What a treat to get to do a little bit of traveling over the Christmas Holiday!! Just across the Missisippi River from Arkansas is Memphis, my husband’s hometown. So it’s always fun when we get to spend a few days there during this festive time of year! I love the trolley’s, they remind me of San Fran!
And a trip to the famous Peabody hotel is always in order! My daughter loves seeing the Peabody ducks march out on the red carpet and take a swim in the fountain!!
And we had the added surprise of this year’s giant gingerbread house and choo-choo. These amazing confection creations were started in September by the Peabody Chef to be ready for the holiday season!
And you just can’t make a trip to the city of Memphis without a lunch at the World Famous Rendezvous to partake in their amazing ribs covered in their special dry rub!! It’s a casual affair with plastic utensils and all, just as a good rib joint should be!
And if you are extra hungry, start off with a little “Rendezvous Special”, smoked sausage, ham, and fresh cheddar covered in a little bit of rendevous rub! Delicious!
There’s nothing more relaxing after lunch than a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city! We loved our horse, Cosmo!
And our Canine Co-pilot, Calvin!
There are many great sites to see, starting with the a view of the ballpark for the Redbirds, the farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals.
More Trolley cars!
And if you are not a rib fan, try Huey’s… you won’t find a better burger! Then walk off your lunch in one of many downtown parks. This one celebrates Jefferson Davis and is home to artifacts dating back to the civil war.
And has views of the Mighty Mississippi in both directions!
After a carriage ride or a stroll, drinks at the fabulous Madison Hotel are a must!
And if weather permits, a visit to the Madison rooftop is most memorable!
And as a perfect end to a fabulous day, I suggest dinner at the Fabulous Felecia Suzanne’s!!
Felecia Suzanne’s wine list is superb and includes many of my favorites like Cakebread and Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnays, David Bruce Pinot Noir, Raymond Estate Reserve Merlot, Cabernets by Paul Hobbs, Cakebread and Ferarri-Carano, and the coup de gras of all Cabernet..Caymus Cellars!! And that’s just the wine list!!
For dinner I recommend starting with either the Wild Gulf Shrimp Sauteed in Tasso Ham Cream Sauce over old fashioned buttermilk cornbread or the Tennessee Bonnie Blue Goat Cheese and Carmelized Sweet Onion Tart with cornmeal crust and pecan pesto. And if you are a soup lover, the Roasted Butternut and Apple Bisque is divine!!
Entrees of note include the old southern standby, Shrimp and Grits, the Crispy Pecan encrusted Redfish from the Gulf with BBQ Southern Cooked Greens, and my personal favorite the Filet of Beef with Apple-wood smoked Bacon Potato Cake, Maytag Blue Cheese Butter and Port Wine Reduction.