The US south is the home of American-style barbecue and waking up in the middle of the night to check on your meat smoking away. If you throw your brisket into the smoker haphazardly, you've just committed a crime against barbecue. Don't do it.
So what better time to learn the best grilling, smoking and barbecuing techniques than while eating the finest examples of such? The Erko is teaming up with another inner westie favourite, Young Henrys, to transport you to the Deep South and make its lessons stick.
You'll enjoy five courses of the likes of wagyu beef brisket, NZ beef short rib and cedar plank salmon while engaging in some lively debate about the merits of smoking your brisket in butcher paper. American barbecue specialist David Sprigg will lead the event and teach you how to barbecue responsibly.