the Beaumont Inn didn't offer the "Beaumont
Dinner" - a combination of country ham and fried
chicken I'd have to stay over for a second dinner to eat
if given only one choice it would have been the
country ham. I maintain it's the best country ham in
the U.S. I haven't tasted every country ham in the
U.S., but Beaumont's is so much better than anything else
I've tasted, I'm comfortable with my claim.
Beaumont Inn buys one year aged country ham from local
farmers and then hangs and ages them for a second
year. Cutting into them is like opening a bottle of
vintage wine. You are never sure what it will be
like. The color is like a deep red leather,
very dark. The taste is
incredibly complex. A soft saltiness and so much
more. Melt in your mouth tender.
Beaumont Inn serves up a mighty fine country breakfast
too. Patty sausage, grits, "cat head"
biscuits and gravy, eggs and fresh fruit. "Cat
head" biscuits are called that because they're the
size of a cat's head.