Pat LaFrieda And Hudson Whiskey Are Teaming Up For The Ultimate Steak

If you're a self-professed foodie who happens to live in New York City, you probably know the name Pat LaFrieda. LaFrieda, who grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, per TimeOut New York, and authored two books, "Glorious Beef" and "MEAT: Everything You Need To Know," is the CEO of Pat LaFreida Meat Purveyor, which has been owned and operated by three generations of expert butchers. Food Network lauds the business as "New York City's most prestigious and most valued meatpacking facility," noting that it sells to fine dining establishments in Manhattan, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and more. In 2003, the city even changed the name of the street where the butcher shop resides to Pat LaFrieda Lane.

It's an NYC-based business through and through — and so is Hudson Whiskey. The distillery was the first to make whiskey in New York City after the end of Prohibition, and has continued its hometown pride in the years since by sourcing grains from local farmers. Now, via a press release sent to Tasting Table, the two entities are joining forces to craft the ultimate steak.

Infused with New York spirit (literally)

According to the press release, the "Dry (Aged) January" Hudson Whiskey-Aged N.Y. Strip Steak Kit puts a spin on the booze-free "Dry January" trend. It's a dry-aged strip steak infused with Hudson's Bright Lights, Big Bourbon whiskey — a fitting name considering the spirit boasts an ABV of 46%. In addition to a considerable punch, Hudson's whiskey packs notes of vanilla, lightly salted caramel, and rich umami to complement the savory smokiness of LaFrieda's meat.

Limited edition kits will be available for purchase via starting January 11. The kit comes with two 16-ounce New York strip steaks, two rocks glasses from Hudson Whiskey, a cocktail recipe card, and a code that can be redeemed for a bottle of Hudson's Bright Lights, Big Bourbon from online spirits purveyor Caskers.

Fans can order their bottle any time before February 28 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, when the Caskers code expires. The entire kit runs for $158 before shipping, but Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors and Hudson Whiskey might argue that you can't put a price tag on expert craft. As LaFrieda himself puts it, "In New York City, we have the strongest demand for quality and the least tolerance for anything that's not amazing" (via TimeOut New York).