Tonight is the first night of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse new “Power Couple” menu. For $99, two people can dine on a three-course menu of some of Del Frisco’s most popular dishes, including prime steak and crab meat. I sampled execuchef David Holben’s menu this week at an event for the media at the North Dallas location. The promotion, which runs through Labor Day at all Del Frisco’s locations, is a tasty bargain. Be sure and ask for Wine Director Jennifer Jaco. She recently left her post at Bailey’s Prime Plus and now curates the cellar at Del Frisco’s.
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Here’s how it works:
First Course: Caesar Salad of Del’s Salad. The apple-smoked bacon was the clincher for me here. Second Course: 8oz. Filet Mignon and Signature Crab Cake with choice of one vegetable: château potatoes, baked potato, spinach supreme, sautéed mushrooms, or vegetable of the day. On our visit the vegetable was locally grown Texas creamer peas (so-called because they are actually beans!). Third Course: choose a dessert from cheesecake, bread pudding, or chocolate mousse.
Not forgetting the beverage side, Del Frisco’s has paired a choice of red and white wine with the menu (extra cost). The red is Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon from California’s Sonoma Coast for $60 btl. /$15 glass, and the white is Hanna Sauvignon Blanc from California’s Russian River Valley for $48/$12. We chose the Benziger Cabernet which proved a worthy match with the steak. Of course, you can also order off Del Frisco’s extensive list of over 1200 wine selections. I learned something new on this visit: Wine Director Jennifer Jaco showed me round the cellar and Del Frisco’s has been collecting wine pretty much since its founding in 1989. As a result, it has one of the best, possibly the best, vertical selections in town. Want a dinner with a vertical of Robert Mondavi Private Reserve from the 1980s? This is the place to do it – there are at least five vintages on the shelf.
Congrats. to execuchef David Holben and his team for conceiving the Power Couples menu and executing it so well. Hurry to Del Frisco’s starting today to enjoy it.