Catering industry professionals in the Cairngorms National Park have been enjoyed a celebration of venison yesterday (Wednesday 1 September) at the Glen Tanar Estate, near Aboyne.
Three expert venison chefs, Nichola Fletcher author of the ‘Ultimate Venison Cookery’ book, award-winning chef George McIvor of the Full Range and Serena Humphrey owner of the Deeside Smokehouse were on hand to deliver interactive food demonstrations and give fellow chefs and cooks new ideas of how make the most of venison in their recipes.
Organised by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in partnership with Glen Tanar Estate, today’s event comes just ahead of National Eat Venison Day on Saturday 4th September.
Will Boyd Wallis of the CNPA said: “Research shows that consumers want to see locally sourced, fresh produce on menus and in a place like the Cairngorms National Park where people can travel about and see deer or take part on stalking, it’s great then see that wonderful local resource appear on local menus.”
Another venison extravaganza is planned for the area later in the year with Scotland’s first ever Venison Festival, organised by the Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms Destination Management Organisation, taking place from the 26-31 October. Find out more about the festival here