First Street steak house Ribeye has become synonymous with meaty treats since opening this summer.
It’s one of the few places you can get American Creekstone Farms beef, fed with a 100% corn diet for 140 days before being aged. Creekstone beef has been taking the US food scene by storm in recent years, with high profile restaurants such as two Michelin starred Marea in New York listing it by name on their menus.
Gordon Ramsay Steak restaurant in Las Vegas uses the meat, as does Edge at the Four Seasons in Miami. Closer to home, the beef also appears in the upmarket JW Steakhouse in London’s Mayfair, and in CUT on Park Lane, renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s first restaurant in Europe.
It’s available at Ribeye as a 9oz fillet, a 10oz ribeye or 10oz sirloin. Seared outside and juicy pink within, it’s well-marbled and full of robust, beefy, almost nutty flavours.
Then there’s Aberdeen Angus, naturally reared and grass fed, sourced from award-winning Scottish farms.
Forget the standard 28 days – Ribeye’s Aberdeen Angus is 35 days dry aged in Himalayan pink salt. It’s tender, succulent and luxurious with elegant, subtle flavours.
Cuts range from a 9oz fillet and 10oz ribeye or sirloin through to a 16oz T-bone or a whopping 32oz tomahawk.
But what’s the ultimate treat for steak fans? It surely has to be Wagyu, the Rolls-Royce of the beef world.
The Wagyu beef at Ribeye has been 300-400 days corn fed, and is a minimum grade 5 in terms of quality – and often higher.
Fully traceable from farm to fork, these Wagyu steaks are meltingly well marbled with lustrous fat, and they’re sigh-inducingly tender as a result.
Such quality doesn’t usually come cheap, of course. A luxurious 7oz fillet will set you back £75, while a 9oz ribeye is £65.
But this January, you can get a jaw-dropping £25 off all Wagyu steaks, for the entire month.
And if you’re doing Dry January, too, you’ve come to the right place. Ribeye is Manchester’s first dry bar, with a range of mocktails ranging in taste from sweet to sour.
A Manchester Bee mocktail is made of peach lemonade, lime and honey, while a Ribeye Red features fresh berries and citrus. Or their Mr Bowler is like a non-boozy Old Fashioned, warm with ginger ale and served theatrically at the table with lots of smoke.
January just got a whole lot more appealing.
Find Ribeye at Unit 1A, Number 8 First St, Manchester M15 4FN. From 2nd January 2020 you can get £25 off all Wagyu steaks, for the entire month.