And Holiday Planning Has Begun…

Chef Thomas Card is sitting down on the nearest stool for holiday menu writing... We are debuting our holiday menus next week -- stay tuned to see what Fearrington is serving for the holidays. Full Post >

Holland, deel een (part one!)

  One of the best parts of traveling to Holland was meeting a friend along the way. Jennifer and I have been chatting on the phone for years (and years, and years). She's my Dutch flower vendor. And she's been a part of my life for as long as I've been at Fearrington. And up until July, I had never laid eyes on her! When I told her that R.B. was arranging for me to see the Dutch auction, her immediate response was "Don't think you're going without me!" She was such a great hostess and... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [August 29 - September 4]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, inspect all wine glasses for visual symmetry before purchasing, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. The Loire Valley plays host for both of the wines for this week, specifically... Full Post >

A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

No need to say a lot here...does it get much prettier than this? Full Post >

Wine of the Week [August 22 - August 28]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, keep Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia on the bathroom sink for a little "light reading," we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. Grenache is the name of the game this week, but before... Full Post >

Oranges, Apples and Tkees

Orange you glad the heat of the summer is almost over? Fall is heading our direction very quickly. Here at Haven, we are ready to put our best foot forward with a sale to kick off the season. We will have our Orange, Candy Apple, Poppy and Sunrise Tkee sandal colors at 50% off while supplies last. Tkee sandals are leather, classic, simple, elegant, stylish, chic, effortless, and fun. They compliment any outfit and are easy to throw into your purse or gym bag for on the go. Come by and visit... Full Post >

A Big Congrats to Paula

Paula de Pano has been working with me at The Fearrington House Restaurant since 2010.  When she started she had just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York (the other CIA), and I could tell that she had a serious passion for wine.  In the beginning the majority of her experience was in the back of the house (restaurant speak for the kitchen), at first she was timid, shy, but always driven to get better.  She was always full of questions, and as soon as she got an... Full Post >

Staff Picks

From our bookshelves to yours, here are books that we won't shut up about at McIntyre's Books: The Unwinding by George Packer  This is modern America in a nutshell. Greed, avarice, and the quashing of the America dream (think Raleigh, NC) as told through the stories of people across the board. It reminded me of great narrative nonfiction like Nickel & Dimed and Fast Food Nation, very readable and though provoking. More -... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [August 15 - August 21]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, approach the removal of the cork from an old bottle of wine like a surgical event (full scrubs, sterilized Ah so, Tessier periosteal elevator...) we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7... Full Post >

Crab Apples

Many people who know and live close to the Fearrington House Restaurant, know that on our wonderful grounds the Chefs have a herb garden to play with, but there is another treat just outside of the fenced in herbs that may go unnoticed for most of the year -- an orchard of Crab Apple trees. They stand between The Fearrington House Restaurant and Jenny's Garden. The bounty of these trees arrive slap bang in the middle of summer and there we are, waiting patiently for these apples to turn from... Full Post >