THE STEAKS ARE HIGH
01. Bord Eau’s wagyu
The French restaurant has a stockyard wagyu 220g beef tenderloin that costs almost Dhs800. The reason behind this hefty price tag? The cattle are on a diet exclusively designed and managed by a nutritionist. Really.
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Mon 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Dhs785. Tel: (02) 5098511. Taxi: Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri. shangri-la.com
02. The Forge’s tomahawk
The Australian wagyu tomahawk at The Forge is served with two sides of your choice. Wagyu beef is pricier because cattle are fed grain (rather than a diet of grass which is cheaper) for 300 to 500 days to increase intramuscular fat. You can add a lobster tail for Dhs70.
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to 11pm, Dhs865. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
03. La Petite Maison’s Blackmore
Carnivores with dirhams to burn should head to this fining dining outlet for their David Blackmore wagyu beef sirloin. Blackmore is an awardwinning producer of 100 per cent fullblood wagyu beef and their cattle are not diluted with any other breed. They vary from other wagyu brands as they breed, feed and market all of their own animals. The Grade 9 refers to the highest grading of marbling (unsaturated fat in the flesh).
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 12pm to 11pm, Dhs1,155. Tel: (02) 6929600. Taxi: Galleria. lpmlondon.co.uk
04. Cipriani’s wagyu
At the Italian outlet, there’s a Grade 5 wagyu beef fillet on the menu that costs more than Dhs400. The restaurant claims you’ll see more webbing of fat and a “creamier mouth- feel in each bite” in this rich and dense premium steak cut.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 6pm to midnight, Dhs420. Tel: (02) 6575400. Taxi: Yas Marina. cipriani.com