A wild night out of foraging with Fergus Drennan

LucyCooks, the famous cookery school in the Lake District Cookery School, is holding the first ever foraging event in its foodie diary  and is preparing to stage ‘Wild Night Out 1’ on Friday the 23rd September, featuring the wild man of food, better known as Fergus Drennan, the ‘road kill chef’.

Fergus is to host an evening  Demo and Dine event all based around food that has been foraged, at the state of the art school in Staveley, nr Kendal and will show guests how to prepare the food that he himself has foraged from the local area in the role of hunter/gatherer.

Under the pseudonym of ‘Fergus the Forager’, he starred in the 2007 series for the BBC ‘The Roadkill Chef’ and is a somewhat eccentric connoisseur of road kill. He is also a passionate forager and will be spending a full day combing through the hedgerows, riverbanks and woods harvesting the ingredients for the tantalising four course meal he will be creating at LucyCooks.

Whether he serves up hare, pigeon breast, wild mushrooms, nettle puree, wild garlic or cauliflower fungus, the menu will be completely unique and will give an amazing insight into a man who has dedicated his entire life to living on what is provided by nature.

The attending group will first enjoy a reconnoitre on the banks of the River Kent sipping LucyCooktails before turning its focus to the forage and settling themselves down in the comfy LucyCook’s Aga room to watch Fergus prepare his wild food and listen to his fascinating tales.

When the ‘native’ four courses have been rustled up, diners will be able to treat their taste buds to unique sensations and tuck in to a menu that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, prepared by an expert in his field, campsite and den!

This unique Demo and Dine experience costs £65 per head, inclusive of demonstration and talk from Fergus Drennan, the four-course meal and welcome LucyCooktail  The advice is to book tickets quickly by heading to www.lucycooks.co.uk