It’s finally here! Chianina Beef, the Ultiimate Italian Beef Experience is only available in New Mexico at M’tucci’s Italian. If you have been to Tuscany and had bistecca alla fiorentina, then you know what we mean. If you haven’t, we would like to introduce you to this full-blooded Italian and, now, local beef.
The Chianina (pronounced kee-a-nee-na) breed is probably the oldest breed of cattle in the world, with evidence of them on Roman coins and as statues as early as 80 AD. They are certainly the largest breed, with bulls standing as tall as 6’ at the shoulders and tipping the scales at 3,000 + pounds (a large Angus is usually 2,000). These snowy-white cattle are noted for their enormous muscle mass and their meat is prized for its flavor and nutritional qualities (the meat is high in omega-3 fatty acids).
We at M’tucci’s strive to provide the most authentic Italian experience possible and there is nothing more authentically Italian than Chianina Beef.
Because the Chianina takes almost two years to mature (compared to Angus) and because of their relatively small numbers in the U.S., the cost of bringing the Chianina to the table is higher. However, we think the flavor is worth it. As you can see, the marbling on these Rib Eyes is unlike anything we have ever seen!
Beginning tonight, we’ll offer the following specials with Chianina Beef:
Chianina Beef Carpaccio, Lemon Aioli, Capers, Shaved Parmesan, Fresh Arugula $10
12 oz. Hand-Cut Chianina Ribeye, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Balsamic Reduction $75
Roasted Chianina Beef-Fresh Mozzarella Ravioli, Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Fennel, Sweet Onion, Grana Padana Brodo $25
Slow Braised House Cured Chianina Beef Brisket, Roasted Calabrian Pepper Rubbed Red Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Apple Mustard $31
8 oz. Chianina Italian Sirloin, Roasted Root Vegetables, Sautéed Spinach, Mojo Picon $27
We will take advance reservations for the Rib Eye. Call 505-503-7327 to reserve yours.