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The Holiday Season in Savannah at Azalea Inn

October 9, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

The holiday season in Savannah is upon us and brings the perfect reason for you to visit Savannah.  Shopping, relaxation, and fun!

Get a jump on your holiday shopping on Broughton Street.  In addition to national bands like Anthropology, Urban Outfitter, and Ann Taylor Loft, you’ll find some of Savannah’s most unique stores and boutiques.

Paris Market – Unique antique and vintage home décor.

Savannah Bee Company – Savannah’s own destination for specialty honeys, naturally luxurious body care, and other honeybee inspired gifts.

The Salt Table – The Salt Table features free tasting samples of hundreds of different salts, seasonings, sugars, teas, dips, blends, Amish popcorn, and even local honey.

You deserve a break.

Take a vacation for the holidays and let Azalea Inn take care of all the details.  Thanksgiving at the Inn always feels like home.  Enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving dinner around our table with friends from around the world.  The menu for this year is coming together but you’ll see from last year’s menu that our Chef isn’t kidding.  And you don’t have to clean up.

Three Cheese Artichoke Dip, Stuffed Endive, Assorted Fruits, Cheeses and Crackers
Wine:  Prosecco

Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup
Wine: Santa Marina Pinot Noir

Spinach Pecan wilted Salad with Goat Cheese and a Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette
Wine: Kung Fu Girl Bone Dry Riesling

Prime Rib with Rosemary Demi-Glace & Fried Shallots, Horseradish Mashed Yukon Gold Potato, Lemon Garlic Grilled Asparagus, Ginger Glazed Baby Carrots
Wine: Cantena Malbec

Peppermint Cheesecake

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Azalea Inn & Villas Dining

Many of Savannah’s premier events take place around the holidays.

11/8 – Rascal Flats Free concert in Forsyth Park – The Rock N’ Roll Marathon brings great music to Savannah!

11/9 – 11/15 – The Savannah Food & Wine Festival – The festival celebrates wine and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, festival and more.

11/13 – 11/15 – 21st Annual Telfair Art Festival – This beloved outdoor event in the heart of historic Savannah features 85 national and local artists set up around Telfair Square.

12/4 – 12/5 – Christmas On The River – Celebrate the Christmas season on River Street with fireworks, shopping & The Christmas Light Parade to City Market.


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Hidden Off The Beaten Path In Savannah

September 21, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

We like to share local secrets with our guests.  Those hidden gems with the best Savannah has to offer.  Today we’re going to give you our top 5 best off the beaten path places to eat.


Basement of the Pink House
Everybody knows that the Pink House is a Savannah favorite with great food and an authentic Savannah atmosphere.  What visitors don’t know is that there is a cozy basement lounge that you can settle into for cocktails and dinner.  Less formal than upstairs, the basement with its brink walls wraps you up in a real feel of Savannah.

The Pink House basement

The Pink House basement

Desposito’s Seafood in Thunderbolt.
Appropriately, Southern Living calls Desposito’s a ‘seafood dive’.   A tin roof, antique neon beer signs and day old newspapers for table cloths, there is nothing fancy about Desposito’s.  Just minutes from downtown, it’s been open for 50 years and there is a reason.  No-nonsense good, fresh seafood.  Try anything steamed and you will talk about the deviled crab for the rest of your life.

Desposito's Seafood

Desposito’s Seafood

Masada Café
Skip the long lines at Mrs Wilkes and head just 2 miles west out Bay Street from downtown to Masada Café for the best southern cooking in Savannah.   Open for lunch Tuesday – Sunday in the United House of Prayer, the Masada Café has the best soul food and hospitality around.  Southern Living featured them as their Delicious Find Of The Month and their red rice recipe.  It’s also a bargain under $10.

Masada Cafe

Masada Cafe

Wine tastings and TV dinners at Noble Fare
Noble Fare is tucked away off the beaten path down Jefferson Street, but is widely known for culinary excellence.  You can’t get in there without a reservation.  Only those who closely follow them on Facebook or Twitter hear about their wine tastings and TV dinners.  Announced only a few days in advance, the spots go fast.  Taste their best wines and enjoy the Chef’s TV dinner.  TV dinners are made up of whatever deliciousness the Chef has in the kitchen and are usually around only $15.

