On Friday, 26 August, The Merchants Tavern, St Peter’s Wharf, Newcastle, is inviting diners to enjoy the finest steaks, from carefully reared native cattle breeds, at a Côte de Boeuf event.
Under private ownership, the Merchants Tavern, which overlooks the marina, is gaining a growing reputation, not only for championing North East produce, but also for its commitment to the region’s microbreweries.
And, in the latest in a rolling programme of culinary evenings at the venue, chefs will be serving up sharing plates of steak, with a range of accompaniments, including classic sauces, such as Béarnaise, peppercorn and Stilton Hollandaise.
A range of side dishes will also be on offer, such as gratin dauphinoise, triple cooked chips, parmesan and rosemary fries, Caesar salad, garlic buttered greens and mac’n’cheese.
And, continuing the British theme, sweet toothed customers can then choose from a section of desserts.
These will include tarte tatin, made with Braeburn apples, old fashioned vanilla ice cream and a range of locally produced artisan cheeses with Northumbrian honey.
“Really good steaks, from grass reared cattle and properly aged, are quite hard to come by these days – so much so that many people have forgotten what they actually taste like,” said head chef Ronald Robson.
“We wanted to pay tribute to native cattle breeds by giving people the chance to taste superb, perfectly cooked quality beef – I think they’ll really notice the difference.”
The Côte de Boeuf menu, to include steak, accompaniments and a glass of Rioja wine, cost £39 for two people and will be served between 6pm and 9pm.
There will also be live music throughout the evening.
To book, or for more information, call 0191 597 1212.