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Hunter’s Moon, 755 S. Washington, Fredericksburg

Venison is the name of the game in this stylish take on a Texas classic from Hunter’s Moon in Fredericksburg. Partners and chefs Cynthia Castleberry and Alan Hirsch embellish the lean meat with a lush demiglace-based sauce incorporating cranberries, pistachios, ginger, and sherry. The final kick comes from the judicious addition of fiery mesquite-smoked jalapeños. The restaurant, which has been open about a year, occupies an old German rock house that Castleberry discovered on a trip home to Texas. Says Hirsch: “We’re both classically trained, but she especially loves wild game. I’ve added some oriental touches. Amazingly, it’s all come together here.” Cynthia Castleberry and Alan Hirsch embellish the lean meat with a lush demiglace-based sauce incorporating cranberries, pistachios, ginger, and sherry—and a final kick of fiery mesquite-smoked jalapeños.

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Venison in Pistachio-Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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