Bistecca alla Fiorentina: it’s what’s for dinner…
In Tuscany AND Texas!
Any Texan who’s ever traveled to Tuscany will tell you that the Texans and Tuscans have a lot in common: like Texans, Tuscans are a ranching people who share the Texans’ love of the outdoors and their love of steak.
The Bistecca alla Fiorentina (bee-STEH-kah AHL-lah fee-OH-rehn-TEE-nah), the “Beef Steak of Florence” (above) is the same cut as our Porterhouse. Scored and seared over an open flame on either side and traditionally served rare, the Beef Steak of Florence is a quintessential dish of Tuscan cuisine and a favorite entrée at Siena Ristorante Toscano. It actually represents one of the best values on our menu: it serves 2 persons for just $49.
32oz Angus Porterhouse grilled with sea salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil, served with sautéed spinach and rosemary roasted potatoes (recommended for two)
Chef Harvey knows a little something about Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Let’s just say that he sampled one or two while he was working as a chef in San Gimignano, Tuscany. 😉