CUT in Photos, or, the $140 Steak Is Actually Worth It
Well I finally made it over to CUT this past Saturday. I'm a huge steak fan and had heard a lot of hype about this place, so I expected to be a bit let down. I'm happy to report that CUT exceeded my expectations. In fact, I do not hesitate to say it's the best steakhouse I've been to. What we had:
Prime Sirloin "Steak Tartare", Herb Aioli, Mustard $22
Big Eye Tuna Tartare, Wasabi Aioli, Ginger, Togarashi Crisps, Tosa Soy $22
Kobe Steak Sashimi, Spicy Radishes $22
Maryland Blue Crab & Louisiana Shrimp "Louis" Cocktail, Spicy Tomato-Horseradish $24
U.S.D.A. PRIME, Illinois Corn Fed, Aged 21 Days: Bone In New York Sirloin 20 Oz $51 ($2.55/oz)
U.S.D.A. PRIME, Nebraska Corn Fed, Dray Aged 35 Days: New York Sirloin 14 Oz $58 ($4.14/oz)
American Wagyu / Angus "Kobe Style" Beef From Snake River Farm, Idaho: New York Sirloin 8 Oz $70 ($8.75/oz)
True Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef from Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan: New York Sirloin 6 Oz $120 ($20/oz)
True Japanese 100% Wagyu Beef from Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan: Rib Eye Steak 8 oz $140 ($17.5/oz)
--with 2002 Beringer Private Reserve
Nougat Semifreddo, Apricot Sorbet, Persian Mulberries $14
Chocolate Pudding Cake, Salted Caramel Sauce, Coffee Ice Cream $14
Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Glacé $14
Gaviota Strawberry Shortcake, Crème Fraiche Gelato, Berry Sorbet $14
--with 2001 Chateau d'Yquem
See here for details and photos: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus...
Kevin -- you went so far over the top with this meal I'm sure you couldn't see the bottom as it was so far below you.
A couple of questions. You priced everything else but the d'Y. Was it because seeing the price actually printed would be too scary? Inquiring minds want to know. I also note in your blog write up that you say that the last time you were at Spago that Lee Hefter was at Cut that night tending to S. I. Virbila. Are you saying that the Spago folks know when she is in the house? That would be quite a scoop if it were true.
I didn't list the prices for the wines since we actually brought them ourselves. We got them at K&L in Hollywood, where the d'Yquem was $279 (would've been twice that at the restaurant I'm sure). Corkage was a hefty $70.
When I was at Spago last time, I wanted to get my menu signed by Lee. However, our server informed us that he was at CUT since Ms. Virbila was dining there. So, assuming our server wasn't blowing smoke in trying to explain Lee's absence, it would appear that the Spago folks know. ;)
re: kevin h
great blog post. well done! and happy birthday!
we were just at CUT and corkage was $25. did it go up in the last week? i hope not.
as much as we love lee, ari does just fine on his own in lee's absence. ari was in the house; we can see that in the pics. you also had the best server in the house (previously of patina fame). knowing danny so well, no, he probably wasn't blowing smoke.
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