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Cooked to Perfection!

Gastronomos | Dec 31, 201407:28 AM

I'd hate/dislike to end the year without at least a reasonable answer to WTF does "Cooked to Perfection!" mean?

I see it mostly associated with the requisite menu listed steak. Most other dishes have a description, but this 'description' leaves me scratching my head. "Cooked to Perfection!"

WTF? Really? What. Does. That. Even. Mean. ???

I get that there isn't much to describe a plain steak on a plate.
No real "chefy" stuff going on in its broiling.
broil. plate. eat.

Where does the "Cooked to Perfection!" come in?

I mean, like, is it just to fill a void?

Does it satisfy the non-Chowhounds that love to see shit like this listed on a menu?

I avoid it. The steak that is. If I'm gonna bother eating at a restaurant I'd like to order something that's more than just a plain piece of plain protein on a plate. Maybe a chef/cook can whip something up in the kitchen to feed me. But a plain, "Cooked to Perfection!", WHATEVER THAT MEANS, plain piece of plain protein plain on a plain plate? I guess the dishwasher is a multitasker.

I also noted that it is often true that if "Cooked to Perfection!" is listed as a description on the menu, the "sides" are just that, sides.
Just as we feed little children that don't like/want their food 'touching', the "sides" are served on the side of the plain plate in little monkey dishes etc.

Wow. Thanks if you have read through my year end diatribe and rant. And a really BIG THANKS! if you can give at least a reasonable answer to WTF does "Cooked to Perfection!" mean?


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