by John Maxwell for Allen’s, a “Certified Good Food Fighter’
Dexters are the smallest in stature of all purebred cattle. A fully mature steer weighs only 1000 pounds. This heritage breed originated in Counties Cork and Clare and Dexters are thought to be amongst the first domesticated cattle in Ireland. Dexters were not brought to Canada until the 1960’s and today the Canadian Dexter Cattle Association counts only 1260 animals in the herd registry. In Millgrove, Ontario, on a farm dating from the early 1800’s, Ron and Adele Service raise hormone- and antibiotic-free Dexters, fed only grass, hay, corn and corn silage grown on their property. Dexter meat is exceedingly lean, is dark purple-red in colour and has a rich, luxuriant taste. At Allen’s, we have aged this exceptional beef 42 days for optimal tenderness and flavour. As the meat contains so little fat, we recommend that it be cooked rare or medium-rare.
WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, ALLEN’S PRESENTS THE FOLLOWING DEXTER BREED BEEF ITEMS:
TENDERLOIN STEAK – 6 OUNCES 44.00
BONE-IN RIB STEAK – 14 OUNCES 40.00
STRIPLOIN STEAK – 10 OUNCES 40.00
SIRLOIN STEAK – 8 OUNCES 33.00
CHOPPED STEAK – 8 OUNCES 18.00
LIVER 22.00 Thinly sliced and pan-fried with thyme, Marsala and lemon
KIDNEYS 20.00 Soaked in milk, sliced, dipped in parmesan breadcrumbsand sautéed with rosemary-Malivoire Riesling Icewine reduction [Sold Out]
ALL ABOVE SERVED WITH CHOICE OF POTATO – BAKED, YUKON GOLD FRENCH FRIED, MATCHSTICK, CHIPOTLE OR REGULAR MASHED, CHAMP, STEAMED, ROASTED OR SWEET POTATO FRENCH FRIED, AND CHOICE OF SAUCE -BEARNAISE, GREEN PEPPERCORN-PORT OR WILD MUSHROOM-MERLOT-THYME.
WE OFFER AS WELL, DEXTERCARPACCIO 18.00 With baby arugula, extra-virgin olive oil and capers
SHORT RIBS WITH BALSAMIC-CABERNET GLAZE 20.00 Potato purée
LINGUINE WITH DEXTER BOLOGNESE SAUCE 17.00
Reserve at allens.to or (416) 463-3086 today.