Skip to comments.Rotting Beef - Tastes Kind of Like Old Lamb: Funky and Stinky
Posted on 09/18/2017 8:34:55 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Heres a list of things I dont feel like talking about today: the Emmys, Kim Jong-un, St. Louis riots/protests, terrorist attacks anywhere.
Usually when I dont want to be annoyed food is a safe bet, no? No. I see that the cognoscenti of New York are promoting a new form of extreme eating based on extremely expensive extreme aging: Steak Aging Goes Beyond Weeks to Months for Some Chefs. This is beef aged for up to 180 days thats 6 months! In dog years I believe that translates to carrion.
But if youre up for laying out a car payment for a hunk of rotting beef that tastes like stinky cheese this might be your thing.
The hottest menu item at New York restaurants may be a plate of rotting beef.
Dining spots around town are offering steaks that have been aged anywhere from 90 to 180 days, pushing the limits well beyond the typical aging period of 21 to 45 days. Restaurateurs and chefs say the added time allows for greater tenderness and depth of flavor than the norm.
Ive been describing it like the taste of roasted hazelnuts and dehydrated mushrooms, says Billy Oliva, executive chef of Delmonicos. The lower Manhattan restaurant is marking its 180th anniversary by offering a 180-day dry-aged bone-in rib eye, served on a keepsake plate, for $380. The special is offered through Oct. 14. WSJ
Fear not, this isnt just any old rotting meat,according to Mr. Oliva this is a a controlled rot. Sounds like the sort of thing that would be popular in Washington D.C..
Oddly, just because its expensive doesnt mean everyone loves it:
Which isnt to say the flavor of the steak is one that every carnivore appreciates. Many chefs say the strong taste is a turnoff for most diners, especially when the beef has been aged for an extra-long time.
In other words, it tastes funky, like stinky cheese:
Its like blue cheese on a bone, says Michael Lomonaco, chef and owner of Porter House Bar and Grill, a steakhouse in Midtown Manhattans Time Warner Center.
And if youre one of those plebeians who doesnt think shelling out 10 times as much for a steak that tastes like roasted hazelnuts, dehydrated mushrooms and rotten meat sounds like good value well, you just might be a deplorable.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Really? Not quite what I've got in mind when I'm hankering for thick, juicy rib eye steak.
I reckon this expands the window on snatching up roadkill, then.
Just a way to sell spoiled meat to stupid rich people..................
Just look what rotting cabbage did for Europe and Korea!
Sauerkraut and Kimchi
“Tastes like chicken.”
It’s the commemorative plate bragging rights that they’d be buying.
Over priced road kill.
Just think how much more they could make by adding insects!
Maybe they should also be selling “gourmet” tape worms as a weight losing plan. If these people are stupid enough to pay beau coup dollars for crap meat, then surely they’ll pay even more for tape worms. Eat all the rot you want, you won’t gain weight...especially when you die of food poisoning.
More healthy than bulemia, haha.
Gee, you’re 4 years late.
Wow, it’s been around since the 1800’s.
Ive never had anything dry aged quite this long but do enjoy aged beef. I have no way to dryage at home but have been known to wet age (different flavors than dry aged) by putting vac pac beef in the back of the fridge for 3 months.
There was one time I wound up with about 10lbs of sirloin that smelled like a really fruity sangria. I wish I knew how that happened because that was possibly the best beef Ive ever had.
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