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.

Fall Favorites

One of my favorites on the Fall Menu at The Fearrington House -- the "Ham & Eggs" with pineapple dish. Not only do the ingredients come together well in the dish, but the combination brings back childhood memories of going to the pub with my parents. It is a classic English dish. I think our guests from the south will really enjoy it -- pulled pork with a little twist. Want more details on the new Fall Menu? See the menu here or sign up for our Food & Wine Newsletter for... Full Post >

Affordable Luxury with New Wines by the Glass this Fall

It is that time of the year again when the cooler air of the fall season descends upon us here at The Fearrington House. One by one, we exchange the crisp and refreshing white wines of summer for the richly textured red wines more suitable for the cooler months. This year, Max and I are delighted to be able to offer our guests some iconic wines that are rarely seen on any restaurants’ wines by the glass offerings -– Guido Porro’s Vigna Lazzairasco Barolo, and Angelo Gaja’s highly... Full Post >

Fall Time Beer

After much success with our summer collaboration with Sean Lilly Wilson and Chris Davis of Fullsteam Brewery, last week we released the Fearrington Fall Beer at a release dinner on our Garden Terrace.  We also had the release of the great art work that Win Crannell from Georgia created for the Fullsteam Fearrington Beer series label, an oak tree in each season.  Thanks to Sean at Fullsteam we will be featuring the art work at the entrance of The Fearrington Granary.  Each season as we... Full Post >

Castles & Retreats

For those that are not familiar, Castles and Retreats is the translation of a highly regarded organization Fearrington proudly is a part of called Relais & Chateaux.  Just a few weeks ago I overheard a guest that was checking-out of The Fearrington House Inn ask what exactly Relais & Chateaux meant.  The Front Desk associate gave the literal translation of the words and the guest agreed that our property certainly was just that - a relaxing retreat for them. Days after... Full Post >

A Rice Krispy Treat Worth Five-Stars

Rice Krispy treats to celebrate our recent Forbes Five-Star Award! Great way to start off our weekend. Full Post >

Falling for Pawpaws

Pawpaws -- what can you do with this fruit? That is a good question! Fall menu planning is in full force and one of our flower ladies lights up a curve ball of a Pawpaw. All I know is that in its raw state it is the most nutritious fruit there is, and now it has entered the land of decadent ingredients. This will be on our fall menu, but in what format, who knows! Stay tuned.... Full Post >

Food Takes Form

Inspiration comes from many different avenues -- this one happened to be vessel driven. We ended up with some of my favorite combos, blue cheese mousse with port jelly, candied walnuts, pear, celery and newski bacon. Full Post >

Experience the Wine Pairings at The Fearrington House Restaurant

One of the best things about dining at Fearrington House are the custom wine pairings that we offer to our guests. Max and I believe that it enhances the complete dining experience – the perfectly executed cuisine complemented by the perfectly chosen wine. Most restaurants tend to list down the particular wines they will be automatically serving their guests on their menus – while that is convenient, it loses that element of adventure – of trying new things. I, personally, do not believe... Full Post >

And Holiday Planning Has Begun…

Chef Thomas Card is sitting down on the nearest stool for holiday menu writing... We are debuting our holiday menus next week -- stay tuned to see what Fearrington is serving for the holidays. Full Post >

A Big Congrats to Paula

Paula de Pano has been working with me at The Fearrington House Restaurant since 2010.  When she started she had just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York (the other CIA), and I could tell that she had a serious passion for wine.  In the beginning the majority of her experience was in the back of the house (restaurant speak for the kitchen), at first she was timid, shy, but always driven to get better.  She was always full of questions, and as soon as she got an... Full Post >