For anyone who wants to get that little bit closer to their meat, where it comes from and what all the bits really are, there’s an education for everyone – from three-course meat dinners to lessons in knowing your brisket from your back-strap.
An Evening of Offal: La Luna, 320 Rathdowne Street, Carlton.
$95. Bookings: (03) 9349 4888.
A dinner banquet devoted to all the ‘less loved’ pieces of the beast. If you love offal, have a yearning to try it or want to get up to speed on nose-to-tail-eating, then let chef Adrian Richardson show you what it’s all about.
Beast on a Block: The Point, Aquatic Drive, Albert Park.
March 17 from 5.30pm–10.30pm.
$120. Bookings (03) 9682 5566.
See chef Scott Pickett break down a whole lamb, identifying each cut of meat to help you really understand where your meat comes from. Then celebrate with a three-course dinner featuring (you guessed it) lamb.
World Sausage Factory: World Restaurant & Bar, Shop 4, Building 2, Southbank.
March 13 from 12pm–3pm.
$35. Bookings (03) 9690 6999.
It’s time to roll your sleeves up and get into it with a hands-on sausage-making workshop. You’ll have the chance to find out everything you ever wanted to know about sausage making, from what the different casings are made of to cooking methods and styles.