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With an award-winning restaurant on the grounds, plus a range of eateries including a beer garden with local brews, it’s easy to find something delicious to order at The Fearrington House Inn. But if you want the best things to eat and drink at the inn, try these:
1. Goat cheese and crab frittata. Breakfast comes with a stay at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, and you can hardly go wrong with anything on the menu. Our favorite breakfast entrée was the sumptuous frittata made with farm-fresh eggs from Lu’s Farm and chock full of jumbo lump crab meat, mushrooms and creamy goat cheese. The delicate buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, candied pecans, lemon curd and cream cheese frosting came in a close second on the breakfast treats.
2. Savories and sweets at afternoon tea. Complimentary afternoon tea for overnight guests is served daily in The Fearrington House Restaurant from 4 to 5 p.m. In addition to a range of Harney & Sons teas including Earl Grey, Formosa Oolong, Rooibos and Irish Breakfast, you’ll get a three-tiered tray of assorted pastries, scones with jam and clotted cream and finger sandwiches ranging from crab salad on a biscuit to a smoked salmon roll.
3. Dinner at The Fearrington House Restaurant. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant is one of the godfathers of Southern fine dining, and chef Colin Bedford’s cuisine is at once modern, luxurious and exceptionally beautiful, often incorporating exotic spices and ingredients to create mouthwatering plates. You can order a three- or four-course menu or splurge for the tasting menu, though note that in addition to your ordered courses, you’ll also get an amuse bouche and mignardises. So a three-course dinner is really like having five-courses.
4. Chicken salad at The Fearrington Granary Restaurant. The Granary is a contemporary bistro with an agrarian accent, and we simply adore its chicken salad, which is lightly hinted with rosemary and topped with thin slivers of fried onions. It features cubes of some of the juiciest, most tender meat we’ve ever encountered in chicken salad and is a giant portion to boot.
5. House-made chocolates and truffles. Made by Fearrington’s own chocolatier, these sweets are delivered to your room at turndown service and also served on the mignardises plate at The Fearrington House Restaurant. If you can’t get enough, buy an assortment of chocolate truffles from the Belted Goat shop next door to the North Carolina inn.
Here’s our list of the five best things to eat and drink at The Fearrington House Inn:
The chocolate soufflé for dessert at The Fearrington House Restaurant - a chocolate lover’s dream.
One of the amazing fresh chopped salads at the Belted Goat. Choose one from the menu or design you own and it is freshly chopped for you. Enjoy it out by the fountain area at Roost.
Shrimp and grits for lunch or brunch at the Fearrington Granary.
Taste one of the locally brewed beers from Fullsteam or Carolina Brewery on tap at The Fearrington Granary or The Roost.
The seared scallop second course at The Fearrington House Inn with just a hint of curry air.