A friend of ours picked up two different types of rib eye steaks (Trader Joe's all natural and an organic specialty one) and we picked up some grass-fed rib eyes.
We seasoned them all identically.
Let them rest.
Cooked them a the same time, turning them at the same time. You get the idea. We prepared them all identically and only one person knew which was which.
After they came off the grill we let them rest before carving them up into smaller slices for testing.
Don't worry, we were pretty set with the wine:)
And we added some corn on the cob and a snap pea and mushroom salad just so there would be something green to go with the giant slabs of meat.
Decide on a favorite and go back for more.
Realize that we don't own a decanter for wine and one of the wines needs to be decanted so we used a pitcher. This was the moment where we felt super classy;)
Total success in terms of a night with friends with a different focus than usual. Plus our kids were already sleeping so we could be present and in the moment rather than running around after them.
Interestingly, we all liked the flavor of the Trader Joe's rib eyes the best, then the grass fed ones (which we usually eat for health reasons, but taste a bit game-y), then the specialty steaks came in last place.
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