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.
OUR DAILY BREAD |caramelized onion sourdough, bacon butter- 7
FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6
B.L.T PIZZA | pickled & fresh green tomato, melted leeks, fresh mozzarella, smoked bacon, spicy tomato crema - 15
GUILFORD MILLS GRITS |pimento cheese, fried green tomato, ham chips - 13
BEEF TARTARE | garden peas, olives, anchovies, spicy tomato, soft poached egg, fried potatoes - 15
FRIED OKRA| ranch ice cream - 11
STREET CORN| pickled onion, fresh cheese, oregano, ancho aioli, pork skins - 11
FARM BEETS| dill pistou, cucumber sweet & sour, curry goat cheese, radish - 13
COMPRESSED ZUCCHINI| fried okra, cucumber yogurt, mint, jalapeno -11
HARKER'S ISLAND OYSTERS| Tabasco brown butter, bacon -13
JEDD'S LETTUCE| spring peas, toasted benne, bacon, tahini buttermilk, dill -13
SUNBURST FARMS TROUT | cornbread puree, green tomato chow chow, fried tomatoes - 32
SHRIMP SCAMPI & GRITS | spicy tomato, scallion, bacon - 26
NC CATCH OF THE DAY | stewed tomatoes, charred zucchini & squash, pesto - 27
CAROLINA GRAIN RISOTTO| mushroom conserva, smoked corn, leeks, pickled radish, almonds, parsley salad - 26
YARD BIRD | tempura mushroom, strawberry honey, charred radish, pickled strawberries - 29
LANE ANGUS BEEF| okra & scallion pancake, blistered tomatoes, salsa verde - 48
BRITTANY RIDGE PORK CHOP | Blue Q, charred green beans, squash casserole - 32
CURRIED DUCK | spring vegetables, blueberry, basil - 24
ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | - 5
SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CAKE | chocolate milk crumbs, ganache, OBX salted caramel frosting - 9
PECAN STREUSEL | dark chocolate boubron ice cream, caramel OBX salt- 9
CHEESE PLATE CHEESECAKE | NC cheese, Tawny strawberry preserves, almonds, basil - 9
BLUEBERRY TART | roasted white chocolate ice cream, ginger pudding, rosemary, hazelnut, almond - 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 us or call the restaurant at (252) 208-2433 x1.
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.