Cooking School in Greenwood, MS

Viking Cooking School


          This year my husband surprised me with a trip to Greenwood, MS, a stay at the wonderful Alluvian Hotel and a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School!! That man knows exactly what I like :-)


Happy Birthday to me!
       

           I've lived in Mississippi since I was 12 years old and have many friends from college from the Mississippi Delta, but I've never been there in person.



          Smack-dab in the middle of downtown Greenwood, MS is an amazing hotel - The Alluvian. It's honestly a bit odd that this super fancy hotel is sitting in the middle of downtown Greenwood, but it's great because it's such a precious jewel in this Mississippi Delta town. We arrived to a lovely receptionist who checked us in then we proceeded to our rooms where I began taking pictures of the room before we scattered our suitcases and bags down everywhere lol (Taking photos this way has been my habit on every vacation I've ever been on since I was in high school lol!)

          We arrived right before the nightly turn-down service and enjoyed talking with the housekeeper who performed our turn-down service and placed that delicious little piece of chocolate on our nightstand when she was done :-)

The Alluvian Hotel
The Alluvian Hotel




Everything about the hotel is as elegant as you see in these photos!
The Alluvian Hotel


          We dined at Giardina's Restaurant during the 1st night of our stay at the Alluvian and we enjoyed some of the BEST Oyster's Rockefeller either of us has ever had!! My pasta was amazing too!


Giardina's Restaurant in the Alluvian Hotel
Giardina's



          On our 2nd day there we participated in a cooking class offered by the Viking Cooking School which is directly across the street from the hotel. We literally met people from all over Mississippi and other parts of the country who came just to participate in the cooking class just like we did!



Viking Cooking School Store
Viking Cooking School



One of the Kitchens at the Viking Cooking School
Viking Cooking School



Our Kitchen for the day at the Viking Cooking School
Viking Cooking School




We created a number of Cuban Dishes from scratch during our "Lunch in Little Havana" that day :-)
Viking Cooking School



          Yummy Yummy!! Chicken, Rice, Black beans, salad with homemade dressing - all CUBAN Style and all made by us!!
Viking Cooking School





Of course we had to have a little wine with our Cuban-inspired meal!
Viking Cooking School

          Being in the Viking kitchen with my husband was such an awesome experience for us and one we will never forget! I love staying at great hotels, dining at awesome restaurants and now I can add participating in cooking classes to my list!! This was a great birthday ( My 1st as a married lady!) and certainly one to remember :-)

--Dr. April

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