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Chef Jill Bates Takes Leave of Fearing’s Pursuing Consulting Biz

jill_b.jpgby 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


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The Wonderful World of Pumpkins in Dallas and 10 Places to Find Them (And A Bonus To Boot)

pumpkinby Steven Doyle

We as Americans have an odd relationship with the pumpkin. Sure, we stock up on the squash as decor during the Halloween season (which according to retailers begins in August), and adorn our tables as centerpieces with them during the eventide of Thanksgiving, but as far as a true dining offering we fall short.  Continue reading

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Sweet Treats To Finally Put An End To Your Silly New Year’s Resolutions

IMG_5928by Steven Doyle

Admit that you have already blown your New Years resolutions. If everyone behaved themselves we would be out of business, along with most of the city’s restaurants. In keeping with your good nature we wish to explore a few choice desserts in Dallas. Follow along at home and make reservations!   Continue reading

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Fearing’s Updates Pastry Menu With Seasonal Freshness

jillyby Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite pastry chefs has a few new fun plates to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer. Jill Bates at Fearing’s located in the Dallas Ritz-Carlton in Uptown is cooling off with seasonal fruit, and of course chocolate in a an even cooler way. Bates enjoys fresh, seasonal items such as peaches and it comes out in one of her dishes presented today.

The latest creation of chef Jill Bates is her Double Chocolate Popsicles with Toasted Almond, Maker’s Mark Cherries and Fleur de Sel Chocolate Cookies. She seemingly enjoys making frozen treats such as these. In the past you might have tasted her blackberry yogurt push up pops that were nothing short of amazing. As the temperatures go from hot to blazing you will want to check out this particularly fun treat very soon.   Continue reading

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Summer Fresh Desserts At Fearing’s

by Steven Doyle

A full year ago we spoke with Fearing’s Jill Bates. Jill is the spunky pastry chef that is continually coming up with unique and artistic desserts that keeps her sweet-toothed guests satisfied. We stopped in Fearing’s at the Dallas Ritz Carlton recently to find out what she had planned for the summer’s menu.

One ingredient Bates is finding especially wonderful this time of year are the new crop of peaches she is picking from Cooper Farms in Parker County. Tim Cooper’s farm grows some of the state’s best peaches and the 2012 crop is particularly excellent since we had just the right weather and rain.      Continue reading

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More Info On 2012 Chefs Of Summer Event

By Steven Doyle

Yesterday we implored you to grab your tickets for this Sunday’s event where you can bid on your favorite chef and a special package they have lined up for you.  Today we learn of a few more interesting packages that you might wish to bid on this Sunday, June 3, 2012.

A reminder for those that missed the write up, the event is hosted by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association to raise money for more than thirty high schools in the area that teach TXProStart, a two year culinary and hospitality arts program for DISD students. The program generated over $80,000 in scholarships and is a wonderful local program.          Continue reading

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