Originally Posted by SField
I've eaten at quite a few Ramsay establishments and have watched pretty much every TV show he has done. I haven't seen this item that you're refering to but it would quite literally be the first time I've ever witnessed him do that. If it is just a piece of beef I can almost guarantee that it wasn't made with just salt and pepper. That isn't how he cooks and I know for a fact that he sears beef with a stock and a few fresh herbs.
It's not a dish, it's about 15 different cuts/ breeds of steak on his menu at Maze Grill.
"Modeled on the informal style of New York's grill restaurants, the maze Grill offers a wide range of different breeds and cuts of beef cooked over coal as well as starters, salads and plates to share."
I believe Keller also has steak frites on the menu at Bouchon with only a bit of herb butter.
I don't argue that a steak is a complex dish to cook. I don't order it in restaurants because to me most of the skill in making a good steak is in the buying, and I already have access to great meat.
Anywhoo...food is subjective, but there are some "good" (as you define it) chefs who put simple hunks of meat on their menus.