Sharing the Spice with Pepperfest

This Sunday, Fearrington joined over 50 other chefs and local vendors for the 9th Annual Pepper Festival – one of the largest chef competitions in North Carolina! Held in Briar Chapel, just down the road from Fearrington Village, Pepper Festival challenges North Carolina’s top chefs to create original recipes, from pepper donuts to pepper beer, using one secret ingredient: the locally bred and grown North Carolina pepper.

Chef Tom Whitaker and Chef Paola de Mayyer served Deviled Heritage Farms Ham with Smoked Clear Water Creek Grits, a Roast Poblano Puree and Housemade Hot Sauce from The Fearrington Granary. Their peppery creation won an ward for Creative Southern Culture dish! 

Chef Colin Bedford and rising kid chef Caroline won the Kid Chef Competition! Chef Bedford and Caroline prepared 175 orders of a pepper-themed dish to share with the judges. Congratulations to Caroline and Chef Bedford!

The Pepper Festival is a unique opportunity to get involved with local produce and farmers, showcase innovative cuisine, and give back to the community. The Fearrington House Restaurant is honored to participate in Pepperfest year after year.

New Organic Facial at The Spa

The Spa at Fearrington is launching the new Organic Skin Therapy Facial this month. This 75 minute facial ($150) is perfect for all skin care types using De La Terre Skincare products. The De La Terre product line includes four advanced skin care systems (Comforts Inflamed Skin, Rescue Wounded Skin, Support Devitalized Skin, and Purify Blemished Skin) as well as many products for modern lifestyles. Pure botanicals provide moisture-binding protection to skin following radiation,... Full Post >

Reading on the Great Outdoors

Easily one of the best books I read last year and on a subject that would seem to be of no importance to anyone but some nomad in the Middle East. Instead, Childs wanders through the arid reaches of Arizona and Colorado in search of water and in an exhilarating prose style shows us that there's more to the desert than sand, rocks, and poisonous snakes. I recommend this highly to anyone who cares at least one iota about the great outdoors. Stop by McIntyre's to pick up The Secret Knowledge... Full Post >

Meet Pastry Sous Chef Paola

Paola joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2015 and was promoted to Pastry Sous Chef in 2016. Born and raised in Costa Rica, Paola worked in human resources and management before moving to the U.S. to enroll in culinary school. During culinary school, Paola was selected to work at the Food Network in New York City, where she developed and tested recipes. Now, Paola creates beautiful wedding and special event cakes, unique desserts and more for The Fearrington House... Full Post >

Q&A with Joanna Maxham

We were excited to catch up with Joanna Maxham, designer and owner of Joanna Maxham, before her trunk show at Dovecote on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd. Read on to see what she shared with us about her fabulous collection! What was your inspiration this season? As we move into Fall 2016 - I went back to the roots that inspired the Brand at the very beginning: the street style of big, international cities, and modern women who easily transition from casually chic... Full Post >

Fall Fashion for The Game

If you're active on any social media platform that employs the use of hashtags, you've seen #ootd But what does it mean? Outfit Of The Day! Today's outfit of the day is perfect for a fall football game. Starting with a grey skinny jean from Iris Setlakwe and charcoal cashmere turtleneck from Kinross, we've layered it for late fall with an icy blue Kinross sweater coat and Matisse print scarf that picks up on the color of the coat as well as the green in the Graf and Lantz... Full Post >