Game night is nearly here! This year it falls on Friday 26th January, and it’s our favourite way to inject some warmth into the chilly gloom of the winter months. It’s also a welcome alternative to the plethora of fad and fashion that seems to dominate the food industry in January. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by what is on trend, what is the latest miracle food or what food we need to avoid. Game is low in fat, high in flavour and beyond the fickle reaches of fashion. It’s also utterly delicious.

Smoked pigeon paired with nutrient packed beetroot risotto and complimented with aromatic juniper.

Game night brings the opportunity to try something different. What about smoked breast of pigeon paired with a sumptuous beetroot risotto delicately fragranced with juniper ? Or a terrine of rabbit, ham and mushrooms perfectly complemented by a salad of endive, pear and walnut.

Rabbit, ham and mushroom terrine with a salad of pears, grapes, endive and walnuts.

 

 

As well as being delicious, game is packed full of lean protein and essential minerals, so they more than meet our hopes of a healthy start to the new year.

 

Local venison, slow cooked in velvety three tuns chocolate stout creates a divine marriage of flavour and texture.

We’ve so much choice in our main courses too. Perhaps you crave the rich comfort of  venison, gently braised to create a melting, mouth-watering symphony of flavour balanced by the subtle bitter sweet undertones of Three Tuns chocolate stout accompanied by a vibrant bubble and squeak and the sweet, mellow taste of roasted parsnips. Not for you? How about a delicate ballotine of partridge served with a luxurious truffle risotto, balanced with tasty braised cabbage and the savoury notes of celeriac purée? I’ve got my plate ordered already! If you don’t fancy meat, we’ve fabulous fish dishes too, with the very best seasonal trout and salmon having a star role in our menu. Our game is sourced locally, with much of it coming from Apley farm which is literally moments away from our kitchen, or from our trusted Shropshire based fishmonger.

Stuart making the final touches to each carefully crafted plate.

 

Combine these wonderful dishes with the warmth and relaxed elegance of the Hundred House and you have all the ingredients for a delightful evening.

Our welcoming warm surroundings are the perfect setting for an evening filled with flavour.

 

Cal us on 01952 580240 or email reservations@hundredhouse.co.uk. to snag one of the last few tables.

Find out more about our game here

https://apleyfarmshop.co.uk/butchery/

and more about ThreeTuns Brewery here

http://www.threetunsbrewery.co.uk/our-beers.htm

Words by KathrynAnnaWrites

https://kathrynannasite.wordpress.com/

Pictures of Game Night 2017 by  award winning wedding photographer Andy Li

http://www.andyli.photography/