Pilgrimage 2013 at the Black Swan!


Friday, May 3rd & Saturday, May 4th

@ 5:00 pm

Serving Wine, Beer & Appetizers

& Special for Pilgrimage

Spiked Raspberry Lemonade !!



Saturday, May 4th

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Black Swan during Pilgrimage 2012
The Black Swan during Pilgrimage 2012
In Jefferson this weekend:

66th Annual Historic Home Tours & Spring Festival

Battle of Port Jefferson Civil War Re-enactment

Mardi Gras Upriver 2013

Watch the “Grand Parade” – from the street and the balcony of the Black Swan!

The Black Swan was closed during Mardi Gras this year for a Private Party.

A private party enjoys the balcony view of the parade
A private party enjoys the balcony view of the parade on Saturday, 2/9/13.

Please check back for future dates when we’ll be open to the public, and email us to book your own party, event or 3, 4 or 6 course private dinner offered by Chef Reed. 

2012 Mardi Gras parade passes the Black Swan
2012 Mardi Gras Upriver parade passes the Black Swan

Black Swan Open for Boo Benefit

Boo Benefit is an annual motorcycle rally (and famous “Biker Ball”) that aids Camp I’m Still Me (formally Louisiana Burn Camp) in providing opportunities for children who are burn survivors.  Held in Jefferson, Texas every October, the Boo Benefit began in October of 1998 after Boo (Charles “Boo” Chaler) was burned over 95% of his body in a welding accident in May 1998.  They are also holding a drawing for a  2012 Harley Ultra Electra Glide and Deluxe Diamond C Trailer!  Proceeds from the drawing will benefit Percy Johnson Burn Foundation & Shriners Children’s Burn Hospital.  To learn more about the Boo Benefit and the Biker Ball –> click here.

This is a wonderful event attended by exceptional people, and the Black Swan is proud to be a part of it.  Join us on October 13th at 11am for Boo Dogs & Brew (they’re still talking about it from last year!).

DOWNLOAD & SHARE –> Black Swan – Boo Benefit Flyer.

Pilgrimage Success! Summer Time @ the Black Swan…

We had a wonderful time at Pilgrimage this year!  Our philosophy is to create great food and a “step back in time” environment where you can relax and enjoy the very best of Jefferson and your time together.  Check out this review from Amber Cullen, Managing Editor of the Jefferson Jimplecute:

“We had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy many, many firsts in Jefferson this past weekend, but one I hold near and dear to my heart, was the lovely evening we spent at the Black Swan, sipping on luscious cocktails, enjoying some delectable appetizers and enjoying the breeze on the front porch.  We had never actually gotten to sit down and eat there, though we sampled their gourmet hot dogs during the Boo Run, and we absolutely loved it.  Nick and I really enjoy going to [Auntie] Skinners, as he loves to sing Karaoke, but if you are looking for a more quiet, relaxed ‘date’ atmosphere, the Black Swan was perfect.”

Thank you, Amber – we’re glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Black Swan, and we hope to see you and Nick again soon!

Our next “food event” will be in October, so during the summer our focus will be on completing the renovation of the two B&B suites upstairs.  And don’t forgetthe Black Swan is available for private parties & events.  If you see us there this summer, don’t hesitate to drop by so we can meet you!

Best Wishes,
Christi & Darrell Gaither

~ Visit the Black Swan ~
~ Winner of the 2011 A Taste of Jefferson Competition ~

Open for Pilgrimage!

FRIDAY, May 4th & SATURDAY, May 5th

The Black Swan’s award-winning wine bar & cafe will be open for the 65th Annual Pilgrimage (Historic Homes Tour) in Jefferson, Texas.  Our schedule is:

Open for LUNCH ~ 11:30am to 2:30pm
and later for HAPPY HOUR ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Jefferson and the historic Black Swan!

Mardi Gras Thanks & Photos… Next: Pilgrimage May 4-6

First, we want to THANK everyone who came to visit, eat, and drink at the Black Swan during Mardi Gras weekend!  It was a great time – after a fun but rainy Saturday, the sun shined on Sunday for the children’s Mardi Gras parade!

The Mardi Gras parade passes the Historic Black Swan

Link: More pics from Mardi Gras in Jefferson, Texas

Our next event is the big one – the 65th Annual Pilgrimage (Historic Homes Tour) in Jefferson – May 4-6, 2012.  Keep your eye on the web site for more details or, better yet, send us an email (to: blackswanjefferson[at]gmail.com) and we’ll add you to our growing mailing list!