5 dining destinations worth the drive from Atlanta Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 6 Courtesy of A. Firor Red wine braised beef short ribs, roasted king trumpets, confit red bliss potatoes and shallots, garden greens and spiced red port reduction at Madison’s at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC. 2 / 6 Courtesy of Barnsley Resort Wild Caught King Salmon, morel mushroom cream, golden pea shoots, hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, black summer truffle at the Rice House at Barnsley Resort. 3 / 6 Courtesy of Ritz Reynolds Plantation The outdoor view from Gaby’s by the Lake at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. 4 / 6 The Barn restaurant at Blackberry Farm offers foothill cuisine in a formal yet rustic setting. (Beall + Thomas Photography) 5 / 6 SHAWN POYNTER Another view of the main dining hall in the Barn, Blackberry Farm’s showcase restaurant in a 200-year-old barn that was dismantled and moved from Pennsylvania, in Walland, Tenn., July 25, 2016. (Shawn Poynter/The New York Times) 6 / 6 Becky Stein / Special The Farmhouse at Serenbe specializes in natural foods. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.