Spring time in Studland takes some beating, the hedgerows are bursting with wild edibles, the shore is brimming with sea vegetables and the sea is swimming with life. Just a few weeks back as Spring was in full swing we celebrated with a bunch of good folk for our forage & feast wild food event in Dorset to enjoy the fruits of natures larder, here's a sneaky peak into our world....
These wild food events run throughout the year alongside the seasons, we pull together a team of chefs and wild wizards to bestow their skills upon our guests. Our forager Dan Scott was on board to kick start the evening with a wild food walk along the seashore followed by a wild cocktail demo by award winning mixologist James Fowler founder of The Larder House.
wild sorrel, plantain, navel wort, dandelion leaves, primroses, burdock, ground ivy, oak, chestnut, nettles, yarrow, hemlock water dropwort, orache, sea beet, scotts pine, wild garlic, jack by the hedge....
The wild cocktail;
Chase marmalade vodka
Fermented sicilian lemon,
James Fowler and guest chef Quentin Royle worked their magic with our wild ingredients to deliver a mouth watering feast that was a treat for all the senses, a perfect match for the styling and setting of our secret supper spot.
Starter of Crab tian with a wild garlic guacamole and foraged salad
Main of fish & shells chowder with wild greens
Dessert of malt & gorse honey cheesecake
washed down with;
'pina colada' wild cocktail with the desert and wine paired with each course to accompany the meal.
If this looks like you're idea of heaven then you're in luck. We host these special seasonal wild food events 4 times a year and although the summer feast in July is fully booked we do still have spaces on the next forage & feast on September 2nd priced at £80pp. We can also host private bespoke events for your own party so do get in touch with us if you're keen for us to handcraft something just for you.
The special event on September 2nd includes all of your food & drink and the chance to try your hand at beach fishing on the shore aswell as our usual foraging walk and wild cocktail demos. To book your spots head on over to our bookings page
You can also join us throughout the summer on our wild food courses and our kayaking foraging and feasting events, head on over to find out more about our forage & feast events and all of our other wild food events and adventures on our special events page.
*with thanks to the wonderful Sarah Lou Francis for the photography