Your “Total Dining Experience”
Our Food & Beverage department has been working tremendously hard over the past year to ensure that your dining experience here at the resort is nothing less than a “Sure Bet”. From the menu revisions in the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House to the recent opening of Signature Subs & Pizza inside of the Island Oasis Convenience Store, the talented team of individuals that comprise our F&B Department are constantly looking to “Up the Ante” when it comes to your dining experience. Perhaps one of the most notable additions (or changes if you must) occurred back in February of 2013 when the 5 Bridges Pub/ Steak & Seafood House acquired licensing rights to the Certified Angus Beef® brand.
The Certified Angus Beef® brand is very dominant in the 5 Bridges Pub Menu as well as the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House Menu. Although guests may not necessarily realize it at first, many selections contain elements of the Certified Angus Beef® brand product line.
Not all beef is created equal
Now that we’ve introduced you to the Certified Angus Beef® brand name, its time to introduce you to the concept behind it. To put in basic terms, not all beef is created equal! 10 strict quality standards ensure that every bite is flavorful, tender and juicy. It’s Angus beef at its best!
Certified Angus Beef® Fact: Only 1 in 4 Angus cattle meets the brand’s high standards – Certified Angus Beef LLC
The Certified Angus Beef® brand is the best Angus beef available and is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select. The following ten standards ensure its incredible flavor, tenderness and juiciness.
Certified Angus Beef Brand Specifications
- Modest or higher marbling
- Medium or fine marbling texture
- “A” maturity for each, lean and skeletal characteristics – cattle harvested younger than approximately 30 months of age
- 10 to 16 square inch ribeye area
- Less than 1,000 pound hot carcass weight
- Less than 1 inch fat thickness
- Superior muscling restricts influence of dairy cattle
- Practically free of capillary rupture ensures quality appearance
- No dark cutters ensures consistent appearance and flavor
- No neck hump exceeding 2 inches safeguards against Brahman cattle-influence which have more variation in tenderness
Certified Angus Beef® Fact: The Certified Angus Beef® brand is the only brand owned by the American Angus Association® – Certified Angus Beef LLC
Certified Angus Beef is a nonprofit organization that helps bring premium Angus beef from America’s family farms to dinner tables everywhere. The Farmers and Ranchers who bring you Certified Angus Beef® are committed to quality and their goal is to provide a mouthwatering eating experience – and they have your satisfaction in mind at all times. To learn more about these families or locate a ranch in your area by visiting: http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/producers/index.php
Certified Angus Beef® Fact: The Certified Angus Beef® brand is trusted by the world’s top chefs and steakhouses. Nearly 14,000 restaurants and grocery stores feature the brand in the United States and 43 other countries. – Certified Angus Beef LLC
The “Culinary Experts” of the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House, have embraced the Certified Angus Beef® brand since its acquisition in February of 2013. The product line is intricately woven into menu selections and heavily promoted through the restaurant’s “featured specials”. Mark Cardinal, Executive Chef for the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House believes that “high quality ingredients make for high quality selections and that the alignment of our beliefs along with those of the brand, allow our guests to experience a whole new level of dining”.
Certified Angus Beef® Fact: According to research conducted in 2007 by Shiller, Polo & Benson, the Certified Angus Beef ®brand is recognized by consumers as the highest quality grade or brand. – Certified Angus Beef LLC
When the product brand was initially “tested” in the 5 Bridges Steak & Seafood House in late December of 2012, it received rave reviews. A gentleman and his wife who were visiting the resort from Wisconsin were so impressed with their steaks that they were compelled to submit the following comment form:
“I don’t normally do this but, my wife and I had the most enjoyable dining experience at your Five Bridges Supper Club this evening. The service was exceptional and the Porterhouse steak was the BEST I have EVER had. Your Supper Club is the BEST KEPT SECRET in the North Woods. Don’t change a thing – we are looking forward to returning as soon as possible”.
– Norm & Barb
In case you were wondering… we took Norm’s advice and didn’t change a thing!
Now that you’re familiar with the brand, we invite you to check out the resources below for more information!
For additional facts/information on the Certified Angus Beef® brand, you can visit their website at http://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/index.php.
For video tutorials on preparing Certified Angus Beef® products, you can visit our official You Tube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/islandresortcasino.
For Certified Angus Beef® recipes, you can visit our official Pinterest page at http://pinterest.com/islandresortmi/boards.