The L.G. Smith Steak & Chop House welcomes Celebrity Chef Peter Vaulty in preparation for the upcoming special fall menu

DSC07431L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House is gearing up for a special fall promotion, featuring a spectacular menu created by celebrity chef Peter Vaulty, co-owner of Red, the steakhouse in South Beach, Miami, Florida, and two restaurants is Cleveland, Ohio, Moxie, the restaurant, and Red, the Steakhouse.

Vaulty will also serve as guest chef for the duration of the autumn special, kicking off on Friday, at the heart of town steak & chop house, located at the Renaissance Marina Resort.

The special menu boasts a variety of contemporary classic appetizers, such as Peppers stuffed with home made Italian sausage, Oysters Rockefeller and Steak Tartar, made of Certified Angus Beef Prime tenderloin, and Apple Salad with bibb lettuce and Westfield Farms goat cheese. As entrée, diners will be tempted by Steak Alla Oscar with fresh crabmeat, or dry-aged Prime Stripsteak blackened with charred pineapple or a cold-smoked Rack of Pork, accompanied by two seasonal sides of their choice.

Ensuring the ultimate in dining excellence, the beef dishes will feature Certified Angus Beef brand Prime, representing less than 1% of all US beef production, available for the first time ever, in Aruba.

Also sure to please, the desserts which include a Double Dip Crème Brulee with chocolate mousse, Banana Cream Pie and Fresh & Hot Donuts with raspberry jam.

Each of the fall menu dishes will be accompanied by a special wine suggestion, available by the glass or bottle.

To introduce the suggested wines, the restaurant recently held a wine tasting for its waiters and kitchen staff, introducing them to a selection of wines from Ravenswood Winery in Sonoma, California. Laura Hayes led the tasting of Ravenswood’s full-flavored varietal wines, including a delicious Zinfandel, with the popular TV show Trend Alert filming the event. Later in the week Eric Wente, of Wente Wineries will be in Aruba to conduct a special wine tasting with staffers and invited guests.

Starting Friday, patrons are invited to savor the sizzlin’ fall steakhouse menu for a prix fixe of $58 p.p., and reservations are suggested.

Joining Vaulty in our picture, Chef Gomez and Chef Lie-Kwie, the resident executives at the Renaissance Aruba Resorts Marina & Beach towers. Vaulty was selected for the task of creating the special fall menu by Certified Angus Beef, as he has a special relationship with the organization – he even catered its anniversary celebration dinner, feeding 250 food connoisseurs.

Chef Gomez & Chef Lie-Kwie share Chef Vaulty’s passion for food and promise to deliver an unforgettable dining experience this fall at the L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House.

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October 13, 2009
Rona Coster