Noble Fare TV Dinner

Noble Fare TV Dinner

Broughton Market Bahn Mi
On the corner of Drayton and Broughton Streets is the Broughton Market.   What looks like your run of the mill convenience store, Brought Market has a counter serving Vietnamese Bahn mi sandwiches.   Many locals have called them life changing.  We’re going to be in big trouble for letting this one out.

Broughton Market Bahn Mi Sandwich

Broughton Market Bahn Mi Sandwich

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!


Savannah’s Fall Festival’s

July 17, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Fall festivals in Savannah offer something for everyone.   Savannah Voice Festival, Savannah Jazz Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Savannah Food & Wine Festival. Make your reservations now at Azalea Inn & Villas for Fall!

Fall brings festivals, fun and gorgeous weather to Savannah.  Make reservations and get tickets now for one of these Savannah events.  The only problem is choosing which of Savannah’s fall festival’s!

August 2 – 16      Summer wraps up with the Savannah VOICE Festival – The Savannah VOICE festival takes the city by storm with great classical singing of opera, music theater and song.

August 7 – 8     Dog Days of Summer Festival on River Street – Dogs bring your leash and your owner for all out dog fun on River Street.  Doggy vendors, activities, and a parade just for our furry friends.


Dog Days of Summer on River Street

Dog Days of Summer on River Street

September 4 – 5     Bacon Festival on River Street – Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Local restaurants will be set up along the river with their best bacon dishes.

September 12      Revival Fest – A fall festival celebrating the best in Southern music, local and regional foods, crafts, beer and spirits.

Revival Fest

Revival Fest

September 20 – 26      Savannah Jazz Festival – Produced by the Coastal Jazz Association, the Savannah Jazz Festival is FREE and open to the public in Forsyth Park just steps away from Azalea Inn & Villas.

October 3 – 4      Octoberfest on River Street – Enjoy a bit of Germany Savannah style with German beers, food, music, and of course the Weiner Dog Races.

Savannah Jazz Festival

Savannah Jazz Festival

October 24 – 31      Savannah Film Festival – The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures.

November 6 – 7      Hopped Up on Georgia Brews Festival on River Street – An incredible tasting event featuring over 20 breweries from Georgia.

Savannah Film Festival

Savannah Film Festival

November 9 – 15      Savannah Food & Wine Festival – Celebrating wine and culinary excellence in Savannah with wine dinners, tasting events, a festival and more.

November 14 – 15      Telfair Art Fair – Held in the heart of the historic district in Telfair Square, this open air art fair features over 80 chosen artists from around the country displaying and selling works in various artistic disciplines.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!


Shopping Local in Savannah

June 17, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah’s unique culture and style shines through in the locally owned shops and boutiques throughout Savannah’s Historic District.  Here are our picks for shopping local in Savannah.


One Fish Two Fish

One Fish Two Fish

  • The Paris Market & Brocante – 36 W Broughton Street
    Inspired by the flea markets of Paris and India, the shop is two stories of elegant furnishings, vintage art, garden planters, home decor, and wonderful gifts for children and babies.
  • Savannah Bee Company – 104 W Broughton Street
    Savannah Bee Company is the destination for specialty honeys and naturally luxurious honeybee inspired body care.
  • One Fish Two Fish – 401 Whitaker Street
    A unique boutique in the heart of Savannah’s design district featuring fantastic home accessories, jewelry, bath & body products and ladies apparel.



J Parker Ltd.

J Parker Ltd.

  • Gaucho – 251 Bull Street
    Savannah’s premier boutique serving you for 26 years! Upscale ladies clothing boutique in the heart of historic Savannah, GA
  • Red Clover – 244 Bull Street
    Offering a mix of classic, vintage inspired & indie designer clothing and accessories.
  • Men’s Fashion – J. Parker Ltd – 20 W Broughton Street
    J. Parker has been suiting the most stylish southern gentlemen since 1971.



ZIA Jewelry Boutique

ZIA Jewelry Boutique

  • Zia Boutique – 325 W Broughton Street
    ZIA Boutique is a fashion-forward jewelry boutique, specializing in handmade exotic jewelry & accessories!



Globe Shoes

Globe Shoes

  • Globe Shoe Company – 17 E Broughton Street
    A Savannah tradition for men and women since 1892. 





