Blue Cheese Steak Crostini

By Chef Mark – August 01, 2019

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini

Celebrate International Chardonnay Day in McBride Sisters fashion! Chardonnay’s adaptability to a range of climates allows it to flourish in almost every wine region in the world. Throw together Chef Mark’s Butter Lemon Pepper Cornish Hens (see recipe below) for a gorgeously simple dinner that pairs well with our McBride Sisters Collection Chardonnay.


  • 1 loaf French baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound New York strip
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil for garnish
  • fresh grape tomatoes cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic.
  3. Place bread on a baking sheet and toast for 5-7 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Pour balsamic vinegar into a small sauce pot, bring to a boil then reduce to a low simmer until the vinegar has halved and thickened. It will coat the back of a spoon when done. Turn off heat and set aside.
  5. Heat a greased grill pan over medium-high heat. Season the steak with salt and pepper and grill or pan sear 3-5 minutes per side for rare to medium-rare.
  6. To assemble the crostini, top with a piece of steak, blue cheese crumble, and grape tomato. Drizzle the balsamic reduction and top with fresh basil.