Besides eating, meat can be used to nurse black eyes on faces or bullied peas. Chop up a restorative cutlet with today’s Groupon to Mosner Family Brands in Hunts Point Market in the Bronx. Choose from the following options, each of which includes 8 pounds of fresh meat cuts to take home :
- For $89, you get admission for one to an Art of Butchery class (a $299 value).
- For $169, you get admission for two to an Art of Butchery class (a $598 value).
- For $299, you get admission for four to an Art of Butchery class (a $1,196 value).
View the schedule to see dates and class topics.
The experienced steak slicers of Mosner Family Brands share the knowledge they use to supply tender wares to fine-dining establishments during introductory, small-group butcher classes. In the chilled meat locker of a USDA-inspected facility, up to 20 students spend 2.5 hours learning the basics of the trade, including knife skills, animal anatomy, and how to tenderize a steak by giving it feelings. Possible carving canvases include pork, lamb, beef, and veal, including a discussion of recipes that bring out each cut’s flavors and texture. Each student will personally fillet, chop, and cut about 8 pounds of meat, which is then sent home in vacuum-sealed packaging instead of crammed inside a standup Hoover. Each pupil receives a certificate of training to prove their newfound mastery of butchering and a book of recipes to inspire future meals.
Guides further demystify the meat-making process by taking each group on a tour of the whole facility to see professionals at work and the secret machines that make bacon taste like dreams. Students should don warm clothes and gloves for maximum comfort in the meat locker.