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As the pastry chef, cake designer and chocolatier at The Fearrington House Restaurant, Jill Leckey has a sweet job. (Cheesy, we know, but true.) If you’re dining at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant or staying at The Fearrington House Inn, you’re bound to encounter her handiwork. A French Culinary Institute grad who trained at Jacques Torres Chocolate Shop in New York City, Leckey also teaches a pastry-making class at the restaurant. At the end of a recent meal, we were treated to Leckey’s petit fours, including a delicious almond macaroon with chocolate cream and a chocolate, apricot and coconut cluster. If you happen to be marking a special occasion, the kitchen is also likely to send out housemade truffles crafted by Leckey to make your celebration that much sweeter.
Chef Colin Bedford also designs our dessert menu with the help of his executive sous chef and sous chefs.