Fine dining at its best – Yes, right here in our little corner of the mountains.!
Whether it’s time to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a professional chef… when you’ve sampled all the local barbecue joints and catfish fish-fry’s here in our little corner of the mountains, then it’s time to check out these three fine-dining restaurants. For a memorable meal made with locally sourced ingredients—everything from local grass-fed beef to delectable spring greens grown on a nearby farm, served by friendly and professional servers– make a reservation at one of these unique local fine-dining choices.
Chef Dennis Barber got his first taste of the restaurant business while attending college in Hammond, LA. One of the grand historic homes in town was being renovated as a fine dining restaurant. The place was charming and offered an exceptional dining experience in the small town 50 miles north of New Orleans. Dennis grew up in New Orleans and was thrilled to see a restaurant of this caliber in his college town. The memory of dining experiences there stayed with him and he decided that one day he might like to try his hand at something similar. After ten years of service in the US Air Force as a B-52 radar navigator/bombardier, Dennis returned to his hometown of New Orleans and began culinary training at The Westin Canal Place. After 25 years of working for the Westin and other fine establishments, Chef Dennis was presented with the perfect opportunity for realizing his dream. He began renovating a service station off Hayesville’s historic square in 2005 and opened The Copper Door in March 2007.
Perched high on a hill in the heart of the beautiful Brasstown valley.
139 Emily Lane, Brasstown NC
* Call for reservations *
General manager Donna Kaye Forsythe and executive chef Luke Conrad have created a dining experience unlike any other in the beautiful Brasstown valley west of Hayesville. Enjoy a farm-to-table and locally sourced lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch; craft cocktails, craft beer, and specialty wines. Overlooking rolling farmland and mountains and less than a mile from the John C. Campbell Folk School, The Crown in Brasstown offers a constantly changing menu highlighting our Southern Appalachian heritage, using modern and innovative takes on regional cooking with wild, locally sourced ingredients.
Upscale cuisine nestled in the rolling hills of the Cane Creek Vineyards
916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris, GA
706-379-4174 – for Paris and Company restaurant – reservations
706-379-1236 – for Cane Creek Vineyards
Go to the Cane Creek Vineyards website, then click on the slider for
Paris and Company “Learn More”
And be sure to visit their Facebook page for the latest menus
and lunch and dinner specials!
We’re always amazed at how folks find their way here to our little corner of the mountains, and Chef Sid and Nina are no exception. In 1985 Chef Sid and Nina met in Paris, France while taking her junior year of college abroad. They married in 1988 and began their life together in Naples, Florida. They have two beautiful daughters, Alexa and Sarina. In 2005, the family relocated to this beautiful mountain area where Chef Sid served as Executive Chef at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa until November 2014. After a few years in our old roadside location, we are happy to now offer fine-dining surrounded by the stunning vistas of Cane Creek Vineyards, working and serving our community together.