In 2013 Emanuele Piria conquered 2kg of T-Bone steak in just over 13 minutes. Can you eat 2kg of T-Bone steak in 2 hours? In August Steak Society will be heading to Tuscany to attempt the T-Bone challenge.
The Beef steak Festival
Every year in Tuscany, a number of towns hold festivals dedicated to the Fiorentina (T-Bone) steak (there is clearly no limit to Italian cultural superiority).
These festivals can involve casual steak eating or.. if you’re brave enough you can take part in the daily T-Bone challenge.
The T-Bone challenge at Festa Della Bistecca
Your challenge is to eat 2kg of T-Bone steak (with two side dishes) in 1 hour and its free.
There’s a few basic rules like:
- No one can help you eat or cut the steak or cut.
- Fat and gristle doesn’t have to be eaten.
- One the clock starts you can’t leave the table
- You have to pay prior to eating and if you complete the challenge then you are refunded (Pricing TBC)
When is it on?
In 2018 the Festival is held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17 August – 1 September.
The steaks are served from 7.30-10.30pm.
You can find more details (in italian) on Festa Della Bistecca’s website.
See you there?
Steak Society will be attending this year’s event. Will we see you there? We dare you to join us.
How do I get there?
The nearest airport is Pisa and there are multiple airlines serving Pisa throughout the UK and Europe. The festival is held in the sports ground in Pieve Fosciana, you can check out the map below for airport and festival locations.