  •  Satchel – 4 E Liberty Street
    Custom handbags, leather accessories, gifts, and slipcovers by local Savannah designer Elizabeth Seeger.  Always at the top of “Best Of” lists in Savannah!





  • 24e – 24 E Broughton
    24e specializes in contemporary furniture design, interior design, and home accessories.  24e exists to bring you an eclectic collection of furnishings and accessories designed to help you fuse your individuality and inventiveness with your home environment.



Marche de Macarons

Marche de Macaroons

  • Marche de Macarons – 42 Abercorn Street
    Opened by two Savannah bakers just a few short years ago, they have created a macaron sensation in Savannah!  That’s all they do and they do it very, very well.



The Salt Table

The Salt Table

  • Shop SCAD – 340 Bull Street
    The best and brightest from the Savannah College of Art & Design sell their paintings, jewelry, sculpture, fabrics, fashion, and more at Shop SCAD.  You won’t find a more unique and current gift gallery.
  • The Salt Table – 51 Barnard Street
    Trip Advisor ranks The Salt Table the #1 place to shop in Savannah and was a Flavor of Georgia Winner this year.  The Salt Table features free tasting samples of hundreds of different salts, seasonings, sugars, teas, dips, blends, Amish popcorn, and even local honey.


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Azalea Inn’s Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and Their Best Dish

April 29, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

A great benefit of being a guest at The Azalea Inn & Gardens Bed and Breakfast is the expertise they have to make sure you have the perfect Savannah experience.  With a wide variety of wonderful restaurant options in Savannah, Azalea will tell you where to go AND what to eat.  Here are our Top Ten Restaurants in Savannah and our favorite choices at each!

  1. 45 Bistro – 123 East Broughton Street

    Best dishes:

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

    45 Bistro Rack of Lamb

  • Beef Carpaccio with Dijon mustard aioli, shaved Parmesan cheese, spinach chiffonade and crispy capers
  • Grilled Hearts of Romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmesan and Caesar dressing. Add grilled shrimp.
  • Roasted Ruby Beets, golden and ruby beets marinated in a champagne vinaigrette with Belgian endive, praline walnuts, Stilton cheese
  • Rack of Lamb, herb crusted and roasted, with whipped truffle Yukon Gold potatoes finished with port wine and rosemary demi-glace.
  • Escargot sautéed in herbed white wine butter with sun-dried tomatoes, slow roasted elephant garlic clove and grilled Asiago ciabatta.


Vic's on the River Crawfish Beignets

Vic’s on the River Crawfish Beignets

  1. Vic’s On The River – 26 East Bay Street
    Best dish:
  • Crawfish Beignets with Tabasco syrup
  1. Noble Fare – 321 Jefferson Street
    Best dish:
  • Ahi Tuna Tartar with avocado puree, pineapple pico, plantain chip, Ossetra caviar, curry oil
  1. The Grey – 109 Martin Luther King Boulevard
    Best dish:
  • Pork Shank with a “mess of greens” and cornbread


Local 11ten Mussels

Local 11ten Mussels

  1. Local 11 Ten –1110 Bull Street
    Best dishes:
  • Spicy Prince Edward Island mussels, house-made chorizo, tomato, cherry peppers, basil, garlic, white wine, grilled baguette
  • Open-faced rabbit ravioli, fire roasted tomato sauce, basil coulis, house-made ricotta
  1. Sapphire Grill – 110 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Benne Speckled Calamari & toasted coriander pesto with curried peanuts, lime sugar & soy glaze
  • Toasted garlic seared Muscovy duck breast & butternut squash confit with braised red chard, pain d’epice & toasted shallot
  • Toasted pepper seared tuna mignon & crispy golden rice with sauce ponzu, dried chili, pickled beets & scallion
A'lure Lamb Carppacio

A’lure Lamb Carppacio

  1. A’Lure – 309 West Congress Street
    Best dishes:
  • Lamb Carpaccio with cracked pepper scallion oil, basil, capers, savory Sweetgrass Diary blue cheese ice cream
  • Peas & Carrots pan seared sea scallops, sweet baby carrot risotto, shiitakes, ginger carrot reduction, sweet pea coulis
  • House Smoked Duck Breast ginger & garlic bbq, pickled mustard seed coleslaw, duck confit, brie and collard green egg roll
  1. Jazz’d Tapas Bar – 52 Barnard Street
    Best dishes:
  • Mussels Fra Diavolo – Season mussels steamed with white wine, simmered with grilled tomato sauce and finished with compound butter and toasted baguettes.
  • Coca-Cola Pork Ribs – Baby back ribs slow roasted with a Coca-Cola BBQ sauce and a fresh tortilla fennel slaw.
The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

