30th July 2013
The Mailbox served up some meaty competition between its restaurants recently when they were brought together to compete for the title of The Mailbox’s ultimate steak champion in the first ever Great British Steak Off.
Three chefs, three steaks, one winner. Malmaison, Café Rouge and Miller & Carter all cooked up a storm for the chance to be crowned The Mailbox’s almighty steak champ. All they had to do was impress a hungry panel of judges – Free Radio presenter Andy Goulding, 69 Degrees magazine editor Jon Fraser and ShoppinginBirmingham.com’s Kim Stephens.
Each chef had to serve up their skills, knowledge and fillet steaks on a plate before the panel were left to dissect their dishes one by one. Each chef brought something completely different to the table, in both style, knowledge and presentation. Malmaison’s Pete Brown wowed with a classic bone marrow accompaniment, Mario at Café Rouge teased our judges’ taste buds with some tasty French fries while Matt Janes at Miller & Carter pleased with a delicious onion loaf. All were worthy of a medal, but in the end there could only be one winner, which was a delighted Matt from Miller & Carter. Well done Matt! Here’s a peek at his tasty dish: fillet steak with garlic butter, tomato and lettuce salad, chips, onion loaf and peppercorn sauce.