I often tell people that Ben and I had our first baby in June 2006. Naive but determined, we opened Chef & 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 has 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.
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OUR DAILY BREAD | white cheddar jalapeno corn bread, scallion butter - 8
FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6
BLUE Q PIZZA | smoke gouda, beef bacon, pickled jalapenos, cilantro - 15
GUILFORD MILLS GRITS | pimento cheese, tomato relish, crispy chicken skins - 13
BANGIN’ CHEESEBALL | ham chips, apple preserves, house saltines - 15
SEA ISLAND RED PEA HUMMUS | charred carrot, rutabaga mostarda, pita, OBX salt, finishing oil - 10
OLD CREEK ARUGULA | spiced sweet potato, pickled peanuts, tahini, benne seed - 11
NC TUNA CRUDO| chili oil, sea salt, citrus, radish, mint - 13
TARTARE | 64° egg yolk, collard togarashi, gochujang aioli, cashew, sweet potato chip, herb salad - 15
OYSTERFELLER | collard “gravy”, cornbread crumbs, Parmesan, lemon - 11
SHELLEM CLAMS | sage sausage, triple cooked potato, pickled ramp aioli, bloody mary - 13
CRAB TOAST | NC lump crab salad, miso mayo, fried collards - 14
NC CATCH OF THE DAY | fennel aioli, compressed fennel, lentil cassoulet, almond, orange - 26
NC FISH | NC fish, pork belly, pickled peppers, fish sauce caramel - 29
PAPPARDELLE| mushroom, olives, leeks, pecan, nutmeg, oregano - 23
NC YARDBIRD | bok choy, turnip puree, duck demi - 29
PAINTED HILLS BEEF | roasted sunchoke, tallow shallots, whiskey glaze, gremalata - 48
BRITTANY RIDGE PORK | strawberry gastrique, creamed rice grits, charred endive, radish - 32
ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | - 5
APPLE CAKE | chai apples, almond streusel, rosemary, white balsamic ice cream - 9
CALAS | spiced rice fritter, lemon curd, meringue, benne - 9
PEPPERMINT BUDINO| dark chocolate pots de creme, white chocolate, vanilla, chantilly - 9
CRANBERRY CONSOMME| buttermilk sherbet, citrus meringues - 9
PISTACHIO CAKE| buttermilk buttercream, orange marmalade, orange cardamon ice cream - 9
Choose any 3 desserts - $25 • Choose any 4 desserts - $30
Our newly renovated private dining room is airy, elegant and in a comfortable contemporary setting. The Gallery is completely outfitted 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. In addition, we offer a variety of catering services, including exclusive use of our Vivian Howard food truck. For more information, please contact Jaime at firstname.lastname@example.org or (252) 208-2433 x3.
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.
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Big party (5 or more)? We'd love to have you! Please call (252) 208-2433 x1
We accept reservations up to 90 days from the current date.
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