Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo at The Elgin

Review by Abiola Lawal

Last Thursday we were invited to a wonderful evening hosted by Young’s and Geronimo in London’s Ladbroke Grove at the beautiful pub, The Elgin.

Blackmoor’s very own game dealer, Chris Sole was in attendance and he ran through the history of wild game in the UK and Europe and also took us through an amazing live demonstration of preparing fresh game which included venison, pigeon partridge. His butchering skills were awesome and this was not for the squeamish, but the meat lovers that we are at Who’s For Dinner we were loving it. All of these succulent meats were then prepared for our plates in tasty dishes that would appeal to varied palettes and accompanied by charming wines from Berkmann Wines, specially chosen to compliment the meal perfectly.

This was an awesome evening and we would definitely recommend that you check out some game from Blackmoors in the autumn/winter menus across Young’s and Geronimo pubs. Even if you are new to game many of the dishes are light, flavourful and very classic.

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Menu on the night

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Prepping the venison accompanied by a variety of wild fowl game

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Fresh meat

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Fresh meat

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Wood Pigeon starter

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Partridge breast main

Meat, Drink and be Merry with Young’s and Geronimo

Toffee apple dessert

Venue: The Elgin, 96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 1PY

Nutty Snacks with True North Snacks

I was recently send some True North nut snacks to taste and review. I like my snacks, whilst I’m working, whilst I’m watching a movie, when I’m reading, when I’m relaxing…anytime, any place, I enjoy my snacks. Nuts are much healthier alternative to crisps or chocolate, but obviously that depends on how they have been prepared. Some salt snacks either have too much salt or are too sugary, the True North Cashew Crunch and Almond Pecan Crunch snacks are gluten free lightly sweetened, non-dairy nut clusters.

True North Snacks True North Snacks

I found them to be tasty and definitely not too sweet.  Surprisingly I preferred the almond pecan combination over the cashew cluster, I love cashews so automatically thought that I would love them. The almond pecan had a great savoury/sweet balance. I’m not the biggest fan of any kind of toffee, caramel or syrup (the clusters are formed using brown rice syrup) in high quantities so whilst this is a nice enough snack in small doses I wouldn’t be able to eat it in large portions. This might actually be a good thing in terms of healthy eating and portion control but for those of you who like caramel/syrup this is the treat for you. This is a good addition to the snack food market, it’s always good to try new things. Make sure you do all your own research into the health benefits of the snack, it is NOT a diet food but it does have a long list of “guilt-free” benefits.

I was sent these snacks by Dolce la Dolce – www.dolceladolce.com

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