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Old 07-20-2009, 10:27 AM   #11
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I'm curious why they put butter on the plate and also on the steak. I cannot imagine wanting butter on my steak.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #12
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I'm curious why they put butter on the plate and also on the steak. I cannot imagine wanting butter on my steak.
it gives a nice flavor and helps the sizzling effect when steak is served on those super HOT silver platters. i add a pat of butter to my flank steaks when they come off the grill before i slice them sometimes. adds a lovely flavor imo.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #13
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I'm curious why they put butter on the plate and also on the steak. I cannot imagine wanting butter on my steak.

You answer my question and I'll answer yours.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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I don't know why they put butter on the steaks, I don't do it at home. But I will say Ruth's Chris (I agree w/UB) has a fine steak and the butter makes it really fine!!!
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I can't stand that Peter Lugar cuts up your steak. It annoys me.

Butter is a common addition in most upscale steakhouses. I hate that too.
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I can't stand that Peter Lugar cuts up your steak. It annoys me.

Butter is a common addition in most upscale steakhouses. I hate that too.

But why do they rather than resting them?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:58 AM   #17
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Butter is a common addition in most upscale steakhouses. I hate that too.
I do too! --- I try to tell them, if they want my continued patronage, to please refrain from dong so.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:12 PM   #18
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Andy, my guess (and it is just a shot in the dark) is that they do not rest them because it takes more time and they would rather get the meals out quicker. I do not think that makes much sense at a high end restaurant so I am probably wrong, but that is what came to mind.
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But why do they rather than resting them?
I always assumed they did rest them. The practice is affected if you ask me.

Not resting them makes no sense, I agree.
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I can't stand that Peter Lugar cuts up your steak. It annoys me.

Butter is a common addition in most upscale steakhouses. I hate that too.

HUH? Butter and steak juices!! What better sauce!! But, I will qualify by saying, I haven't had it in a long time, I don't do it at home and I'm a butter lover from way back. So, MOO!
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