2020 has dealt a lot of Melburnians some pretty low blows. But, with the city slowly returning to some semblance of normal, Meatsmith – in partnership with Broadsheet – wants to do something special for someone who’s done it particularly tough this year.
The fancy butchery by Andrew McConnell and Troy Wheeler (ex-head butcher at Peter Bouchier) – which has locations in Fitzroy, St Kilda and Brighton – is giving away a boozy, all-inclusive Christmas lunch for up to eight people, valued at more than $700.
All you need to do is nominate someone who you think is deserving – it could be a family member, a mate or even your barista.
The prize includes The Merry Meatsmith Complete Christmas Box. Inside, there’s a three-kilo half rare-breed ham – either chump or shank – that’s been pre-glazed; a two-kilo turkey breast with the stuffing of your choice (buckwheat, cherry and walnut, or bread, bacon and sage); two potato gratins; a jar of extra ham glaze; a gravy-boat-perfect Cumberland sauce; a ham bag; and a panettone for dessert.
The day’s drinks are well and truly sorted, too. With the Summer Favourites Wine Sixpack, you can start with a celebratory Spanish cava, progress to a light and bright fiano blend and a French rosé, before ending on a bold Coonawarra cab merlot.
Also included in the prize: The Meater, a tricked-up meat thermometer that takes the guesswork out of meat cookery – the Meatsmith team consider it one of the best on the market. It helps you estimate cooking and resting times, and it’s bluetooth-enabled so you can check the temperature on your phone from the living room, while you’re unwrapping presents.