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Just what is a dry aged steak supposed to taste like?


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Just what is a dry aged steak supposed to taste like?

danhole | Feb 16, 2009 11:29 AM

We splurged and went to a pricey steak place last night. One of the main reasons I chose this place was because of the dry aged porterhouse. I thought it was supposed to have a great flavor and be exceptionally tender. I got it medium rare, closer to rare. First one was more on the medium side, so I sent it back, without tasting it. Second one came out just right, but no flavor, at all, period. Didn't taste beefy, moist, nothing. Somewhat tender, but not what I was expecting. I had the au jus on the side and it also was flavorless, and watery. I brought most of it home, and will add some seasonings to it tonight. I have an au jus concentrate that is far better than what I was served. Was this just a bad experience or was I expecting too much?

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