Happy Saturday! In this new weekend feature, I’m hoping to hear your views about a variety of topics relating to food and the food and drinks industry.
Kicking us off, this week I was curious to know how people like their steaks.
Growing up down in Kerry, though the steak was rare, it was quite common to have everyone at the table order theirs “well done”.
Even I used to order it that way, and at the time I used to wonder what the fuss was about. It just tasted like a hunk of meat. But then… I met “rare”.
These days I personally love mine to be really rare and definitely not incinerated like I was used to. I even had one blue while I was at Ballymaloe and it was delicious. I think it’s because I love the texture of raw meat and when it’s chargrilled to perfection it’s amazing!
How do you like yours? Here’s what you’ve been saying:
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The Whitefriar Grill – what can I say? Seldom have I had such an enjoyable experience from start-to-finish.
In the mood for a fun night out, my partner and I were greeted by a lovely waiter who proceeded to hand us a light Prosecco tipple while they prepared a table.
Jam-packed with an air of bustling energy, I was excited.
As part of Dublin Wine Festival, Whitefriar was offering a taste of three wines and I was delighted to see my favourite varietal Riesling as the star. Savouring the tastes of Eden Valley, Pflaz and Alsace, it was heavenly.
To be honest food wise, I hugely contemplated just having one word in this entire review which was: steak.
My partner went for the steak and I settled on duck, but I have to say when I tasted his meal, it was truly glorious. Crispy on the outside and juicy and pink on the inside, I was jealous.
The duck I ordered was worthy of praise too with the crispy skin contrasting wonderfully with the juices inside.
What a meal and what excellent service. I sometimes think that many restaurants don’t value their customers, but Whitefriar Grill is on the money.
Come again: Without a shadow of a doubt
The perfect pairing? SuperValu steak and wine sale will run in stores for one week from Thursday 31st July to Wednesday 6th August.
Some of the offers available include:
- Save 33% on steak at the butcher counter
- Buy any 6 wines and save an additional €10
- Nugan Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz now €14 (save €4.99)
Other offers available that run in stores from Thursday July 31st to Wednesday 13th August include:
- Fresh from the deli, SuperValu Irish Wiltshire Ham on the bone was €23.99/kg now €17.99/kg
- Fresh from the deli, Supervalu Roast Turkey Breast off the bone was €25.99/kg now €19.49 save 25%
- Great savings on gluten free pasta, breads and cereal with selected breads available from €1