My Favourite Dish: Rebecca Jones, Tabou
My Favourite Dish: Rebecca Jones, Tabou
Rebecca Jones, Owner: Tabou Restaurant

My favourite dish on our menu is our Steak Tartare. It's a classic French dish from the early twentieth century. It can scare a lot of people because it's raw meat, but it's not raw because you add things to it that slightly cook and tenderize it. Spread on toast, it's like eating pate. This is quite a recent addition to the menu, because someone said 'I like steak tartare' and we thought 'oh that's a good idea'. It was a dish that was really popular in the seventies and eighties in New Zealand, and now the whole retro thing is very popular with food. It's incredible how many we sell.


Preparation is key!

We take an angus pure eye fillet and cut this to order. This is presented on the plate with an egg yolk on top with all the freshly cut ingredients that make up the dish on the side - capers, gherkins, onions, parsley, mustard, salt pepper, anchovies as well as tobasco and Worcestershire sauce.
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