Break the bank

The Fanciest Valentine's Dinner You Will Ever Eat

Give your special someone the taste of the finer things in life.

By Abby Ledoux January 30, 2020 Published in the February 2020 issue of Houstonia Magazine

The A5 Wagyu Katsu Sando dinner at B&B Butchers & Restaurant includes Japanese barbecue "Tonkatsu sauce" and zucchini fries. 

Image: Daniel Ortiz

Want to be a baller this Valentine’s Day? Break the bank in ridiculously glorious fashion with one of these three wild menu items.

The Post Oak Hotel's H Bar


  • The dish: The Black Gold 
  • The price: $1,600 
  • The ingredients: 16-oz. sliced Japanese A5 wagyu, seared foie gras, and shaved black truffles on a caviar-infused black and 24-karat gold brioche bun with hand-cut, 24-karat golden fries, truffle aioli, and a bottle of 2006 Dom Perignon.
  • Forfeit this to afford it: a Gucci bag, or one-month's rent 

B&B Butchers & Restaurant 

Washington Avenue

  • The dish: A5 Wagyu Katsu Sando 
  • The price: $120
  • The ingredients: Panko-crusted, deep-fried A5 Japanese wagyu ribeye on buttered and crustless Japanese white bread with house-made Japanese barbecue "Tonkatsu sauce" and zucchini fries.
  • Forfeit this to afford it: A deep-tissue massage, or a trip to Target (you know it's true) 

 Guard & Grace 


  • The dish: Millionaire Fajitas 
  • The Price: $400
  • The Ingredients: 24-ounce black wagyu ruby, oak-charred peppers and onions, black garlic huitlacoche steak sauce, guacamole, green Chile enchiladas, refried beans, rice, and gold flake tortillas. 
  • Forfeit this to afford it: Apple Watch series 5, or balayage highlights 



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