November 26, 2012 by Diniquette
Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of pie and stress free travel.
Today I wanted to talk about ordering a steak in a restaurant. Now, I have spent many years working in steakhouses, (M.A.N.Y. years), and below is a chart of temperatures and colors, depending on how you order your steak:
Rare (R): Cold, red center
Medium Rare (MR): slightly warm red center
Medium (M): pink center
Medium Well (MW): slightly pink center
Well (W): no pink at all (think hockey puck)
When you order a steak: PICK ONE TEMPERATURE. Do not tell the server you want it cooked “between MR and M” because the server AND the chef are just going to pick a temperature, and it will usually always be the rarer one;(because an undercooked steak can be saved while an overcooked steak just goes in the trash).
So the next time you order a steak, use this chart…it will totally help.
Thanks for reading.