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Would You Like A Hotel Room With Your Steak?

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November 16, 2010 at 11:12 AM | by | Comments (0)

Cooking classes at hotels? So yesterday! The latest spin on hotel restaurants educating guests is happening at North Carolina's Sanderling Resort and Spa: artisanal butchering workshops.

Oh, yes. Vegetarians look away now. The resort is offering guests to "meet their meat", under the guidance of German Master Butcher Frank Meusel and executive chef Joshua Hollinger. The classes will show guests how to break down cuts of a whole animal and prepare primal cuts.

Don't worry, you won't have to mess up your pretty hotel room--the workshops take place at Weeping Radish Farm, a 24-acre USDA-certified farm near The Sanderling. (It's also home to NC's oldest microbrewery, in case you need a little liquid courage before whipping out your butcher's knife.)

Butchering workshops take place one Saturday a month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with dinner at The Left Bank, the Sanderling's restaurant at 8 p.m. (Lunch is served at the farm, mid butcher class, giving students a chance to sample house-made charcuteries and some of those Weeping Radish beers).

The classes start on November 20, with future workshops scheduled for December 4, January 22 and February 19. The meats vary slightly from date to date, although all include steer. The November workshop also takes a good, hard look at the hog.

We expect butchering makes you tired, but the Sanderling has taken care of that too--the resort has a two-night package for two guests, from $325 a night. The rate includes a King room, plus the butchering workshop, lunch and dinner.

Sharpen those knives!

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