Tomahawk steak is a highly sought-after dish at upmarket steakhouses these days. If you get chance to try this premium beef cut, you would be impressed and never forget its spectacular taste. A properly cooked and presented Tomahawk steak would be a big “wow-factor” on every dining table, perhaps a romantic dinner for 2 or during special occasion like a birthday party, anniversary celebration.
So what is a Tomahawk steak?
The Tomahawk is named due to its shape that resembles the tomahawk axe. Tomahawk is a bone-in ribeye steak that is French-trimmed so it looks like it has a handle like an axe.
A frenched Tomahawk can also be referred to as a “tomahawk chop,” “bone-in ribeye,” and “cote du boeuf.” A typical tomahawk steak weighs about 1.2kg and is about 3 inches thick. As it is bone-in Rib Steak, it has a great amount of intramuscular fat (marble) spread throughout the meat.
When cooked, this wealth of intramuscular fat combining with the elements released from the large bone brings out sweet, rich flavor and buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Also, the rib meat is not as muscular as other parts of the beef, which makes for a deep, savory, and moist delicacy.
Explore the most premium types of tomahawk:
Dry-aged tomahawk is considered “best-of-best”, the steak is aged for a certain period of time at controlled temperature, humidity, air movement, and air quality. It is allowed to dry age gradually and enhance intense flavor, exceptional tenderness. You can find dry-aged tomahawk on the menu of the upscale steakhouse or fine dining restaurant.
Grass-Fed tomahawk means that the cattle is required to eat at least 50% grass to be qualified as grass-fed beef by USDA. The grass-fed beef has less marbling and the texture is kind of lean.
Grain-fed tomahawk tends to have whiter-colored fat and typically has more marbling which brings out a lot of flavor and tenderness.
Which wine is to pair perfectly with tomahawk steak?
The robust, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with silky and concentrated tannin is the perfect choice to pair with highly marbled beef cut like tomahawk steak. You can try the classic Bordeaux wine or young and fresh Cabernet from Napa Valley. If you opt for a lighter and more gender wine variety, Pinot Noir is also a great fit.
Whether a classic, elegant Bourgogne Pinot Noir or a vivid, fresh Marlborough one promises to bring you unforgettable experience.
Best steak house in Hanoi to enjoy premium Tomahawk steak:
If you crave for a premium dry-aged tomahawk or roasted tomahawk steak, GU Bistronomy is an ideal destination to satisfy your palate. Our talented Head Chef hand-picks the finest tomahawks from the most trustworthy supplier. The beef cut is processed with sophisticated technique, aged in the high-end dry ager, cooked with special cooking method and make the best tasting tomahawk steak that you could ask for.
Our extensive wine list featuring more than 1000 labels from the most prestigious winemakers in the world offers you various choices that match your tomahawk and preference. Our award-winning Sommeliers are on-hand to give good recommendation and bring you a bespoke dining experience.