I knew it was going to be a good night, they had my favourite beer on tap; Beavertown Bloody 'ell Blood Orange IPA which belies it's 7.4% strength, it was going down way too easily. I lost the power of speech by the end of the night. The steak left me pretty speechless too. The meat was good in June but they've perfected the cooking method now;
"This time we put this big fat kilo of fat marbled beef on the plancha Spanish style and the results were extraordinary. We rendered the fat first then slow Cooked it in a low heat to a medium rare (it's very very thick) so it crusts up on the outside but perfect medium rare on the inside."
They're recommending pairing it with a Cair Cuvée 2011 from the Ribera del Duero. I could only manage a small sip on the night as any mixing of beer and wine results in the headache of death for me. It's exactly my sort of wine though and I can see will work very well with the steak. I've really enjoyed these intense velvety reds from this region before. (They even sell a good one at Aldi)
We paid £55 between two of us for a sharing platter.
These steaks will appear as a special again. Follow @Voltamanchester for updates.