Special Guest at The Folk Art Show

Fearrington’s 12th Annual Folk Art Show was another huge success, an all-around delightful weekend.  You never know what sort of big surprises are in store at the Folk Art Show and this year did not disappoint!

Mid-Sunday afternoon, André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, strolled in, all 6’6” of him!  He is an amazing figure, in stature, accomplishment and good cheer, so he did not go unnoticed…and then he disappeared in our Barn!

Mr. Talley spotted the beautiful paintings done by Theresa Gloster and was completely absorbed.  He sat in her booth quietly for 45 minutes, transfixed by Theresa’s memory paintings.  She was as delightful as he, and they spoke of their common fond memories of growing up in NC.  He said her paintings “spoke to him,” so he now has a lovely addition to his private collection in NYC.

It was a thrill to meet Mr. Talley, and I could tell that he was equally honored to meet Theresa Gloster…both luminaries in their fields!

Can’t wait to see what happens next year…

Valrhona Visits The Fearrington Kitchen

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate...there can never be too much chocolate! At least this is true at The Fearrington House. If you thought the classic Fearrington Chocolate Souffle was the only divine chocolate concoction made in The Fearrington House kitchen, then you are mistaken! Representatives from Valrhona, a luxury chocolate manufacturer based in France, joined the Fearrington House staff and had some chocolate fun last month! From chocolate bars decorated with gold powder to cucumber... Full Post >

Chicken Noodle Soup with a Twist

One dish I'm working on at the moment is a "double-roasted chicken noodle soup." I don't think many dishes come closer to comfort food than one with healing qualities -- maybe a grilled cheese! So, what does "double-roasted" mean? The "double-roasted" part of the soup is created when we combine a white chicken stock and equal amount of roasted chicken bones, giving the soup a beautiful color. The underlining ingredient in this dish is the noodle, and I am going to take it and run! In the... Full Post >

Fearrington Farmers’ Market Coming Soon!

Get out your reusable tote bags, the Fearrington Farmers' Market returns on Tuesday, April 1st! Yes, Spring is almost here and will bring fresh, local food next door to the Fitch Creation's Administration building every Tuesday afternoon at 4pm, April through November. Expect to see many of your favorite farmers and some new faces as well.  Buy vegetables, cut flowers, meats, preserves and even wood-fired pizza. Can't wait to see you there! Full Post >

Jams, Jellies & Sauces Oh My!

The Fearrington House kitchen has been whipping up delicious treats of all types, including some you can take home or give as gifts! Whether you enjoy the Valrhona chocolate sauce poured on the Chocolate Soufflé served at The Fearrington House Restaurant, out-of-the-ordinary jams like Apple Pie and Carrot Cake, or have a more traditional palate for strawberry jelly, options are readily available for purchase at Dovecote. Yes, these items come in varying sizes, including a "travel pack" of... Full Post >

March: The Wines of Spain!

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Each month here at Fearrington we will be featuring the wines of a specific place, throughout all three of the restaurants here in The Village.  At The Goat, all of the wine that we have by the glass will be from that particular month's focus. For the month of March everything by the glass will be of Spanish origin! PARES BALTA - Brut Cava...............................$7/gls This refreshing, sparkling white is a must for anyone's... Full Post >