After a very busy and successful winter season it’s time to regroup and gear ourselves up for something new and exciting... the summer fairs and festivals with Frieda the Firetruck!! But more on that to come, firstly a quick reflection on the winter seems apt.
When I said we were busy I mean we were really, really busy! It’s been hard work but a lot of fun and very rewarding. On top of the Luscombe estate shoot that we’ve been looking after for the last few years we’ve also taken on a shoot in Dulverton known as ‘The Lakes’. This meant 5am starts, oysters at elevansies and an array on scrumptious seasonal delights for lunch, all of which were cooked on an open grill in a truly picturesque setting. Whilst Luscombe boosts a stunning candle lit cabin in the woods with a roaring open fire and one long banquet style table for hungry souls to gather and feast.
It’s safe to say both venues had great shooting seasons and were treated to top class food from start to finish. We’re firm believers of using all of the animal here at Eat Nice so pheasant consume and smoked pheasant skewers were a fixture on the menu along side incredibly tender whole spatchcock quail and delicious partridge. Slowly but surely we’re introducing game into more of our menus and it’s going down a storm.
Let’s not forget our private dining experiences that have kept us moving around the southwest and provided much variety and laughs with many new and plenty of old (or should I say ‘familiar’) faces! We’ve been down to Lands End in Cornwall with an unique seven course taster menu celebrating ingredients foraged from the Moors and the sea including wood sorrel, samphire and sea beat to name just a few. To intimate and extravagant wedding suppers in Somerset and swanky three course meals in Devon. It’s been brilliant meeting so many people and cooking with such fantastic produce. We love to be experimental and innovative, leaving at the end of the night having blown people away.
Obviously all of this continues but as we move forward into the spring and with the shooting season having drawn to an end it’s time to focus more energy into our kitchen garden and getting Frieda the firetruck up and running. There will be more to come on both of these very soon....