Ballastone Inn, Bed and Breakfast

Classical Music in Savannah Calls For A Classic Sandwich

Savannah Philharmonic soloists adore privacy of Ballastone Inn's bed and breakfast private bar

Music maestro! Then, Ballastone Inn's private bar after the Savannah Philharmonic performance.

The Ballastone Inn is a player in the symphony of special events that the Savannah community weaves for itself and its welcome guests.  For example, when the Savannah Philharmonic features guest performers for its concerts, this historic Savannah bed & breakfast mansion often hosts these classical musicians.

The care and feeding of a famous musician can be a delicate business. One particularly memorable guest at the Ballastone is a world-class pianist, Shaun Tirrell,  whose good luck charm before each performance was a special snack. Not champagne and caviar, not truffles, not elegant imported bonbons, but – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

The Ballastone serves a gourmet, to-die-for breakfast every morning, along with delightful signature nibbles and noshes at teatime and when wine is served in the parlor before guests set out for dinner. These are inclusive in the B&B’s luxury accommodations rate.  But there is no short-order cook around to whip up special requests before an evening performance. Once the chef calls it a day, that’s it until breakfast.

Innkeeper Jennifer Salandi wasn’t about to let the young musician take to the stage without his signature good-luck sandwich, however. She made sure the chef concocted the simple treat before leaving for the day and left it under a cake dome with a “Hands off!” note in case some hungry staff member wandered through the kitchen.  The show, after all, must go on, and a little peanut butter and jelly is a small price to pay for keeping Savannah’s classical music scene running smoothly.

Music, maestro – and peanut butter!

Ballastone Inn
14 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA USA 31401
(912) 236-1484 | (800) 822-4553 | Fax (912) 236-4626 |

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