New York Peppercorn Steak
MAX at Mirabeau
1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley
12-ounce USDA Prime Peppercorn Steak with a four-pepper crust and brandy demi-glace, served with herb roasted potato and vegetables, paired with a selection from a wine list that has been recognized as the class of the region.
Why you’ll love it
One of the most popular dishes at the award-winning restaurant, it features a blend of four peppercorns and spice, then caramelizes and sears this USDA Prime grade steak to the guest’s specifications. The finish is a French cream demi-glace reduction. The whole nature of the dish is created by a three-day simmering process of roasting veal bones in-house to create an intense, flavorful stock, which gives the base for the finalization of the sauce and the tantalizing overall flavor.
Then there’s the wine. Wine Spectator recognized MAX at Mirabeau with its “Best of Award of Excellence,” the only restaurant in the Inland Northwest to achieve the distinction (four others received Awards of Excellence, one level lower). Featuring wines from Washington, California and Oregon, as well as popular MAX house wines resulting from local partnerships, the Spokane Valley restaurant has become known for an extensive wine list that is the class of the region.
MAX’s wine experience takes center stage on the first Wednesday of month (subject to temporary gathering restrictions put in place to combat COVID-19). On these Wednesdays, a local artist and regional winery are featured for a reception that includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
A complete wine list, menu and information about events is available at maxatmirabeau.com.
NOTE: A version of this article first appeared in the 2020 Liberty Lake Yearbook.