Does The Fearrington House Restaurant offer any special gifts from the chef?

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You’ll receive many gifts from chefs should you dine at The Fearrington House Restaurant. The restaurant used to create a new amuses bouche each day, but for consistency’s sake, switched to a weekly offering. The kitchen staff looks at what’s fresh that week and also takes into consideration repeat diners and diners’ allergies before creating a palate whetter. On a recent visit to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star eatery, we started our meal off with a decadent egg custard accented with mango, served inside an eggshell and topped with caviar and lobster. And you’ll likely encounter other small bites to begin your meal, like a savory confit of chicken with anchovy and olive puree. We also received a pre-dessert, which consisted of a refreshing quenelle of sorbet which both made us excited for the sweet finale and cleansed our palate.
 
At the end of the meal a collection of perfectly arranged mignardise is gifted to each guest. Housemade by chocolatier and cake designer Jill Leckey, the sweet ending generally includes fruit-flavored jellies, macarons, fruit-and-chocolate clusters, pralines and chocolate truffles. And that’s not all: you might also get a box of four chocolate truffles to go. With so many gifts from the chefs at The Fearrington House Restaurant, you can easily end up having a six-course meal even if you only ordered the three-course prix-fixe.

Colin Bedford

Guests celebrating a special occasion are give a box of housemade truffle chocolates to take home with them. The rest of the diners are given a little gift from the kitchen, which could be a madeleine, a housemade marshmallow or some housemade granola, depending on the time of year.

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