Smith & Wollensky To Host Inaugural The Whole Cow Event
BOSTON – (Oct. 3, 2018) – Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc. (SWRG), a collection of iconic American steakhouses headquartered in Boston, MA, invites guests to have the whole cow (and eat it too) during their inaugural nose-to-tail dinner party on Nov. 14. Taking place at each of its restaurants in Boston, Wellesley, MA, Chicago, Columbus and Miami Beach, the one night only epicurean experience is priced at $135 a person (excluding tax and gratuity) and will feature a 12 course tasting menu, drink pairings and an insider look at Smith & Wollensky’s sustainable sourcing process with their exclusive premium beef partner, Double R Ranch.
As leading authorities on beef, Smith & Wollensky will embrace the age old philosophy of wasting nothing and celebrating everything, and will guide participants on a one of a kind steak eating experience from farm to filet, sharing the tradition and significance of the nose-to-tail movement in the food and beverage world. Finding new and innovative ways to serve all parts of the animal is a creative challenge that Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group’s Corporate Executive Chef Matt King relishes.
“The mission of this menu is to push your boundaries just a bit, expose you to something you may not have tried before, and to embrace the many cuts of beef that are available to us,”
said Chef King. “We will use a variety of cooking methods, from braising to broiling to confiting and even a pâté, bringing your taste buds on an ultimate journey. Each of these cuts are unique, which require that we adapt to the cooking methods best suited for them. As a result, preparations for this event will start over a week in advance as we butcher, cure and brine some of these cuts to develop flavors. We expect some guest favorite dishes to become future ‘blackboard’ specials. ”
Through this exploration of cooking styles, dishes will range from a beautifully rich Beef Consommé with oxtail dumpling, enoki mushroom and fine herbs, Sweetbreads prepared crispy fried with gochujang, blue cheese panna cotta and charred scallion oil, to a 60 day dry-aged New York Strip with bone marrow, celery root and Thumbelina carrots, and quite literally everything in between. From pinot noir to a barrel aged, vanilla infused Maker’s Mark Bourbon Manhattan, the dishes will be thoughtfully paired with complementing beverages to enhance each dish, including crafted cocktails, seasonal beer and fine steakhouse wines. Paired beverages will be included in the per person price.
At Smith & Wollensky, the role of sustainable sourcing is the cornerstone of quality throughout the evolution of the classic American steakhouse. Through their collaboration with family owned and operated Double R Ranch and Snake River Farms in the Pacific Northwest, the team is able to deliver the highest quality and consistency of USDA Prime and Wagyu Beef available on the market to its guests. These esteemed partnerships play a vital role as guests become increasingly savvy about farming techniques and have a vested interest in where their food comes from. Through this one night only event, guests will learn about Smith & Wollensky’s relationship with their rancher’s craft and leave with a deeper understanding of the pasture to plate journey.
“An event like this has allowed us to venture beyond classic steakhouse fare and bring our guests further into a completely unique beef dining experience, one that celebrates all parts of the cow,” added Chef King.
Reservations will be available for booking starting Oct. 16. Smith & Wollensky fans can enter NOW for a chance to win a coveted VIP table with 11 friends at participating locations. Contest winners will be announced for each city on Nov. 1.
To learn more about this special one night only tasting experience, a dedicated website is available HERE with details including the full menu, booking reservations, contest details and Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group’s esteemed partnership with Double R Ranch.
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About The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc.
Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s classic steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on site daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and owns and operates five iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in the US: Miami Beach; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Boston and the newly-opened suburban Wellesley, MA location. The restaurant group, widely known as “America’s Steakhouse,” will debut a new location in Las Vegas in 2019, located at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the “Best of Award of Excellence” from WINE SPECTATOR® and the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Follow Smith & Wollensky on Twitter at twitter.com/smithwollensky.
About Double R Ranch
Double R Ranch is widely recognized as the premier beef brand in the Northwest. Our beef is hand selected to include only USDA Choice and higher levels of marbling. Our commitment to exceptional quality results in unsurpassed flavor and tenderness. Located in the pristine Okanogan region of Washington State, the ‘Double R Ranch’ itself sits on 70,000 pristine acres and represents the ‘Heart and Soul’ of the brand. The ranch is named after our founder, Robert Rebholtz, Sr. Beginning as ranchers themselves, the Rebholtz family takes great pride in leading by example when raising the cattle that ultimately carry the Double R Ranch brand name. Double R Ranch is an integral part of sustainable beef production that supports numerous family farms and ranches throughout the Pacific Northwest.