Building on the resounding success of the 2022 event, Eat Wild are thrilled to announce that ‘Glorious Game’ returns to the Great British Game Week (6th-12th November 2023) agenda for a second year running, this time with an enhanced format to enthral shooting and fine-dining enthusiasts alike.
Great British Game Week is a celebration of wild game, promoted by Eat Wild in partnership with BASC’s Eat Game initiative. Now in its seventh year running, the week-long promotion will be a focus for events, dinners, and special offers promoting game to consumers right across the UK. People will be encouraged to taste game for the first time and to try new game products.
This celebration of game, gastronomy, and shooting once again brings the talents of Holland & Holland’s Executive Chef Joshua Hunter to the fore at a Glorious Game Event on Thursday 9th November. This year, Hunter is joined by the extraordinary skills and culinary prowess of Mark Kempson (Kitchen W8) and Lisa Goodwin-Allen (Northcote) – both holders of Michelin Stars.
After a light breakfast on arrival, guests will receive a briefing from Head of Instruction, the legendary Chris Bird, before heading out in the grounds for a Holland & Holland ‘Royal Flush’ shooting experience. This exciting new format will emulate various game birds across five stands, with various prizes available, not just for the team with the highest score. Both novice and experienced shots are welcome, with or without their own shotgun.
To honour the traditional format of a driven game day, ‘Elevenses’ will be served, with Eat Wild providing some delicious and creative ways to serve game-based light bites and smaller dishes. Luscombe will be showcasing their delicious range of soft drinks, to ensure shooting guests remain hydrated and trigger fingers stay sharp.
Once shooting has concluded guests will be welcomed back to the lodge with a selection of delightfully British sparkling wines from event partners Exton Park and a warming tipple of sloe gin from Foxdentons.
An exquisite tasting menu will be served in banquet style by the three renowned chefs, who have created a memorable menu, celebrating game and seasonal, British produce. Craig Bancroft, Managing Director of Northcote, will be choosing some wonderful wines alongside Holland & Holland’s very own Sean Arthur and between them, they will showcase some fascinating wine pairings that will demonstrate classical pairings and some more unusual and pleasantly unexpected surprises.
This year’s event promises to be an indulgent, fun-filled celebration of our countryside and sporting traditions.
Louisa Clutterbuck, CEO of Eat Wild, said:
“We are so pleased that the Glorious Game event will be taking place at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds as part of Great British Game Week for the second year running. As part of the celebration, Eat Wild will provide the wild meat for the day and give a presentation too. Our mission for Great British Game Week is not only to encourage more people to taste game for the first time, but to educate them about the multiple benefits of eating it and make cooking with it an accessible joy. We can’t wait to celebrate all things British Game at this event, and beyond.”