Get your game face on! It’s time once again for The Glorious Grouse Race at the City’s estimable home of “very good game” – The Jugged Hare. Taking place on the Glorious Twelfth (that’s Saturday 12 August for those who don’t religiously follow gaming seasons) the race aims to get the season’s grouse from field to fork in under 12 hours. Book your ticket and you’ll be one of the first diners to tuck into the new season’s birds anywhere in the country.
The Jugged Hare’s chefs will once again venture onto the Yorkshire heather moors at first light to bag the first shoot of the season. Then they race back to London to create a special five-course British game dinner.
Priced at £85 per person, the dinner starts at 7.30 pm and will be held downstairs in the Josephine Room. Guests will be able to follow their dinner’s progress throughout the day via @thejuggedhare #gloriousgrouserace. To book contact Zahra Al-Shakerchi via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 020 7614 0134.
Devised by The Jugged Hare’s head chef, Stephen Englefield, with expertly paired wines chosen by ETM Group Sommelier, Guillaume Mahaut, dishes include:
Roast breast of wild Suffolk wood pigeon, baby gem, truffle, sweetcorn
Toques et Clochers, Limoux, France 2012
Smoked loin and braised shoulder of Yorkshire hare, wheat grain, hedgehog mushrooms
Alary, La Gerbaude, Côtes du Rhône, France 2014
Roast breast and confit leg of red grouse, spiced cabbage, grouse liver pÃ¢té, game chips, malted bread sauce, hunter’s jus
Mahi, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand 2015
Stinking Bishop cheese, fruit jam, cobnut toast
Casaloste, Chianti, Italy 2013
Damson and blackberry
Bodegas Olivares, Jumilla Dulce, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 2015
Coffee/ tea and petit fours