Set within the beautiful Embassy Suites hotel, Café Amalfi brings diners welcome vacation ease, with a casual atmosphere, floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed peaceful ocean views, and a versatile menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
One item from the restaurant’s comfortable menu is the memorable wagyu brisket, served with plenty of hearty vegetables in a savory broth. Care to try your hand at it? The recipe is below.
3 lb wagyu beef brisket
3 T thyme
3 T salt
1.5 T ground black pepper
1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
½ celery head, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2.5 c red wine
4 c beef broth
4 T oil
Combine thyme, salt, and pepper and rub on the brisket.
In a hot, heavy-bottom pan, heat oil and sear the brisket on all parts. Add mirepoix and cook a few more minutes. Deglaze with the red wine and let it reduce almost all the way. Pour in broth until brisket is ¾ covered and lower to simmer.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover brisket with foil and place in the oven for one hour. Remove foil and baste the brisket with its juices. Re-cover with foil and continue to cook for 1.5 hours.
Slice and serve or cool and refrigerate for later use.