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Five Fun Facts About Steak

Did you know the word ‘steak’ is rumoured to have come from an old Saxon or Norse word, “steik”? It means meat on a stick. Whilst the name has stuck, at Sage Cafe Restaurant, we won’t be serving you meat on a stick. Steak today is a slice of meat cut for roasting, grilling or frying.

Overcooked steak not only tastes bad, but is bad for you! When we overcook meat the fat, protein, and sugars in the meat get fused together. This makes your meat tough, hard to cut, difficult to chew and digest. On a more serious note, overcooked meat at high temperatures has been linked to cancer, especially prostate cancer for men.

If you have ever felt squeamish at the thought of blood seeping out of your rare steak, there is no need to worry. It’s not blood. The juice that you see is mostly water, with a little fat and some proteins called myoglobin. It’s what gives your meat the red or pinkish colour and it’s safe to eat.

Different steaks need to be cooked at different temperatures. Perhaps most obviously, thick steaks need to be cooked at lower temperatures than thin steaks, as the thicker steak can easily burn on the outside if the temperature is too hot. Also, the rarer the steak – a lower cooking temperature should be used.

Did you know there are sixteen different primary cuts of steak? These range from Sirloin to Rib, or Blade, as well as many variations, which are a combination or mixture of primary cuts, such as Porterhouse or T-bone made from Top Loin and Tenderloin. If you have had one steak, then you have certainly not had them all! There is plenty of choice when it comes to steak.

At Sage Café Restaurant we take steak seriously and offer a great selection, cooked to perfection, complimented with confit garlic mash, vegetables and a wide selection of sauces. We also pride ourselves, in the fact that we are the highest rated steak restaurant in Broadbeach according to Trip Advisor!

Why not join us for lunch or dinner, and enjoy steak cooked the way it should be!

Nothing beats word of mouth

Have you noticed that there is something about being human where a great experience is never complete until we have told someone about it?  This may be the need to tell another person about the latest movie you saw, that song you can’t get out of your head, or the great meal you just ate.

Historically we shared this experience by word of mouth.  We’d most likely tell the story of the perfect steak, the great service, or the delicious desert over the back fence or at the water cooler.

There is something about word of mouth.  We not only love giving it, but we love getting it.  It’s trustworthy.  It’s an honest appraisal of another person’s experience.  No advertising spin.  No edited review.  It has no agenda other than to invite us to enjoy the experience of a trusted friend or colleague.

Whilst the world may have changed, and the conversation over the back fence is less commonplace, we still yearn for information from a trusted source.  Statistics show that nearly 70% of travellers will research accommodation and attractions options for their travel destination online before they leave home.  This is increasingly true for restaurants and cafes as well, whether it be on Yelp, Zomato, WOMO, Beanhunter or Tripadvisor.  At Sage Cafe and Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant we always enjoy good reports from our clients, consistently ranking in the top 20 on Tripadvisor.

Don’t just take our word for it, come and experience what others are saying “over the back fence” about Sage Cafe.  Why don’t you join us or a great meal you’ll want to tell your friends about?  Perhaps take a shot of your dessert with your smart phone and Facebook or Instagram it?  Maybe send a tweet about the great service?  Jump on a review site and get the word out.

This will cap off your great experience and give someone else a gift from a trusted source.