'Officina Della Bistecca
' has carved out quite a reputation for its porterhouse cuts from organically reared Catalonian cattle hung for 30 days.
Treat Mom with any of the restaurant's special dishes and let her indulge in a complimentary cooler, with a choice of Bistecca
, Rack of Lamb, or Whole Roasted Snapper.
You can tell as soon as he sets down in front of you a large wooden board with a colossal bistecca
alla Fiorentina for four.
Tonight, Gino's exploring Florence and his journey begins with tackling the famous 'Bistecca
alla Fiorentina' - the thickest and juiciest steak in Tuscany.
For that, I took my inspiration from the Italians and their bistecca
alla Fiorentina, which is grilled steak finished with extra-virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.
The massive Chianina beef steaks now marinating will become the famous Bistecca
The Al Forno's legendary beef cut - bistecca
di manzo alla griglia (Dh98) for instance, simply took our breath away.
The real draw, though, is the famous Bistecca
alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak), a 2.5+ pound piece of Chianina beef served between medium and rare.
Each class starts with selecting fresh ingredients for cooking from the on-site herb garden, after which, you learn to prepare dishes like handmade gnocchi or risotto, and traditional meat or fish recipes using seasonal Tuscan ingredients - such as traditional Bistecca
alla Fiorentina, T-bone steaks from the best butcher in Tuscany - in the three-hour session.
He skipped around the small cucina and showcased his skills to a class of 16, sharing his recipe for eggplant parmigiana (a mozerella, parmesan, tomato sauce and eggplant dish) and bistecca
in guazzeto e gnocchi (steak and spinach gnocchi with a tomato sauce) all whilst providing the history of certain vegetables, safety tips and which utensils to use.
(19) Furthermore, by introducing the economic reality of the family, Masino addresses the financial pressures, exacerbated by poverty and deprivation, placed on the parents: "La moglie vede che intanto sogguarda verso la bistecca
del bambino; allora un disprezzo cattivo l'assale contro il padre che ha fame del cibo del figlio" (72).
Other tempting local dishes include bistecca
alla fiorentina - chargrilled T-bone steak served rare.
"Fresh From the Farmers' Market," taught by Gayle Jolley, features Young Lettuces With Roasted Cherries and Warm Local Goat Cheese; Oregon Bistecca
With Peperonata and Lemon; Gratin of Fennel and Nectarine; and Blueberry and Basil Shortcakes.