Perhaps this is a bit pre-Golden Era, but I'm not sure who else to ask. It seems to me I once read of an event called a "Beefsteak" that involved black tie, big tables, lots of people, and all-you-can-eat steak (perhaps served on bread instead of plates?).
I'm having trouble finding references to anything other than tomatoes, unfortunately. Could somebody help me remember just what such an event entails?