Meat once destined for top restaurants has been made available to keen cooks at home.
With produce at risk of not finding a home, Philip Warren Butchers, from Cornwall, has launched “On the Pass”, a delivery service for consumers.
“From whole free-range ducks reared and aged for Michelin-starred Paul Ainsworth at No.6 in Padstow, to Thai inspired BBQ restaurant Kiln’s half hogget, to two Michelin-starred London dining institution The Ledbury’s short ribs, customers can specifically choose the meat that would, had it not been for Covid-19, have been served in some of the UK’s most established restaurants,” an announcement said.
The Warrens say they “focuse on ‘flavour over efficiency’, opting for more slender, native cattle breeds such as Red Devons, Galloways or Dexters”.
Ian Warren said: “I’m so excited to have created another platform that helps us reach out to a wider network of food lovers, many of whom
have only previously eaten our meat in restaurants that we supply.
“We have been lucky enough to work with some of the UK’s best chefs, working together to develop our products accordingly over the years, and I know that consumers trying our meat at home for the first time will notice
Commenting on the coronavirus pandemic, he added: “Covid-19 has obviously been devastating for not only the hospitality industry but farmers too.
“On the Pass by Warrens not only gives home cooks the chance to enjoy expertly produced and prepared meat at home, but also enables us to support the farms we work with, who would otherwise have been facing an uncertain future as a result of the sudden loss of their route to market.”