The grouse season is now closed – but it will reopen on August 12 – and we will let you know on the website and via eNews when the new birds arrive – we can’t wait!
Great news—the new season’s grouse are arriving from the Yorkshire moors and they are already plump and delicious. It is time to enjoy the harvest! The royalty of early-season game, no bird is finer flavoured, easier to cook, nor higher in the oneupmanship stakes (fostering the belief that either we own a grouse moor or shoot on one). So here for our Members are the most tender, most beautifully flavoured wild grouse, otherwise available only to leading chefs. They will be delivered to your door ready for your next special dinner. But you do not need to wait for a large party—they are fresh, so freeze any you do not eat immediately.
There are many recipes, but as the former Cabinet Minister Lord Tebbit wrote in his book The Game Cook, ‘There is really only one way to cook grouse. That is simply roast and eaten either hot or cold. You may wish to have vegetables, although they can get in the way of unrestrained grouse guzzling … ’
The diet of the grouse being largely heather, the flavour is rich and unique. Our birds are direct from the Yorkshire moors, carefully sourced, hung and prepared ‘New York style’ with head, feet and wings on. They are in perfect condition, just as the chefs demand, and large enough to give each guest a very generous meal. Just remove the feathered parts and roast in a hot oven for 25 minutes (à la Lord Tebbit) or less, rest for five minutes and enjoy with your favourite people and a good Burgundy. Or give as a gift to your favourite grouse guzzler!
Ten fresh whole wild grouse, hung, New York dressed, oven ready.
RRP £150. CCUK £79. Free UK mainland delivery.