Sugar and Spice

Love those special fall flavors that come around once a year? You’re in luck!

Dessert in a Glass

Cinnamon, pumpkin spice and whipped cream: the perfect combination for any fall indulgence.

Joanne Dagostino Hendrickson, food and beverage manager at Reflect at Raleigh’s Cambria Suites, has put a spin on traditional fall flavors by creating a pumpkin pie martini. Each customer to purchase a pumpkin pie martini at Reflect from October through December will receive a raffle ticket, with one winner each month earning a $50 Visa gift card.

Interested in making some for your own fall gathering? Here’s the recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Martini
1 1/4 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 1/4 ounce ButterShots
1/4 ounce Gold Rush cinnamon schnapps
dash of Grand Marnier
dollop of Whipped Cream
sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Shake Bailey’s, ButterShots, Gold Rush, and Grand Marnier with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

Reflect: 300 Airgate Drive, Morrisville

Bakery Goodness

Stick Boy Bread Co. in Fuquay-Varina offers a number of seasonal treats, including sweets, cider and breads. Until Oct. 31, the bakery has special Halloween sugar cookies shaped like pumpkins and bats.

Today and Saturday, Shaker Squash bread combines wheat flour, roasted butternut squash, fresh eggs, whole milk, unsalted sweet cream butter, wildflower honey, salt and yeast to yield a smooth and almost creamy texture with a beautifully browned crust. Daily, Spiced Apple Almond Bread is available for $6.50 per loaf. It is loaded with tart Granny Smith apples, sliced almonds, and the perfect blend of spices. Molasses cookies, maple walnut scones and apple cider are among other fall favorites.

Stick Boy Bread Co.: 127 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina

A New Turn

Fearrington Village will host a special dinner on Thursday, Nov. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. with chef and author Hugh Acheson. Dinner will feature a four-course menu with dishes from his new cookbook, A New Turn in the South. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. in an intimate dining room, upstairs at the Granary.

A ticket for one is $110 and includes the four-course dinner, two glasses of wine, tax, gratuity and a signed copy of A New Turn in the South. Tickets for one couple are $185 and include one cookbook.

Purchase tickets here


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