Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren

Serenbe Playhouse



March 2013



This Week at the Farmhouse

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Spring is here, and Easter is only days away!  We have a delicious menu planned for this week and a special menu for Easter.

Join us for dinner |  March 28-30, 6-9pm

Butternut Squash Soup, or
Serenbe Farms Mixed Greens with Apples, Pecans, Pickled Shallots, Goat Cheese, and Sorghum Vinaigrette

Flat Iron Steak with Horseradish Potato Puree, Kale, and Bearnaise Sauce,
Seared Salmon with Serenbe Farms Sunchoke Puree, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Asparagus, or
Margaret’s Cheese Souffle with Horseradish Potato Puree, Kale, and Bearnaise Sauce

Banana Pudding Panna Cotta, or
Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Visit Serenbe this Saturday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30am-3pm, on the Inn at Serenbe’s croquet lawn.  Meet the Velveteen Rabbit, hunt for Easter eggs, enjoy face painting and storytelling, and meet our farm animals.  The $5/child admission benefits Serenbe Playhouse’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit, coming this summer.  While here, enjoy the Farmhouse’s famous fried chicken lunch, served from 11:30am until 3pm.

Dine with us on Easter Sunday | 11:30-7pm

Mixed Lettuces with Serenbe Farms Radishes, Scallions, Feta Cheese, and Mustard Vinaigrette

Fried Chicken, or
Baked Ham with Coca Cola Glaze

Horseradish Potato Salad
Sauteed Asparagus
Roasted Brown Sugar Carrots

Sour Cream Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream

Call the Farmhouse at (770) 463-2622 or visit us online at to make reservations for the weekend.



November 2012



Farmhouse and Serenbe Happenings

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This Weekend’s Dinner Menu at The Farmhouse

November 29 – December 1
Dinner served 6pm – 9pm

Farmhouse garden lettuces with Farmhouse garden radishes, bleu cheese, and herb vinaigrette – or – sweet potato soup with candied pecans


Stuffed chicken breast with Serenbe Farms cauliflower puree, Farmhouse garden swiss chard, and bacon – or – baked pork chops with Serenbe Farms cabbage, granny smith apples, Georgia peanuts, and apple cider jus

Apple turnovers with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce– or –
chocolate sticky toffee pudding
Visit the Farmhouse on line to make your reservation.
Come early and enjoy 2-for-1 happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.

There are many festive events in Serenbe, and you’re invited to participate:

  • Santa comes to Serenbe December 1, 8, and 15 for family (or individual) photos.  To ensure your special time with Santa, reservations are required and accepted by the Inn at Serenbe, 770 463 2610. 
  • Serenbe Playhouse’s holiday production, A Diva’s Christmas, will be held at the Hil in Serenbe on December 1 and in various venues throughout metro Atlanta during the month of December.  Visit Serenbe Playhouse on line for dates, times, and locations and to purchase tickets.
  • Purchase fresh Christmas trees, garland, and wreaths at Fern’sMarket on December 1 and 8.
  • Serenbe’s merchants offer wonderful goods and services. Fill your shopping needs in Serenbe. 
  • Find unique gifts from area artisans at the Holiday Bazaar in the Serenbe Stables December 14-16 (Dec 14, 3-7 pm; Dec 15 and 16, 11 am – 5 pm).
  • Unwind and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our eateries: The Farmhouse, the Hil, and the Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop.




October 2012



The Serenbe Institute awards HGTV windfall to community projects

Written by , Posted in marie nygren, Ryan Gainey, Serenbe Farms, Serenbe Institute, Serenbe Playhouse, Steve Nygren, The Farmhouse at Serenbe, The Inn at Serenbe

4th of July parade
I hope you had the opportunity to visit the HGTV Green Home here in Serenbe while it was open for tours over the summer.  What a beautiful home it is.  HGTV was a wonderful partner and, as a result of the money raised from the tours, many community programs were recipients of the windfall.  One recipient, the Serenbe Institute for Arts, Culture & the Environment, used their proceeds and paid it forward, awarding funds to several more local programs and projects.

The Institute received 15 applications, all for worthy projects.  The Institute’s executive committee gave thoughtful consideration to each application and ultimately awarded funds for the following projects:

Serenbe Playhouse’s
Alice in Wonderland
  • Serenbe community collaborative – to purchase chairs and tables for the Stables meeting room, signage for the trail system, software to upgrade the community website, and construction of a dock at Grange Lake
  • The Children’s House (Montessori school in Serenbe) – to support construction of a playground and purchase geocaching devices for the after-school program
  • Serenbe Farms – to support restoring the fertility of a 3-acre field and beautify and plant it with small fruits and flowers
  • Serenbe Artist-in-Residence program – to upgrade community outreach and communications capabilities
  • Courtyard studio meeting room – for maintenance and upgrade of the facility
  • Serenbe Playhouse – to purchase sound and lighting equipment, keyboard, and computer equipment
  • Serenbe Photography Center – to support interior renovation and upgrade, purchase of additional lighting and exhibition hanging systems, and upgrading database for use by the Center, the Playhouse, and other programs

Fun at Camp Serenbe
I encourage you to visit the Institute’s website.  The good people involved in the Institute offer inspiring programs.  The Institute’s mission is “to cultivate the community’s creative, intellectual, and ecological qualities through programs and projects that promote our social, spiritual, and aesthetic curiosity.”  As a resident of Serenbe and the greater Chattahoochee Hill Country, I appreciate their generosity in supporting local programs and projects. 

Team Blue – Serenbe Olympics
If you haven’t visited Serenbe for a while, please come see our community.  Great things happen where interesting people congregate.