This restaurant might be a little too expensive

The corn-fed, dry-aged Nebraskan rib-eye, with a carbon footprint big enough to make a climate-change denier horny, is bloody marvellous: rich, deep, earthy, with that dense tang that comes with proper hanging. And at £100 a kilo it bloody well should be. At that price they should lead the damn animal into the restaurant and install it under the table so it can pleasure me while I eat.

Although it has to be said that the mental image of Jay Rayner being pleasured by a dead cow is one that hope I manage to forget soon.

5 thoughts on “This restaurant might be a little too expensive”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    I am sure you could get oral sex for under £100 somewhere in these Bless’d Isles. But in public? And involving an animal? Not to mention a Guardian reporter?

    That sort of thing will cost you.

    I would not swear to the state of the market but I wouldn’t be surprised if he got a bargain.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke in Costa Rica – “Beef at a hundred quid a kilo is a long way past the knee of the diminishing returns curve.”

    At some point it is just signalling. Showing off more than anything else.

    My, if you will forgive the expression, beef with restaurants like this is that they are largely indifferent to what the customer wants – like this, I stress, as I have never eaten at that end of town. What I as a customer like is good meat, but above all, animal fats, lots of carbs and sugar. OK, I understand that sugar tends to swamp the taste of anything else and it is absurd to put it on a steak. But why should these sort of places try to appease the liberal intellectuals by fighting a war on animal fats and even the good carbs on behalf of their customers? Are they afraid someone will confuse them with Burger King?

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