Weekend Food Choices Week 38: Celebrating One Year of Food Loving & Learning
Weekend Food Choices has turned 1 year old and hubby and i wanted to celebrate
Bistecca is a small restaurant at the corner of La Joya building
The minimalist interiors were definitely unique and I absolutely loved their chandeliers!
Crisp greens garnished with croutons and bacon bits sprinkled with Parmesan
The saltiness of the bacon and Parmesan gave the crunchy greens that familiar flavor but a mouthful of this salad interestingly ended in a subtle spicy surprise.
this is definitely french fries love…
I would come back to Bistecca just for these fries! Delicious!
Now, I’m not quite sure why this is called Bistecca 122 (after the address of the restaurant) because i wasn’t able to ask. You see, when i saw the 1 kilo aged USDA Choice bone in rib eye, all my curiosity for information suddenly vanished and left my gustatory curiosity to dominate
USDA Choice is the second highest graded beef and although it has less fat marbling than Prime, it is considered a quality steak if its a cut from the loin and rib areas of the beef like the tenderloin fillet or rib steak
After our waiter presented our medium rare steak to us, he took it to the carving station while hubby and i excitedly waited at our table
however when our steak was returned, i was a bit surprised that it was actually “rarer” than we expected.
Bistecca is a favorite in Tuscan cuisine. A steak grilled over a wood or charcoal fire, seasoned with salt and olive oil. They are thickly cut and very large, so that they are often shared between two or more persons thus the warning
Bistecca is invariably served very rare but i didn’t know that then, hence my surprise
Generally USDA Choice will be slightly more coarse versus the finer texture of Prime so that the medium rare bistecca was great because i could imagine it would probably be too tough if it was well done.
On our table were 3 glasses of sea salts, plain, truffle, and garlic
Hubby and i both enjoyed the garlic flavored sea salt sprinkled on our steak with a drizzle of olive oil
Although nothing beats the Wagyu steak, the choice cut bistecca was not all that bad and i must admit, i definitely learned a lot about steak with this dish
Coffee and dessert would have been perfect after all that meat but Bistecca did not serve coffee that night (?!)
well, dinner may not have been perfect but it was definitely a lovely way to celebrate one year of weekend food choices and to look forward to many more years of discovering new food places together!