The Olde Pink House BLT Salad

  1. The Pink House – 23 Abercorn Street
    Best dish:
  • BLT salad, fried green tomatoes & sweet bacon with black pepper thyme buttermild dressing
  1. Leoci’s Trattoria – 606 Abercorn Street
    Best Dishes:
  • Beet Salad with brick-oven roasted beets and Leoci’s pickled sweet baby beets accompanied by farmers blue cheese, drizzled with house-made champagne tarragon vinaigrette.
  • Brick oven-roasted mixed olives, a mix of Mediterranean olives


If a guest decides wants venture out of Historic District, this is where Azalea Inn will send you:

Ele Fine Fusion

Ele Fine Fusion

The Florence – The Starland District / 1 West Victory Drive
The latest from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson, The Florence is a neighborhood restaurant that highlights local and regional ingredients using Italian technique and background

Ele Fine Fusion – Wilmington Island / 7815 Highway 80 East
Unforgettable ambiance, unique cocktails, sushi bar & fine dining.

The Tybee Island Fish Camp – Tybee Island / 106 South Campbell Avenue
A cozy 1950’s cottage nestled under live oak and cedar trees with a regionally-focused seafood agenda, a full bar featuring heavily-domestic wine program, and specialty cocktails.

Sisters of the New South – Near Bonaventure Cemetery / 2605 Skidaway Road
Best Soul Food in Savannah!


And if you have something specific in mind…………………..

Best Seafood – You’re in Savannah, everybody asks, “Who has the best seafood?”  We always tell people that you can find great seafood all over Savannah.  All of the best restaurants have great seafood dishes.  We’d recommend seafood at all of our top restaurants.

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Chocolat by Adam Turoni Blood Orange Truffle

Best Vegetarian – Kayak Café

Best Steak – 45 Bistro

Best Sweets – Leopold’s Ice Cream, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

Best BBQ – Angels BBQ, Wiley’s Championship BBQ,

Best Casual & Experience – The Pirates House – Have the spring rolls!

Best Lunch Spots – Zunzi’s, Public Kitchen, B Matthews, Blowin’ Smoke, Papillote

Azalea Inn Breakfast

Azalea Inn Breakfast


Best Breakfast – The Azalea Inn & Gardens of course.  Nothing better in Savannah!


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Savannah Celebrates Spring With Festivals and Fun

April 7, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Azalea's in the Inn Garden

Azalea’s in the Inn Garden




The weather has finally shifted and the azaleas are blooming.  Spring has sprung in Savannah and it is beautiful!  Spring is a fantastic time to be in Savannah as everyone feels the glorious relief of warmth from the chill of winter and gets ready to celebrate with a bevy of spring festivals and fun that Savannah has to offer.


Fort Pulaski National Park

Fort Pulaski National Park

Locals and visitors from all over the world have just enjoyed another incredibly successful Savannah Music Festival.  With artists such as The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Roseann Cash, Bela Fleck, and Mavis Staples it’s easy to understand why USA Today calls the Festival, “one of the top festivals in the world”.  The rest of April in Savannah will see a wonderfully diverse offering of festivals.  On April 11th and 12th, there will be an incredible celebration colonial history at the 153rd Anniversary of the Siege of Fort Pulaski, Savannah’s own National Park.  Participate in a diverse array of activities to recognize the Battle of Fort Pulaski in 1862.  A fantastic Earth Day Festival will be in beautiful Forsyth Park on April 18th just steps away from The Azalea Inn.

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival

SCAD Sidewalk Art Festival



The Tybee Island Wine Festival will last 5 days from April 22nd – 26th, and then you’re back to Forsyth Park for the SCAD Sidewalk Chalk Festival on April 25th.  There are a few rooms left at The Inn for that last minute getaway into the sunshine of the South and The Azalea Inn concierge is ready to help you navigate all festivities!


