I'm starting a new feature in this blog, so I don't have to post every one of grandma's recipes. That feature will be back, but I'd like to get a couple different ones going.
I've been watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network, and it got me thinking about the best things I've eaten. I just posted the other day about the chicken noodle soup that Chef Tina made for us, and how it was the best chicken soup I've ever had.
Today I would like to tell you about Strip Steak. I had the best filet mignon of my entire life there. I've had it twice, and both times, best steak ever.
First, they give you a trio of fries that were fried in duck fat, and seasoned three different ways, with three different dipping sauces. They also give you a cheesy fresh-baked bread. This is an excellent appetizer, and there is no need to order anything from the menu as a starter. Psst: If you do, the mac and cheese is really good.
Get the filet. Seriously, get it. I don't care if you're a ribeye guy, or you're on a diet, this is worth every penny and every second.
The filet is poached in butter. That's right, poached in butter. Normally, steaks are not poached. It's finished on the grill, which you can see from your table, and brought out with not much else. I had roasted shallots on my plate last time, which were also really good, but the steak, oh the steak. I'm practically drooling while I type this.
Lucky for me, Devin and I have plans to go there within the next month. He, after getting ribeye last time (he is aforementioned "ribeye guy"), will be getting the filet this time. I normally don't condone ordering two of the same dish at a restaurant, but this is one place that I definitely make an exception for.
It's in Mandalay Bay, if you want to stop by.