Sunday, January 24, 2010

Del Frisco's and the Slaughterhouse


What I love best about American steak houses is the masculinity in them. High ceiling, dark wood, low lighting; they really invite you to sit back in their large, plush seats and chow down on a large slab of meat! To celebrate my fathers birthday, the whole family went out for a big steak dinner at Del Frisco's. Located on 6th ave at 49th street, this place is wonderful for after work happy hour and great food. What was on our menu? Really crabby crabcakes, salad, shoestring fries, brown sugar coated sweet potato puree, large cut onion rings, steak tartar and of course steak. My favorite was the bone-in filet. Amazingly tender and juicy, the bone really added to the flavor of the steak. But what really brought out the succulence of the meat- the Slaughterhouse wine. A warm cabernet sauvignon from a small producer in Rutherford, California, Slaughterhouse is the type of vineyard that I'm always looking for. The price-quality ratio was unexpected, especially when recommended by one of the sommeliers of the restaurant.
The intense aromas; juicy berries, violets and forest, made my mouth water. The well rounded, elegant and warm feeling filled my palate, while the aromas turned to taste and lingered on my tongue. The pairing was perfect- it has just enough alcohol and tannins to clear my tastebuds and prepare me for my next bite of steak. The still purplish color let me know that the wine would age gracefully and would be a great purchase for any cellar.
Vote 95/100

Quello che amo di piu' delle Steack House e' la mascolinita' che si sente quando ci si entra. Altissimi soffitti, legno scuro, luce soffusa ti invita a sprofondare nelle comodissime poltrone e mangiarsi una bella succulente bistecca. Per celebrare il compleanno del papa' di Dana l'intera famiglia si e' immersa in uno di questi templi della bistecca da Del Frisco's.Tra la 6 avenue e la 49 strada a Manhattam questo posto e' favoloso per l'happy hour e il gran mangiare.
Cosa c'era sul nostro menu'? Delle polpette al granchio, insalata, patatine tagliate molto molto fine, pure di patate di pasta arancione con zucchero di canna, anelli di cipolle fritte, tartar di filetto di manzo e naturalmente bistecche di ogni tipo. La mia preferita era un filetto di fiorentina, tenerissima e succulenta. Quello che ha accompagnato questa fantastica cena e' il vino Slaughterhouse. Un Cabernet Sauvignon di una piccola cantina della California a Rutherfod. Un vino che spesso cerco in una lista dei vini in quanto le piccole son quelle piu' ricercate da me e Dana. oltrre a cio' il rapporto qualita' prezzo e' sempre molto conveniente.
Dall'aroma intenso, succosi frutti di bosco, fiori rossi e sottobosco. Elegante al palato con una buona componente alcolica, morbido e di corpo, persistente. L'accoppiamento era vincente: i tannini e l'alcol avvolgevano la mia bocca e la pulivano dal gusto della bistecca, per poi spingermi al nuovo boccone. Questo vino sicuramente dovrebbe essere in ogni cantina dei nostri lettori.
Voto 95/100

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