And just when you thought it couldn't get any better...
Outback Steakhouse introduces two new steak dishes to complement its current line-up of bestsellers with its Grilled Peppercorn NY Strip and Herb Crusted Prime Rib. Two excellent dishes guaranteed to satisfy your steak fix.
Inside the Glorietta branch of Outback Steakhouse, one can't help but notice the wall display featuring some of the key ingredients, including spices and herbs (with 17 signature spices on display), used in all of Outback's signature dishes. Part of Outback's new international template, the display's clean design also succeeds in setting the tone for the evening while waiting for Outback's new dishes.
You can't start dinner without one of Outback's signature cocktails. I go for my personal favorite, the Apple Martini (P 195), a cool blend of sour apple schnapps, Stolichnaya Vodka and Outback's very own citrus mix. Clean and refreshing, with a sweet and sour flavor, served in a chilled martini glass. Just can't get any better than that...
We sampled one of Outback's signature chicken dishes, the Alice Springs Chicken (P 599), flame-grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed mushrooms, crisp bacon, topped with melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar and served with honey mustard sauce with a side of Aussie fries. Tender chicken smothered in cheese, and I like it already...
And the first of Outback's two new steak dishes arrived, starting with the Grilled Peppercorn Strip (P 1,199), flame-grilled 10 oz. thick-cut New York Strip encrusted with black peppercorn, served with a choice of two freshly-made sides. Perfectly grilled to medium, the peppercorn sauce adds an interesting layer of flavor that pairs well with the beefy richness of the NY strip. Leaner than most cuts of beef, the NY Strip has a delicious beefy bite, and the thick cut males this quite a hefty dish. The chunky garlic mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables are the perfect sides to the NY Strip.
Herb Crusted Prime Rib (P 1,499), slow-roasted 10 oz. Prime Rib, seasoned with Outback's special seasonings and hand-carved to order, served with au jus and two freshly made sides. Tender and well marbled, the prime rib is another excellent option at Outback. Drizzle some au jus and the rich flavors come through perfectly. Great with the chunky garlic mashed potatoes, or the baked potato with sour cream, chives and bacon.
Two great steaks, and things just keep getting better at Outback Steakhouse. Special thanks to Donabel Fernandez, Outback Steakhouse Marketing Manager, for an awesome dinner.
Outback Steakhouse is located at the Ground Level, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati or call 729-8458 to 59 for inquiries and reservations.
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