Glorious Twelfth is finally upon us – with the first shots fired on 12th August marking the beginning of the British game season and the start of the red grouse shooting season across England and Scotland, delivering succulent game that will grace many menus.
From estate to plate, London’s top restaurants compete fiercely to be the first to serve grouse to its customers.
Needless to say, no other seasonal ingredient arrives with quite the bang that grouse does. Whether your taste is traditional or more a la mode, as food & drink restaurant PR gurus, we are proud to shout about a couple of our hospitality clients who are serving up the best birds this game season.
Underpinned by a passion for nose to tail and stem to root eating, Native’s young and dynamic Chef-Patron Ivan Tisdall-Downes is at the forefront of celebrating the start of the Game season with his inspired ‘Everything a Grouse Eats’ six-course tasting menu, using innovative cooking techniques that showcase the birds’ exceptional diversity in delivering robust and distinctive flavours.
Priced at £55 per person with paired British wines at £24, dishes include Buttermilk Grouse, London Honey & Wild Marjoram, Puffed Barley, Emulsion Of Wild Herbs, Whipped Ricotta, Flowers and Lavender & Honey Granita, Wood Ants.
Native, 3 Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP
@eatnative • www.eatnative.co.uk
Tuck in to Michelin-starred sweeping views of London whilst tucking in to your grouse. Make sure you go with a real hunger-on to make the most of roasted grouse with pearl barley risotto, watercress and candied beetroot with offal samosa.
22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE
@galvinrestaurants / www.galvinatwindows.com