Designed for two people, the Chateaubriand cut of steak is thought to have first been served to the Vicomte Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand, a big pal of both Napoleon and Louis XVIII.
Thanks to today’s Big Deal, you don’t need to be French, an aristocrat or even have a triple-barrelled name to enjoy this splendid cut of beef at Merrylee Road Surf ‘n’ Turf.
An elegant addition to the existing brasserie at Merrylee Road in Glasgow’s Cathcart, Surf ‘n’ Turf is an intimate candle-lit space ideal for anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a great steak or fresh Scottish seafood.
Concentrating on award winning Scottish meats and seafood, the restaurant uses succulent MacDuff beef, supplied by Q Guild-certified butcher Tom Rodgers.
Fittingly for today’s beefy Big Deal, pride of place in the venue goes to a striking painting by the Scottish artist Gerard Burns.
It features a magnificent Charolais bull with a small girl holding a Saltire. For owner Gordon Yuill, the painting symbolizes ‘everything that Surf ‘n’ Turf stands for: the finest Scottish beef, supporting local produce and supporting contemporary Scottish artists. We want to serve food that was grown here not flown here.’
The Big Deal is for a Chateaubriand for two people which will be carved at the table. Accompanying the beef, diners will be served greens, sauce, mash and fat chips plus a large glass of wine each.