Post # 1
This is an update to a previous discussion, but to avoid confusion I’m posting as a new thread. The original thread is here:
"Grilled New York Strip" vs. "Grilled Top Butt Sirloin"
Quick summary of previous discussion: We ordered “New York Strip Steak”, caterer put on instructions for chef “Top Butt Sirloin Steak”. I emailed caterer to complain, this update is to discuss her answer.
I got a reply from my caterer last week, but haven’t had a chance to post an update yet. My caterer replied:
“It was completely my error – My intention was to give you the higher quality cut of beef and I must have misunderstood the chef when I typed it on the FEO. What you tasted at the tasting and what he has already purchased for your wedding is a 10oz NY Center Cut Sirloin Steak.”
This leaves me with a new question: Is “NY Center Cut Sirloin Steak” the same as “NY Strip Steak”?
PS: It would be unfair if I didn’t add that the reception went spectacularly (even the torrential rain stopped just before the wedding service ended, the sun came out for the receiving line and pictures, and the rain didn’t start again until late in the evening). Aside from the debate about steaks, everything else from the caterer was absolutely phenominal and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this caterer to anyone having a wedding in Rhode Island. Because of how pleased I am with their service, my motivation to fight them about the cut of steak is dramatically reduced, and my interest in this topic is more academic curiosity at this point.
Post # 3
Can you PM me the name of your caterer? It’s too late for me to book but I had a hard time finding a moderately priced caterer in RI.
Post # 4
Again as in my previous response a strip steak and a sirloin steak(even if it is center cut) are two different things. They come from two different sub sections of the cow and while those sections are next to each other they are not the same.
Post # 5
@prettypincushion: Thank you for your responce. From everything I have read, I would have to agree that, as you said, “strip steak” and “sirloin steak” are not the same. However, based both on the poll (so far two people said “center cut sirloin” is better, two said “strip steak” is better, one said they are the same), and based on fishbone’s response to the old thread saying the two cuts are the same, it seems that the difference between “NY Strip” and “NY Center Cut Sirloin” is less significant than the difference between “NY Strip” and “Top Butt Sirloin”. Is this true?
I’m wondering, in the old thread you said “There is a defference in both quality and price, and I mean a BIG price difference” when refering to “NY Strip” vs. “Top Butt Sirloin”. I’m wondering if the same price difference exists between “NY Strip” and “NY Center Cut Sirloin”? I suppose relative quality could be subjective, but if there is a dramatic price difference, then I will complain to the caterer.
Thanks for your help.