Steak lovers rejoice! Butcher unveils unusual heart-shaped Valentine’s gift

Tony Kisielowski, head chef at Burtons Butchers with 'The Sweetheart Steak'.

Tony Kisielowski, head chef at Burtons Butchers with 'The Sweetheart Steak'. - Credit: Archant

AT a loss for what to get your lover for Valentine’s Day? The owner of a Saffron Walden butchers believes he has the answer after unveiling a “unique” heart-shaped steak specially created for the romantic occasion.

Family-run business, Burtons Butchers, on King Street, has billed the ‘Sweetheart Steak’ as a “tasty new token of love” which they believe will help woo even the fiercest of meat lovers.

Owner Andrew Burton decided to create the unusual gift after noticing people rushing around every year wondering what to buy.

“Over the years, people have often commented on how they always give the standard flowers and chocs – I thought it was about time something different was on offer. It’s our tradition to have steak on Valentine’s Day, so I decided to make it even more special,” he said.

“People often look to serve up a wonderful meal at home on Valentine’s Day – I think it has a personal touch. Also, with today’s economy, I believe people are steering towards homemade ‘date nights’ even more. A great steak and a nice bottle of wine, in the comfort of your own home, really allows people to spend quality time together.”

Burtons claim the Sweetheart Steak is a special cut offered by very few restaurants and assure customers it will help them “rack up the brownie points”.

Lamb and pork are also available in the same romantic shape.