Trullo to Host Dunmaglass Game Feast
Islington restaurant Trullo is hosting a special game feast on October 15 to celebrate the best of the game season’s produce and highlight the important relationship with their Scottish game supplier, Dunmaglass Estate.
Venison and grouse have become an important part of Trullo’s pasta ragus and autumn salads, as do Scottish girolles, which are grown a few miles down the road from Dunmaglass.
Dunmaglass Estate have been supplying Trullo’s game for the last three years. Located in the Scottish Highlands, south of Inverness, the Estate is known for grouse, partridge, pheasant, duck and venison.
For Trullo chef Tim Siadatan and the team, the relationship with Dunmaglass has brought a deeper understanding of the care given to game and the standard of husbandry needed to provide such high quality game.
The chefs now have an annual trip to the Estate, going out on the moor, and cooking for the keepers and local community in aid of local campaigns to get game on more menus.
Trullo chef and co-owner Tim Siadatan said: “Spending time with the Haywards and their keepers on the moor at Dunmaglass, and seeing the work that goes into maintaining the grouse’s spectacular habitat has given me an added respect for this incredible, wild bird.
“The unique flavours of the game season are, for me, the most exciting part of the British seasonal calendar, and we love preparing game from an Estate and group of people that we respect and have become really close to.”
The Game Feast menu is influenced by the Italian style of cooking that Trullo is known for, but the real emphasis of the feast will be on the quality game used at Trullo and making the most of the distinctive flavours of the different meats, with venison, grouse and partridge all featuring on the menu.
The menu includes chopped raw venison fillet; pappardelle with Dunmaglass Estate grouse ragu; roast partridge, confit leg, chicken liver and girolle crostini, Castelluccio lentils and watercress; upside down pear and almond cake with cinnamon custard.
The menu is priced at £40 per person for food only, or £70 per person for food and wine pairing. Trullo’s sommelier Anna Longuine will select the best wines from across Italy to pair with each course.
Tickets for sittings at 12pm and 2pm can be purchased by calling Trullo on 020 7226 2733.