Saturday, September 10, 2016

Alex's Mountain Journey - Virginia City II



Song:  Home Sweet Home

Group:  Motley Crue

(I picked this song twice because I feel so at home in high altitude mountain communities).

 As we walked up and down the wooden planked walkways of Virginia City...
we came across this little shop which sold politically incorrect joke items.

Many were very funny...
and yet...
so true  :)







These were prints of actual wanted posters.






This steakhouse had GREAT steaks.
We had dinner here...and I had a FANTASTIC steak.


This is on the back of the menus.





This steakhouse had a brothel theme.




We had the great fortune to have dinner Al Fresco.

As the altitude kept the temperature mild...
there was also a constant light breeze.




My wife had taken this photo of Alex and I looking out at the surrounding countryside.


Alex had ordered the scallops.


My wife had seared tuna.


I had ordered the Rib Eye steak...cooked to medium well.

I always cross my fingers whenever I order it this way.

Although it is my preferred doneness of steaks...
almost never do the chefs get it right.

On this day...
at this restaurant...
the chef had not only gotten it spot on...
he had made the PERFECT steak.

Never had I had such perfection...
and I fear I never shall again
(unless I go back here).

The meat was not only a true medium well done...
it was the most juicy and well spiced steak I have ever had.

This can only come with the combination of an excellent quality meat...
and excellent preparation from a chef who knows what he is doing...
and cooks from a heart filled with professional pride.

Although I usually eat a steak twice the size of this one...
it was such an exceptional steak...
I cut off a fairly large portion for Alex to eat...
and I gave my wife a bite of my steak to also try.

I especially wanted Alex to know what a truly delicious steak tastes like.

It needed no sauce what so ever.

It was just so tender, juicy, and so bursting with flavor...
it was just so perfect as it was.

After I had stewed in the pleasure of each, almost melt in your mouth, morsel...
everything in the world just felt so right.

I had a big smile on my face...
all the way home.

I was just so satisfied.

I just knew that it was one of those meals which will be remembered for a lifetime.

I simply had never known that it was possible to have a medium well done steak...
and to have it the most juicy and well flavored steak of all I have ever eaten.

I also know that all other restaurants are going to catch hell from me if they don't
get their steaks right...especially if they try to tell me that to have a steak medium well...
always dries it out somewhat.

I now know better  :)

And if anyone tries to tell me differently in the future...
I will simply say to them:

'Mustang Ranch Steakhouse in Virginia City, NV.
Eat there...you will know what is possible in a steak.
Emulate them...you will have risen to the few which are World Class'.






As we were leaving the restaurant...
I told the check out waiter that it was simply the most delicious steak I had ever had in my life.

What a deep pleasure it was for me to have eaten there.


After eating...
we walked back to the car...
and Alex drove us home.



We had sat on the upper outside balcony of this yellow building for our dinner.



We are leaving Virginia City here.




Just outside the city...
a herd of feral horses (Mustangs - wild horses)...
blocked the road temporarily.

There were signs depicting Mustangs as crossing the roads wherever they please.

The mountains of Nevada are filled with Mustangs.


Mustangs roam freely...
and belong to no one.




Alex did well with a turnout and with his descent speed control using his mountain gears.






Now...
this man has the right idea.

Buy the whole damn mountain...
and build your house on top.

Were this my house...
at least once a day...
I would look out from my mountain perch
 and yell out from the depths of my diaphragm...
"I am King of the Mountain!"  :)




The mountain sides were dotted with nice homes...
and what makes them so nice is that...
there are no other homes near them  :)



We feel at home once we see the casinos of Reno.









2 comments:

  1. What a great excursion you had! Virginia City has a lot of character... a town right out of the Old West, and it looks like Alex did a great job in planning the trip. Glad you shared your steak with him... I only wish I could have had a piece of it as well. :)

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  2. It is the perfect mountain excursion. It isn't too long, but it has plenty of winding roads. And...there is great food waiting for any traveler.

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