Steak, veggies, yumm… take that Bourdain


Andy posted about a $1900 meal a few days ago… he said that he could cook a wonderful meal for two for under $40… and he did it.

He steamed the broccoli in the microwave with soy sauce..

Roasted the asparagus in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper then dressed it with balsamic vinegar…. (a stinky pee warning has been issued…).

Sauteed the mushrooms with butter, salt, pepper and thyme…

Marinated the gaucho style rib-eye steak in white cooking wine, dijon mustard, fresh rosemary, garlic and olive oil (super, duper yummy!) and grilled it.  We shared this steak… it was plenty!

and arranged it beautifully on good china (for the record, rescued from the high school, it was about to be thrown away…).

A generous estimate of the cost if this dinner has it at about $25 for both of us — well under the $40 challenge Andy gave himself — and it was outstanding.  He even took the photos, all I had to do was unload the dishwasher and eat!

I’m going to add my own position on a $1900 meal for two — it’s just a stupid status symbol thing.  A good meal out in NYC can cost $150 – 200 (about what we paid a few years ago for a wonderful meal).  The other $1700 could go to help a family pay their rent… He could come to my place, pay Andy and I $1900 and we’d make enough to buy a fantastic lens for a worthy photography student (hmmm… know any ? 🙂 ).



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