The Cast Iron ChefAttilio, The Cast Iron Chef, has spent 24 years honing his culinary talents. In addition to creating new menu items, Attilio brings his passion for the American traditional menu of steaks. His specialty, the "Porterhouse for 2" with its delectable aroma permeating throughout the dining room, is a fan favorite. He brings consistency and excellence to every meal served. Read More
"So obsessed with every single part of this place.. form the atmosphere to the service.... oysters to steaks to every single thing... top quality service all night!! HANDS DOWN! My new favorite place of new haven !!"- Jordan (March 17, 2018)
"Amazing from beginning to end. The bread was delicious and warm - something so many restaurants overlook these days. The seafood tower was generous. The seafood was so fresh, and the lobster was the freshest and sweetest I have ever had. While the seafood was the highlight of the meal, my petit filet mignon was cooked to order and it was successful. All the food was delicious ? the drinks were strong and tasty too. This is the best steakhouse in New Haven ? I?ve tried the others. They don?t compare."- Lisa Marie (May 30, 2018)
"Had an amazing dinner tonight! Absolutely one of ( if not THE BEST) filet we have ever had! My husband & I ordered the chateaubriand for 2. It was perfectly cooked and the flavor was to die for! This was our 2nd time there and both times we ordered the chateaubriand and both times AMAZING! Have to mention that our waiter and the rest of the staff were also fantastic. They were all so attentive and I felt like we never were in need for anything since they always seemed to magically show up if we did! We will definitely be back soon!"- Denise (July 6, 2018)
Cooking with Cast Iron
Cast iron cookware has been used for over two thousand years and is valued for its durability, its ability to retain heat, and to maintain an evenly cooked item especially over uneven heat; thus improving the quality of the food. Cast iron's ability to withstand and maintain very high cooking temperatures makes it a common choice for searing (such as our steaks) to lock in the juices. Cast iron pans are cast as a single piece of metal, including the handle which allows them to be used on both the stovetop and in the oven. Our chefs initially sear on the stovetop and then transfer certain entrees into the oven, pan and all, to finish.
Seasoning a cast iron pan is imperative; a process by which a layer of fat or vegetable oil is applied and cooked onto cast iron pan. A proper cast iron seasoning protects the cookware from rusting, provides a non-stick surface for cooking, prevents food from interacting with the iron of the pan and enhances the flavor of the meat.
Attilio, the Cast Iron Chef, has spent over 14 years developing his recipes used with the cast iron pans and his reward has been the phenomenal accolades being given by customers who have provided written testimonies to the meals they have experienced.