Community Tavern is hosting an event for those interested in the wonderful, meaty world of charcuterie on Sunday, September 18th for a chef-run class at the Portage Park locale. Community Tavern’s Chef de Cuisine Matt Saccaro runs the house-made charcuterie program at the French-inspired boutique steakhouse, a craft he’s been passionate about since building his first sausage-curing chamber with his father. While satisfying diners’ meat cravings since Community Tavern’s opening, Chef Matt now shares his tricks of the trade for a limited number of attendees.
For $50 per person, Saccaro will educate diners on the techniques of making his favorite charcuterie items including Country Pate and Spicy Italian Sausage. Steps during the hands-on class include grinding meat, mixing in spices, cooking down fats, filling natural casings, and more. Saccaro was once a home experimenter in the craft of charcuterie making, and now attendees have the opportunity to pick up the craft as
well… or at least get an inside peek!