I can only say that I'm kicking myself for not having visited here sooner.
Chef Graham Fox will dazzle you with an incredible array of tastes, smells and platings. His short stint at the French Laundry seems evident with several Thomas Keller influences.
We opted for the Chef's Tasting Menu, an eight-course, three-hour tour (plus a box of sweets to take home). We also decided to let Sommelier Max Kast pair each dish for us, and the result was very generous pours of some wonderful wines and an informative, brief chat with Max about each. Since most plates are very small portions, we almost felt as though we were on more of a wine tasting tour than a food tasting jaunt, but we were not about to gripe about it.
I won't bore you with a description of each dish. Let's just say they were all astounding (see image of menu).
One very small negative: we felt the lone chandelier in our room was too bright. We talked to two different members of the staff about it, but they must have felt the lighting was just fine the way it was.
Regardless, the only meal I've had which comes remotely close to this was at the Inn at Little Washington. That meal was a full hour longer, but it takes four hours to drive there. To have a dining experience of that caliber--- so much closer to home--- is truly gratifying.
The restaurant at the Fearrington House represents the very best culinary expertise offered in The Triangle. My humble recommendation does not do it true justice.
$340 for two, wines included (excluding gratuity).
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