This game season, Anthony Demetre’s Michelin-starred Wild Honey will provide the setting for a series of monthly dinners celebrating all things feathered and furred with the help of some of London’s top female sommeliers. From October through to the New Year each dinner will see an exclusive menu and a unique selection of wines to match.
From October, leading women in the wine world will take on Wild Honey’s very own, Chris Cavaille as they battle it out in search of the best match to Anthony’s menu. In October, Ruth Spivey, alumnus of the much-loved Arbutus will take to the stage before Laure Patry who is the Head Sommelier for Jason Atherton’s restaurants in November. December will welcome Emily Harman, of Vina Lupa to the field before the series rounds off with Natsuki Kikuya who will pair Anthony’s menu with sake in January.
Anthony’s menu will explore an array of game and seasonal produce, from; Partridge salad with pear and pomegranate; Game terrine with sweet and sour plum and fresh Pappardelle with slow cooked Norfolk Hare, to main courses of; delicate Scottish Grouse with pumpkin and wild hedgerow blackberries; Haunch of Venison, autumn squash, wet walnuts and cavolo nero and Woodcock with freekeh wheat and quince.
‘Game season is my favourite time of year – it’s an exciting time to be in the kitchen as there’s only a few months to truly make the most of it. I’m looking forward to showcasing the versatility of Britain’s larder and welcoming such brilliant sommeliers through Wild Honey’s doors to take Chris on at his favourite ‘game’!’ says Anthony.