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.
OUR DAILY BREAD small - $4 large - 7
FLASH FRIED COLLARDS sea salt - $6
YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE crème fraîche, arugula, spicy tomato, sweet potato chips - $12
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE apple, arugula, toast - $10
SOUSE PLATE pickles, mustard, cracker - $8
SWEET POTATO SKINS creamed collards, pickled squash, pecan, Parmesan - $12
BARKLEY'S MILL GRITS pimento cheese, radish salsa,pork rinds - $13
WOOD FIRED PIZZA apples, smoked ham, cheddar, arugula - $13
LANE ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO butter bean conserve, crispy butter beans, shaved Parmesan - $13
BEEF & SWEET POTATO HAND PIE basil aioli, shishito peppers - $12
TOM THUMB mushrooms, eggplant, turnip greens, pickles - $13
APPLE, SQUASH & CITRUS crispy farro, blue cheese, apple vinaigrette - $12
PERSIMMONS & ARUGULA mustard vinaigrette, crispy country ham, smoked parmesan- $13
PEANUT SOUP fig preserves, celery relish, fried peanuts - $11
FLOUNDER & FRIED OYSTER STEW potatoes, shaved fennel and turnips, shiitake mushrooms- $26
RABBIT & PASTRY shaved vegetable, soft poached egg, herb vinaigrette - $25
SEARED TILEFISH sweet potato tostones, citrus jalapeño aioli, amara, radish & apple herb salad - $28
PUMPKIN RISOTTO Carolina Gold rice, radish, turnips, benne seed pesto - $24
NPPHEROOKA BRAISED PORK squash mustard, brown butter spaetzle, apple pecan relish - $28
PAINTED HILLS BAVETTE STEAK espresso rub, caesar dressed green beans, radish, mushroom & turnip bread pudding - $30
ICE CREAM of the Day, - $5
CHOCOLATE COFFEE POUND CAKE orange crème, hazelnut ice cream - $10
CORNMEAL PUDDING cranberries, sweet potato ice cream, maple - $9
"PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY" PIE muscadine, salted peanut ice cream - $9
Choose any 3 desserts - $22 • Choose any 4 desserts - $28
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 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
Reservations 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 252.208.2433 x1
We do not accept Open Table reservations for more than 4 guests. We accept reservations up to 90 days from the current date.
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