A juicy, scorchingly-good steak is a real investment. Beginning with the farmer who raised the beef, lots of care and attention will have been lavished on your meat before it ever reaches your plate. So it makes sense to learn how to cook steak to perfection and give it the respect it deserves.
Hosted twice monthly on Thursday evenings, the steak masterclass begins at 6.30pm at M. Moen & Sons, our local Clapham butcher (purveyor of grass-fed beef reared in Scotland) and supplier to BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen. Here you’ll learn, from master butcher Matt, how to cut and trim a sirloin steak from a piece of beef that has been dry-aged for at least 28 days (to develop flavour and tenderness). If you usually source your steak shrink-wrapped from the chill aisle at the supermarket you’re in for a treat.
Next stop, Cactus Kitchens (a short stroll away) for some hands-on cooking. Before you take a turn at searing your sirloin, Gemma will teach you how to cook your steak just the way you like it. A top-notch steak needs little adornment beyond salt and pepper, but for extra deliciousness, you’ll also be making a sleek peppercorn sauce to accompany it.
Finally, take a seat at the table with your fellow classmates to enjoy your perfectly cooked sirloin steak paired with a glass of steak-friendly wine and some delicious seasonal accompaniments such as garlic mash and green bean and hazelnut salad.
What’s included: Main course and wine, a visit to Moen & Sons Butchers and a cooking lesson at Cactus Kitchens.
Group size: 8 places available.
Age restrictions: Suitable for over 18s only.