Whenever you go to your favourite steakhouse, you obviously want to make the most of your experience. Although many people visit steakhouses often, the ordering process might still prove to be a bit of a daunting task. That’s why we’ve made a short list of the tricks of the trade when placing an order at this kind of eatery.

The Grading System

When ordering a steak, it’s important to know the difference between Prime, Choice and Select. While not every steak is graded, you’ll want to know what they mean when they are. Prime is the top grade and is exclusively served by steakhouses and hotels. Choice is next, and though it’s less impressive than prime, it’s still of high quality. Select is next and is still considered to be a great steak.

Pairing Your Steak

Choosing the right beverage to pair with your steak can enhance its flavour. To see our favourite wine pairings, click here. As for sides, Sciacca Grill has a number of sides that suit every taste. When in doubt, ask your waiter about the most popular side dishes for your choice of steak. By doing this, you’ll be sure to play to the strengths of the steakhouse and you’ll be rewarded with a top-quality dining experience.

Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed

Grass-fed beef often has a better nutritional profile than grain-fed beef. This includes a lower level of saturated fats, more Omega-3, and higher levels of Conjugated Linoleic Acid – one of the two types of essential fatty acids that help the body increase metabolic rates, boost the immune system and keeps cholesterol levels in check.

Although ordering your meal at a steakhouse isn’t rocket science, it’s definitely a major factor in having a good dining experience. By knowing a few inside tips, the experience can be much more rewarding as you and your dinner companions will have a better time overall.

For an exceptional dining experience, we encourage you to reserve a table at Sciacca Grill in Valletta or St. Julian’s where we specialise in the perfect steak!

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