Beef cheeks

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On my never-ending quest for high quality food for low prices I came across a lunch deal at Jason Atherton’s “Social Wine & Tapas” in London. You could choose 5 small dishes for less than 25 pounds. There were about ten tapas to choose from, and one of the ones that caught my attention was a braised beef cheek.

Now I’d had some wonderful stewed pork cheeks before in Paris, so I had high hopes for this dish. The meat came served on a bed of lentils, so it didn’t look that appealing. It was like 50 shades of brown. But, it more than made up for it in taste. The meat was so succulent, you could eat it with a spoon, and the flavor was so intense. Imagine leaving a pot of gravy on the stove for just a bit too long and it reduces to a thick syrup.

Fear Factor – 0 / Taste Test – 9

P.S. do vote for my next dish. Brains, balls or blood?

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