Forage ‘n’ Feast at Porthminster Beach this autumn
You may have had your appetite truly whetted last spring when Porthminster Beach Café launched a creative culinary collaboration with ecologist and forager Caroline Davey of Fat Hen. Such was the success of the seasonal searching that the Forage and Feast Days are back for autumn; get ready to discover the diverse wild food of St Ives Bay.
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Wild foodies, Foraging fanatics, Explorers
Porthminster Beach St Ives, Cornwall
On the 4th and 18th November Caroline will once again be guiding small groups, exploring the hedgerows, footpaths and shoreline in the immediate vicinity of the Café. The route reflects the daily incursions of the Porthminster chefs, led by Michael Smith, as they harvest the bounty afforded by their unique location.
Participants will meet at the Café for coffee, before beginning their foray along the beach and coastal path. Botanical expert Caroline will guide the group through the secrets of harvesting delicious wild food full of flavour, whilst keen forager Michael will explain what his chefs look out for as they gather plants, herbs and seaweed from their immediate environment.
Once back at the Beach Café, Michael will cook up a feast. Using the results of the morning forage, he will create a three course meal. Participants will have the opportunity to see him in action, and learn about the techniques which bring those seasonal ingredients together. This late lunch will be served to the group in the café, overlooking the beach.
Key things to be looking out for: Pennywort, sorrel, wood sorrel, nettles, pepper dulse, laver and cow parsley.
When: Monday 4th & Monday 18th November. Meet at the Porthminster Beach Café at 10am
Tickets & Booking: Tickets are £50 pp (including coffee and pastries, a two hour forage and a three course lunch) Book online here.
Don’t try this at home without having some foraging knowledge!