Twitter Is Pointing & Laughing At This Grody-Looking Steak From Trump Tower
By Stephen Gossett in Food on Sep 28, 2017 5:25PM
The gleeful mocking of President Donald Trump's culinary choices has become something of a contemporary pastime, from his diehard affinity for fast food, to his using a fork to eat pizza and Kentucky Fried Chicken, to his preference for steak so well done that "it would rock on the plate," as an assistant told the New York Times. But the latest collective food-related savaging wasn't pointed directly at Trump, but rather a restaurant that calls Trump Tower home.
The Trump Hotels account tweeted out a photo of its hanger steak and sides with the self-admiring message, "Our prime hanger steak served with romesco, roasted cauliflower and mustard jus is absolutely mouthwatering."
Our prime hanger steak served with romesco, roasted cauliflower and mustard jus is absolutely mouthwatering.— Trump Hotels (@TrumpHotels) September 25, 2017
Insta photo by: rayspicksnyc pic.twitter.com/L85MWPh9rR
The plate featured in the photo, attributed to Instagram user rayspicksnyc, comes from Sixteen, the upscale, white-tablecloth restaurant that takes roost on the 16th floor of Chicago's Trump Hotel and Tower, according to the Tribune. And plenty of folks online were quick to eviscerate the high-end slabs, which users seemed to think resemble a rocky outcrop (on the top left) and "a festering wound" (bottom right) more than tasty protein and took to task the apparently suspect plating.
Maybe spring for plates.— Grem Legend (@GremLegend) September 28, 2017
Looks like a child just dropped their food on the floor.— Danny Lennon (@Dan_lennon81) September 26, 2017
Just think, folks: This was the GOOD picture. The very BEST they could make this nastiness look.— Velvet Sparrow (@VelvetSparrow) September 26, 2017
Is your chef alright?— Vanishing Point Recs (@VPRecordsStore) September 26, 2017
Looking at that messy explosion, I think the war may have already begun.— Emma van Deventer (@irvsbird) September 26, 2017
It goes on like that, of course, for some 800 replies. Although as the Trib notes, Sixteen does actually have a fairly vaunted rep, with two Michelin stars to its name. So what say you? Appetizing, or the polar opposite?