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.

Meet Our Artist in Residence

The beautiful paintings in The Fearrington House Restaurant have delighted guests for many years, so we're thrilled to welcome as Fearrington's artist in residence. Read more about Jeff below, and check out his beautiful artwork throughout Fearrington! Tell us a little bit about your background? I moved to North Carolina to work at Duke University Museum of Art in 1994 after meeting my wife to be in an Atlanta art gallery where I was working. We later moved to Florence, Italy on a UNC Study... Full Post >

Spring Wines

It’s that time of year again: the ice thaws, flowers blossom and Chef releases a new menu. Spring tends to lend itself to a time of change and rebirth in nature as does it at The Fearrington House Restaurant. It is not my place to rave over the current and upcoming spring dishes the kitchen are so diligently working on, but it is my place to rave on the wines we will be pouring. Torresella, Extra Dry, Prosecco, Provence of Treviso, Veneto, Italy NV A beautiful expression of an unusually... Full Post >

Spring Wines By The Glass

With the spring season just around the corner, The Fearrington House Restaurant kitchens are busy preparing the gardens and taking advantage of the bounty of spring flavors. Our wine team is offering wines by the glass at The Fearrington House Restaurant bar to accompany the seasonal menu. See more about these selections from Beverage and Service Director, Paula, below. Pouillon, Brut Réserve, Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ, Champagne, France N.V. I’ve always had a soft spot for Champagnes made by... Full Post >

Naples Food & Wine Festival

The Naples Food & Wine Festival is an annual event which raises proceeds to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. The NCEF's vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $161 million for children in need. Executive Chef Colin Bedford and his team attended the Festival for The Fearrington House Restaurant and served an elegant six course... Full Post >

James Beard Foundation Awards

Last week, The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation awards. Semifinalists are selected from a list of over 24,000 online entries and represent culinary talent in different geographic regions as well as outstanding service, restaurant design and more. Fearrington is pleased to announced that The Fearrington House Restaurant's Executive Chef Colin Bedford was named a semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast. “I’m honored to be included... Full Post >

Gourmet & Grapes

Gourmet & Grapes is an annual fundraising event hosted at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, to benefit the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center. In the last eight years, this weekend-long culinary event has raised more than $1.5 million for cancer research. Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Pastry Sous Chef Paola attended for The Fearrington House Restaurant and served Smoked Pork with Parsnip, Confit Garlic & Ginger at The Wine Odyssey... Full Post >

Meet Jesse

Jesse joined The Fearrington House Restaurant team in 2016. A North Carolinian native and resident of Chapel Hill, he previously worked as AGM and head server at [ONE] restaurant. Jesse started his career in the hospitality industry as curb-hop and dining room server at his family’s restaurant. Now immersed in wine, he helps guests find the perfect bottle to complement their dining experience at The Fearrington House Restaurant. Read more about Jesse below! When did you realize you were... Full Post >

The Perfect Treat

The Fearrington House Restaurant's iconic Hot Chocolate Soufflé has remained a guest favorite since it debuted on the menu in 1984. Made with the Valrhona's finest chocolate, and now gluten-free, many guests come back to enjoy this dessert for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Now, you can enjoy this incredible treat without a dinner reservation! Simply stop by The Fearrington House Restaurant bar during restaurant hours to enjoy the chocolate soufflé with your favorite... Full Post >

Sweets For Your Sweetheart

Looking for the perfect gift for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Order housemade chocolates and chocolate covered strawberries from The Fearrington House Restaurant to share with someone special! Check out the options and flavors below, then stop by The Goat to fill out an order form, or purchase online. Chocolates and strawberries will be available to pick up at The Goat after 11am Monday, February 13th through 4pm Tuesday, February 14th. Variety Chocolates $35 15 housemade... Full Post >

Utilizing Local Distilleries

From organic and biodynamic wines by the glass, to growing vegetables in our own gardens and sourcing produce from local farmers, Fearrington has always had a focus on great local products. The wine team is constantly on the look out for new, local wine and spirits to incorporate into our program. To make our cocktails unique, we often utilize local distilleries' liquors - from whiskey, to gin and many others. Here are a few of our bartender's favorites from behind the bar: Gin (94... Full Post >