Castle Hill Resort was closed last weekend. Not for an extended holiday or a wedding reception, but because the resort was once again changing hands—this time back to its original owners.
Randy and Jean Abrams are back at the resort and hope to reopen this coming Sunday pending transfers of ownership.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the new (new owners) Castle Hill Resort yet, there are a couple of events coming up that sound fun:
- Wednesday, June 30 – Sausage & Beer Tasting, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by Lazy Magnolia and LBs. Meat Market, the sausage dishes will include duck, gator, Italian, Hawaiian and boudin. Call 662-234-3735 to reserve space. ($40 per person)
- Wednesday, July 14 – Cigar, Steak & Bourbon Dinner
In addition, the website is now live and you can peruse the full menu (offered Wednesday through Sunday), which includes items such as potato-stuffed lobster tail, blue corn crusted scallops, house-made basil fettuccine, bone-in veal strip and more. The Sunday champagne brunch is also still available.
Have you tried the menu? Share your thoughts by commenting below.
Tomorrow night a live blues band and courtyard dining will help guests celebrate the grand opening of Castle Hill Resort & Club. The eye-catching mountaintop resort was recently purchased by Dr. Gary Roberson of Jackson, Mississippi.
Chef Hal Rusk says he’ll be bringing Southern fare with a fine-dining twist to customers of Castle Hill’s Randolph restaurant with the introduction of dishes such as striped bass with catfish cream sauce and veal with quail eggs. The full menu will be available online soon.
The restaurant and lounge will continue to be open to the public, although a new, private, social club membership is also available, which will guarantee preferred reservations and seating.
Restaurant hours will be Wednesday through Saturday (starting at 6 p.m.) and a Southern-style Sunday lunch buffet will be served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dinner 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OK, so by now you’ve heard that the Mississippi State Tax Commission is requesting–well, insisting–that we toast to our sweeties on Valentine’s Day with soda and sweet tea.
The Commission has denied the request to serve liquor next Sunday. However, if you’re set on celebrating over a glass of merlot, consider dining at one of the popular BYOB establishments such as Yocona in Exile, Taylor Grocery or Castle Hill Resort & Restaurant (as a resort, they can serve alcohol on Sundays). If you know of any BYOB establishments I’ve left out, please let me know by commenting here or contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can all spread the word.
Have a great Valentine’s Day, and remember that you don’t need wine or a “sweetie” to feel the love from friends and family every day of the year.
For a mere $2.5 million, you could own Castle Hill Resort & Restaurant and all of the amenities–including the restaurant–that go along with it. The gorgeous B&B just off Highway 6 that opened around five years ago is now up for sale. The listing states that the sellers are offering attractive owner financing and are open to partnership development deals.
I really hope that whoever takes the property over keeps the restaurant going; there’s an excellent Sunday brunch that I’d hate to see disappear. I also hope for more consistent restaurant hours; I’ve driven out to Castle Hill on more than one occasion during normal operating hours and found the doors locked.
Click here to see the full property listing.
UPDATE 04/10/10: Castle Hill has a new owner and is now named Castle Hill Resort & Club. Dining hours start at 6:00 p.m. with a menu prepared by new chef and native Mississippian Hal Rusk. A Southern-Style Sunday buffet and brunch a la carte will also be available. The new menu has not been made available yet.