A Summer of Luxury | Glorious Grouse at 45 Jermyn St.
‘The Glorious Twelfth’ – the twelfth day of August – is the official start of Britain’s 121-day-long grouse shooting season (although this year, due to laws banning shooting on Sunday, the season officially began on the 13th).
In celebration of this long-standing tradition, 45 Jermyn St. diners will be treated to an exclusive new menu of tender game in its finest form. Known for showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients, the restaurant has sourced the best quality, farmed meat – from the Lammermuir Hills in the Scottish Boarders – and brought it to plate in the capital in both traditional and contemporary guises.
Traditionalists can dine on Roasted Young Grouse served with game chips and bread sauce, and accompanied by a mini cottage pie which sees the legs of grouse, duck and pheasant stewed to make a sumptuous side. An ingenious and lovingly crafted Grouse & Foie Gras Pie sees one breast of game and foie gras cooked to perfection and encased in thick, beautifully glazed pastry. This is served with a blackberry and shallot chutney – to compliment the richness of the meat – and with a malt gravy poured over it.
Inspired by the Head Chef’s travels, when a tikka dish stirred him to explore new horizons of grouse cooking, the final, show stopping dish of Tikka Spiced Grouse concludes this limited edition menu. Game breasts are glazed in grouse jus and coated with a tikka paste of garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and garam masala. This unexpected combination sees the richness of the meat soften with the infusion of spice. Puffed white rice and pomegranate seeds are tossed across this stunning meat which sits alongside red lentils and a dollop of yoghurt. The final flourish is a samosa of game and spring onion.
Diners can enjoy these stunning seasonal dishes with a choice of expertly handpicked wines from 45 Jermyn St.’s extensive list. Recommendations include crisp white Château Musar (Lebanon 1999) to accompany with the tikka dish and a deep Bordeaux from Saint-Émilion to pair with the pie.
The 45 Jermyn St. grouse menu starts from £24.50 and will be served until mid-October 2018