Cooking With Game

On this full day or part-time course (evening / day) you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of game. This will depend on the season and availability but may include pigeon, pheasant,

Cooking with Game

On this full day workshop you will learn how to prepare and cook a variety of game. This will depend on the season and availability but may include pigeon, pheasant, rabbit, venison, partridge etc.

You will learn the benefits of hanging – and for how long as well as how to pluck and draw. Butchery will also feature and you will learn how to remove breasts and legs from birds and how to joint a rabbit, if used. In short we will include as much technique as ingredients and time allow.

We will cook, perhaps breast of pheasant with a game gravy, Savoy cabbage parcels, lardons and chestnuts; saddle of rabbit with cider and mustard and pigeon with beetroot risotto.

By the end of the day / course you will have learnt how to prepare and cook game extracting the maximum amount of flavour and tenderness from the ingredients. We will also have spent time discussing presentation – how to transfer all that care and skill into a dish to be proud of.

Have fun!

Perhaps most importantly, as well as learning new skills, you will have had some fun learning in a relaxed and supportive environment. During the course the emphasis is on using personal taste, judgement and technique rather than slavishly following a recipe. This approach means that one recipe may become two or three recipes. However, a booklet containing the course recipes will be given to you at the end of the day / course.

Everyone has their own set of ingredients sharing only a 4 burner induction hob and standard size fan assisted oven with one other learner. We all work together at the same pace with each stage demonstrated before you do it yourself.

We will stop and eat as we go along so that you taste dishes at their best and we can discuss. There may be food to take home with you, but not always.

The not so small print – please read

It is essential that you wear flat shoes with a closed toe – this is for your safety and comfort, we will be on our feet most of the time.

It is essential when booking that you advise of any accessibility issues, allergies or dietary requirements. Rutland Cookery School is committed to being as inclusive as possible and we will do our utmost to accommodate you but we do need to know in advance.

Dishes prepared may vary from examples above.

Book your place on one of the available sessions below

Nov 11

Cooking with Game 10-4 £96 lunch included

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec 02

Cooking with Game 10-4 £96 lunch included

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm