Each year, George Vardis, owner of Vardis Venues restaurant group, including Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse and the Steersons Steakhouses, makes a visit to the showground at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, to place his bids at the auction of the Prize Winning Steers.
This year, George purchased five of these prize-winning beasts including two First Place Blue Ribbon Champion Limousins and two Second Place Red Ribbon Angus steers.
When placing his bids at the auction, George Vardis says he looks for “a good hind quarter and thickness of rump“, to guarantee a “high yield carcase and the best quality meat for our valued clientele“.
After the purchase of these Champion Cattle, the meat is beautifully aged and prepared by Haverick Meats and delivered to the Steakhouse Head Chefs ready to be prepared – using nose to tail techniques – and served in the Steakhouses. For example, this year Steersons menu includes a 250g Sirloin served with grilled field mushrooms, garlic & thyme and a Beef Bourguignon Pie with crispy onion rings.
The Prize Winning Steers will be available in the steakhouses from dinner on Tuesday 22 May 2012. But beef lovers must be quick as the prime cuts sell out fast!
Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse - 29a King Street, Sydney
Steersons Steakhouse - 17 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney
Steersons Steakhouse - 7 Bridge Street, Sydney