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Southern BBQ Clinic Series - Franklin, Tennessee

(Edible Destinations Ribs & Brisket Focused Culinary Getaway)

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$2,398 USD *
For One Person, Double Occupancy
* Plus taxes. Tours sold on an availability basis.
4 days | 3 nights

Ribs, Ribs, Ribs and Brisket Too!
Backyard Pitmaster Secrets Exposed!

If you have barbeque sauce running through your veins, then the Edible Destinations BBQ Clinic Series is the perfect culinary getaway for you. During this four day adventure, you will be among the privileged few to learn the secrets of the pitmasters as they demonstrate proper techniques in perfecting the perfect backyard barbequed ribs and brisket. In addition to class time, you will enjoy local cuisine at a top restaurant and be escorted behind closed doors on an insider's guided food tour. Join like-minded foodies who live and breath barbeque, be educated and entertained as you learn the ins and outs of how to smoke the perfect southern-style ribs and brisket in your own backyard. While this is an immersive barbeque getaway, you will still have time to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the local community and nearby Nashville.

Southern BBQ Clinic Series - Franklin, Tennessee

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Itinerary Accommodations Map FAQ
Please note: Tour inclusions can change depending upon seasonality and weather conditions.
3 Nights Deluxe B&B Accommodations
Southern Style Breakfast Each Morning
Private BBQ Ribs Clinic with Dinner
Immersive Smoked Brisket Class with Lunch
Guided, Historic Food Tour of Franklin
Barbeque Pitmaster Certificate
While our tours are designed as soft adventure experiences, walking, climbing stairs, and in rare cases mild hiking may be required. If you have mobility issues, you should speak with one of our culinary travel specialists to determine if this tour is appropriate for your situation.
Please note: Actual itineraries are subject to change due to seasonality.
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Day 1
Arrival and Check-In | Tasting Dinner Upon arrival you will be greeted by a huge, old magnolia tree that has "welcome" dripping from its enormous branches. Your accommodations for the next several days is a completely restored craftsman bed and breakfast built on the land that was the site of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War. This evening you will enjoy a delightful Chef's Tasting Dinner at a top Franklin restaurant.
Day 2
Southern Style Breakfast Enjoy freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning along with a full, southern style breakfast, served in the formal dining room or breakfast room, depending upon the size of our group. While the menu is not planned, new southern recipes pop up daily to the delight of hungry guests.
Private BBQ Ribs Clinic | Full BBQ Dinner This is the "star" of your immersive barbeque culinary getaway. This fully hosted, Pitmaster led class educates and entertains as you learn the ins and outs of how to smoke the perfect southern-style ribs. You will be introduced to 6 types of ribs: beef plate short ribs, beef chuck ribs, beef back ribs, St. Louis Style pork ribs, pork baby back ribs, and lamb ribs. After showing you how to butcher a rack of spareribs into the popular St. Louis style, your Pitmaster will explain the methods for perfect ribs, and when to use a candy, dry rub, or sauce. Lastly, you will be shown how to slice and serve each different type of rib! By the time this immersive class ends, you'll become a full-fledged Certified Backyard Rib Pitmaster. Class will conclude with everyone dining on the smoked gold you helped create, along with the perfect southern sides!
Day 3
Southern Style Breakfast Enjoy freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning along with a full, southern style breakfast, served in the formal dining room or breakfast room, depending upon the size of our group. While the menu is not planned, new southern recipes pop up daily to the delight of hungry guests.
Immersive Smoked Brisket Class | Lunch Today you will discover the art of brisket smoking. You will learn what to watch for during the cooking process, how to push a brisket through the "stall", when to wrap (or not wrap), and how to know when your brisket is cooked to perfection. In 3 short hours, you'll learn the secrets of the bark, and learn how to slice and carve the king of barbeque.
War & Whiskey Tour of Historic Franklin Historic Franklin was established in 1799. It is rich in Civil War history - the decisive and tragic Battle of Franklin was fought here. This brief, incredibly fierce Civil War encounter took place on November 30, 1864. Although it lasted only five hours, some 8,578 Americans were killed, wounded or taken prisoner. While soaking in the history, you'll also enjoy the finest handcrafted cocktails while your guide points out remarkable historic features of this now upscale, destination town. You will learn about the town's founding father, recovery from the Civil War, even its role during Prohibition (Moonshine, anyone?).
Day 4
Southern Style Breakfast Enjoy freshly brewed coffee first thing in the morning along with a full, southern style breakfast, served in the formal dining room or breakfast room, depending upon the size of our group. While the menu is not planned, new southern recipes pop up daily to the delight of hungry guests.
Check-Out and Departure Time flies when you're having so much fun, but alas…it is time to check out and depart this delicious, "Edible Destination." Should you desire an extended stay, please let your culinary travel specialist know prior to check-in. May your future travels come from sweet dreams, and create tasty memories!
Historic Franklin Bed & Breakfast
Your accommodations during this tour is a completely renovated Bed and Breakfast in Franklin, Tennessee originally built in 1905 on the historic site of the Battle of Franklin. The house is just a fifteen-minute walk from the downtown area of historic Franklin. Carnton Plantation is about 1-1/2 miles away from the home, The Carter House is three blocks away, as is The Lotz House. There are four spacious guest rooms individually decorated and include fine linens and down comforters and pillows to ensure a wonderful night's sleep. All rooms have private baths and are tastefully decorated with antiques. The guest rooms adjoin a spacious sitting room with fireplace, furnished with books, magazines, games and refreshments. The charming downtown area with its restored and renovated 19th century homes and shops is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street is lined with specialty shops, antique stores, and restaurants.
