Most Expensive Kobe Beef
Photo: A 12-ounce portion of chateaubriand will set you back $2,500 at Wagyumafia, a restaurant in Tokyo’s Akasaka neighborhood (founders Hisato Hamada and Takafumi Horie), which sets the new world record for the Most Expensive Kobe Beef.
The Guinness World Records world record for the most expensive pie cost customers to the Fence Gate Inn, Lancashire, UK £8,195 (then $14,260) or £1,024 (then $1,781) per slice when ordered by eight guests on 14 November 2005. The pie’s ingredients includes £500 ($870) worth of Japanese wagyu beef fillet (from cattle who treated so well they are even massaged!), Chinese matsutake mushrooms (£500 per 1kg; $870 per 2 lb 3 oz) – so precious, they are harvested under guard, Winter Black truffles, French Bluefoot mushrooms at £200 per 1 kg ($348 per 2 lb 3 oz), gravy made from made two bottles of vintage 1982 Chateau Mouton Rothschild wine at £1,000 ($1,740) each and finally the pastry topped with edible gold leaf costing £100 ($174) per sheet.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest serving of barbecued beef; it is 13,713 kilos (30,231.99 lbs) of raw beef that converted into 9,132 kilos (20,132.61 lbs) of cooked beef and was achieved by Frigorífico General Pico and Municipalidad de General Pico at Predio Sociedad Rural de General Pico, in General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina, on 20 March 2011.
A 12-ounce portion of chateaubriand will set you back $2,500 at Wagyumafia, a restaurant in Tokyo’s Akasaka neighborhood (founders Hisato Hamada and Takafumi Horie), which sets the new world record for the Most Expensive Kobe Beef, according to the World Record Academy.
In October 2016, founders Hisato Hamada and Takafumi Horie plced the winning bid on the most expensive Kobe cow sold in the world last year: $50,000 for the 1,510-pound animal, The Conde Nast Traveler reports.
The 40-month cow also received the highest fat marbling score in the entire history of Kobe beef and appeared on tasting menus priced from $200 to $1,000 in January, with individual cuts available via preorder- $200 per three ounces of strip loin, or up to about $2,500 for that single portion of chateaubriand.