Let’s talk about Southern Hospitality.
Is it real? That depends on who you’re asking, of course. There are some who think that it’s bunk and others who live by it. One thing I know for sure is that food is always part of it.
One description of Southern Hospitality says that it’s “a phrase to describe the stereotypical residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming visitors to their homes, or to the South in general.”
I like to think that’s what my friends think of me and my Southern friends, but that same description fits many of my friends from other parts of the country and the world. I’m grateful that “Southern Hospitality” primarily has a positive connotation, regardless of where the “Southerner” is from.
My experience at the Fox Theatre consistently meets the definition of Southern Hospitality…a good thing since it’s at the epicenter of the New South!
If you’re considering hosting your holiday party at the Fox Theatre, know with confidence that we welcome you warmly into our special events “home” and we have amazing sweets for you to offer your guests!
We believe that a warm welcome is accentuated by—and wholly important to a pleasant stay—a delicious menu. It’s often fun to treat guests to “new” or “reimagined” dishes—and it’s perfectly fine to do that—but the holidays, to me, are a time of tradition, a time when people like to enjoy comfort food…the holidays are a time to create and share memories for a lifetime.
For the holidays we offer both comfort food and creative twists on seasonal favorites.
If you’re a traditionalist, you very well may like (or totally love!) our Sliced Turkey and Waffled Dressing. We take our mirepoix and sage herbed stuffing and griddle it into a waffle and then a chef attendant tops it with mashed potatoes, sliced roasted turkey, traditional gravy and rustic cranberry relish…all of it house-made, of course!
If you want add something to your menu that’s comfort food with a creative twist you might like (or totally love!) our Goat Cheese Ravioli with Orange Fennel Cream! For this dish, an attendant chef will simmer locally crafted goat cheese ravioli in orange fennel cream and finish it with fennel ‘dust’ and shredded Parmesan. In the words of Rachael Ray, “It’s delish!”
Great food, good manners and a warm, welcoming atmosphere…that’s Southern Hospitality to us, and we’d love to share ours with you.
If you’ve not yet booked your company holiday party, call us and let us help you plan your Fox Theatre special event, offered with a generous helping of Southern Hospitality.
Thank you for reading AFFAIRS at the FOX Blog, and as some of my Southern friends say, with genuine warmth, “Y’all come back now, ya hear?”