Wagyu Beef (Kobe Style Beef) Steak Dinner Gift
Kobe beef has been a luxury for the elite few. Now Kobe style Wagyu beef is available through GourmetStation. So what's "Wagyu"? Wagyu refers to Japanese beef cattle - "wa" means Japanese style and "gyu" means cattle. Japanese Kobe steaks, the legendary highly marbleized beef, can cost upwards of $300 a pound. Kobe beef comes from Wagyu cattle but in order to be labeled Kobe, the meat must originate in Kobe Japan where it graded and tested to rigorous standards. With Japanese land constraints and price pressures, Wagyu cattle are now being raised in America and Australia. So essentially Wagyu is Kobe-style beef with all it's wonderful eating quality only produced in a region that allows for more reasonable prices. Now that's a formula for a gourmet. Wagyu beef is valued because of the intense marbling that translates to a buttery, succulent taste and tenderness. There are more monounsaturated fats that melt at room temperature making Wagyu steaks appropriate for a lower cholesterol diet. Slices of raw Wagyu beef steaks are sometimes served sashimi - style but most Americans prefer it gently seared, like tuna, so that the meat is crisp on the outside and rare on the inside.
Distinctively branded by Australia's golfing "Shark" Greg Norman, the beef in GourmetStation's Wagyu steak dinner gift (Kobe style steaks) is raised in the Darling Downs region of Australia. Much like the Japanese counterparts, Kobe beef, the marbling is evenly distributed for an unparalleled eating experience. These steak dinners offer quality you could only expect in the finest of 5 star restaurants - now it's available for your gift recipient in the comfort of their home.
The 3-course Steak Dinner gift includes hand made appetizers, two top sirloin Wagyu steaks, roasted baby potatoes, chocolate truffle cheesecake and a packet of St. Ives after dinner coffee. This exquisite dinner gift for two is delivered in free gift packaging for $79.99 plus shipping.