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The Relais & Chateaux Fearrington House Restaurant is recognized for its seasonal farm-to-fork cuisine, personable service and a unique fine dining experience. Dine in and read below to learn more about the seasonal menu, our local partnerships, and what's new at The Restaurant.

A Cocktail in Southern History

With a Sutler's gin base, this cocktail holds a little bit of North Carolina history. Set up camp on the front porch of The Fearrington House Restaurant and enjoy the summer weather.  A Cocktail in Southern History Sutler’s Gin is based out of Winston Salem and named after Sutlers: the men following troops during the Revolutionary and Civil wars. They would set up camp with the troops to provide provisions during down time (tobacco and alcohol). The name is derived from this... Full Post >

Planning For Fall

Our chefs are busy in the gardens harvesting the last of the summer produce and prepping the ground for the bounty of fall! Tomatoes, eggplant, summer beans and squash (and more!) have had an excellent growing season and will be rotated out with fall produce in several weeks. In the meantime, the gardens will be weeded, and fertilized to make sure they're ready! Make sure to sample the flavors of summer at The Fearrington House Restaurant before we welcome fall! Full Post >

Fearrington’s Growing Season

With summer in full swing, our gardens are full of vegetables, herbs and produce ready to use in the dishes at The Fearrington House Restaurant! We talked with Junior Sous Chef Zac about what's next for our gardens. How long is the growing season for the vegetables growing in the gardens? There is a long answer to this question, but the short answer is North Carolina is a great location to grow summer vegetables. We have the hot sunny days with ample rains with gives summer plants amazing... Full Post >

A Taste of the Canary Islands

At The Fearrington House Restaurant we are always on the search for the most delicious wines to offer by the glass. This search often takes us on fun adventures to new and exciting regions. Recent explorations have brought the Tajinaste Listan Blanco from the Canary Islands to the list, and we can not be more enthused about how truly distinct and delectable this wine is. What is Listan Blanco? They make wine in the Canary Islands? To answer the latter, yes!! And amazing wine to... Full Post >

Strawberries Wild & Refined

Cool off and enjoy the flavors of summer with this light and refreshing cocktail. The housemade consommé is perfectly paired with a dish from the summer menu at The Fearrington House Restaurant.  Strawberry Fields Forever A vodka and white port base is complimented by summer flavors of strawberry, thyme, ginger, lemon and mint. Many of these ingredients grow wild in fields: strawberries, thyme and mint. The name became an ode to the Beatles’ song, “Strawberry Fields... Full Post >

What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

Did you know we're growing many different vegetables and herbs at Fearrington? The gardens allow our chefs to grow unique and interesting foods to enhance Fearrington's menu, in addition to the invaluable relationships with local farmers at The Fearrington Farmers Market and across the state, such as Heritage Farms, which help sustain Fearrington's farm-to-fork mission.  There are nearly 40 different vegetables being grown for the menu at The Fearrington House Restaurant, including... Full Post >

Arnold’s Revenge

As far as classic Southern drinks go, the Arnold Palmer is one of the most popular ways to cool down throughout the summer. Fearrington's twist on this traditional drink is a balanced, refreshing summer cocktail. A Twist on Arnold Palmer Eagle Rare Bourbon serves as the base liquor, from there Harney & Son’s Lemon Verbena tea is slowly steeped and married with honey to create a lemon verbena tea and honey reduction. A strong peach vinegar is added to balance out the... Full Post >

Meet Junior Sous Chef Zac

Zac joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2014 and was promoted to Junior Sous Chef in 2015. Previously, Chef Zac had worked at restaurants and sustainable farms in Virginia and North Carolina. At Fearrington he's using those skills to improve the plantings in the restaurant gardens, as well as creating housemade ingredients in our kitchens. Read more about his experiences below! What was your first farm experience? My mother's parents lived in the mountains of Virginia up a long... Full Post >

Summertime Spiced Blackberry Punch

Punch cocktails are trendy right now, so we're jumping on the bandwagon. We've created our own signature version using ingredients from Fearrington's gardens. Take a break from the summer heat with this refreshing cocktail. Spiced Blackberry Punch This summertime cocktail features Zaya Reserva Rum, a 12-year aged reserve rum from Trinidad and Tobago. The blackberries here are leftover from last season, lightly pickled with herbs from the gardens at Fearrington in The Fearrington... Full Post >

Best of Chapel Hill 2016

We're honored to have been voted Best of Chapel Hill in 10 categories by readers of Chapel Hill Magazine this year! Thank you to all of our guests for supporting us by voting for and visiting our businesses, and a big congratulations to our hardworking Fearrington staff. Best of Chapel Hill 2016 Best Upscale Restaurant The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Overall Service The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef... Full Post >