Cooking With GameOn this full day or part-time course (evening / day) you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of game. This will depend on the season and availability but may include pigeon, pheasant,
Cooking with Game
On this full day ‘field to table’ workshop you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of game. This will depend on availability – all game is bought at the fur and feather auction, Melton Mowbray earlier that week. In 2017 we had pheasant and partridge in the feather – you will learn to pluck your own birds, hare in the fur – skinning and jointing is demonstrated, possibly muntjac, mallard and whatever is available.
Sample dishes may include breast of pheasant with a game gravy, Savoy cabbage parcels, lardons and chestnuts; saddle of rabbit with cider and mustard and pigeon with beetroot risotto, warm salad of saddle of hare with celeriac three ways and elderberry dressing, mallard with glazed apples, crab-apple jelly and walnuts, venison wellington. I generally decide what to cook once I have the game – there are photos on the school Facebook and Instagram pages of what we made in 2017. Expect to cook 2-3 dishes yourself and have 1-2 dishes demonstrated for you to taste.
Like all our workshops, this course is hands-on and you will leave the day equipped with the skills and knowledge to recreate impressive dishes at home.
The workshop starts promptly at 10am and finishes at 4pm. We eat what we make in the morning for lunch but there may still be leftovers to take home, so please bring some storage containers.
This workshop is not suitable for vegetarians, or vegans. It could be made suitable for coeliacs with some recipes amendments so please contact us if you are gluten free. Please email us if you need to know more about the allergens in this course.
All refreshments, equipment and aprons are provided. A booklet of the day’s recipes is also provided at the end of the workshop.
Everyone works individually at their own workstations, sharing only a 4 burner induction hob and standard size fan assisted oven with one other learner. We all work together at the same pace with each stage demonstrated before you do it yourself.
It is essential that you wear flat shoes with a closed toe – this is for your safety and comfort as we will be on our feet most of the time.
When booking, please advise of any accessibility issues. Rutland Cookery School is committed to being as inclusive as possible and we will do our utmost to accommodate you. We have an adjustable workstation for those who may need to sit down or are in a wheelchair.
Please read our T & C’s before booking.