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Pebble Beach Eats: American-Style Kobe Steaks at The Tap Room

The Tap Room is proud to offer four prime steaks that rank among the highest 1% of beef quality in the country.

But now, The Tap Room is also serving three steaks that break the USDA grading system and rival Japan’s famed Kobe beef.

Snake River Farms — which partners with Thomas Keller and The French Laundry — created its own grading system, one that marries the USDA and Japanese scales to properly capture the premium quality of the intense marbling found in its American Wagyu Beef.

The result is three amazing additions to The Tap Room menu:

American Kobe Beef at The Tap Room

KOBE GOLD — 12 OZ RIB EYE CENTER

Kobe Gold Rib Eye Center

This salivating cut of American-style Kobe Steak earns a Gold rating on the Snake River Farms scale, a higher mark than USDA Prime. It also tops out with a Japanese Beef Marble Score of 9+, which is about as good as you can get.

All three Snake River Farms steaks feature the bloodlines of purebred Japanese Wagyu bulls with traditional, high-quality beef animals from Idaho. The beef is wet-aged for at least 21 days, enhancing the famous buttery marbling of Wagyu and the robust beefy flavors of Angus. We recommend enjoying your steaks cooked medium to medium rare.

KOBE GOLD — 12 OZ NEW YORK STRIP STEAK

American Kobe New York at The Tap Room

Like the Rib Eye Center, the New York Strip Steak picks up a Japanese Beef Marble Score of 9+. It also earns Gold status, the highest level Snake River Farms bestows to American beef.

KOBE BLACK — 10 OZ FILET MIGNON

Kobe American Beef at The Tap Room

The most tender cut of meat available, the 10-ounce Filet Mignon rates at an 8+ on Japanese Beef Marble Score scale. It features a fine buttery texture paired with a wonderfully mild flavor.

All three steaks are also served with a specialty salt board crafted by Big Sur Salt Company. You can choose to sprinkle your steaks with The Tap Room Blend, Blackberry, Limoncello, Stillwater Blend, Truffle or Hickory Smoked salts.

Salt Board at The Tap Room

As we celebrate our Centennial Year with Culinary Month this April, we invite you to treat yourself to one of the finest steaks the Tap Room has ever served!


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