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What Currency is being quoted?
The Currency Code is listed directly after the published amount. If it states USD, then the quoted price is in United States Dollars. If it states CAD, then the quoted price is in Canadian Dollars. If it states EUR, then the quoted price is in European Union Dollars…etc. However, please note that all charges are processed in USD, and Epitourean’s Merchant Bank automatically calculates the currency conversion on the day of the charge.
What does Double Occupancy mean?
Two persons traveling together, and staying in the same room. Tour prices are normally quoted as “per person, double occupancy” in case two people are traveling together and staying in the same room, but paying separately. The cost of the lodging is also shared by two people, thereby reducing costs. This could be a married couple, two friends or relatives.
What is a Single Supplement?
Whenever a person travels alone, the cost of their lodging cannot be shared by another person. When tour products are priced, they are normally stated as “per person, double occupancy.” Whenever a guest occupies a room as a solo, the whole cost of the lodging must be incurred by that one individual. Tour companies accommodate this by charging a Single Supplement. Epitourean does its best to keep the single supplement as low as possible, but it is a real cost that tour companies must absorb, and must pass along to the single traveler.
If I am a Solo Traveler, will I be paired with another person?
Epitourean never pairs a solo traveler with another person without a special request. If you book Single Occupancy, you will have a room entirely to yourself. However, should you wish to be paired with another solo traveler to save on the single supplement, you may make this request. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate such requests, since it would take another solo traveling on the same tour for the same dates. But if requested, we will certainly try.
Are flights included in the tour price?
No. Flights are never included in the price of our land-only tours. Epitourean does not provide air, rail or sea travel, unless expressly noted in the itinerary.
May I give a culinary tour as a gift?
Yes. Epitourean has a special program designed specifically for this purpose. Our Gift Packages come with features such as special messages to the recipient, gift box option, gift link (without pricing), and floating dates (should you not know when the gift recipient wants to travel). Contact a Culinary Travel Specialist at 800-390-3292 or to receive additional information about this unique offering.
May we request separate beds if sharing a room?
Yes. In most cases, Epitourean can accommodate a request for two beds to be placed in one room. Just make sure to make this request in the comments section of the reservation process.
Does each guestroom have a private bathroom?
Yes. Epitourean partners with the best lodging options in each destination, and private (en suite) bathrooms are a requirement. However, you should inquire as to the configuration of bathrooms should you have a special need. For example, some tours include accommodations in medieval villages, where either a shower or bath(but maybe not both) are present.
Can your tours accommodate my dietary restrictions?
In almost all cases, Epitourean can accommodate dietary choices and restrictions. But we do request that you ask a Culinary Travel Specialist prior to making your reservation so that we can assess your individual situation.
If I am unable to use a portion of the tour, can I get a partial refund?
Unfortunately, due to vendor and supplier contracts, we are unable to provide partial refunds for unused portions of any tour or tour component.
Are Transfers included in the Itinerary?
Round-trip transfers from the airport or train station are normally included in our international tours. Transfers to the destination (for both international and domestic tours) are not included in the tour price. Please see the Sample Itinerary. If it mentions that transfers are included, then yes, transfers are included at no additional cost.
What meals and excursions are included in the tour?
The Sample Itinerary should be your reference. If the meal or excursion is described in the Sample Itinerary, then it is included at no additional charge. For those days where it expressly notes Free time, then any optional activities you elect to participate in might have an additional cost. In addition, if the itinerary states "evening on your own," it would imply that you have the opportunity to visit a restaurant of your own choosing, and at your own expense. If you have any question about inclusions, please submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button under the price section.
Is it possible to book pre or post tours or stays through Edible Destinations?
Yes, we often do have optional 2 and 3 night excursions that are priced separately from the tour. We can also assist with pre and post night stays in a hotel if you choose to come in early before the tour starts, or stay on after a tour ends. The price of those hotel stays are not included in the price of the tour, but we would be happy to provide a quote. Simply ask your Culinary Travel Specialist, or submit an inquiry by clicking on the blue "Ask Us a Question" button.
Are Guide or Host Gratuities included in the price of the tour?
Since tipping guidelines and customs vary widely between countries, we do not include gratuities in the price of the tour. Your Culinary Travel Specialist can provide you with recommendations. But the general rule is to tip modestly when you are pleased with a guide’s services, either at the end of the tour, or at the conclusion of a specialty day excursion where you will only be with that guide (or chef) on that day.
Should we plan on any personal expenses during the tour?
All lodging, meals, transfers, classes and excursions mentioned in the Sample Itinerary and Vacation Highlights are included in the price of the tour. However, we highly recommend taking local currency for purchasing personal items, souvenirs, tipping, etc. You can either get the local currency at an airport exchange service, ATM or from your local bank prior to travel. However, you should note that many hosted destinations do not accept credit cards for personal purchases.
Do you recommend Travel Protection?
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, click on the link below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 06-0248. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (formerly known as Stonewall Insurance Company), 1314 Douglas Street, Suite 1400, Omaha, NE 68102. 11.17 E7N
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