SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Dritsas, Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef for Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce the opening of the highly anticipated Stone Crab Claw Season. From October 15 until May 15, this seasonal delicacy will be available in all Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak Houses and most Sullivan's Steakhouses across the country. The sweet, firm crab claw meat is not widely available, only appearing on the menus of select restaurants outside of their native Florida.
Stone Crab Claws are flown fresh from the Florida Keys, one of the only regions where they are available. Once harvested the claws are cooked fresh on the boat, then promptly chilled – never frozen – and then flown fresh to the restaurants. Guests may share claws with their table as an appetizer, enjoy them as their main entree or even add them as an accompaniment to the wide variety of steak and seafood items. Claws are cracked fresh to order and are served with a traditional Dijon sauce and fresh hot towels.
"Year after year our guests look forward to Stone Crab Claw season and we are thrilled for them to indulge in these gems of the sea," said Dritsas. "We love being able to offer stone crab claws as part of our shellfish menu. They are a great compliment to our steaks and a real treat for our guests."
Stone Crab Claws are considered highly sustainable, as one claw is harvested from the crabs and then crab is returned to the sea so it can regenerate the claw. Additionally, Claws must be at least 2.75 inches long to be harvested; claws cannot be taken from egg-bearing females.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is a contemporary steak house, with a see-and-be-seen buzz, that dishes up bold and delicious chef-driven cuisine, a massive, award-winning wine list and warm, genuine hospitality. Likewise, Sullivan's Steakhouse is known for its cuts of steak, fresh seafood, delectable side dishes, mouth-watering desserts and award-winning wine list.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House has nine locations situated in the business and entertainment epicenters of the country's most exciting and vibrant cities – New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Charlotte and Denver – creating a seamless dining experience for savvy business travelers who regularly entertain away from home. There are 20 Sullivan's Steakhouses across the country and all of them will be featuring Stone Crab Claws, except for the restaurants in Seattle and Anchorage.
About Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
No one does steak like Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House. An American culinary classic, Del Frisco's serves up flawless chef-driven cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're boss. Offering prime steak, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco's is an exceptionally charming steak house, unparalleled in any city.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is the proud recipient of the DiRoNA Award for Distinguished Restaurants of North America, Restaurants and Institutions' Ivy Award, and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its extensive wine list, and has been inducted into Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
About Sullivan's Steakhouse
Sullivan's Steakhouse, founded in 1996, is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Known for its cuts of steak, Sullivan's is equally well-known for its fresh seafood, delectable side dishes, mouth-watering desserts and extensive wine list, distinguished by Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. With a vibe that evokes Prohibition-era America, Sullivan's is a top venue for a complete night out on the town – with food, drinks, and entertainment under one roof. Each Sullivan's features live jazz in the bar area nightly, delicious artisan cocktails, and exceptional wine and food.
Sullivan's Steakhouse is the sister restaurant to the renowned Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse – born in New Orleans and raised in Dallas – both owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group of Southlake, Texas. There are 20 Sullivan's Steakhouses across the country, creating a seamless dining experience for savvy business travelers who regularly entertain away from home. Sullivan's retains its Southern roots, offering true Southern hospitality at each and every location.
SOURCE Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group