Want to try the $350 steak?
A high-end steakhouse in New York City's Meatpacking District has taken the price of beef to sizzling new heights by offering a 12-ounce cut of meat for a whopping $350.
The new steak dish at Old Homestead is so expensive because it is a rare cut of real Japanese Kobe beef, which had been banned for sale in the US until recently.
“It’s the most delicate, decadent beef in the world,” said restaurant co-owner Marc Sherry. “It’s like having July 4th in your mouth — there is an explosion of flavors.”
“We have a waiting list of people who want to have this beef,” said Sherry.
Genuine Japanese Kobe beef is so good because the cows are treated even better than the diners.
They are rubbed down with straw three times a day and fed a diet of soybeans, rice and grain. The cows fed beer from a baby bottle to increase their appetites, a restaurant spokesman said.