Masterclass: Tomahawk steak and osso bucco

Hosting a meat lover’s dinner party? Impress your guests with these hunky masterpieces, as demonstrated by Diego Chiarini, Italian executive chef and owner of Oso Ristorante.
By epicure
Published on Friday, 28 Apr 2017

A tomahawk steak isn’t the first meat dish that comes to a home cook’s mind when hosting a party. But if there are meat-lovers on your guest list, what better choice to impress than with a hefty, show-stopping tomahawk steak. Named for its resemblance to the tomahawk axe, the tomahawk steak typically weighs between 1.5kg and 1.9kg and is essentially bone-in rib-eye cut from the fore rib, with the entire rib bone left on. “This is a very popular item on our menu at Oso and Grillery, and it’s enough to feed four people if you’re having other dishes as well. What I enjoy about the tomahawk is that there is quite a bit of meat around the bone and that is the tastiest part,” says Chiarini.

 

Excerpt from the May 2017 issue of epicure.