Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren




August 2009



The Farmhouse

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The Farmhouse, located in the Inn at Serenbe, serves beloved recipes made with farm-fresh organic ingredients grown just steps away on the Serenbe Farms.  My husband Steve  and I founded Serenbe and operated it with the family as a bed-and-breakfast before the community developed,  and recently I am excited to have returned to my kitchen in the historic home as proprietress to guide the art of southern cuisine utilizing local products. 

“Whether in the restaurants at Serenbe or in our home, we enjoy watching people’s reactions as they taste locally-grown, freshly-harvested food. If you’ve never had an egg that was gathered that same morning, or a turnip or tomato that was picked yesterday, tasting it for the first time is like coming home.”

The weekly-changing, a la carte menu is rich with Southern delicacies straight from my recipe box, prepared in a style that highlights the flavor and nutrients of 

farm-fresh produce.  

Reservations are recommended at the Farmhouse which serves dinner Thursday-Saturday evening and a fried chicken brunch every Sunday. Come by early and enjoy a mint julep on the veranda during our two for one happy hour from 4-6:00 pm at the newly opened Farmhouse bar.



July 2009



Cooking with Love

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In order to fully experience Serenbe, a group of women recently requested to do an event for their friend’s birthday. They then enjoyed a morning cooking lesson with Marie Nygren in her own personal kitchen.

Cooking is not just about following a recipe, it’s about adding love to your food.

According to Marie,
“It is important to touch the food in order to pass your love into it”.

The love and passion for her cooking is evident in all she creates and shared with these 5 guests visiting Serenbe for the first time. In addition to giving helpful cooking tips, i.e. always cook with kosher salt as it holds in the flavors or using my favorite cast iron cookware, the true magic came with Marie weaving in her passion for Serenbe. Look around you and it  is easy to see why Serenbe is so magical but hearing it and seeing it together is a beautiful bonus!

To experience this wonderful opportunity you can contact Serenebe for more information.