Gallery: Steakcraft: The Rib Steak for Two at The Leopard at Des Artistes

The Leopard Rib Steak ($90)
The Leopard Rib Steak ($90)

Grilled dry-aged rib steak served with rosemary, hand-cut fries, and broccoli rabe with red pepper.

Raw and ready
Raw and ready
Seasoning the steak
Seasoning the steak
Steak on grill
Steak on grill

Chef Gnazzo puts the steak directly over the hottest part of the grill.

Developing the hatch marks
Developing the hatch marks

It doesn't take long to sear the beef.

Flipping the steak
Flipping the steak

Chef Gnazzo flips the steak.

Hatch marks
Hatch marks

Now seared on both sides, the steak is ready for the oven.

Pulling the steak off the grill
Pulling the steak off the grill
Into the oven
Into the oven

The steak is finished in the oven, where it is cooked to temperature.

Checking the temperature
Checking the temperature

Chef Gnazzo checks the temperature of the steak with a meat thermometer.

Almost at temperature
Almost at temperature

This steak, ordered rare, still has a little to go.

Hand-cut fries
Hand-cut fries

The steak is served with french fries which are made while the beef is cooking.

Drying the potatoes
Drying the potatoes

Chef Gnazzo dries the potato with a towel.

Ready to fry
Ready to fry

The cut fries are ready for the fryer.

Fries resting
Fries resting

After being blanched at low temperature the fries are allowed to rest and then fried at high temperature to crisp up.

First fry
First fry

The fries are placed in the oil.

Plating the steak
Plating the steak

Chef Gnazzo adds a side of broccoli rabe to the steak and french fries.

The steak on cutting board
The steak on cutting board

Ready for the table.

Ready for the table
Ready for the table

The steak is delivered whole to the table on a large cutting board.

Tableside service
Tableside service

The steak is sliced and served tableside.

Removing the bone
Removing the bone

The rib bone is removed from the eye of the steak.

Bone on a plate.
Bone on a plate.

The bone is placed on its own plate.

Slicing steak
Slicing steak

The steak is cut into thin slices.

Serving the steak
Serving the steak

The steak is plated.