Susan G Komen Race photo from

Susan G Komen Race
photo from


Runners will wash Savannah’s Historic District with Pink on April 18th for the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.  The world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created with 100% of proceeds going toward their mission.  Registration is still open and there is room at The Azalea Inn!  Take a run for a good cause then let Inn staff pamper you silly while you rest your tired feet in our garden pool.



River Street Seafood Festival

River Street Seafood Festival

Make plans now to be with us at The Azalea Inn & Gardens in May.  The River Street Seafood Festival kicks off the month May 1 – 3.  Seafood Fest is one of River Street’s longest running and most anticipated events of the year.  Come enjoy shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab, and live music at Rousakis Plaza.  Savannah’s most colorful cultural festival, The Savannah Scottish Games, will take place on May 2nd at historic Bethesda Academy’s Bynah’s Field overlooking the iconic Moon River.  A grand celebration with music, dancing and athletic competition, demonstrations, shopping, food, and fun for all!  If Scottish culture isn’t what you’re looking for on May 2nd, you can head to Tybee Island and submerge yourself in the low country culture of one of America’s best small beach towns by joining their Tybee Island Tour of Homes.   Wait a week and experience the Savannah Preservation Festival from May 7th – 9th.  It is an educational festival that demonstrates all the historic preservation that makes Savannah so unique and special.  The Preservation Wine Tour is always in high demand.

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum

Visual Blues Exhibit at Telfair Museum



Art lovers can join the Starland District Art March on May 1st.  This tour guides you through local galleries and art exhibits south of Forsyth Park in the Starland District neighborhood the first Friday of every month.  Visit The Telfair Museum to experience the Visual Blues Art Exhibit through the end of May or go to Telfair’s Jepson Center on May 15th for nationally renowned jewelry designer Zia Sachedina 10th Anniversary Fashion Show.


There are many more fun and intriguing things to do and places to be in the Spring in Savannah.  The Azalea Inn & Gardens is excited to be your guide and show you southern hospitality at its best.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Christmas in Savannah: Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

December 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Christmas in Savannah

Enjoy delicious holiday recipes when you stay at Azalea Inn in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah is a special time. The historic downtown area is decorated in red bows, wreaths, and white lights, creating a sense of nostalgia and excitement for the holiday season. Food can also create a sense of nostalgia during the holidays, whether it’s your mother’s famous Christmas Day roast, the chocolate cake your grandmother always made, or the cookies you would make every year for Santa Claus and his reindeer. This season, at Azalea Inn, we pulled out a few of our favorite holiday recipes, perfect for Christmas day! Today, we will share with you our favorite Christmas breakfast and our favorite Santa Claus cookies!




Caramelized French Toast

Our Caramelized French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast recipes here at Azalea Inn. It is also the perfect decadent treat for Christmas morning! Don’t want to make it yourself? Then let us do the hard work! We’ll be serving this scrumptious dish on Christmas morning!



½ Cup Corn Syrup

2 Cups Brown Sugar

2 Sticks Butter

1 Loaf French Bread, cubed

12 Eggs

2 Cups Half & Half

2 Tsp Vanilla

½ Cup Sour Cream

1 Pint Strawberries, sliced


8 greased Ramekins



Combine Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar and Butter in a heavy sauce pan and heat, stirring until bubbly. Pour mixture into greased ramekins. Fill ramekins with bread cubes. Mix Eggs, Half & Half and vanilla and pour over bread, making sure all cubes are soaked. Cover ramekins and refrigerate over-night.


Pre-heat oven to 350. Bake for 45 minutes. To serve, loosen edges of bread from ramekin with a knife and invert onto plate so that caramelized part is on top. Spoon TBSP of Sour Cream on top and top with Sliced Strawberries.



Christmas in Savannah

How about some oh-so-gooey Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies for Santa?

Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Another one of our favorite holiday treats at Azalea Inn is our Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies. Rich, sweet, and oh-so-gooey, these are the best cookies to leave for Santa Claus (or to have a few for yourself!).







1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1-3/4 cups (packed) brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped

1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped



Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes.

Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)


Christmas in Savannah

Make plans to visit Azalea Inn and Savannah today!

Enjoy these Recipes & More at Azalea Inn

Christmas in Savannah is such a special time, and the delicious treats we create and enjoy together make the holidays even more memorable. Book your rooms today and enjoy a wonderful Christmas in Savannah at Azalea Inn. We look forward to sharing some yummy treats with you!






Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!


