About

I often tell people that Ben and I had our first baby in June 2006. Naive but determined, we opened Chef and the Farmer with the hope that our restaurant might light a spark in our little town and help transition some of Eastern Carolina’s displaced tobacco farmers into food farmers. Since then, our restaurant’s come to be known for thoughtful, creative cooking rooted in this region’s ingredients and traditions. I’m proud of what our first child has accomplished and excited for her future.

CONTACT INFO

HOURS
Tuesday - Thursday:
5pm-9:30pm 

Friday and Saturday:
5pm-10:30pm 

Closed Sunday and Monday

LOCATION
120 W Gordon St
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 208-2433
Directions

VH-Restaurant-CandF-Menu-Food-3.jpg

SHARED PLATES

OUR DAILY BREAD - $7

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS sea salt - $6

PAN SEARED SPANISH MACKEREL amara, apples, pecan butter sauce, sweet potato  - $12

SOUSE PLATE pickles, tomato jelly, crackers - $8

FRIED OKRA buttermilk ranch ice cream - $12

COUNTRY HAM WRAPPED PEACHES ginger goat cheese, spiced pecans, balsamic honey - $14

BARKLEY'S MILL GRITS pimento cheese, string bean salsa, pork rinds - $13

WOOD FIRED FLATBREAD apples, smoked chicken, fontina,       amara - $13

PAINTED HILLS BEEF CARPACCIO butter bean conserve, crispy    butter bean, shaved Parmesan - $13

TOM THUMB marinated cantaloupe, Sea Island blue grits,    peanuts - $13

GRAPE GLAZED PIGS WINGS fried boiled peanuts, arugula - $8

 

SMALL PLATES

BLISTERED SHISHITOS PEPPERS butter bean hummus, corn relish, benne - $12

EGGPLANT, CORN & MOZZARELLA charred onion, basil, okra - $13

TOMATO & CUCUMBER GAZPACHO jalapeño, peppers, cherry tomatoes, bottarga, dill - $12

LARGE PLATES

WRECKFISH, CLAMS & SHRIMP STEW succotash, tarragon, cherry tomatoes, cornbread croutons - $32

PAN ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN butternut squash, amara, sorghum grain, sorghum glazed figs - $30

SEARED VERMILION SNAPPER Sea Island red peas, shaved summer vegetables, herbs, bacon vinaigrette - $35

EGGPLANT CROQUETTES roasted tomato sauce, okra, noodle bean, shaved pepper, Parmesan - $26

RED CURRY WATERMELON BRAISED PORK scallion fried rice, watermelon shishito, red curry - $30

PAINTED HILLS SEARED BAVETTE STEAK roasted pepper sauce, field pea salad, lima bean cornbread cake - $31

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM of the Day, - $5

CHOCOLATE COFFEE POUND CAKE orange cremé,             hazelnut ice cream - $10

PEACH UPSIDE DOWN CORNMEAL CAKE amaretto peaches,             almond ice cream - $9

CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP buttermilk sorbet, summer fruit - $9

"PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY" PIE muscadine,                    salted peanut ice cream - $9

Choose any 3 desserts - $22 • Choose any 4 desserts - $28

PRIVATE EVENTS

Chef & the Farmer’s newly renovated private dining room is airy and elegant, in a comfortable and contemporary setting. Outfitted complete with technology for presentations, and a 19th century antique pool table for the perfect cocktail party, the room can host 75 guests seated and 110 guests standing.

RESERVATIONS & GIFT CERTIFICATES

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift Cards are valid at either Chef & the Farmer or Boiler Room Oyster Bar. You may purchase online here, or at Chef & the Farmer during business hours.

MAKE A RESERVATION

For reservation requests for the current week, please call 252.208.2433 x1 or look for availability on Open Table. For groups of 5 or more please call us directly.  We do not accept Open Table reservations for more than 4 guests. We accept reservations up to 90 days from the current date.

For reservation requests after the current week, please use the form below. This will help us provide a more personalized dining experience.

Notes may include but are not limited to:

  • Dietary restrictions or allergies
  • Celebrations, including birthdays, anniversaries, or others
  • Accommodations for overnight and extended stays
  • Attractions and things to do
  • Dining recommendations