Special Events

 

 

& Packages

Summer Chef Series

Tuesday, July 23rd – Saturday, July 27th.

Summer is sizzling in Auburn as we introduce our second year of the Summer Chef Series! Get ready for an extraordinary month as we welcome a stellar lineup of chefs. The final installment in our restaurant transformation will be a Marcel takeover by Chef and CEO, Ford Fry, of Rocket Farm Restaurants.

The tasting menu experience will be $12s per person and adding a beverage pairing will be an additional $100 per person.

We look forward to hosting you this month for an exceptional and unforgettable experience!

Summer Chef Series

Tuesday, July 16th – Saturday, July 20th

Summer is sizzling in Auburn as we introduce our second year of the Summer Chef Series! Get ready for an extraordinary month as we welcome a stellar lineup of chefs. The second installment in our restaurant transformation is Chef Leo Maurelli III, Managing Partner, Culinary Operations at Ithaka Hospitality Partners’ in Auburn, Alabama.

The tasting menu experience will be $12s per person and adding a beverage pairing will be an additional $100 per person.

We look forward to hosting you this month for an exceptional and unforgettable experience!

Summer Chef Series

Tuesday, July 9th – Saturday, July 13th

Summer is sizzling in Auburn as we introduce our second year of the Summer Chef Series! Get ready for an extraordinary month as we welcome a stellar lineup of chefs. The first installment in our restaurant transformation is Kyle Knall, Chef and Co-Owner of Birch and Culinary Director at Stone Bank Farm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The tasting menu experience will be $12s per person and adding a beverage pairing will be an additional $100 per person.

We look forward to hosting you this month for an exceptional and unforgettable experience!

Dine & Stay Package

Take the Elevator Home!  

Experiencing 1856 – Culinary Residence is the perfect opportunity to extend an already exceptional dinner into the perfect weekend in Auburn!  The Laurel Hotel & Spa entrance is just around the corner in the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center.  Treat yourself to the most luxurious stay on The Plains.  

Past Events

Mother's Day Tea on Thach

Sunday, May 12th 

Honor mom in style by treating her to an afternoon of refined luxury at our Mother’s Day Tea experience!

This special Tea on Thach offers an array of elegant teas, a delectable assortment of savory treats and an atmosphere like no other. Treat mom to an unforgettable time in 1856 – Culinary Residence, where every sip and bite is crafted to perfection and every moment is held dear to our hearts

Easter Tasting Event

March 31st, 11AM – 2PM

Join us for Easter Sunday at 1856 – Culinary Residence, where we have prepared a special four-course tasting menu just for you!

The cost is $75, excluding beverage pairings, though a beverage paring option will be available to add during your experience. Secure your spot today and don’t miss out on this eggstraordinary event!

Epicurean Experience

March 22nd – 24th

The Epicurean Experience is the ultimate package of specially curated moments to immerse yourself in the world of food, wine and mixology. 

Join Chef and Co-Owner of The Dabney, Jeremiah Langhorne, for a cooking demonstration and lunch in the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center along with wine education and tastings from our own Master Sommelier in Residence, Thomas Price.  The itinerary is filled with education, enjoyment and of course, exceptional food. 

Valentine's Tasting Menu Experience

February 13th – February 17th

Celebrate your love story at 1856 – Culinary Residence this Valentine’s season with our exclusive tasting menu dinner experience. Book now for an unforgettable dining experience filled with love!

battle of the somms

February 8th, 6:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, February 8th, for an exclusive event—the second annual Battle of The Somms at 1856 – Culinary Residence! 

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening featuring two Master Sommeliers, a delectable multi-course tasting dinner menu, and an exceptional lineup of 12 wine pairings. With only one winner, gather your friends and secure your table now!

New Year's Eve Tasting Menu Experience

DECEMBER 31st

Celebrate the New Year in refined style with an exclusive tasting dinner for two at 1856 – Culinary Residence. Indulge in an elevated dining experience, thoughtfully curated to tantalize your taste buds and create cherished memories. Join us for an evening of exceptional flavors and intimate ambiance, as we craft a culinary celebration to elevate your New Year’s experience.

New Year's Eve Dinner & Stay Experience

DECEMBER 31st – January 1st

Make a toast to the New Year with this elevated package that includes dinner for two at 1856 – Culinary Residence, followed by a celebration on The Rooftop at The Laurel Hotel & Spa. Enjoy an evening under the stars around warm fire pits and a lively dance floor with music from our DJ. Everything leads up to a grand Champagne toast at midnight with stunning views of Samford Hall as your background.

