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5th to 7th April 2019
A Cornish Foraging & Food Adventure
with George Linklater + Eloise Eats
A fabulous weekend-long foody retreat at the Manor! This unique and immersive retreat allows guests to experience a wild food adventure in the heart of North Cornwall. You will enjoy foraging, feasting, cocktail and cookery demonstrations, as well as the beautiful grounds which include a babbling brook and enchanting woodland to set the scene for a wonderful couple of days.
The weekend offers budding foragers and foodies the chance to learn how to identify wild ingredients whilst the countryside is springing to life and the vegetation is at its best. George, co-founder of Bello Wild Foods, will share his knowledge and experience of this abundant area whilst taking you on exploratory walks through the Cornish landscape. This will encompass a range of different habitats to show you a variety of all the different wild edibles that can be found there. You will learn how to recognise different plants and be taught how best to pick and prepare them, whilst discussing the historical and current preparations of foraged foods.
Guests will arrive on Friday to enjoy dinner prepared by Michelin trained, naturopathic chef and nutritionist Eloise Eats. Each day Eloise will prepare a feast showcasing the wild edibles from the surrounding area. On Saturday a foraged breakfast will be provided before our outdoor adventures begin. Whilst out for the day we will enjoy a wild picnic lunch and you will have the opportunity to talk all things food and forage with George and Eloise, discussing the nature of living off the land, biodynamic cultivation, naturopathic principles and medicinal herbs.
In the evening George will host a wild cocktail making class, where you will be shown methods for infusing wild ingredients with alcohol, exploring ideas and recipes whilst learning how to make delicious concoctions of your own. The lesson will culminate with a tasty wild cocktail served with a selection of foraged canapés to kick of the beginning of our four-course wild food feast.
To give you an understanding of how to use our precious finds, on Sunday after breakfast and a foraging tour around the beautiful Manor grounds to gather ingredients, Eloise will show you some preparation and cooking techniques whilst we all create a fantastic foraged spread for a late lunch and our final meal together.
The retreat is aimed to let you re-engage with nature, allowing you to gain a greater understanding and respect for all aspects of the natural surroundings so often overlooked in our busy lives. Guests will be given the tools to enable them to feel confident in incorporating wild food more regularly into their day-to-day lives and will be provided with a summary of all the wild edibles found through the course of the weekend.
THE WEEKEND MENU
Cornish Crab Curry with Wild Leek Pakora, Arrowgrass Raita & Wild Fennel Seed Flatbreads
Coffee, Tea, Nettle Infusion
Wilted Wild Greens, Garlic Mushrooms, Roast Tomatoes & Manor Farm Eggs on Toasted Sourdough
Wild Herb + Alexander Root Soup, Seaweed Forcaccia, Pepper Dulse Butter
Blackberry + Rose Geranium Bellini
Alexander Seed Infused Gin
Water Mint Bellini
Cornish Yarg + Three Corner Leek Aranchini, Wild Garlic Aioli
Smoked Mackerel + Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Pink Pickled Onions, Chervil & Black Pepper Crostini
Venison Carpaccio with Crispy Nasturtium Capers & Fontodi Olive Oil
Cobnut Crust Fillet of Hake with Samphire, Pickled Rock Greens & Roast Cauliflower
Gorse Flower Infused Raw Chocolate Torte with Activated Walnuts & Salted Date Caramel
Tea, Coffee, Reishi Infusion
Larch Bud Honey, Blackberry & Apple Jam, Toast
Nettle Gnocci, Pigeon Pastilla, Wild Salad + Toasted Hazelnuts & Caramelized Onions
Seabuckthorn & Orange Cake + Cornish Clotted Cream
Pink Elderflower Cordial
THE WEEKEND ITINERARY
7pm Onwards – Wild Curry
Day 2 Coastal Day
8am Foragers Breakfast
9 - 9:30am Drive to Rock
10 - 12:30pm Foraging walk
12:30 - 2pm Picnic Lunch
2pm - 6pm Free time for guests
6pm Arrive back at Pengenna Manor
7.30 - 10pm Wild Feast + Foraged Cocktails
Day 3 Inland/Hedgerow Day
8am Foragers Breakfast
10am - 12pm Foraging walk around grounds
12pm -1pm Cookery Demo + Prepare Final Meal (voluntary help with preparation for those who want to learn how to cook and prepare wild food)
1.30pm - 3.30pm Foraged Lunch
5pm Say Goodbye
What We Will Cover:
Coastal & Inland Habitats
Wild Food Identification
The prices will include accommodation for the whole weekend (2 nights) at Grade 2* listed Pengenna Manor, wild foraging walks and talks, a cocktail making class, cookery demonstrations, drinks, and all the food throughout the course of the weekend. You will need to have your own transport to drive out to the coast on Day 2 (but it may be possible to car-share with other guests).
Based on the accommodation layout at the Manor there are three price bands as laid out below. Each price band includes all of the above, with the only difference being the size of the bedrooms and their facilities. Each of the 5 bedrooms would ideally suit a couple or two close friends as they would be sharing beds.
PRICE BAND 1: Smaller twin bedroom with use of the shared main Manor bathroom – £475 per person (2 places available sharing the twin bedroom with 2 single beds)
PRICE BAND 2: Large double bedrooms with use of the shared main Manor bathroom (one of these is on the ground floor with it’s own dedicated shower room close by) – £495 per person (6 places available across 3 bedrooms with king size or double beds)
PRICE BAND 3: Very large master suite bedroom with armchair seating and luxury en-suite shower room – £515 per person (2 places available sharing one king size bed)
TO BOOK: Click here to be taken through to our online booking page, or call Pengenna Manor on 01208 612221.
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