The £55 burger
Hamburgers made with New Zealand meat are being sold by a London restaurant for £55 ($NZ146) each. The 200g ‘burgers, made from meat from cattle of the Japanese wagyu breed, come with fries, and are being sold at the Zuma restaurant in Knightsbridge. A spokeswoman for the restaurant said: “Our wagyu beef comes from New Zealand, where the cows are reared on beer and massaged until they weigh three-quarters of a ton, more than double the weight of an average cow. The meat rivals foie gras for richness, tenderness, calorific content – and cost. It’s also the only beef proven to reduce cholesterol levels.” Zuma introduced the burger after a request from James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, who ordered wagyu beef while the two dined in Japan.