Chatham County restaurant named one of ‘101 Best Restaurants in America’

Pittsboro, NC – The Fearrington House Restaurant in Chatham County, N.C. has landed on the Daily Meal’s 2016 list of the “101 Best Restaurants in America.”

fearrington house foodThe food and dining website sent a list of 638 restaurants to experts around the U.S., and their voting determined the rankings. The Fearrington House, associated with The Fearrington House Inn and located in Pittsboro, is No. 85 and the only N.C. restaurant on the list.

The Daily Meal’s review of the Fearrington House Restaurant reads:

Fearrington Village, not far from Raleigh-Durham, is a residential compound, a cluster of shops, a farm, a spa, a wedding venue, and an elegant Relais & Châteaux inn with a first-rate restaurant. The kitchen is the preserve of British-born chef Colin Bedford, who joined the property in 2005 and has been executive chef since 2008. His cooking is fairly elaborate and his plates are, shall we say, artistic, but he works with local seasonal ingredients and the accents are sometimes as much Southern as they are French. There’s something both homey and refined about his white bean and smoked bacon soup with melted onions and rosemary (and Parmigiano, apple, honey, and Brussels sprouts — see what we mean about elaborate?); he likes sweetness with his savory creations, like parsnips braised in golden syrup and buttermilk and served with ginger cake, pearl barley, prunes, and grapes, or brown-sugar-cured monkfish with parsnips and currants; his maple-glazed duck breast with sunchokes and blood orange goes earthy with hazelnuts, mushrooms, and collard greens. This is showy stuff, but somehow it all comes together very nicely. The handsome, opulently set dining rooms, the attentive service, and the serious wine list are all part of the recipe.

Fearrington House Restaurant