It’s been a week of celebration for British game, with stockists and restaurants across the UK getting involved to encourage more people to try and enjoy game.
As part of Great British Game Week, which runs until November 13th, game has been added to many menus to introduce more people to its healthiness, sustainability and versatility. It has been promoted by British Game Assurance’s (BGA) Eat Wild campaign.
The week-long promotion has been a focus for events, dinners and special offers promoting game to consumers around the country. People will be encouraged to taste game for the first time and try new products such as pies, sausages, burgers, and charcuterie.
William Sitwell, restaurant critic, broadcaster and author, said: “Cooking with and eating game isn’t just a sensible, sustainable and natural way of life, it’s a delicious, exciting approach to food with endless and wonderful possibilities. I wish more of us could understand and share this great source of nutrition and pleasure, so I’m delighted that BGA are championing game with the help of Eat Wild; they are the invaluable go-to people for stockists and fabulous ideas.”
he will be hosting the Game Week finale ‘Glorious Game’ event at BGA stockist Holland & Holland’s Shooting Grounds on November 12th. The event includes a 12-course tasting menu with wine pairing.
Among other restaurants celebrating Game Week were Boisdale, which served wild venison, grouse goulash, as well as pheasant escalope with cured ham and sage
The Shed, Nutbourne and Rabbit served up roast partridge alongside broccoli, crispy potatoes, and blackberry jus while Sussex offered venison haunch with red cabbage, truffled mushroom duxelles.
Holborn Dining Room has game pie on the menu while La Tua Pasta celebrated with tortelloni pheasant, mushroom and truffle with a creamy mushroom sauce in its Borough Market stall.