Indiana December 25, 2018
This Fabulous Farm Restaurant In Indiana Is The Only Place Outside Japan That Produces Its Own Wagyu Beef
Believe it or not, there’s a unique farm around Roanoke, Indiana that is known for Wagyu beef. This rare Japanese beef has only been the U.S. since the 1970s, and those who know about it can’t get enough.
There is much more to this farm restaurant than beef. Check it out:
Joseph Decuis consists of a farm, restaurant, market and two bed & breakfasts. Located in northeast Indiana just outside of Fort Wayne, it offers an authentic farmstead experience that covers every aspect of a home-grown life.
The farm is most famous for being the only place outside of Japan that produces its own Wagyu beef. The owners traveled to Japan to learn proper care and husbandry practices from the master of this special type of beef and were granted the privilege of raising it themselves.
Wagyu beef is popular for its tenderness and flavor. It is rare and often more expensive than Angus beef due to the extra time and care it takes to produce it.
Wagyu is Japanese for "Japanese beef," and it is made from a specific breed of cow. There are rumors that the cows are massaged and given beer, though this farm claims the cows are on a drug-free diet. Tours of the farm teach guests all about the facts and misconceptions behind this meat.
Dining at the Joseph Decuis restaurant is an experience all its own. There are six unique dining areas to choose from including the courtyard, the conservatory, and the chairman's office, which is ideal for private affairs.
It is highly recommended that guests make reservations ahead of time.
The farm-to-table menu includes appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts. In addition to Wagyu, you'll also find chicken & dumplings, fried chicken, trout, pasta, and much more.
You'll definitely want to save room for something sweet. The dessert menu includes creme brulee, banana cream pie, sorbet, and chocolate bourbon pecan cake. Wine, espresso, and ports are also available.
As mentioned, Joseph Decuis also has two inns to accommodate overnight guests. One is a restored home from 1910 that is located right in Roanoke while the other is six miles outside the city on the farm. Prices range from $200 to $500 per night.
The Joseph Decuis restaurant is located at 191 N Main St., Roanoke, IN 46783 and hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Emporium, located next door, is open Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. with lunch served between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Get more details on its
website or Facebook page.
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If you’ve ever tried the Wagyu beef at this restaurant, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.