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Birk’s Restaurant is proud to be near the thriving downtown San Jose scene. Our steakhouse is a must-visit for locals and visitors alike. Learn more about our menu by calling (408) 980-6400.
While highly marbled steaks like rib-eye need nothing more than a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, there are several high-end cuts of steak with a lower concentration of fat to offer the succulent characteristic flavor of red meat. For these steaks, you might order a side of specially crafted sauces that will allow you to appreciate the more delicate flavors of your tenderloin or strip steak.
The depth of smokiness in a skillfully grilled steak is easy to appreciate when it is paired with the creamy, delicate flavor of Hollandaise. This traditional French sauce is crafted from emulsified eggs and melted butter with lemon juice and salt. Fragrant herbs such as mint or tarragon are also frequently featured in Hollandaise sauce to offset the richness of the butter and egg yolk.
For steak with a little Latin inspiration, you might order a side of Argentinian Red Chimichirri for your meal. Seasoned with saffron, onion, sherry vinegar, garlic, and paprika, this sauce adds a tangy pucker to add more dimension to steaks with less marbling and fat such as filet mignon.
Port Wine Reduction
Port is a sweet red wine that is a natural match for red meat served alongside sharp and tangy bleu cheese. The port wine is reduced with rosemary and a touch of butter to glaze the steak, creating a harmonious balance of sweetness, saltiness, and earthiness.
Green Peppercorn Sauce
Green peppercorns are a culinary treat offering a more pungent spice than dried black peppercorns, and they are an exquisite base for a steak sauce finished with sweet cream. The non-lingering spice of the green peppercorns brings out the juicy richness of steak so that every bite melts in your mouth.
At Birk’s Restaurant in San Jose, we prepare these sauces daily in our kitchen to complement our excellent selection of hardwood grilled steaks and chops. To make dinner reservations with us and experience the tantalizing flavors our menu has to offer, call (408) 980-6400 or visit our website.