This $1,000 Steak Arrives in a Briefcase
Miami's Papi Steak takes a cue from 'Pulp Fiction'
Here’s a little advice for Bitcoin billionaires and tech bros looking to snowbird in Miami: Bottle service is so 2019.
The hottest way to throw your cryptocurrency around is by buying expensive meat — and there’s no better way to show you’ve got money to burn than by ordering the Papi Steak Beef Case.
This South Beach restaurant (736 1st St., Miami Beach), owned by Miami nightclub and restaurateur, David Grutman and David “Papi” Einhorn, specializes in over-the-top displays of culinary excess that attract celebrities like Drake and Rhianna. During dinner, it’s customary to see people tucking into a 32-oz. “Papi Steak” tomahawk followed by a nightcap of Louis XIII by Remy Martin.
For those who really want to show their wealth, Papi Steak offers the Beef Case: For $1,000, a raw 55-oz. Wagyu tomahawk steak is presented to the table in a rhinestone-studded briefcase.
The briefcase is a nod to the one in Pulp Fiction that carried the soul of Marsellus Wallace — which makes sense considering anyone who has a grand to spend on a steak in a carryall, probably sold his soul to the devil, too.
The steak is provided with the appropriate fanfare — a laser light show and your choice of music accompany the steak (anything from the Meat Loaf discography might be appropriate). The steak is then “branded” tableside with a hot stake before it’s taken back to the kitchen to be carved and plated. Then it’s presented tableside, sans briefcase, for you to enjoy.
There’s a ten Beef Case limit per day. No, the Beef Case isn’t yours to keep — but Instagram clout is forever.