Sarah Jayne Hall tries the Filetto Wagyu at Rosso, Manchester
PUBLISHED: 00:00 16 December 2013
It has been a number of weeks since I visited Rosso and I can’t stop thinking about ‘that steak’. It quite literally is the best steak I have eaten, and believe you me I have eaten many steaks.
Priced at £75, the Filetto Wagyu is a Kobe beef fillet. I’m not going to lie, I was worried when I saw the price. It would have to be exceptional to justify such a cost. It didn’t let me down.
Presented to me on a fabulous steak stone with hand-cut chunky chips, tomato, mushrooms and a selection of three delicious sauces the steak was melt in the mouth, juicy and succulent. The fact that it was served on a steak stone meant that I could eat each and every mouthful exactly as I wanted it. The stone allows the meat to keep warm. Along with that the dry heat of the stone sears in the natural moisture and flavours of your chosen cut and with no oils or fats required, meaning it is fresh and healthy, not to mention a bit of fun too!
Before I ate ‘the most delicious steak in my life’ I treated myself to Gamberoni Speziati for my starter. It is one of the higher priced starters at £12.95 (starter prices from £4.95) but totally worth it. The dish was a fusion of king prawns, lemon, garlic, parsley butter and chilli. It had the right amount of chilli to give it a tasty kick and the king prawns were prepared to perfection. It was a generous portion too.
There’s definitely something unique about dining at Rosso. The surroundings are beautiful. Each visit is impeccable and the attention to detail is exquisite. When you visit it is almost like you are in a movie. I felt so glamorous and special. I felt welcomed and the staff were friendly and knew the menu inside out. They didn’t hesitate to answer my questions and they were happy to make recommendations off the back of my likes and dislikes.
I had the pleasure of listening to Russell Shaun whilst I was there and he certainly helped to give me an unforgettable evening. He was strong and confident in his performance and he even threw in a little cheekiness and comedy into his set which made me smile. Performing a selection of Jazz and Swing numbers throughout the evening, Russell really added to the flawless and exclusive atmosphere. There is live music and entertainment Sunday to Friday.
The food is to die for and there is an extensive drinks menu filled with luxurious cocktails, beers and wines. To try something different I opted for a non-alcoholic Amalfi Iced Tea. It is Rosso’s signature iced tea with gentle flavours of peach and raspberry. It was a tasty treat that quenched my thirst. It’s always nice to see a vast selection of non-alcoholic options for the non-drinkers and designated drivers out there.
Rosso Restaurant & Bar
43 Spring Gardens
Tel: 0161 832 1400