Special Events

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Easter brunch


April 9th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spring is in the air! 

Join us this Easter Sunday for a memorable brunch 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!

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 in just around the corner in the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center.  Treat yourself to the most luxurious stay on The Plains.  

Epicurean Experience


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, wine education and tastings from visiting wine makers and guest sommeliers, and 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.

Past Events

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!

Group 86
205 S College Street Auburn, AL 36830