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Dean Fearing Brings Warmth And Nostalgia To Christmas Eve Menu

Fearing’s Restaurant To Bring Warmth and Nostalgia to Christmas Eve Menu, Presenting Fondly-Remembered Dinner Options – And a Box of Cookies For Santa

DALLAS, TX. December 1, 2010 -- When Dean Fearing was a young boy growing up in Kentucky, he would often assist his innkeeper father with preparation of Christmas Eve dinner. His fondest memory of that annual tradition is the crown roast of prime rib placed in the center of the family table, surrounded by flavorful seasonal side dishes, and enjoyed in a home filled with the aromas of holiday roast, spices and seasonings.

To this day, Fearing equates Christmas Eve with this beloved main course favorite. "When the family gathered for Christmas Eve dinner, the smell of the crown roast just permeated the house. I couldn't wait to sit down at the table and take the first bite of that perfectly-roasted baron of beef, with all of the familiar side dishes: horseradish cream, natural jus, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and home-made rolls and pies. This has been a tradition in our family for years, and I will always treasure it."

In homage to the cherished holidays of his childhood, Dean Fearing has added his family-recipe crown roast of beef to a special three-course menu offered just for this Christmas Eve at Fearing’s. Each course presents a choice of dishes designed to bring back memories of holiday dishes and ingredients of yore.

Capping off the experience, Fearing’s will present a holiday gift of “Cookies for Santa” to departing guests, in hopes that the evening’s dining experience can be shared with any late-night visitors from the North Pole.

Offered only on Friday, December 24 from 5 to 10 p.m., Fearing’s three-course Christmas Eve Dinner is priced at $100 per adult and $35 for children 12 and under. Highlights include:


Cognac Lobster Bisque with Chestnut Cream and Lobster/Corn Fritter

Seafood Duo: Crispy Belize White Shrimp with Brown Butter/Orange Marmalade and Lump Crab Salad with Mustard/Chive Vinaigrette on Gaufrette Potato

Roasted Texas Quail filled with Cornbread/Foie Gras Stuffing on Warm Apple/Star Anise Compote and Huckleberry/Port Glaze

Pan-Browned Nantucket Bay Scallops over Brussels Sprout Leaves and Virginia Ham with Cranberry Brown Butter and Oregon White Truffles


Madeira Beach Red Grouper on Yukon Gold Potato Pure and Maine Lobster Fricassee with Crispy White Asparagus

Braised Rabbit Two Ways: Parmesan Crepe on Hazelnut/Celery Root Pure and Dried Tart Cherry/Courvoisier Ragout with Winter Chanterelles

Crown Roast of Prime Ribeye with Carrots Glazed in Late Harvest Riesling, Brown Butter/Sage Yorkshire Pudding and Fresh Horseradish Sauce

Smoked Canadian Pheasant on White Bean Cassoulet, Tangle of Greens with Oregon Black Truffles and Natural Jus


Ginger Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwich with Cranberry Orange Compote

Mint Chocolate Trifle Shooter with Mini Chocolate Tree Cookies

Spiced Cake with Sticky Toffee Sauce and Heath Praline Crunch


A special box of freshly-baked cookies, perfect with milk.

RESERVATIONS: Please dial 214.922.4848. Price excludes beverage, tax and gratuity.

Fearing’s is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Note to Editors: Fearing’s will only be open for hotel guests on Christmas Day.

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