A Picnic Lunch at Reynolda House
A Picnic Lunch at Reynolda House, in the Style of Katharine Smith Reynolds
Recently Visit Winston-Salem hosted an immersive four-day Culinary Familiarization Tour with six extraordinary guest culinary journalists. One of those six brilliant minds was Jill Warren Lucas, author of Eating My Words Blog. Lucas' first piece about her visit to Winston-Salem reflects on her dining experience at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The journalists, along with guest for the day and Southern food extraordinaire, Nathalie Dupree, dined for lunch on the front lawn of the historic Reynolda House under towering Magnolia trees. Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro catered the event and presented a menu largely inspired by what Katharine Smith Reynolds, wife to tobacco baron, R.J. Reynolds, would have served in the 1920's. Below is an excerpt from Lucas' blog post. Read the entry in its entirety here: http://www.eatingmywords-jwl.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-picnic-lunch-at-reynolda-house-in.html.
"While it might boggle a visitor's mind to imagine living among the finery of Reynolda House in its heyday, a group of writers recently experienced what likely was a typical afternoon picnic on the tree-shaded lawn. The event was organized by Visit Winston-Salem and catered by Mozelle's Fresh Southern Bistro. Mozelle's owner Jennifer Smith and executive chef Stephen McPherson drew inspiration from menus approved by Katherine Reynolds." - Jill Warren Lucas