Joining our host Chef Ken Frank of La Toque for the 2017 Napa Truffle Festival are three extraordinary master chefs: Chicago’s Matthias Merges of Matthias Restaurant Group, Italy’s Luca Veritti of Met Restaurant in Venice and Dallas’ Dean Fearing of Fearing’s Restaurant. As a special festival advance, Chef Dean, known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” shared his incredibly innovative recipe for Warm Black Truffle Lobster Taco. Don’t be overwhelmed by the list of ingredients – the recipe is actually very easy to follow and you will be well rewarded for your efforts – audacious and delicious!
Creator of Fearing’s Restaurant and author of The Texas Food Bible, Chef Dean Fearing is renowned for the “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders” of his award-winning restaurant in Dallas.
Fearing has spent his life cooking for people who love good food. After 20-plus years at The Mansion on Turtle Creek, he opened Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas in 2007. Since its opening, Fearing’s has been named “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine, as well as #1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by the prestigious Zagat Survey. The restaurant was nominated by the James Beard Foundation as “Best New Restaurant” and is currently included on top national lists by TheDailyMeal.com, Gayot.com and many other influential food websites.
The exuberant, ever-friendly Fearing was winner of the James Beard Foundation Restaurant Award for “Best Chef in the Southwest,” attracting diners from across the country to experience his signature dishes, including Barbecued Shrimp Tacos, Mopped Rib Eye cooked over Live Mesquite, Maple-Black Peppercorn-Soaked Buffalo Tenderloin and Pan-Roasted “BBQ-Spiced” Filet with Chicken-Fried Maine Lobster, which has been described as a genuine “taste of Texas”…read more.
You can meet Chef Dean in person at the Napa Truffle Festival where he’ll do a cooking demo and prepare the menu for the Winery Truffle Lunch at Davis Estates. He’ll also participate in the festival’s signature Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque.
Warm Black Truffle Lobster Taco with Yellow Tomato Salsa, Jicama/Carrot Salad, and Truffle Vinaigrette