What to eat at Fearings
Have reservations for my sister & self for Thursday night (May 26). Need to know what's best
to order. We love everything, except maybe haggis but somehow I don't think we'll find that on
offer. Have you had something spectacular there? I'm excited about the dinner and want to
get input from folks who've been there.
Thanks Dallas 'hounds
I've eaten there a half dozen times or more. The menu changes fairly frequently, although some dishes remain on the menu at all times. I'll make a few general observations and then a few specific recommendations.
First, it's pretty hard to go wrong. Sure, some things are more to one person's taste than somebody else's, but quality is very good across the menu. So no matter what you do, you're not really going to go too far astray. Second, I've found that despite the fact that I tend to prefer meat to seafood at most restaurants, I'm rather more fond of the seafood here than the meats. Finally, the appetizers are generally better than the mains (which is true some places, not true others, in my experience).
I'm going on memory and there is not guarantee that these dishes will be on the menu when you are there, but here is what I can recall about specific dishes.
There is a ginger lobster bisque that is very, very good. I love it. I've also had several variations of tuna tartare, usually with an oriental influence, that have been quite good. Tuna is extraordinarily fresh. Garnishes very well matched. The BBQed Shrimp Tacos are a Fearing standby, but they are as good an appetizer as I have put in my mouth almost anywhere. Very, very good. In fact, give me these three appetizers and a bottle of 1er Cru Chablis and I'll be a happy camper for at least an hour.
The best entree I had was a roast cod with a miso based ginger broth poured over it. I haven't see it on the menu in some time. But it was very good. Last two times, I had a lamb dish that was decent enough. But one common complaint that I have with the entrees is that the sauces tend to be too sweet for my tastes. Others may have different takes on the main courses however.
But it's certainly a good place to eat and as I say, the quality is uniform across the dishes. But to my tastes, my advice on the entrees is the simpler the better unless you're fond so sweeter sauces.