The word tour, derived from the Latin for "circle," describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their "guide," which is French for "fact piñata." Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two tickets to the Heart of the Home general tour, which runs on Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Montrose neighborhood of Ridgeland, Mississippi (a $20 value).
Presented by Jackson Prep's PAT, Heart of the Home leads cooking-enclave enthusiasts through three beautifully appointed, ultramodern kitchens for mingling, relaxation, and interior edification. Beat the palace path to these three wonders of culinary comfort, including the beautifully rustic Applewhite Home, spacious and accommodating Brantley Home, and outdoor-gathering space Porter Home, all ideal spaces for admiring kitchen accouterments and smudging sage to the four cardinal directions in the hopes of a bountiful harvest.
Foodies and predestined saucepan slayers will find their fill at the Cook's Gallery, which takes place at the Porter Home and lasts the duration of the tour, showcasing cooking wares such as copper accent pieces and cookbooks, many of which will be paired and signed by their authors throughout the day. Though not included in the ticket price, $10 box lunches are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the Porter Home.
912 Montrose Dr.
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157Get Directions