The Bistecca alla Fiorentina- the larger than life T-bone steak Florence is famous for.
|cutting custom florentine steaks from the rack at butchers|
I am so over that now. In Italy, I get such incredible quality of meat it is amazing.
So I am rather a butcher hag-- when I find my butcher, I remain faithful. Although I have several, even in the market, having more butchers is better than less.
We had a HUGE 1,600kg steak at Cipolla Rossa the other day-- foto worthy!
Here is my write-up on cooking a Florentine Steak.
with step-by-step instructions
PLEASE DO NOT OVERCOOK! It is a lean cut of meat with little or no marbling and will get tough.
Don't have a kitchen while you are here?
Trattoria da Sergio
Osteria Da Giovanni
Da Padellina- Strada in Chianti
Officina della Bistecca - Panzano in Chianti- Macelleria Cecchini
|from the Officina della Bistecca|
They are huge and meant to be shared!!! Order a great bottle of wine and have a relaxing meal!
Everyone should try being Tuscan at least once a year.