We returned to Wildflower Farms for another gorgeous stay, this time in the heart of summer, and we had a splendid time. While there, we enjoyed a farm-to-table Sunday Brunch at Clay, which I’ve written about for brunch and a sunset dinner previously. Just as spectacular as before, our meals here were nothing short of perfection. The service, atmosphere, food, and flavors were all exquisite, and it’s one of many reasons we and so many others keep coming back for more.
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We enjoyed a gorgeous brunch each day of our stay at Clay, Wildflower Farms’ on-site farm-to-table restaurant. We also had a very memorable sunset dinner at Clay in Hudson Valley, NY, the same restaurant. This turned out to be one of the best meals we’ve ever had, and that’s truly saying something if you’ve ever set foot in my Fine Dining archives, where we’ve eaten at some of the very best restaurants in the world. Read on to find out why we loved it so much.
Clay Restaurant is Wildflower Farm Resort’s on-site restaurant. It’s a fabulous indoor/outdoor space to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, and it’s open nearly all day for guests of the resort and visitors alike. Offering locally sourced, sustainably farm-grown, farm-to-table fare served on handmade earthenware dishes in a beautiful setting near the Shawangunk Mountains in Hudson Valley, New York, Clay Restaurant is one of the best places we’ve ever eaten.
Of all the excellent fine dining experiences I’ve had worldwide, The Restaurant at Zero George is easily one of the top five best meals I’ve ever had, alongside Syoka, Kin Toh, Clay, and Vegan’s Prague. This time was just as splendid as the last time we dined there, and it was yet another beautiful candlelit night to remember, surrounded by Charleston’s charming architecture.
If I had to summarize how Charleston looks and feels by sharing a single place, it would be Zero George Hotel. We dined at Zero George Restaurant on our last visit to Charleston and were floored by how incredible the food was. It’s easily in the top five places we’ve ever eaten, so we knew we needed to return this trip. The landscaping around Zero George Hotel and the attached restaurant was lush and stunning, and the cloistered, tranquil atmosphere made it the perfect place to rest and relax during our visit. We had a great stay – here’s why!
If I visit a place that offers Afternoon Tea, I’ll clear my schedule to indulge, particularly when they’re able to accommodate my gluten-allergy and give pescatarian-friendly options, like Afternoon Tea at Astor Court inside St. Regis Atlanta in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. Maybe it’s because while attending the University of Michigan, I resided within the all-girls dormitory Martha Cook where we had weekly afternoon tea, or that every place does it in its own special way. Still, I never get tired of afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at Astor Court was among the loveliest and most delicious afternoon teas I’ve encountered.
Chai Yo Modern Thai is one of those rare restaurants that made me feel something from the moment I entered the building. A combination of excitement, intrigue, and anticipation, the decor was as beautiful as the food, and the staff were so kind and helpful. This meal was a highlight of our time in Atlanta, Georgia, and the quality of the food, the dedication to culinary perfection, and the respect shown to diners through each plate we were served solidified this as some of the very best Thai food I’ve ever had.
During our visit to Wildflower Farms Resort in Hudson Valley, NY, I took a pressed flower pottery class. I’d never worked with pottery or clay before, but despite this, the instructor was so helpful, the course was very informative, and had a great deal of fun! Led by Demetria Chappo of Demetria Chappo Ceramics, I was in excellent hands. I hope this post inspires you to try a new class, learn a new skill, explore your creativity, and do something new!
Our first sojourn to Hudson Valley, NY, was utterly rejuvenating. Wildflower Farms Resort welcomed us with open arms, reinvigorated our spirits, tantalized our senses, and reawakened our sense of adventure, and sent us home feeling refreshed, inspired, and grounded. Everything about our stay was sheer perfection. From incredible, seasonal, farm-fresh dining at Clay and morning yoga classes in the resort’s wellness center to an inspiring pottery class and tours of the farm, we packed our stay full of things to eat, see, and do that enriched and nourished us, mind, body, and soul. Come along with me to Wildflower Farms Resort, and learn how to book your own getaway to this breathtaking corner of Hudson Valley!
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When we visited Tucson, Arizona, last month for my friend’s wedding, we stayed at the nearby El Conquistador Resort in Tucson. The resort is situated in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, which frame the resort in a stunning landscape that’s particularly breathtaking at sunrise or sunset over the mountains. A true resort in every sense of the word, guests could stay on the property the entire time without ever having to leave; this Hilton property is a true escape from the every day and so much fun for couples looking to escape somewhere out of the ordinary.