Last week in Florence we enjoyed one of the city's great culinary specialties--bistecca fiorentina. This steak, which comes only from white Chiana cattle, is ordered by the hunk (based upon your group's size) and then prepared simply with a rub of salt and pepper. Slightly grilled to rare at the center and medium rare on the edges, it is then served table side. No fuss and no frills, but none of them are necessary. This is an amazing delight.
Here Dave, Lawrence and I demolish one at an Oltr'arno restaurant with out of town guests, Beth and Aldo, (who took the top two images).