A day of weaving, foraging & wild food!
2 Dates in 2024: Saturday May 18th & Saturday July 13th 9.30am-4pm
- 140 British pounds£140
- Black Rock, Caldicot
We will spend the day at Black Rock picnic area on the Severn Estuary, where the foraging is phenomenal and the views spectacular! We will meet at 9.30 am and begin with Amanda Rayner, the willow-weaving wizardess behind Wyldwood Willow, teaching us to weave a practical and beautiful foraging frame basket, with locally grown willows, whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the estuary and salt marshes. Throughout the morning we will enjoy foraged snacks and refreshments, which I will prepare with the finest seasonal & preserved wild ingredients. This peaceful and relaxing introduction to basket-making will give you a new skill, and leave you wanting more, eager to get on with the next part of our inspiring day, to use the basket for its intended purpose! With your lovely new baskets in hand, we will explore the salt marshes, hedgerows, meadows and coastal flats, at this very special and particularly abundant spot on the Estuary. I will teach you how to find, identify, sustainably harvest and make delicious recipes with the myriad of wild foods we will encounter on our gentle & scenic meander. We will then return to the picnic site, having worked up an appetite for a splendid wild lunch overlooking the water at Black Rock, the home of the Lave Net Heritage Salmon Fishery, intrinsically linked to both willow weaving and foraging, hence why salmon must feature on the menu! Our late lunch may include such delicacies as fire-roasted salmon basted with wild garlic, wild mushroom miso soup, freshly baked foraged focaccia, pastries, freshly-picked wild salads, dips and hummus, and sweet and tasty foraged morsels for dessert, all washed down with a foraged cocktail or tea, served overlooking the stunning estuary, tucking in whilst we chat about all things foraging & weaving related! Our inaugural combined offering sold out very quickly last year, and was a great success with fantastic feedback, so this year we are adding 2 dates! We are looking forward to these days immensely already! Saturday May 18th & Saturday July 13th 9.30am-4pm £140p.p. Any and all dietary requirements can be catered to. Suitable for ages 14 upwards.
Refunds will only be issued if Gourmet Gatherings is forced to cancel an event due to circumstances such as dangerous weather. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us 14 days or more, before the booked experience to be refunded or to reschedule. If the weather is prohibitive, we will contact you to rearrange. It is not possible to offer a refund for any cancelled bookings made within the appropriate time frame, for which alternative dates are available.