The other night when Vince and I left the restaurant where we had eaten – where his steak was dry and overcooked and where I got a pork chop after having ordered a beef filet, we left kinda shaking our head that the whole meal was below average at best. We decided . . it’s history, we won’t go back, so stop talking about it but I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I’m over the meal being bad but here’s what I keep thinking: It’s a brand new building with a gorgeous view, with enough money behind the whole operation; the menu consists of only 7 or 8 entrees. How hard can it be to come up with 7 or 8 amazing dishes? Figure at least two of them are going to be beef . . grilled sirloin or ribeye and filet . . so then you only have to come up with 5 knock your socks off dishes.
As I’ve thought about our dinners at home the past two nights, I’ve been thinking about what I would put on the menu if I had to come up with 5 meat dishes. Without a doubt, not every customer is going to like all five of them but I would hope the average customer would narrow it down to three that sound great and then two that sound really great.
Have you ever thought about planning a menu for a restaurant? I’m sure cost has to be a big factor. The entrees at this restaurant were all in the $18 – $22 range. It has to be something that’s easy enough to prepare . . probably when ordered.
If you were going to put three entree items on a restaurant menu, what would you put? I’m thinking most anything Pioneer Woman cooks would be a pretty good choice. It isn’t easy to name three dishes. I’ve gone through the recipes in my recipe section and am not sure any of those would go on a restaurant menu. We like them but they may not be restaurant quality or “I can’t wait to go back there and have that again”.
What recipes that you fix would you suggest for a restaurant menu? And, what have you had at restaurants that you would go back again and again just for that dish?