Imagine dining with Muhammad Ali’s brother, finding out what it was like growing up with The Greatest. Or wandering through picturesque Oregon vineyards with a glass of Pinot Noir in hand. To offer you a truly authentic taste of your destination, our tailor-made Be My Guest experiences are one-of-a-kind culinary adventures hosted by locals. Eat your way around the USA with these delectable dining experiences in America.
Amble through the olive groves in California
Enjoy a warm welcome from mother and daughter hosts, Jennifer and Karen Tallent, as they lead you through the verdant olive groves of their Paso Robles olive farm, The Groves on 41. On this delightful Be My Guest experience, you’ll taste different types of olive oils, learning those all-important quality indicators and discovering the steps from freshly plucked olive to bottled oil. After your stroll through the groves with a glass of local wine, you’ll sample a delicious seasonal lunch of fresh field greens with feta, candied walnuts and dried cranberries, all washed down with Paso Robles Zinfandel.
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Dine with Muhammad Ali’s family in Kentucky
During this once in a lifetime culinary experience, you’ll have the pleasure of dining with Muhammad Ali’s brother, Rahaman Ali, near their family home in Louisville. Immerse yourself fully in the American icon’s fascinating past at the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum, before sitting down to a dinner of delicious Florentine chicken and roast zucchini with Rahaman, where he’ll share captivating tales of his beloved brother.
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Discover Willamette Winery in Portland
Explore acres of vineyards located in the undulating Willamette Valley – Oregon’s leading wine region – as your winemaker host Alberto Alcazar explains what makes their Pinot Noir so special. Explore the grounds of the country farm at your leisure (glass of wine in hand, of course), and watch the stallion horses in the nearby stables. From flatiron steak to tender chicken skewers, expect a mouth-watering, seasonal al fresco lunch in the scenic grounds of the estate.
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Experience Southern hospitality in Mississippi
Nothing beats warm Southern hospitality and during this Be My Guest experience you’ll be hosted in two historic homes in Natchez, Mississippi. Begin your evening exploring the private residence of Joe Stone, a grand 1850s residence teeming with rare maps and gorgeous antiques. A professional musician, he’ll tinkle the ivories on the grand piano before you head to professional chef, Esther Carpenter’s home for dinner. One of USA Today’s top 20 female chefs, she’ll prepare you a delicious regional 4-course meal of fried river catfish, grilled beef tenderloin and crayfish étouffée.
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