by Steven Doyle
Not long ago we ran into chef Jill Bates, the recently former pastry chef at Dean Fearings eponymous restaurant located in the beautiful Dallas Ritz-Carlton. We asked about her departure and she made it very clear the move was bitter-sweet, not too unlike the chocolate she uses with some of her marvelous pastries.
“We are still family, great friends. In fact we will see each other next week”, Bates told us during a phone conversation. Continue reading