Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fearrington House turns 30

The Fearrington House in Pittsboro celebrates 30 years in business with a first-ever "Behind the Scenes" overnight package at the Fearrington Inn. Facebook followers of the restaurant suggested the idea. Guests can check in July 23 or 24; the one-night deal includes a kitchen tour with chef Colin Bedford (pictured; he'll address how the restaurant became the first AAA Five Diamond-rated one in the country to get certified by the Green Restaurant Association); a chance to talk wine with wine director Maximilian Kast; a garden tour with master gardener Wendy Moses; a visit with organic farmer Anne Stomp in the kitchen gardens; plus a la carte breakfast, afternoon English tea and a four-course dinner with wine pairings at the House, plus a gift card to spend at the shops at Fearrington and its beer garden. Prices start at $575 per couple. The inn is about 9 miles south of Chapel Hill; reservations: 919-542-2121.