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Cut - Any "Must Haves"?

nd33x Apr 1, 2010 03:05 PM

Going to Cut for the first time on Saturday. Any "must have or must try" apps, side dishes or desserts? Any suggestions for the best cut of meat you have tried there?

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    mc michael Apr 1, 2010 03:18 PM

    I like the Maine Lobster, & Maryland Blue Crab “Louis” Cocktail, Spicy Tomato-Horseradish.

    1. ipsedixit Apr 1, 2010 03:19 PM

      Kobe steak sashimi is a must app to get.

      Depending on the size of your party, I would get a selection of the different wagyu cuts -- both Japanes and American -- and share. Not only will this allow you to sample the different types of beef without breaking the bank, but you also won't be overwhelmed by the richenss and marbling of the wagyu. You'll be happy and you're accountant will be happy.

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        mc michael Apr 1, 2010 03:21 PM

        I'm speculating that about now they probably have some good fresh asparagus prepared in a tasty way.

        1. wienermobile Apr 1, 2010 03:26 PM

          Maple Glazed Pork Belly.

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            Jwsel Apr 1, 2010 03:45 PM

            The American Wagyu porterhouse for two is probably the best steak I've ever had. I find Japanese Kobe a bit too rich, but that steak was perfect.

            The bone marrow flan appetizer was also fantastic.

            1. J.L. Apr 1, 2010 04:11 PM

              Get the bone marrow app.

              Make sure they don't overcook your steak. They screwed up on my Japanese A5.

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                ironykettle Apr 1, 2010 04:55 PM

                I second the bone marrow flan. Simply genius.
                I agree with the others that the Japanese Kobe is super rich. It's definitely worth trying, but you won't want more than a few bites.

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                  Xericx Apr 1, 2010 08:15 PM

                  They overcooked my "Idaho Kobe" ribeye as well, I sent it back. By the time I got my replacement, everyone else in my party was already done eating. Probably the last time I will order Wagyu/Kobe as a "steak" (although it is best eaten sashimi style, razor thin). It really is too fatty for my tastes, I had to struggle to get through 14oz.

                  I really liked the Kobe Sashimi appetizer though, a tad salty (from the miso likely) but other than that it was awesome.

                  Creamed spinach was kind of average IMO.

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                  andytseng Apr 1, 2010 05:33 PM

                  Yes the Japanese wagyu is very rich, but I think it's fine that way. It melts like butter in your mouth. If I ever go again, that's the steak I'm getting. Maybe it helped that I got the 3 steak sampler and there was very little of the Japanese wagyu (4 oz, IIRC), but the other 2 were not as amazing by comparison. Maybe get the sampler and go from crappiest to best (american -> american wagyu -> japanese wagyu).

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                  1. re: andytseng
                    handlertaper Apr 4, 2010 04:12 PM

                    Worth going to CUT just for their yummy pretzel bread....perfection!!!

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                    Brentwood90049 Apr 4, 2010 07:11 PM

                    ditto on the crab louie

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