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Butcher's Cut: Beyond the Common Cut

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North

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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Price include the 10% operational/administrative fee
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this butchery class:

Expand your knowledge of beef cuts beyond the norm from a variety of primals that are gaining in popularity among foodies and favored by butchers for their superior flavor and great value. You're probably familiar with the common cuts such as tenderloin, ribeye and strip steak, but what about the lesser known parts of beef that are not only less expensive, but just as good- or even better than the classics? We'll teach you the skills to successfully cook these underutilized, yet topnotch steaks and roasts you can find at your local butcher shop.


  • Roasted Coulotte (Sirloin Primal) with Compound Butter and Crispy Potatoes
  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak (Chuck Primal) with Chimichurri
  • Sautéed Hanger Steak (Plate Primal) with Green Peppercorn Cream Sauce
  • Red Wine Braised Beef Shank (Shank Primal) with Carrots and Parsnips 

Skills covered in class:

  • Understanding beef primals and sub-primals
  • Understanding the correct cooking method for the cut of meat
  • Selecting cuts of beef
  • Roasting, grilling, sautéing and braising beef
  • Determining beef doneness
  • Preparing compound butter, fresh herb and pan sauces
  • Working with root vegetables

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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.


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