Dine With the Best During Savannah Restaurant Week

December 14, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Restaurant Week

Make plans to visit Savannah during Savannah Restaurant Week!

Calling All Foodies to Savannah for Restaurant Week!

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Do you enjoy trying new and exciting dishes? Well, Savannah is the place for you! With so much to offer in its local cuisine, Savannah is a foodie’s paradise. Make plans to attend Savannah Restaurant Week!


Enjoy Savannah’s Local Cuisine During Savannah Restaurant Week

Home to various restaurants, Savannah boasts an eclectic palate guaranteed to meet your taste.  Many of Savannah’s best restaurants provide fresh seafood, local and seasonal produce, and amazing dishes that are sure to impress. With so many great places to dine, are you worried you won’t hit the best places? Well, look no further…

Starting January 23 and lasting through February 1, dine with Savannah’s best during restaurant week! Participate in a celebration of Savannah’s finest restaurants! Twenty-six Savannah restaurants will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Find more information and a list of all restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week here.

Savannah Restaurant Week

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro.

Azalea Inn’s Favorite Savannah Restaurant Week Participants

There are so many wonderful restaurants participating in this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week, but we have a few favorites here at Azalea Inn that we are excited to see on the list of restaurants.

  • Alligator Soul– This gourmet Southern restaurant is the perfect combination of sass and class! Enjoy the cool ambiance and amazing culinary display during this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week.
  • Garibaldi’s– A long time Savannah favorite, Garibaldi’s provides an elegant setting with an even more elegant culinary flare to its dishes. Don’t miss out on this spot during Restaurant Week.
  • Leoci’s Trattoria– Located right next to Azalea Inn, this is the perfect place to start your journey during Savannah Restaurant Week! Taste their delicious and fresh Italian cuisine. We recommend their wonderful olives!
  • 45 Bistro– A long time favorite of Azalea Inn, 45 Bistro never disappoints! We can’t wait to see what this top Savannah restaurant has in store for Restaurant Week!
  • Vic’s on the River– A Savannah staple, Vic’s on the River is located on Bay St, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River. While you’re there participating in Savannah Restaurant Week, make sure you ask to see their map from the Civil War!


Make Your Plans For Savannah Restaurant Week Today!

Savannah Restaurant Week is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Make your plans today with Azalea Inn and enjoy the best of Savannah’s restaurants. When booking, let us know that you are participating in Savannah Restaurant Week and we will be happy to make all of your reservations. So, bring your appetite and enjoy Savannah’s Restaurant Week! Bon Appetit!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!



Spend Christmas with the Innkeepers: A Savannah Christmas

December 9, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Christmas

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers at Azalea Inn

Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Azalea Inn

Each year, we love to put on a lavish and, of course, delicious Christmas dinner for our guests. We work hard to create a scrumptious menu, with each course carefully decided and paired with a special wine. Enjoy a Savannah Christmas with us at Azalea Inn!

Christmas Dinner 2014

A Savannah Christmas is not complete without an outstanding Christmas meal, so we have prepared a menu to “wow” our guests! A four-course meal will be prepared, starting with appetizers, but don’t get too full too quickly! You won’t want to miss out on a single bite!


First Course

Enjoy our first course: Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Dates, Hazelnuts, and Feta. A perfect start to a Savannah Christmas dinner!


Second Course

Save room for this savory second course… We will be serving a White Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter. Yum!


Main Course

Enjoy Pork Roast with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce, Potatoes and Celery Root Mash, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette for the main course of your Savannah Christmas dinner.


End your Savannah Christmas dinner on a sweet note with our delectable desserts. Choose between our Tuxedo Banana Pudding and the Italian Strawberry-Rhubarb Crostata, or just have both!


Savannah Christmas

Make you Christmas Plans with us today!

Enjoy a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn

Plan a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn and enjoy our luxurious amenities and delightful Christmas dinner. Call today, request Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers, and enjoy a relaxing and memorable Christmas in Savannah. Book your rooms today!




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A Moveable Feast: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

September 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A Savannah Moveable Feast!

A Moveable Feast, Savannah Style
While reflecting on his time in Paris, Ernest Hemingway called the city of love “a moveable feast,” or a series of memories that will always remain with him. In his memoir, titled “A Moveable Feast,” Hemingway discusses his time abroad, including many descriptions of cafés, bars, and dining experiences that he fondly remembers.

