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Cotes du Boeuf

Delucacheesemonger Mar 12, 2011 12:22 PM

Picture a thick rib steak, charred and the size of a seat cushion serving two or more. Where are your favorites ? Where are they terrible ? What makes them perfect or was less than perfect to you ? My favorites, easy:
L'Ami Louis-Paris; 1.5 kilos Desnoyer is the butcher, aged to perfection, not overly tender but very full of flavor.
Berns Steakhouse-Tampa, FL.; 18-20 oz after very accurate trimming, aged dry in house, get it with 10 choices of doneness and it comes exactly as you order it, plus best wine list l have ever seen.
Balthazar-Manhattan, NY; 24 oz or so, aged beef with great tenderness and again served perfectly.

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    fourunder RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 12, 2011 01:43 PM

    Minetta Tavern.....

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      Delucacheesemonger RE: fourunder Mar 15, 2011 07:48 AM

      Checked it out and La Frieda supplies the same cut to both restaurants, Minetta and Balthazar

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        fourunder RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 15, 2011 07:58 AM

        Some more details....

        http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...

        http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/din...

    2. sunshine842 RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 13, 2011 07:47 AM

      I'll second the vote for Bern's.

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        steakman55 RE: sunshine842 Mar 15, 2011 04:27 PM

        Amen, brother.

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        bayhungry RE: Delucacheesemonger Nov 16, 2011 11:31 AM

        After years of enjoying this delicacy at Balthazar, I was stunned to find they recently changed the preparation there. Very different flavor and presentation. No vegetables, no onion rings. I was disappointed, to say the least. Other opinions on this?

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: bayhungry Nov 16, 2011 01:11 PM

          If changed, you have ruined my day!

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            bayhungry RE: Delucacheesemonger Nov 16, 2011 06:45 PM

            It's a tragedy. I'm going to try and go back in December to see if they've come to their senses.

        2. Db Cooper RE: Delucacheesemonger Nov 16, 2011 06:52 PM

          Sostanza in Florence Italy. Served blood rare by the kilogram. Thick, juicy and salted to perfection. Bistecca Florentine, simply the best.

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