We celebrated both mine and my brothers birthday with the family adults last week. STAKE on Coronado is a chophouse that features aged American and Japanese Wagyu along with other prime cuts. That is kind of redundant because I think wagyu means simply, Japanese cow. But don’t hold me to that.
If I am being transparent, the price range is up there. I was worried that it would be hard to enjoy knowing how much everything cost. That was until I had my first bite of Japanese Wagyu, and then it all made sense.
We managed to get to the restaurant early and have a drink at the bar. I was getting cabin fever so It felt so good to get out.
The family trickled in and we were seated. Ordering a bunch of stuff to share, ahi poke, crab cakes, wedge salad, potatoes, duck and the Wagyu.
We each chose our preferred knife. I went with one made in Japan.
We chowed down while sipping local Syrah.
And then, we were introduced to the best bite of steak in the world.
That piece on the right my friends, was the most incredible bite of steak I have ever had. It was like butter. Rich, umami and intense steak flavor, with melt in your mouth marbling. I am now forever ruined because I know that the rib eye in the fridge will never compare to that bite of meat.
With barely any room for dessert, we persevered with some carrot cake and a lemon tort.
Then we toasted to another year around the sun.
Definitely a dinner to remember.
Speaking of things to remember. This book was so good.
I am not a huge Stephen King fan. I think I’ve liked one or two of his books, same with his movies.
This one however, is so good. We started by listening to the audiobook, but I couldn’t wait for the next road trip to finish it. So I picked it up at the library and finished reading it. I fell in love. I hope that they do it justice if they turn it into a series or a movie. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new book.