Fall Dining in Style

Carolina Crossroads Restaurant

Bumping into Ececutive Chef Jimmy Reale is always a highlight when attending our local food festivals. You can always find him at the Farm to Fork Picnic, TerraVITA Food and Wine Festival and the Pittsboro Pepper Festival, to name a few.

See What Chef Reale is cooking up for you here.

Fairview Restaurant at Washington Duke Inn and Country Club

I love this restaurant. There is something comforting about being surrounded by the beautiful Washington Duke golf course, sipping a glass of wine, and dining on an exquisite meal. I don’t get to do this often, but when I do, it is a night I remember.

Fall Lunch Menu Fall Dinner Menu

Join Executive Chef Jason Cunningham for TONIGHT’S TELLA TERRA WINE DINNER – Wednesday October 12th, 7pm

Fearrington House Restaurant

Executive Chef Colin Bedford know his stuff. Sourcing foods locally and changing his menus to reflect what’s in season, dining at the Fearrington House is always a surprise, and a treat.

Dinner Menu for Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Herons at the Umstead Hotel

I had the great pleasure of sampling the new fall lunch menu at Herons last week. I ordered the beef tartare and salmon entrée, both exquisite. I also had a bite of my dining companion’s veal cheek appetizer and pork tenderloin entrée, equally good. I have no doubt Chef Scott Crawford will please anyone who crosses the threshold into the Herons dinning room.

Autumn Lunch Menu & Autumn  Dinner Menu


I am always impressed with Andrea Reusing’s food at Lantern. My favorite place to sit is at the upstairs bar with a steaming plate of Salt and Pepper Shrimp staring up at me. That is the moment of revelation!

Cookbook: Cooking in the Moment

Local events with Andrea Reusing

Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm, SEEDS Harvest Dinner speaker, Durham, NC

Saturday, November 12, 10:30am-12:00noon, CFSA’s 2011 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Panelist

Tuesday, November 15, All About Roasting Dinner with Molly Stevens at Lantern, Chapel Hill

Saturday, December 17, 9:00am-noon, Carrboro Farmer’s Market – Cooking in the winter, demo & tasting

Lucky 32 Southern kitchen

My dear friend Jay Pierce, Executive Chef at Lucky 32’s two locations is by far one of the most enthusiastic chefs I know. Proud supporter of local farms, and just all around great guy, he brings southern cooking to a new level, yet leaves you with the feeling of sitting at Granny’s table.

Check out his Fall Lunch Menu & Fall Dinner Menu

Every Tuesday in Greensboro: Skillet Fried Chicken & Songs From a Southern Kitchen

Every Wednesday in Cary: Skillet Fried Chicken & Something to Wash it Down with.

Cooking Class at Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Cary on October 15, 2011: A Celebration of Fall Vegetables!

Lucky 32 & Craggie Brewing Beer Dinner in Greensboro, October 20, 2011

Piedmont Restaurant

Executive Chef Marco Shaw offers guests an almost daily changing menu to reflect what’s in Season. It is always a delight to dine in this Downtown Durham establishment.

Check for daily menu here.


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