This was supposed to be a 90-minute tour of the museum and a wine tasting of 9 wines. We got the 90 minute tour, which was interesting, but the place where the wine tasting was supposed to take place was closed that day. Chef Marty offered us a cider tasting instead, but that really didn't interest us. So, he gave us a coupon for a free dessert at their restaurant in Shelby. We did have a delicious lunch at the restaurant and a shared dessert. We enjoyed the shops in Shelby while we were there. I think the Groupon was misrepresented.
This is a very quaint hotel run by a loving family. We learned how to make pizza 3 different pizzas from scratch, along with at least 10 types of bread. I will definitely be trying this on my own at home. This was our first cooking class and we had a great time. We will definitely be going back for the tour at some point!
The Groupon is a little misleading
Although the artifacts are interesting and the museum quaint the wine tasting is at least a half an hours drive away from the location at a winery that they have a agreement with.
I wrongly assumed that the wine tasting would be at the museum.
Chef is the King of Hospitality!! I was very happy that I was able to take the tour and step back into bits of history and find out little tid bits about past Presidents that were very interesting to learn about. It is a great expeirience for all ages and I thourouly enjoyed myself. My friend was embarrassing me with her request for a fresh pot of coffee and samples of pastries from the kitchen. You could really tell that the Chef was used to dealing with demanding people. He didn't skip a beat and was so nice and accomodating. She probably reminded him of somebody he had to deal with before. He is a very nice man and it is definitely worth the trip to do the tour. Very impressed with how down to earth and humble he is. I will go back and take my husband next time or another friemd that doesn't make me want to crawl under the table.Lol
This was not what we expected, but it was much more than we expected! It was an experience of local history, regional history and national history. Your host Marty really brings history to life with his knowledge, pertinent artifacts and his ability to use the accents and dialects of the folks he talks about. It was two hours long and we could have kept going for more.
Oh, do take the time to visit the wineries he recommends... they both have some excellent products.
We did the Presidential Culinary Museum after the breakfast we were served at the Inn. We rented the Magnificent Polynesian Room. This was a very relaxing weekend. We enjoyed it very much. We are looking forward to doing it again. The Museum is inside the Inn of The Patriots. Some neat stuff to see and learn about.
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$10 for a 90-minute guided museum tour and 60-minute tasting of nine wines for one, valid Thursday–Sunday ($24 value)
$20 for a 90-minute guided museum tour and 60-minute tasting of nine wines for two, valid Thursday–Sunday ($48 value)
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About The Presidential Culinary Museum
Step into the Presidential Culinary Museum at the Inn of the Patriots, and you're stepping into history. Assembled from the private and public collections of Martin CJ Mongiello, a former White House chef, the museum shines a light on the dining traditions of presidents dating back to James Madison as well as the staff members who made it all happen. Guided tours explore Revolution-era artifacts, First Ladies' favorite recipes, and food items that take their name from Presidential sources, including the Baby Ruth candy bar. Chef Mongiello also hosts cooking classes so that visitors can start preparing their children for White House dining before they've even been elected.