dinner at fearing’s
LSU won the Cotton Bowl!!!!
I went to Dallas this weekend to watch the game and had the chance to eat at Fearing’s Thursday night.
Fearing’s is Dean Fearing’s restaurant in the Ritz which he opened after leaving the Mansion on Turtle Creek. It opened just after we moved to Houston, so I hadn’t eaten there yet.
Our meal started with an amuse bouche of butternut squash soup with spiced apples and picante. (I forgot to take a picture before I drank it!)
My first course was Dean’s Tortilla Soup. The bowl is brought to you with artfully arranged slices of avocado, cubed chicken, grated cheese and tortilla strips. Then the waiter pours the soup into the bowl. It is smooth and creamy without being thick. The spice stays with you after each bite without burning your tongue. This was one of my favorite things at the Mansion – so glad I got to eat it again.
My main course was scallops with shredded shortribs, mashed sweet potato with foie gras, trumpet mushrooms, and fennel confit. The scallops were perfectly cooked – medium-rare – and the sweetness of the scallops complimented the earthy flavors of the shortribs and mushrooms. The mashed sweet potatoes with foie gras were rich and decedent. In short, a great plate.
My dad ordered the filet with chicken fried lobster. It was a fun play on a surf and turf dish.
Before dessert, we had another amuse bouche. It was essentially a raspberry smoothie and was delicious.
For dessert, I had a cheese plate with a local Gouda, house-made sesame crackers, jam and honeycomb. I love having cheese for my last course, and this was really great. The Gouda was slightly sharp and paired well with the crackers and honey.
My sister had the banana pudding with house-made vanilla wafers and beignets. So good!
It was such a treat to get to have dinner at Fearing’s and everything about the meal – the food, service and atmosphere – was fabulous! The highlight was singing the LSU fight song with the table behind us! Geaux Tigers!