Christmas Eve Dinner at Fearing's Restaurant is scheduled to be a very special celebration, as a nostalgic three-course menu, a takeaway box of cookies just for Santa, and two new cocktail options for the big kids will be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. on December 24.
1. Dean Fearing's Childhood Memories are Inspiration to Holiday Feast
In homage to the cherished holidays of his childhood, Dean Fearing has added his family-recipe crown roast of beef to a special holiday menu, as each course presents a choice of dishes designed to bring back memories of holiday dishes and ingredients of yore. Capping off the dinner, Fearing’s will present each table with a holiday gift of “Cookies for Santa”, in hopes that the evening’s dining experience can be shared with late-night visitors from the North Pole.
2. First Course
<p>Cognac Lobster Bisque with Chestnut Cream and Lobster/Corn Fritter</p>
<p>Seafood Duo: Crispy Belize White Shrimp with Brown Butter/Orange Marmalade and Lump Crab Salad with Mustard/Chive Vinaigrette on Gaufrette Potato</p>
<p>Roasted Texas Quail filled with Cornbread/Foie Gras Stuffing on Warm Apple/Star Anise Compote and Huckleberry/Port Glaze</p>
<p>Pan-Browned Nantucket Bay Scallops over Brussels Sprout Leaves and Virginia Ham with Cranberry Brown Butter and Oregon White Truffles</p>
3. Second Course
<p>Madeira Beach Red Grouper on Yukon Gold Potato Pure and Maine Lobster Fricassee with Crispy White Asparagus</p>
<p>Braised Rabbit Two Ways: Parmesan Crepe on Hazelnut/Celery Root Pure and Dried Tart Cherry/Courvoisier Ragout with Winter Chanterell es</p>
<p>Crown Roast of Prime Ribeye with Carrots Glazed in Late Harvest Riesling, Brown Butter/Sage Yorkshire Pudding and Fresh Horseradish Sauce</p>
<p>Smoked Canadian Pheasant on White Bean Cassoulet, Tangle of Greens with Oregon Black Truffles and Natural Jus</p>
4. Third Course
<p>Ginger Eggnog Ice Cream Sandwich with Cranberry Orange Compote</p>
<p>Mint Chocolate Trifle Shooter with Mini Chocolate Tree Cookies</p>
<p>Spiced Cake with Sticky Toffee Sauce and Heath Praline Crunch</p>
5. And Something for the Big Guy
A special box of freshly-baked cookies, perfect with milk.