THE ONLY RESTAURANT IN ANTWERP

 SERVING AUTHENTIC WAGYU & KOBE BEEF.

Example Menu September:

Apero Bites

Sourdough bread & Black Garlic butter - EUR 5
Secreto 07 - Rubia Gallega - 7 weeks dry aged - EUR 18
Pata Negra Iberico - puro "Bellota" - 80g - EUR 24
Panko breaded jumbo mussels - pigment Aioli - EUR 16                       
Torpedo Shrimps - wasabi - Aioli - EUR 16


Starters

Ceviche - AguaChile Negro - Mexico -  Sint Jacobsschelp - Zeebaars  €22

Bone Marrow - Persian Spices - Sourdough Toast  €20

Stracciatella - Gebrande Tomaten - Basilicum Pesto - Balsamico  €20

Carpaccio - Filet - Grana Padano - Rucola - Verse Zwarte Truffel  €22

Handgepelde Grijze Garnaal kroketten - Koraal Sint Jacobsschelp -  Panko €20


Wagyu Cuts                   (Fresh fries - Green salad and truffle cream sauce included)

Wagyu Bavette - Australië - Graan gevoerd - BMS 8/9 - Verse friet  €28

Wagyu Tagliata Salad - Japan - Rocket - Gran Padano - BMS 8/9  €30

Wagyu Picanha - Australië - Graan gevoerd - BMS 8/9 - Verse friet  €45

Wagyu Filet Mignon - Japan - Graan gevoerd - BMS 8/9 - Verse friet  €48

Wagyu Rib Eye - Japan - Kobe - Full Blood - A5 BMS 10+  €75

Prime Rib Eye - USA - Hoogste Categorie  - 100 Dagen Graan en Mais gevoerd - Verse friet - Min 2 personen  €45/pp


Pasta & Fish Menu

Fresh Tagliatelle 100% Biologica - Funghi - Eryngii - Truffel cream sauce - Pecorino Fresh Black truffel - EUR 32 (veg) 


'God' of all Pastas - Wagyu Black Truffle Carbonara - A5 Ribeye Wagyu - Grana  
Padano cheese wheel - Truffle - 2 pers EUR 48/pp 


Fresh Parmesan wheel Pasta - Al fredo - guanciale - cream - EUR 26


Dorade Royal filet - on skin baked - white wine sauce -  steamed farm
vegetables from 'zilt & zoet' - EUR 32

Desserts

Creme Brullee - Vanilla - Forrest Fruit - EUR 10
Javanais - amandel Crumble - farm ice cream - EUR 10  
New York style Cheesecake - raspberry coulis - EUR 10





 

THE UNFORGETTABLE FLAVOR OF KOBE BEEF
WHAT MAKES KOBE BEEF SO UNIQUE

Kobe beef is a harmony of delicate, dignified sweet lean meat and the taste and fragrance of melt-in-your-mouth fat. The secret behind its deliciousness is it so-called "shimofuri" fat marbling. The "sashi" fatty content of the meat itself will actually begin to dissolve at low temperatures. This means that it will literally melt in your mouth. An abundant content of irosinie and oleic acids has been scientifically proved as factors that contribute to its outstanding flavor.

 


 

THE ORIGINS OF TOP-QUALITY BEEF
REASONS WHY KOBE BEEF CAN COME FROM ONLY TAJIMA-GYU COWS



"Lineage" above all else defines and influences the texture of beef. Only pure blood "Tajima-gyu" cows are capable of producing the supreme deliciousness of Jobe Beef. Tajima-gyu is regarded as the pinnacle of even the Japanese Black domestic breeds of Wagyu cattle of which only a few now exist.

 

CLIMATE


"Tajima-gyu" cows originally came from Tajima, a mountainous region with few open fields on the Northern side of Hyogo Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan. Its roots go back a long way, and descriptions of Tajima-gyu can be found even in the "Shoku Nihongi" (lit. The Continued Chronicles of Japan) which was written at the beginning of the Heian Period (circa 794 onwards). This breed of cow is of small build and has a tight, firm body. In olden times, it was highly valued since it could move in small sharp turns in narrow-ledged fields for farm work or for carrying heavy loads. The qualities unique to Tajima-gyu are owed to the soft meadows and mineral-rich water of Tajima, a region chaterezed by big differences in daytime and nighttime temperatures and exposure to night dew.


PRIVILEGED QUALITIES


Tajima-gyu cows have a thin, resilient skin, hair soft as down and firm, tight muscles. Apart from its flaborful meat, a feature of this breed of cattle is that it has thin bones and little subcutaneous fat, which means that it has a high percentage of edible parts. Without doubt, this breed is endowed with qualities that make it ideal for eating. Generations of docile, well-shaped and good-natured cattle have been born from the Tajima-gyu lineage, and have come to be bred and reared not just in the Tajima region but throughout Hyogo Prefecture as well.


OUTSTANDING GENETICS


Tajima-gyu cows are genetically strong and are used as the "motoushi" or purebred seedstock cattle in the breeding of Wagyu cattle nationwide. Of these, the strain of Tajima-gyu cows having particularly consistent qualities are called "Tsuru" and cattle born from this line are called "Tsuru-ushi" cows. There are currently three substrains of Tsuru-ushi cows, "Atsuta-zuru", Fuki-zuru" and "Yoshi-zuru", and the outstanding dominant features of each strain have been inherited through sucessive generations.


PURE LINEAGE


Because Tajima-gyu cows are treasured as "motoushi" or purebred seed-stock cattle, they have been used in crossbreeding. As a result, their genes are inherited by brand name livestock in the various regions of Japan. However, mating and crossbreeding between Hyogo Prefecture produce Tajima-gyu and other breeds of Wagyu cattle in other prefectures is avoided even novw to protect and maintain completely pure blood lines. Cattle are supported by the love and pride of farmers trying to uphold important heritages - "Tagima-gyu" and "Kobe beef". We expect these world-class standards of quality to be handed down from generation to generation in the future, too.