When purchasing local beef, the challenge to the chef is to create dishes that help utilize the entire animal, not just the major cuts like filet mignon, rib eye’s, and NY strip steaks. Donahue’s Farm is raising some delicious Angus beef, and we serve it here in several ways. For this dish I selected the eye round. This is typically a very difficult piece of meat to use; as it lacks any marbling and can be very chewy when cooked. It is perfect for this dish for two reasons….the first, is that I can get it fresh from Tri-town the day after it is processed and freshness is very important when you are consuming raw meat. The second, is that this meat has great beef flavor and serving it so thinly sliced allows it to have a good texture for this dish.
This dish is great for a warm summer day when a salad is your choice for a satisfying meal.
Thinly sliced Donahue’s Farm beef, baby arugula, shaved Reggiano cheese, Italian herb pesto, truffle oil, sea salt, fresh ground pepper.
It’s simple, elegant, and delicious!
Bon Appetite! Chef Brian