At Fearrington House Restaurant

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.

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 >

Helping No Kid Hungry

In between creating the spring menu and working at The Fearrington House Restaurant, Chef Bedford is training for the Chefs Cycle No Kid Hungry bike ride in June! In order to prepare for the three-day ride from Carmel to Santa Barbara, California, he's on a strict training schedule, and of course, a nutritious diet. The P2P fundraising endurance event features over 150 award-winning chefs participating in order to fight hunger outside the kitchen. No Kid Hungry aims to provide 10 million... 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 >

Building Our Hive

We sat down with Chef Colin Bedford and Just Bee's Marty to learn a little more about our growing bee hive! Here's what he had to share about keeping our buzzing buddies happy and healthy. When did Fearrington first install the honey hives? We installed the hives in summer or fall of 2013 in preparation for 2014 nectar flow. Nectar flow in this area is normally March through July. How many estimated honey bees use Fearrington’s hives? Currently Fearrington is home to five honey bee... Full Post >

Adventurous Wine

If you're looking for a wine that's a little more off-the-grid, Fearrington's wine program has many different options to choose from. We offer a wide variety of truly adventurous wine selections, from the Dingac Co-operatives Pavlac Mali from the Croatian coast to multiple vintages of Chateau Musar dating back to 1984. In addition to our growing biodynamic and organic wine program, which we announced earlier this year, Fearrington is increasingly seeking out wines from right here in North... Full Post >

Fullsteam Fearrington Seasonal Spring

We are excited to launch the newest beer in the Fearrington-Fullsteam Seasonal series: The Heritage Grain Farmhouse Ale.  It is a rustic and lively farmhouse ale made with "Wrenz Abruzzi" rye and toasted buckwheat.  It is fermented with Wallonian Yeast, a yeast that originates from the Walloon region of Belgium and is the traditional "funky" yeast that adds complexity to the greatest beers of this style. This complex beer is perfect for reflecting and celebrating the revitalizing nature of... Full Post >

Sustainable, Organic & Biodynamic Wine

We previously announced the beginning of our transition to include more organic and local wines on our wine by the glass menu at The Fearrington House. We live in a very exciting time for wine, and one fortunately where some of the best producers are using organic or biodynamic methods. There are three main types of eco-friendly viticulture: Sustainable, Organic, and Biodynamic. Sustainable Sustainable viticulture is a practice that has no formal regulations, but states a grower interest in... Full Post >

New Year, New Wines by the Glass

We are excited to share changes to our wines by-the-glass offerings in 2016! Starting this month, our by-the-glass section of the wine list will focus on producers which either practice organic or biodynamic agriculture in their vineyards, or focus on wines made from grapes grown in vineyards that are cared for in these two techniques. As a green certified restaurant we aim to continually increase what we can do to benefit the environment, making our choice for our wines a natural... Full Post >

Sour Sips You’ll Love

Classic cocktails are renowned for a reason, whether you prefer an Old Fashioned or a Dark & Stormy. But, the talented Wine Team at The Fearrington House, took on the challenge to create a few delicious varieties that embody classic cocktails with North Carolina flair and flavors of the season. Scuppernong Sour This classic sour is made with egg whites and adds North Carolina roots with Chatham county based Scuppernong Grape Juice. This time-honored drink is... 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 >