Last evening we tried out the summer Del Frisco Double Eagle Steak House deal, the Power Couple that offers a full meal for two at $99, not including drinks or gratuity. We were met at the door by the familiar face of the sommelier Jennifer Jaco who had invited us in, and we were elated when she offered to give us a tour of the wine cellar after our dinner.
As you can imagine, the dinner was very good. What’s not to like about Chef David Holben’s steaks? The beef offered is a prime filet that is smattered with peppercorns and seared immaculately, as expected. But the star for us was the crab cake that is also included in the Power Couple deal. The crab cake was made of crab, some seasonings, and very little else. It didn’t take long to tackle the large cake.
Holben’s take on the sides are always special, especially the creamed spinach and the mushrooms.
The dessert choice with the deal includes a chocolate mousse, house-made cheesecake or the bread pudding. We went with the last two. The cheesecake is especially worth mentioning as it is this massive creamy concoction that is difficult to finish. They happily wrap the remainder for a late night sinful act at home.
The tour that Jaco promised us was fun and we saw so many bottles of wine that until last night only seemed legendary. Our somm friend dashed from bottle to bottle excited and bright eyed. She will give you a tour as well if you ask. This is one happy sommelier.
As we waltzed through the cellar we spotted an ’85 Château Lafite-Rothschild, which is now appropriately drool stained, and a 1986 Petrus Pomerol that had us all reeling. Some of the bottles are worth more than the combined value of our automobiles.
If it has been some time since you stopped into Del Frisco, a true Dallas original, this is a perfect time to make a reservation while they are offering the Power Couple deal.