Gourmet magazine has labeled it "the quintessential New York City Steakhouse"; Wine Spectator finds it "one of America's best steakhouses." Smith & Wollensky is famous worldwide for its old-fashioned service, its turn-of-the-century New York decor, its award-winning wine list, and above all, its prime-grade, dry-aged, mouth-wateringly delicious steaks. Now you can take home the flavor of Smith & Wollensky in this gorgeously photographed book. Featuring a foreword by legendary restaurateur, and Smith and & Wollensky founder Alan Stillman, The Smith and Wollensky Quintessential Steak Book features:
- The Story of Smith & Wollensky-and the secrets behind its superb steaks
- The essential facts of steak: cuts, cooking methods, how to serve and enjoy a truly magnificent piece of meat
- What goes with steak: a guide to marinades, side dishes, and choosing the right wine
- Recipes from Smith & Wollensky's own executive chef, so you can recreate the Smith & Wollensky experience at home
Fascinating photographs take readers behind the scenes to reveal the essence of Smith & Wollensky: the aging room and the kitchen, where experts in the art of steak prepare the filet mignon, chateaubriand, and other delicious steaks that have made the restaurant "a carnivore's cathedral." The Smith & Wollensky Quintessential Steak Book is certain to delight all those who appreciate the magic of fine steak.