Chef Alex Chen teams up with Chop Steakhouse & Bar to bring a special, limited-time menu to steak-loving Canadians

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Calgary, AB – Chop Steakhouse & Bar’s executive chef, Stephen Clark, has collaborated with his old friend and mentor, 2019 Pinnacle Awards Chef of the Year, Chef Alex Chen, to bring a delicious, limited-time menu across Canada as part of the Steak Masters – In Pursuit of Perfection tour. The tour and accompanying menu will debut on Feb. 27 at Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Richmond, B.C., and travel across Canada throughout 2020. 

Chop Steakhouse & Bar is committed to steak excellence, combining great quality Canadian beef with modern culinary methods to ensure maximum flavour and perfection every time. With these principles in mind, Clark and Chen teamed up to develop an exclusive menu featuring four new items: a flawless Steak Tartare, a show-stopping and shareable Tomahawk “au poivre,” a flavourful Sirloin Cap Picanha with chimichurri and Brazilian spices, and an indulgent Pineapple Upside-Down cake for dessert.

“Most restaurants are focused on tradition when it comes to preparing steak, but at Chop, our pursuit is achieving steak perfection,” says Clark. “I jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with my mentor and good friend, Chef Alex Chen, who agreed to come to my kitchen at Chop to create a handful of new and unexpected menu items for Canadian steak lovers to enjoy.” 

“Chef Stephen and I enjoy working together because we share a similar philosophy in the kitchen, focused on prioritizing flavour above everything else,” says Chen, the first challenger to claim victory in the inaugural season of Iron Chef Canada. “What I love about the dishes we’ve created is that they strike the perfect balance between challenging the status quo of steak preparation, while also being well-balanced, elegant and familiar.” 

Chop Steakhouse & Bar's Executive Chef, Stephen Clark, with old friend and mentor, 2019 Pinnacle Awards Chef of the Year, Chef Alex Chen, at the launch of the Steak Masters - In Pursuit of Perfection tour.
Chop Steakhouse & Bar’s executive chef, Stephen Clark, with old friend and mentor, Chef Alex Chen. (CNW Group/Chop Steakhouse & Bar)

The Steak Masters tour kicks off in Richmond in late February  before moving across the country to Edmonton, the Greater Toronto Area, Calgary and Winnipeg, with personal appearances by Clark and Chen planned in each city throughout the tour.  Locations and local menu launch dates are as follows: 

· Richmond, BC: Feb. 27-April 7
· Edmonton, AB: April 2-May 12
· Greater Toronto Area: May 21-June 30
· Calgary: Sept. 17-Oct. 27
· Winnipeg: Sept. 18-Oct. 27

The menu showcases the same standards of excellence applied to every steak at Chop, where you can expect 100-per-cent Canadian beef, well-marbled, seasoned with Chop Steakhouse & Bar’s custom spice blend, grilled in a state-of-the-art Montague, rested to perfection, dipped in garlic butter and herbs and finished with sea salt, black pepper and chives. You won’t find a more flavourful and better prepared steak anywhere, at any price.

About Chop Steakhouse & Bar
With locations in Richmond, Calgary, Edmonton (3 locations), Regina, Winnipeg, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto and London, Chop Steakhouse & Bar brings you the ultimate steak experience every day of the week. Perfect choice for friends, family or business, our selection of steak, seafood, salads, wine and cocktails will be sure to leave you smiling. For more information, visit  and follow on Facebook.

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