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Fearrington House Restaurant offering 20 percent off its fine dining experience

Meals at Fearrington House Restaurant are works of art.
Meals at Fearrington House Restaurant are works of art.
Fearrington House Restaurant

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher

It's not often we see a discount on a stellar dining opportunity, so we had to share this news from the fabulous Fearrington House Restaurant. They are offering a 20-percent discount on a culinary experience of the highest order - among our Top 3 luxe dining picks locally. That makes this the perfect time for you to treat yourself.

Our own recent forays there included a fabulous stay and dinner, plus a wonderful experience with Chef Colin Bedford and team at the Fearrington Cooking School.

So, yes, we can rave.

Check out the lovely, four-course menu options available now. (Warning: Mouth watering is a possibility if you read below.) Don't know about you, but we're intrigued by the "wooly pig" and the "porcini whoopie pie":

First Course

  • Maple Cured Duck Breast with Fearrington Blackberry Jam Bunch Carrots, Red Cabbage, Parsley Root, Olive Oil
  • Game Consomme with Walnut Caramel & Rutabaga Custard Star Anise, Meringue, Brussel Sprouts, Radish
  • Scallop Ceviche with Yuzu & Vanilla Tapioca Avocado, Cucumber, Cilantro, Mango
  • Marinated Mushrooms with “Porcini Whoopie Pie” & Truffle Dressing Salsify, Black Garlic, Chestnuts, Delicata Squash
  • Hamachi with Horseradish Quinoa & Confit Blood Orange Yogurt, Jalapeno, Sugar Snap and Diakon
  • Torchon of Foie Gras with Cauliflower & Gingerbread Medjool Date, Madeira, Shiitake Mushrooms, Pearl Onions

Second Course

  • Seared Trout with Heirloom Carrots, Muscat & Tupelo Honey with Horseradish, Wheat Berries, Coriander
  • Seared Wreckfish with Carolina White Rice & Curry with Okra, Almond, Golden Raisin, Butternut Squash
  • Golden Syrup Roasted Parsnip with Medjool Date & Pearl Barley with Lemon, Muscat Vinegar, Gingerbread, Mitsuba
  • Smoked Heritage Farms Belly with Butter Braised Sunchokes Apple, Leeks, Mustard and Ginger
  • Roasted Saddle of Rabbit with Roasted Garlic & Tarragon Celery Root, Hazelnut, Prosciutto and Kale

Main Course

  • Veal Tenderloin with Confit Fennel & Cornmeal Blini Green Olive, Spaghetti Squash, Capers, Lemon
  • Monkfish with Potato Espuma & Truffle Fish Velouté Honey Mustard, Leek, Malt Vinegar, Tarragon
  • Wooly Pig with Seared Foie Gras & Black Pepper Pineapple De Puy Lentils, Broccoli, Sweet & Sour, Pistachio
  • Butter Poached Lobster with Crispy Quinoa & Parsley Sauce Pineapple, Fennel, Butternut Squash, Coconut
  • Beef Sirloin with Sweet Potato, & Herb Crust Shallot, Mushrooms, Kohlrabi, Garlic
  • Roasted Venison with Cocoa Nib Crust, Redcurrant & Bay Leaf Sauce Parsnip, Kumquat, Brussels Sprouts, Juniper
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Pecan Puffs & Pear Butter Baby Leeks, Cinnamon, Kale
  • Seared Squab with Mushroom Puree & Caramelized Cane Sugar Savoy Cabbage, Cippolini, Quince, Black Trumpet Mushrooms


  • Parsnip Bavarois with Iced Caramelized White Chocolate & Almond with Apple, Milk Jam, Cinnamon, Burnt Butter
  • Coconut “Bounty” with Dark Chocolate & Rum Raisin Ice Cream with Lime, Macaroon, Sea Salt, Anise Hisop
  • Vanilla Pillow with Orange Ice Cream & Roasted Hazelnuts with Banana and Meringue
  • Valrhona Cœur de Guanaja Chocolate Soufflé served with Hot Chocolate Sauce and Whipped Cream
  • A Selection of Artisan Cheeses, House made Chutney, Apricot & Oatmeal Bread.

Dinner won't be complete, though, unless you consult with Maximlian (Max) Kast on some wine choices. He's one of the best sommeliers around. Trust us; you'll thank us for the recommendation.

Better yet, book a stay and enjoy the Fearrington spa the next day. Be sure and take time to visit the belted cows and goats in Fearrington's pastoral setting, too.

If You're Going: Call Fearrington House Restaurant at 919.542.2121 for reservations and mention the promotional code "Winter" to try the new winter menu at 20 percent off. Price is $89 for three courses, $99 for four courses or $129 for the tasting menu (before discount). However, the discount does not apply Valentine's weekend.

Kudos: Fearrington House Restaurant is the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in the U.S. to be Green Certified and to have been ranked a top 50 restaurant in the U.S., based on more than two million reviews by OpenTable diners.

If enjoyed this story, you might also enjoy these:

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Luxury Travel Examiner Kathy M. Newbern and spouse, J.S. Fletcher, report on luxury destinations, spas and cruising around the globe. They are award-winning members of the Society of American Travel Writers and created and, their personalized romance novel business.

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