Sirloin steak on plate

We’re ready to talk all things steak. Let’s talk steak — who doesn’t love a big, beautiful slab of beef. By definition, steak is “a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of a beef carcass.” At Strega Prime, we are here to help you understand all things steak! 

 

USDA Prime: The United States Department of Agriculture grades the quality of beef according to the marbling, or those little veins of fat you see in a cut of meat. The more marbling, the higher the rating for your steak. The idea is that little streaks of fat add flavor, tenderness, and juiciness to your steak. Prime is the highest rating, and it’s the kind you’re more likely to see in Strega Prime. We have Prime Sirloin 10oz, Prime Bone-In Delmonico, and Prime Sirloin 14oz. 

 

Wagyu

This is a breed of cattle originating in Japan,Wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means cow. In order for it be Wagyu it must be 100% purebred.  The Japanese Meat Grading Association has its own grading system that differs from the USDA’s. Japan exports only beef with the highest two grades, A4 and A5, to the US. Not only is it a gastronomic delight, but it’s healthy for you too. The saturated fat contained in Wagyu is different. Forty percent is in a version called stearic acid, which is regarded as having a minimal impact in raising cholesterol levels. The profile of marbled Wagyu beef is more beneficial and healthier to human health. Taste our  6oz Japanese Wagyu on our Le Carni menu! 

 

Kobe

The term “Kobe Beef” is one of the most famous — almost mythical — terms in the world of food. It’s also one of the most misunderstood and misused.This is a particular type of wagyu raised only in the Yuogo Prefecture of Japan according to strict guidelines. The Kobe Beef Association awards a limited number of restaurants a license to serve the beef. 

 

Natural: When it comes to meat, this means it contains no preservatives or artificial ingredients that fundamentally alter the product. Meat from animals given hormones and/or antibiotics can still be labeled as “natural.”

 

Naturally Raised

This is a specific certification program in which animals are raised without hormones or antibiotics, ever. Note the difference in language between “natural” or “all-natural” and “certified naturally raised.”

 

Fill your bellies with a delicious Steak Dinner at Strega Prime! We have a large menu prepared by our world-class chefs. But most importantly, we say the more steak the better!

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