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Fearrington Events

From annual on-site events held in The Fearrington Barn or at the Garden Terrace, to local community events, to worldwide food events, Fearrington's team crafts great food, wine and service for all to enjoy. Read more below about some of the recent events we've been involved in!

Chef’s Training Diet

A training schedule is only half of what Chef Colin Bedford is doing to prepare for his Chefs Cycle No Kid Hungry bike ride coming up in June. "The food you consume is a big part of helping you push yourself in training," says Chef Bedford. If anyone knows food, it would be The Fearrington House Restaurant's executive chef! So what does breakfast, lunch and dinner look like for training chef? For breakfast a stack of flax seed, quinoa and whole wheat pancakes or loaded frittatas and... Full Post >

What Does Training Take?

Chef Colin Bedford has a strict training schedule for his upcoming No Kid Hungry bike ride in June. Training and working at The Fearrington House Restaurant makes for a very busy, but very focused chef! Sunday - Short bike ride 8-12 miles Monday - Pool swim Tuesday - Bike 30 miles, Run 5 miles Wednesday - Pool swim Thursday - Run stairs, about 18 stories five times Friday - Pool swim Saturday - Long bike ride 50-70 miles "Training helps me releive stress," says Chef... Full Post >

Biking for a Cause

Chef Colin Bedford trained and participated in the Raleigh Half Iron Man last year, and this year he is training for a cycling journey. This cycling trip isn't just any ride, it is three day ride from Carmel to Santa Barbara, California to support No Kid Hungry. Chef Bedford won't be riding alone, he'll be joined by nearly 150 other chefs to raise money for the cause! Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry is a P2P fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs fighting hunger outside the... Full Post >

Sprucing Up The Goat

We are making some exciting changes to our coffee and wine shop The Goat! To make the renovations quick and safe, The Goat will be closed now through Friday, February 12th. During this time, Roost will be open and serving coffee, morning pastries and newspapers from 8-11am daily. Looking forward to seeing you at The Goat's new and improved space in mid-February! Full Post >

Gingerbread to Taste & Create!

Whether you're looking for the perfect gingerbread cookie, or you dream of constructing confectionery masterpieces, Fearrington's own Chocolatiere and Cake Designer, Emma Isakoff, has just the recipes for you. The structural recipe below is the same recipe she uses to build the gingerbread house in the 13th Annual Triangle Family Services Gingerbread Benefit at The Umstead Hotel in Cary, N.C. Structural recipe (We don't recommend eating this one!) 2 cups              Corn... Full Post >

13th Annual Gingerbread Benefit

For the past 13 years, Fearrington has proudly participated in the Triangle Family Services' Gingerbread Benefit. We are honored to return again with Fearrington's own Chocolatiere and Cake Designer, Emma Isakoff, leading our efforts! Last year, Emma's beautiful design won a people's choice award at the event. We hear we'll have "visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads" once Emma is done with this years creation! The Triangle's finest chefs and bakers bring their decadent... Full Post >

Fearrington at TerraVita!

TerraVita's annual three day celebration of  culinary excellence and sustainability in food and drink with top chefs, food artisans, sommeliers, baristas, brewers, educators, distillers, cookbook authors and industry luminaries from across the Southeast kicks off on October 8th! Fearrington's Exeuctive Chef Colin Bedford and Wine Director Maximilian Kast look forward to participating in this event each year! See below for details on their events and view the full event line up... Full Post >

Wood-Fired Pizza is Here!

The first time we talked about pizza we were in Atlanta at a pizza joint called Antique pizzeria. I knew this would be the perfect addition to Roost…what could go better with beer and live music than wood-fired pizzas? When people think about chefs, they think we can do everything, but pizza isn’t really in the realm of what “I do.” It’s new to me. I did a massive amount of research and then I started experimenting. From the sauce to the dough to the toppings, I wanted it all to be... Full Post >

Blue Birds, Wobblers & Owls, Oh My!

Blue skies and 68 degrees – we could have not asked for better weather on our 7:30am bird walk this past Saturday. Around 20 folks joined and while most of us were novice bird watchers, we looked like the real thing with binoculars and sun hats – perhaps my large cup of coffee from The Goat gave us away!  Not sure what was the best part, seeing a migrating Red Start Wobbler (cute little orange guy) or walking around the beautiful gardens or Fearrington with a bunch of other folks who... Full Post >

Keeping a Mother’s Day Tradition Alive

Flowers and Mother's Day are almost a foregone conclusion, but keeping the tradition alive doesn't have to mean supermarket roses or dyed carnations. Local Farmer's Markets are exploding with floral beauty at this time of year, and putting together something as special as Mom is can be as simple as purchasing a few spectacular blooms, augmenting with fresh greenery from your own garden, and wrapping the stems with a bit of fabric ribbon to make the perfect tussie-mussie! Full Post >