Japanese Wagyu Returning To Vegas
The most prized beef in the world, real Japanese wagyu, is about to return to the U.S. – and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT is the first to announce the date of its arrival. Wagyu, the breed that produces the famed Kobe beef, is known for its extraordinary fat content and marbling. Exports from Japan to the U.S. were suspended in April 2010 after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Since then, high-end restaurants have been forced to rely on Australian wagyu, which by law must be 100% from the prized breed, and American wagyu, which is only legally required to be 51%. Many believe that the manner in which the Japanese raise the animal makes it particularly tasty. (Personally, I love the fact that it comes with a birth certificate featuring the names of the cow’s parents and grandparents, as well as its nose-print. Seriously, ask for it.)
Japanese wagyu is expected to appear on the menu at CUT Las Vegas next Friday, September 14.