NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gifu Prefectural Government, Japan is proud to announce "Hida Beef Week", offering Japanese branded "Hida Beef" at renowned Japanese restaurants throughout New York beginning September 8th, 2016 for two weeks, or while supplies last. The goal being to raise awareness, and increase the demand for Hida beef in America, which is the largest meat consuming country in the world. JA Hida Meat (Hida Meat Agricultural Association) was approved as an association which can export meats to the American market in October 2015. It then became to possible to continuously export Hida beef to the United States.
"Hida-gyu" (Hida Beef) is the specific name given to beef from a black-haired Japanese cattle breed, that has been raised in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The rich natural environment allows cattle to drink from clean springs within beautiful mountains. Hida-gyu is raised for at least 14 months, while other Wagyu beef raising is only 7-10 months. This gives Hida-gyu the highest quality in marbling, luster, color, texture and aroma.
The amount of marbling, the determining factor in the quality of the meat, depends on genetic factors and farming techniques. The unique quality of Hida-gyu is its beautiful marbling, with an intense patterned appearance. Marbling appears not only on the steaks, but also on the flank, shoulder, and round. Marbled fat coats the meat when stewed, this coating prevents the juices from escaping the meat, maintaining its natural tenderness.
Selected fine Japanese restaurants in New York will participate in "Hida Beef Week". During that time, guests can enjoy special Hida Beef menu items.
The participating restaurants are:
brushstroke (30 Hudson Street, New York, 212-791-3771)
EN Japanese Brasserie (435 Hudson Street, New York, 212-647-9196)
Hakubai (Kitano Hotel New York, 66 Park Avenue, New York, 212-885-7111)
Hasaki (210 East 9th Street, New York, 212-473-3327)
Sakagura (211 East 43rd Street, New York, 212-953-7253)
Shabu-Tatsu (216 East 10th Street, New York, 212-477-2972)
For more information on Hida Beef, go to http://hidagyujapan.jp/
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SOURCE Gifu Prefectural Government, Japan