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Mirrored shelves with liquor bottles overlook a counter with shot glasses and bowls of tortilla chips and vegetables.


Article by Anuja Madar 06.10.2016 Recipe by The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

When it comes to guacamole, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas believes “strongly in the classic flavors.” Each evening at six, the hotel Guacamologist™ hosts what is now a guest favorite, a ritual celebrating the flavors and sense of community synonymous with Texas.

Held in the candle-lit lobby, the nightly experience invites guests to sample hand-blended guacamole, created with fresh, local ingredients and accompanied by warm, crisp tortilla chips. A sample of chef Dean Fearing’s signature margarita and tastings from the hotel’s Tequila Vault are included.  Guacamologists™ spend time perfecting their technique, which they teach to guests of all ages.




4 ripe avocados

1 ½ jalapenos

3 Roma tomatoes

½ small red onion, diced

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

½ lime

2 TB sour cream

2 TB salt and pepper

Roasted garlic

Tortilla chips



Step 1. Mash the avocados in a large bowl, mixing in the jalapeños, tomatoes, onion and cilantro.

Step 2. Squeeze the lime over the mixture.

Step 3: Stir in the sour cream, salt and pepper.

Step 4: Top with roasted garlic and serve with tortilla chips.

A countertop with bowls of chopped vegetables, tortilla chips and guacamole

Avocados and other fresh Texas produce are used to create hand-blended guacamole each evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

Mirrored shelves with liquor bottles surround a cart with bowls of fresh ingredients

The Guacamologist™ cart is made from remnants of the same honey onyx and wood found throughout the hotel’s Fearing’s Restaurant.  The experience is accompanied by a sample of Dean Fearing’s signature margarita and the hotel’s Tequila Vault tasting.

Dining table in the corner of a room with honey onyx wall accents

Dining at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas is home to Fearing’s Restaurant, one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in America.  Seven stylish, comfortable spaces continue to draw diners from around the world.

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