For The Love of Steaks
For about the past six years, Alexander's Steakhouse in Cupertino has been my ALL-TIME favorite restaurant. As an avid meat lover, it's no surprise that a steakhouse would be on the top of my list and, indeed, Alexander's serves among the best steaks in the country, ranging from certified USDA Prime all the way to A5 Wagyu beef. Reflective of his Japanese background, Executive Chef Jeffrey Stout has imbibed Alexander's with a unique culinary vision beyond the traditional steakhouse and it's earned him numerous accolades. In 2010, Alexander's became one of the few steakhouses in the nation (another is the legendary Peter Luger in NYC) to be awarded a prestigious Michelin star.
|Some of the best steaks in the country|
I recall one of my early dining experiences at Alexander's when my brother and I found ourselves without the rest of the family on Christmas Eve. Our parents had made a last-minute, unexpected trip to Asia and we found ourselves without holiday plans. Enter Alexander's.
Despite our youth and a selection of entrees ordered to work with a student's budget, the service we had made us feel as well taken care of as the VIPs that I am sure spent hundreds more than we did. As a special touch, our server gave us a box of specially baked goods to open on Christmas Day.
I still remember that warm feeling and Alexander's had earned a loyal customer for life. Both my brother and I have returned numerous times with family, close friends, and significant others to celebrate those special occasions.
When Team Foodspotting asked me to choose a venue to host a Silicon Valley celebration for their 2nd Birthday since their official launch, Alexander's was the first place that came to mind.
|Happy 2nd Birthday Foodspotting!|
It's a testament to the top-notch team at Alexander's Steakhouse that not only did we make it happen but that I'l fondly remember it as one of the best experiences I've had in a long time.
On January 23, 2012 (luckily also the Lunar New Year), Alexander's Steakhouse welcomed Foodspotting and it was a night to remember.
|Champagne to toast Foodspotting's 2nd Birthday|
|A delectable assortment of Happy Hour Appetizers|
|Manager Kevin Clark guiding our restaurant tour|
|A true sneak peek behind the scenes|
|'Meat' and Greet with Executive Chef Stout|
|A decadent dessert selection by Pastry Chef Rosiana Tong|
|Foodspotters with the Birthday cake|
|Blowing out the cotton candy candle!|
As the Foodspotting event concluded, it had been as great a Foodspotting celebration and introduction to Alexander's as I could have hoped.
A small group of us actually decided to stay for dinner and were greeted by one more treat. Not only did we dine on the one signature item missing from the Eatup (USDA Prime steaks), Chef Stout made a custom sharing platter for our Group featuring prime ribeye, filet mignon, NY strip, foie gras, and grilled shrimp. It was the perfect (and decadent) conclusion to a truly memorable night.
|Prime Steak Platter|
10330 North Wolfe Road
(408) 446 - 2222