The Carriage House at Stanton Hall, Natchez MS, and Tea Rooms

On our way back from Louisiana, we stopped for a little while in Natchez, and had lunch at the Carriage House restaurant at Stanton Hall (Stanton Hall is a huge antebellum home).

Stanton Hall (1857), Natchez MS

They were really busy because Natchez is having their Spring Pilgrimage right now, but we didn’t have to wait long to be seated.

Av is a connoisseur of the mint julep – he has julep cups in the bar at home and likes to see how other people make juleps. This one came in a large glass with a marachino cherry on top:

Mint Julep and Tiny Biscuits at the Carriage House at Stanton Hall, Natchez MS

I had the “Queens’ Salad” which was chicken salad, potato salad, and tomato aspic. I love any place that makes a nice tomato aspic because it’s so old-fashioned and hardly anyone serves it anymore…
Av had the fried chicken with rice & gravy and green beans:

Fried Chicken from Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall, Natchez MS

Queen's Salad from Carriage House Restaurant at Stanton Hall, Natchez MS

Everything was really nice.

We’re thinking about making plans to go back in the next week or so to see the Historic Natchez Pageant (it’s the musical where everyone’s dressed in period costumes) and Songs of the South. There are *so* many beautiful B&Bs there, the only trouble would be picking which one to stay!

There’s a wonderful website called “Tea Map” that lists tearooms by state and has a feature where people can rate their experience at each place. Some of them seem *so* nice!

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