Mouthful Blog

  • Faire restaurant to open soon at Raleigh’s Cameron Village

    Posted by Greg Cox on October 1, 2014

    Eschelon Experiences, the restaurant group whose eclectic holdings include The Oxford, Mura, Zinda, and Cameron Bar & Grill, is further broadening its lineup with its latest venture. Targeted for opening the week of October 13 in the new Cameron Crescent mixed-use complex, Faire (2130 Clark Ave.; 919-424-7759; will offer a contemporary twist on the traditional American steakhouse/seafood restaurant.

    Chef Christopher Hill, who has worked at a number of restaurants in Oregon and North Carolina (most recently as chef at The Oxford), will put that concept onto the plate with a menu that includes the likes of diver scallops with truffled confit duck white bean cassoulet, and NC flounder with crayfish bisque and smoked potato puree. Representing the “turf” part of the menu will be pasture-raised beef from Mills Family Farm in Mooresville, setting the tone for a strong focus on locally sourced produce. A full bar will feature a serious wine list curated to pair with Hill’s ambitious offering.

    Playing counterpoint to the forward-looking kitchen, the 120-seat dining room looks to the past with a mid-century modern decor that pays tribute to the period when the historic Cameron Village was built. A sneak peek inside reveals that the look lives up to the Eschelon reputation for visual drama, too. An elevated patio overlooking the intersection of Clark Avenue and Oberlin Road expand the seating by 45, and a private dining room will accommodate 20 seated diners or 40 for cocktails.


  • Pepper fest, Oktoberfest cooking class & more

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on September 30, 2014

    Check out our weekly list of food events across the Triangle, including cooking classes,food tours, farmers markets, wine tastings, dinners and more.


  • Pepper festival is this Sunday in Chapel Hill

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on September 29, 2014

    This Sunday is the 7th annual Pepper Festival in Chapel Hill.

    Tickets are on sale now for the 7th annual Pepper Festival being held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Briar Chapel.


  • Big Boss brewery tour and beer dinner

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on September 29, 2014

    NOFO at the Pig and Big Boss Brewing Co. are offering a brewery tour and beer dinner on Oct. 6.


  • Lobster Fest in Cary this Saturday

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on September 29, 2014

    Place your orders by Wednesday night for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s annual Lobster Fest in Cary.


  • 17 NC companies need your vote

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on September 24, 2014

    Baker and owner Lionel Vatinet of La Farm bakery in Cary is one of 17 N.C. companies that is a finalist for an American Made contest.

    Seventeen North Carolina companies are finalists in the American Made contest sponsored by Martha Stewart Living magazine.


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