Wagyu Weekend - Romantic Couple Retreats
If you are the type of person who plans their travel around food, then a visit to Joseph Decuis in Roanoke, Indiana is a must-do. This Northeast Indiana restaurant has attracted national attention for their gourmet farm-to-fork cuisine with its signature Wagyu beef raised on their farm just a few miles away. The Eshelmans have expanded the Wagyu experience to include two historic bed and breakfasts, a lunch cafe and a series of special events that showcase their love of food, family and entertaining. Choose from a relaxing elevated weekend at the farm or a boutique shopping trip- combine that with Wagyu and now you've crafted the perfect couples getaway.
In the Heart of the Village
To savor the best that this small town has to offer, we recommend you stay at the Inn at Joseph Decuis for your Wagyu Weekend. The "Village" as it's sometimes called, is completely walkable so put on some comfy shoes and meander up the street for a day of shopping bliss. From the latest fashions to accessories, gifts, beauty products, antiques, fine art, home furnishings and gourmet foods, the shops line the charming downtown streets and are complemented by an array of dining establishments. Be sure to check out The Emporium at Joseph Decuis, their casual lunch restaurant featuring burgers, sandwiches and salads made with their farm raised Wagyu.
There are many special events throughout the year in Downtown Roanoke that would be a perfect time to align your visit including Rolling into Roanoke Car Show in July and the Renaissance in Roanoke Juried Art Fair in October. discoverroanoke.org
The Inn at Joseph Decuis is a meticulously restored 1910 home featuring four well-appointed bedrooms and four bathrooms. Breakfast is provided. This upscale bed and breakfast is the perfect setting for bridal parties, showers, couples weekends and girlfriend getaways.
No visit to the Inn is complete without dinner reservations at Joseph Decuis. Book your dinner reservations while you are reserving your accommodations to secure your dining experience.
Out on the Farm
What better way to experience the true nature of farm-to-fork dining than by staying at the Joseph Decuis Farmstead Inn just outside their farm. This restored farmhouse feels right out of the pages of an antique photo album and boasts a mix of farmhouse charm with comfortable stylish decor. Curl up with a book in the living room with idyllic views of the Indiana countryside or head out to the adjacent barn to get to know the resident farm animals.
The Farmstead Inn includes a restored 1884 Farmhouse, Carriage House, and Barn. It features six bedrooms, each with a private bath, a loft for meetings and receptions, and private dining.
There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding Wagyu practices. Joseph Decuis is committed to educating the public about the "real" story of Wagyu. They offer private tours of the farm (limited availability). Inquire about tours when making your Saturday evening dinner reservations in the restaurant.
Unforgettable Dining Experiences
The grand finale of your Wagyu Weekend is of course dinner at Joseph Decuis Restaurant situated in Downtown Roanoke. The AAA Four Diamond restaurant has been featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise, Dr. Oz Show and many other national publications.
Alice and Pete have created an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, yet elegant. The main dining room is situated in an old bank building and the beautifully adorned vault has been converted into their wine cellar.
Executive Chef Marcus Daniel carefully crafts his seasonal menu with alternating cuts of Wagyu steaks, Mangalitsa pork chops, seafood, chicken and vegetarian options. For the ultimate experience, order Wagyu cuts whose intense marbling creates a flavor like no other.
Check their events calendar for special dining events - some located at their nearby farm.
No matter how you choose to craft your Wagyu weekend, you'll be impressed by their attention to detail and the amazing experiences curated by the Eshelman's. Whether you choose to stay on the farm or enjoy the charms of Roanoke, this will be an unforgettable visit. To start planning your trip, go to https://josephdecuis.com/