Christmas Eve Tasting Dinner

DECEMBER 24th, 3:00pm

Elevate your holiday experience with 1856 – Culinary Residence on Christmas Eve! Join us for a special Christmas Eve Dinner that includes our multi-course tasting menu, incredible wines and special holiday favorites.

Thanksgiving Tasting Dinner

NOVEMBER 23rd, 3:00pm

Make this year truly memorable with our annual Thanksgiving Tasting Menu Experience. Our team is thrilled to prepare an incredible Thanksgiving-inspired tasting menu that will allow you to eat, drink, relax and simply enjoy a special evening with your loved ones. Don’t miss the chance to savor this specially curated menu by our 2023 – 2024 Chef in Residence, Ford Fry.

Epicurean Experience

NOVEMBER 1oth – NOVEMBER 12th

The Epicurean Experience is the ultimate package of specially curated moments to immerse yourself in the world of food, wine and mixology.  Join world renowned chefs for a cooking demonstration and lunch in the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center along with wine education and tastings from our own Master Sommelier in Residence, Thomas Price.  The itinerary is filled with education, enjoyment and of course, exceptional food.  You will return home from an Epicurean Experience filled with great memories.

Uncle Nearest Dinner Experience

NOVEMBER 9th, 6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Fall with a whiskey dinner featuring four Uncle Nearest expressions, 1856-Culinary Residence’s signature cocktails, and an 8-course tasting menu curated by Chef-in-Residence Ford Fry.

We are thrilled to announce that Victoria Eady Butler, 5th Generation Master Blender and the great-great-granddaughter of Nearest Green, who has been honored as the three-time Master Blender of the Year, and Fawn Weaver,  CEO of Uncle Nearest will be joining us for this exciting event. 

SUMMER ESCAPE

An Urban Summer Retreat

Indulge yourself in luxury by avoiding the crowds and escaping to our urban retreat at The Laurel Hotel & Spa and 1856 – Culinary Residence. The Summer Escape package includes a $100 incidental hotel credit, 20% discount on up to two spa treatments and a rooftop infused summer cocktail upon arrival. Two-night minimum stay required. Rounding out the weekend with a dinner experience makes for the perfect weekend.

The Summer Chef Series

A Special Month of Renowed Guest Chefs

Summer is heating up in Auburn, and we’re not talking about weather. We’re talking about the powerhouse lineup of Chefs that will be visiting 1856-Culinary Residence for a special LIMITED ENGAGEMENT month of menus and culinary artistry that will light up the summer!

Chef Chris Hastings (Hot & Hot Fish Club – Birmingham, AL)   Friday & Saturday, July 7 & 8 and Tuesday & Wednesday, July 11 & 12

Chef Rob McDaniel (Helen – Birmingham, AL)         Friday & Saturday, July 14 & 15

Chef Chris Hathcock (Recently, Husk Restaurant – Savannah, GA)  Tuesday, July 18 – Thursday, August 3

Mother's Day Lunch

TASTING MENU EXPERIENCE

May 14th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us this Mother’s Day for a memorable lunch with the ones you love. This specially curated four course tasting menu experience is one you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned into our social pages for the reveal of our unique menu!

Easter Lunch

TASTING MENU EXPERIENCE

April 9th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring is in the air! 

Join us this Easter Sunday for a memorable lunch with the ones you love. This specially curated tasting menu experience is one you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned into our social pages for the reveal of our unique menu!

Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The Ultimate Romantic Getaway Experience!

Treat your most special someone to the perfect romantic Valentine’s getaway with our special limited package.

~ Romantic overnight accommodations ~

~ Sunset experience on The Rooftop

featuring an oyster display & special sparkling cocktail ~

~ Dinner for two at 1856 – Culinary Residence ~

~ Send off brunch in The Library ~

Battle of the SomMs

Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm

1856- Culinary Residence Master Sommelier, Thomas Price, will go head-to-head against Master Sommelier, Emmanuel Kemiji. Who will win? Join us and vote through each course as these two duke it out in a duel pairing through the seven course tasting menu crafted by our Chef in Residence, Tyler Lyne. See the special one night menu here, but the pairings will not be revealed until the day of at the Battle dinner!

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205 S College Street Auburn, AL 36830