From 12 August, London’s restaurants will be putting grouse centre-stage to celebrate the start of this year’s game season, and the traditional combination of roast grouse and game chips will be the order on everyone’s lips across the capital. However, few London chefs are going as far as Peter Weeden, head chef at Fitzrovia’s Newman Street Tavern. Weeden is preparing a five-course dinner that pays homage to the bird of the moment.
Game fans can tuck into a menu that features luxurious seasonal dishes such as cêpes bordelaise, hake cooked with clams and parsley, before a main course of young grouse with liver toast, bread sauce, game chips, watercress and red-wine gravy. After that, an autumnal fruit crumble and a selection of English cheeses will round things off. Each dish will be accompanied by an optional matching wine - to accompany his grouse, Weeden has picked a 2013 Fleurie from the Beaujolais-based vineyard of Domaine de la Madone.
This event takes place on Tuesday 18 August from 7.30pm and costs £40, or £75 with matching wines. To book, call 020 3463 0182 or visit the restaurant's website.