"This rare cut is considered to be the single most delectable and flavorful steak available. Also known as the ribeye cap, deckle steak, calotte or spinalis dorsi, it is highly prized by top chefs, beef aficionados, and butchers alike. Surprisingly, a cut this spectacular is not universally known by its name, however anyone who has cut that small morsel of cap from a ribeye has realized there’s something special going on. If you look at a ribeye steak, you’ll see the large eye of meat that’s the center of the cut. Surrounding this center is the spinalis dorsi, or cap of ribeye. We carefully remove this from the entire ribeye roll to produce a beautiful cut that has the tenderness of a filet mignon, the rich marbling of a rib steak, and a mouthwatering flavor and texture all its own. The cap of ribeye is hard to find and is only available in limited quantities."
After rubbing the meat lightly with olive oil on all sides, I seasoned it with just salt and pepper. Once the meat was grilled to medium rare, we served it with a simple ponzu-style dipping sauce. Doesn't get better than that.
3 tbsp. water
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tsp. sugar