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Fearrington House Restaurant

The Fearrington House Restaurant, a member of the Relais & Chateaux association, is recognized for its sophisticated seasonal cuisine and personable service and promises guests a unique fine dining experience. Located in the original Fearrington farm home-place, the series of small, elegant dining rooms feature views of the stunning gardens; each is furnished with European antiques, and accented with original Southern art that creates an understated elegance.

Chocolate Curls

Who knew the amazing new desserts at The Goat would don white and dark chocolate curls? Fearrington's Cake Designer and Chocolatier Emma Isakoff gave us a full tutorial! Start with tempered chocolate at 33 degrees Celsius, known as working temperature in the kitchen, and spread on acetate strips. Why acetate? "Chocolate crystals will mimic whatever surface you place it on," says Emma. "The acetate is shiny which gives the final product a beautiful sheen." Once the chocolate is nice and... Full Post >

Kanonkop Estate Wine Dinner

We live in the most exciting time to be a wine enthusiast in the history of the world. Some may say that this is a bold statement but the reality is, there has never been such high quality wine coming from so many regions all over the world. In the eighteenth century, when one mentioned world class wine there was just Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Rhein Riesling. Even a hundred years ago the conversation was still focused on those areas. Now the world is our oenological oyster and there are... Full Post >

Gelato Galore!

This Friday, March 20th marks the arrival of a much awaited Spring! While others are preparing for Spring cleaning, The Goat at Fearrington and Executive Chef Colin Bedford have been perfecting gelato -- lots and lots of gelato! Why gelato at The Goat rather than ice cream? "It's a wonderful vehicle for showcasing local fruit and dairy," said Chef Colin Bedford. "The idea started when we were experimenting with our housemade tea blends. The flavors and aroma of hot tea sparked an idea, that... Full Post >

Mastering Chocolate

Fearrington's Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Cake Designer Emma Isakoff made the trip to the "Big Apple" for an exclusive chocolate class with master chocolatière and Valrohna chocolate specialist Philippe Givre. Chef Bedford first met Philippe at a Valrohna class in Paris. The Fearrington duo, along with 10 other participants, settled in to a three day class at Valrohna's school in Brooklyn, New York. "The building is beauitful," said Chef Colin Bedford. "An old shoe factory filled... Full Post >

A Pretty Sweet Holiday

They say "there is no love sincerer than the love of food," and at Fearrington Village we often agree! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and whether you're shopping for your special someone or seeking the perfect Valentine's Day date, we have just the thing for you! Date Night The Fearrington House Restaurant was recently named one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in America by OpenTable diners! Tip: The restaurant is fully booked on Saturday, treat your sweetie to a... Full Post >

Valentine’s Day Sweets & Wine

Shower your sweetheart with housemade chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and wine? Can you think of anything sweeter? The Goat at Fearrington has three choices for a perfect (and delicious) Valentine's Day gift! Call 919.545.5717 or stop by The Goat to place your order. Sweets for your Sweetheart Variety Chocolate Bon Bons $35 15 housemade chocolates in various flavors Housemade Chocolates & Chocolate-Covered Strawberries $30 9 housemade chocolates in various flavors... Full Post >

Second Year of the Winter Coffee Pecan Porter

When the temperature drops there are a few things that become necessities: scarves, hats, mittens, wool socks and my morning cup of coffee. The way a warm cup of coffee warms me up and awakens my senses prepares me for the activities of the day. Throughout the year, Fearrington Village is enveloped in that same aroma of freshly roasted coffee. In the winter the aroma is more powerful and even more welcoming. When I sense that smell I know our coffee roaster Julian Vargas is busy at work at... Full Post >

Littorai: Above the Best, In a World of Its Own

Let's just say it, there are a lot of wineries that claim that they are the best (in their region, of all producers, of a certain grape varietal, etc). The idea of "the best" is, as I think we can all agree, largely subjective. Now, when we talk of a wine which is in and of itself completely different than anything else, I think that the classification "the best" no longer does that wine justice. How can you compare a wine so unique to others? When I speak about the wines of Ted Lemon from his... Full Post >

The Perfect Final Touch

We asked Fearrington's Wine Director Maxmilian Kast if there was one wine he thought encompassed the holidays, and he had so many favorites he said it might take him until next Christmas to choose! He did decide on Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge Cuvée Classic. "A wine that encompasses the holidays would be Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge Cuvée Classic. It was one of the first wines I bought for Christmas in my early years as a Sommelier, and the scents and flavors of that wine from my... Full Post >

Giving Back with Gingerbread

For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington's pastry chefs crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis. So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread? First measure and make a plan. Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors, columns, shingles... Full Post >