Spring time on beautiful Studland in Dorset takes some beating. Furthermore 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….
Our 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.
The Wild Food Forage:
Wild Food…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,
While….James Fowler and guest chef Quentin Royle worked their magic with our wild ingredients. To deliver a mouth watering wild food 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 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.
Our special events includes all of your food & drink. Additionally the chance to try your hand at beach fishing on the shore aswell as our usual foraging walk and wild cocktail demos.
You can also join us throughout the summer on our kayaking foraging and feasting events.
*with thanks to the wonderful Sarah Lou Francis for the photography