A demonstration last week involving butchering half an heirloom pig, and showing how to use various parts, kicked off a series in the basement workshop and bakery at Leland Eating and Drinking House in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. It was followed by a five-course tasting dinner in the wine cellar, starring pork. The restaurant, which does its own butchering as a matter of course, has scheduled subsequent classes monthly throughout the year, with the next one on Feb. 21, followed by March 13, both pork-centric. Later in the year there will be sessions about duck and fish. The classes and dinners, starting at 6 p.m., are $100 plus tax, tip and beverages.
Peter Luger Beef for Sliders, Smashburgers and More
Grilling season is a long way off but there will be the Super Bowl on Feb. 11 — so it might pay to be ready with some burger material. Goldbelly, the online marketplace for restaurant specialties nationwide, has recently added the lunch-only burgers from Peter Luger Steak House, in Brooklyn, to its inventory. The burgers, a blend of prime dry-aged sirloin, tenderloin and chuck weigh in at eight ounces each; for a party you could reshape them and instead of the 18 servings in the package, have enough for dozens of sliders. Or you could heat the griddle and make 36 trendy, four-ounce smashburgers. The burgers, with two bottles of steak sauce, chocolates and a Peter Luger signature cooler, are shipped fresh with a one-week shelf-life before they have to be used or frozen.
Peter Luger Steak House USDA Prime Burgers Pack of 18, $179.95, goldbelly.com.
For decades, kitchenware by Bodum, the 80-year old company based in Switzerland, have been sold at the MoMA Design Store. Now, with Bodum Bistro Pop-Up, a wider range of wares has been added to the stores, which will be in place through April 1. Bodum has also entered into a licensing agreement with MoMA to expand its market to other stores. Equipment for making and serving coffee, glassware, chopping boards and trivets are some of the items in the shops in the museum, in Midtown, SoHo and online.
Bodum Bistro Pop-Up, store.moma.org.