Melo’s, the purveyor of prime steaks since 1988 is no longer just the home of certified Angus beef but also, the home of the best Wagyu beef in the city.
What is Wagyu? It’s basically a new breed of cattle that’s more flavorful, more tender and more juicy than your ordinary Angus beef. And last week, when I had my dinner at Melo’s – I was able to actually prove this.
This is the branch of Melo’s along Jupiter St. in Makati – the place where the mouthwatering Wagyu beef adventures of me and my friends took place.
The first one to come out of the kitchen was this eight-ounce Wagyu center-cut tenderloin. It’s a garlic pepper steak served with linguini in aglio olio. If I were to name this dish, I’d call it Bistecca al Pepe Aglio (garlic pepper tenderloin in Italian).
This steak Mediterranean is my favorite. It’s a Wagyu rib-eye topped with foie gras, served in a rosemary red wine and shallot sauce with pasta Alfredo on the side. Sweet and tangy, creamy and flavorful – truly a Costola Occhio Rosmarino (rosemary rib-eye).
And to cap off our Italian Trio is this Wagyu center-cut tenderloin wrapped in bacon. It’s served with funghi porcini mushroom sauce and penne rigate pesto. If you like it salty, juicy and nutty – then Bistecca Pancetta (steak bacon) is for you.
If you want to try these Wagyu dishes as well, you can visit Melo’s at Westgate, Filinvest Alabang; Jupiter St., Makati; Sgt. Esguerra, Quezon City and in Burgos Circle at The Fort.