Steer – South Yarra

Steer
South Yarra
http://www.steerbarandgrill.com.au/

 

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I went in thinking I’d order the 450g David Blackmore Delmonico, but it was too thin for my liking and I went back to the drawing board. I decided to grab the O’Connor Angus Hereford as a tataki for entree ($15) while I wrestled with my conscience about which main steak to get.

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In the end I decided the 1kg David Blackmore rib eye was both too rich for my blood and my wallet. I instead opted for the 1kg Sher f1 rib eye 7+ at $165, ordered medium rare, to let the luscious fat melt in.

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On top of all that meat I ordered 3 sides, Steak chips, onion rings and the pumpkin chickpea salad.

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The tataki was made in a long process, first poached lightly, then smoked with Japanese maple, and finally charred slightly. After all that, it’s sliced and served on a block of ice. The smoke and char definitely got into the meat, combined with the poaching giving it an amazing texture. Tender, but bite-able and flavoursome, the cut also had good marbling and beef flavour, which wasn’t over powered by the smoke and char.

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About 20 minutes later the steaks came out along with three sides, at this point all I was thinking was “this is too much”.  First things first, the steak was huge. I went for the best bits first, figuring once I got to breaking point that eating it, while still pleasurable, would be a chore.
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But it was exactly what I had wanted. A wagyu that was creamy, but still had that slight bite and wasn’t completely buttery. The F1 is usually classed as a 70% wagyu crossbreed, which while having wagyu properties, keeps a slightly Angus feel to the steak. It was buttery and fatty but had good beef hit and that beefy sweetness, all while being seasoned and cooked perfectly – and I mean, Perfectly (the photo doesn’t do it justice).

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It was charred, salty, beefy and creamily wagyu. The only downside was the size, and after 600g my body was whimpering “No more…” but my mouth said “More steak!”

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(It doesn’t look finished here but I did finish it I promise)

How well it’s cooked (impeccably) – 9.8

Flavour (Mind blowing) – 9.5

Tenderness (Wagyu Crossbreed winning) – 8.8

Overall – 9.4

 

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