Hemingway understood that food and drink are more than simply sustenance…They are combined to yield a masterful creation to enjoy, and that is exactly what the Savannah Food & Wine Festival seeks to achieve through a week long “moveable feast” in the Hostess City.

Wine & Dine Your Way Through The Savannah Food & Wine Festival
Who doesn’t enjoy an amazing meal accompanied by a delectable glass of wine? Well, Savannah certainly knows a thing or two about pairing great wine and delicious food… that’s why we have a week dedicated to the duo! The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will host events throughout the week of November 10-16. We don’t want you to miss out on a single one, so here is a list of food & wine events taking place during the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Wine & dine surrounded by the beauty of Savannah

November 10-Kick-off the Festivities at the Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner
Join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival kick-off at Bethesda Academy. Experience the expertise of several masterful Chefs and a Master Sommelier from the Savannah area as they prepare and serve a one of a kind meal with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy the romance of the scenery featuring marsh, tall oaks, and swaying Spanish moss from the tented dining room. Feel free to take a tour of Bethesda’s chapel, museum, and historic grounds. This is an opportunity you certainly do not want to miss!

November 11-Begin the Master Class Series
Have you always wanted to know how to cook food from Spain? Well, now is your chance to learn! Starting Tuesday, November 11 through Thursday, November 13 , the Savannah Food & Wine Festival will begin their Master Class Series taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth. Learn from Chef Kate Button’s class, “Spain for the Holidays,” on Tuesday. Or Sample various wines from Spain & Portugal at a “Taste of Iberia” with Master Sommelier, Robert Jones on Wednesday. On Thursday choose a class with Chef and author Virginia Willis, or Chef Nico Romo, or take both! For more information on classes, tickets and times, click here.

November 12-Discuss & Dine with the Chefs at the Celebrity Chef Tour
On Wednesday, November 12, join multiple award-winning chefs at the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour. Meet chefs from all over Georgia, as well as from right here in Savannah. The Celebrity Chef Tour is a night of combining supreme culinary talent to create an amazing culinary experience. Each meal will be carefully paired with specific wine, as prepared by the Master Sommelier. Proceeds will go to the James Beard Foundation.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Bring out your inner Master of Wine.

November 13-Calling All Wine & BBQ Lovers!
For all the wine lovers out there, this event is specifically tailored to you! The Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction is located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Taste the best of the best with wines specifically chosen for a one of a kind wine experience. We’ll drink to that! This is a popular event, so get your tickets NOW! Also, taking place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Gold Resort & Spa is Le Grand Cochon, a Heritage Hog Roasting experience with some of the best pit masters showcasing their best BBQ recipes.

November 14-Participate in the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience
Start the evening with the Candlelight Home Tour, and end on a delicious note at the The Brice for the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience. Enjoy carefully selected wines, paired with each dish concocted by the Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar at the Brice. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival hopes to combine the historical significance of Savannah, and a world class dining experience into an educational and delightful evening!

November 14- Eat & Drink Your Way Through the River Street Stroll
Also taking place on Friday, November 14, the River Street Stroll provides a chance to enjoy a walk up and down the scenic and historic River Street while enjoying wine and beer tastings, along with tasty food! Combine this event with the Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise for an evening filled with wonderful spirits and food!

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Enjoy a Taste of Savannah

November 15- Don’t Miss the Main Event: A Taste of Savannah
Now, this event is certainly a moveable feast! Taking place from Ellis Square to Johnson Square, A Taste of Savannah features educational courses, food, drinks, and more, providing a full day dedicated to celebrating Savannah and food! But, don’t get too full at the Taste of Savannah…move this feast to the Winery Cellar Dinner later that evening, located at the Westin, featuring three celebrity chefs and winemakers for an evening of unforgettable food and wine.

November 16- The Grand Finale
If you still have room for another bite, join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival for the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. Taste champagne to the sounds of smooth jazz and dine on a Savannah-Style brunch prepared by the AquaStar at the Westin. Cheers to the Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

Experience Every Bite of Savannah
Are you ready to participate in this grand food adventure? Get your Festival tickets and call the Azalea Inn & Villas to book your room. This is a popular event, so don’t hesitate! Tickets and rooms are going quickly, so make your reservations today and experience the best at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.


Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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