Great British Game Week

25th November - 1st December 2019

 

This year, ‘Great British Game Week’ is set to be packed full of events for us. We are delighted to be partnering with some of our BGA assured game stockists and other partners who are as passionate as we are about celebrating all that is great about game meat.

Look out for more news on our drops at great venues in London such as Ottolenghi (London) and Le Bab – a gourmet restaurant serving kebabs made from free range & organic ingredients based in Soho. As part of our Eat Wild campaign, Le Bab will be serving three limited-edition feathered game dishes that will be available to purchase throughout the week. The three dishes will highlight the versatility of feathered game, showcasing it as an accessible, sustainable, and healthier alternative to more commonly consumed poultry like chicken. During the week, customers will be able to purchase BGA assured dishes, including Crispy Fried Partridge, Pheasant Shawarma and Grouse Adana.

Edward Brunet, Director at Le Bab says:

‘At Le Bab, using seasonal, British produce is the principle at the heart of our modern kebabs. Nothing is more emblematic of this than game – we’re passionate about using it, and deeply excited to be collaborating with the BGA to bring more of it to our menu!’

To spread the word far and wide, the BGA team will be hitting the streets in Bristol from 8.30am to 5pm on Monday 25th at the Centre Promenade with the Eat Wild van, serving tasters of our commercial game products range and promoting the tasty and nutritional benefits of game to the general public. We will also be in and around Central London on Tuesday 26th handing out Eat Wild recipe cards – look out for the team!

Finally, we are also delighted to have Tom Adams as the guest speaker at The Dundas Arms’ (Kintbury, Berkshire) seasonal game evening on Wednesday 27th November to further celebrate GB Game Week. Guests can enjoy a four course game dinner, dinner party style, with special guest Tom Adams who will be doing a brief talk on the game industry, followed by a Q&A. Tickets are £50 per head including a welcome glass of Sloe Gin Fizz. Guests can expect fresh game, including pheasant and partridge, incorporated into innovative dishes by the Dundas Arms Head Chef. The event begins at 7pm until around 10pm. To book, you should contact The Dundas Arms directly on info@dundasarms.co.uk.

Where to Eat BGA-assured game around the UK during British Game Week

London:

  • Le Bab – one of London’s favourite contemporary kebab restaurants – is partnering with the BGA on three limited-edition feathered game dishes. Throughout the week, diners will be able to purchase the delicious crispy fried partridge, pheasant shawarma and grouse adana: a Turkish-inspired, long, hand-minced grouse kebab, cooked over charcoal and topped with cavolo nero kimchi.
  • ROVI – Ottolenghi’s Fitzrovia restaurant, will also be serving BGA-assured dishes, with the highlight being the crispy mallard duck dish with rye pancakes and a beetroot and apple sauce. Neil Campbell, Head Chef at ROVI said:

“This dish is our take on Chinese Peking duck, but using British produce, working closely with and supporting the British Game Alliance. We have used British wild duck (mallard) to make shredded confit leg and the breast to make the skewer. We then use apples, beetroot and molasses to make the sweet sauce instead of soy and modified starches, and the pancakes are made from rye flour”

  • Rabbit restaurant will be treating customers to game dishes including Partridge popcorn with spiced apple sauce and grouse with pickled shitake and berries.
  • Holborn Dining Room will be serving a signature BGA game pie in the main restaurant, along with pheasant fennel sausages on the breakfast menu.

Out of London:

The House of Daniel Thwaites collective will also be in full Game Week spirit, with special menus at:

  • Beverley Arms, Beverley, who will be serving roast breast of pheasant, pearl barley and apricot risotto, duck liver and apricot bon bon, and redcurrant pearls.
  • Royal Oak, Keswick will treat diners to pan fried duck breast, plum sauce, fondant potato and winter greens.
  • Millstone at Mellor Brook, Blackburn will feature pan fried duck breast, duck leg samosa, curried squash, pickled courgette, and spiced red wine jus.
  • Crown Inn, Pooley Bridge is celebrating Game Week with a rosemary smoked pheasant breast, roasted squash, shallot and rocket salad with a sherry viniagrette. Not forgetting steamed game pudding, braised red cabbage with mash and a mushroom and port gravy.
  • The Fleece, Cirencester will serve game terrine, Cumberland chutney and toasted sourdough.

 

For more information on anything mentioned in this piece, please don’t hesitate to contact the team on info@britishgamealliance.co.uk.