All Day Forage & Feast
Available from May to October! Book online now for 2024!
- 5 hr 30 min5 hours 30 minutes
- 140 British pounds£140
- Within 20 minutes drive of Chepstow, Monmouthsire.
This is an extended fully immersive all day foraging experience, incorporating multiple sites to show you as wide a variety of edibles as possible, with a fabulous foraged feast at the end! We will start by exploring wild edibles in meadows, hedgerows & salt marsh coastal flats along the Severn Estuary, enjoying foraged refreshments throughout the morning, before we head to ancient woodland or a second estuary site, just a short drive away close to Chepstow, depending on the time of year and what is abundant. I will introduce you to a multitude of wild edibles from fruits to fungi, foliage to flowers, herbs, vegetables, roots & spices! I will teach you how to find, identify, sustainably harvest and use all of the incredible nutritionally superior & flavour-packed wild ingredients we encounter. We will then dine together in the wild and feast on a myriad of pre-prepared foraged dishes I will bring along! I usually prepare between 10 & 15 dishes for my guests to enjoy during our day together. You are also welcome to pick for yourself along the way and take home a basketful of wild edibles to share with family & friends. Example menu: ~Venison, cider, juniper & mustard broth ~Porcini, chanterelle & amethyst deceiver wild mushroom puff pastries ~Woodland mushroom miso soup ~'Brie aux truffes et morilles', whole brie cheese wheel, stuffed with truffle & morel mascarpone ~Bacon-cured chicken of the woods mushrooms, poached in butter & deep-fried in a crunchy coating, with wild plum ketchup ~Venison liver, tequila & cranberry pate ~Rock samphire, feta & black olive salad ~Stilton, wild pear & candied walnut salad ~Wild garlic & poppy seed focaccia ~Toasted Hogweed seed hummus ~Wild salad picked on our forage tossed in walnut oil ~Mugwort crumbed puffball mushroom burgers with blue cheese & caramelized onions on brioche buns ~Slow-roasted venison wraps with celeriac & fennel slaw & rowan berry jam ~Lemon cupcakes with a damson centre & elderberry icing ~Lavender shortbread Any guests with special dietary requirements will be catered to, I will ask when I receive your booking. We normally start at 10.00am and finish at around 3.30pm.
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.