Steak Diane is often found on the menus of elegant restaurants. It is one of the finest and classically prepared steaks, covered with a delicious sauce. It is easy to prepare and cook and is suitable for all special occasions.
What Is Steak Diane?
Steak Diane is an old traditional dish consisting of fried beef steak and a creamy sauce. Unfortunately, the exact origin of Steak Diane is unknown.
Steak Diane became popular in the early 1950s and 1960s in some of the most famous upscale restaurants in New York City. At that time, chefs prepared it as a tableside dish with a secret sauce ingredient – cognac’s flambé.
Today, Steak Diane is still a popular recipe prepared at restaurants’ table sides. Some confuse it with Steak au Poivre, a typical French recipe. However, the only similarities are in the preparation process.
What Kind of Steak to Use for Steak Diane?
Some might say that you can use any type of steak to prepare the Steak Diane, but that is not true. If you want to get a taste of that fancy meal, it is best to use premium-quality steaks that are already tender, for example, sirloin or tenderloin steak (also known as filet mignon).
This article will be updated in the future, we will add a recipe showing how to prepare Steak Diane.