Spring Forage & Feast Days 2013
Pull on the walking boots because this Spring Porthminster Beach Café will be celebrating its fabulous location with a series of ‘Forage & Feast Days’ in collaboration with ecologist and forager Caroline Davey of Fat Hen. Courses are designed to highlight the diversity of wild food available along the coast, and cooking demos with Exec Chef Michael Smith will help you get to grips with putting your foraging into practise – with a focus on foodie adventure and innovation.
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Food & Foraging
Porthminster Beach St Ives, Cornwall
Meet at the Café in St Ives for coffee, before beginning the foray along the beach and coastal path. Fat Hen and 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 on their daily ventures as they gather plants, herbs and seaweed from their immediate environment.
The courses have been timed for low-tide, so seaweed can be gathered and its uses explained.
Once back at the Porthminster Beach Café, Michael will cook up a feast. Using the foraged ingredients to create a three course meal, with foragers able to watch him in action, and learn about the techniques which bring those fresh flavours together. The late lunch will be served to the group in the café, overlooking the beach.
“We forage daily around Porthminster Beach at all times of year,” says Michael. “That knowledge of the local environment has transformed the way we cook and this, along with our policy of using sustainable fish, reflects our interaction with the stunning setting of St Ives Bay. The Feast and Forage courses will be giving some of our secrets away, about where to find fantastic wild ingredients and how we use them in our kitchen.”
To book, visit www.fathen.org where you can find a booking form under ‘Courses and Events’.