Hmm, I've sampled twice Wagyu from Lobells. Not the premier cuts, but some sort of moderate-quality cut that was on a 2-for-1 special a while back. Not impressive in terms of meat texture or taste. I doubt I would be tempted to order the better Wagyu cuts.
Opened a young 1998 Bahans-Haut-Brion, which I drank in my favorite glass -- Burgundy sommelier Riedel, despite my having the sommelier Bordeaux and the Vinum Extreme Bordeaux. Very stark (in a negative way), with some bitterness that was unappealing in the mouth. Boiled some dark violet-colored Peruvian potatoes I purchased from the Union Square greenmarket earlier today. Didn't add butter, and they weren't particularly good.
After the meal, drank some Pellegrino and began watching Lost in Translation on Pay per view. Nice Shabu Shabu scene. Pondering lunch tomorrow -- perhaps Bouley?
Considering drinking some of my 20-year Pere Magloire Calvados.