Introductory half day coastal forage and feasting experience
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR:
Aimed at adults but children are welcome to join their parents. Anyone who has an interest in wild food, foraging or indigenous edibles. Chefs wanting to discover new ingredients or foodies wanting to play with the diverse wild flavours in our shellfish and edible seaweeds and discover their unique umami flavours. People interested in healthy living, coastal living, self sufficiency, in the Slow Food movement or those that just want to have a delicious experience in the beautiful outdoors.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
This course will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweed, explore the magical world of rock pools, meet like minded people, learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare your macro-algae and shellfish, make various recipes together that will end in a feast.
We will start off the day meeting at the beach, and after an intro and snack on the rocks we will make our way down around the tidal pools where we will forage for edible seaweeds and mussels. This beautiful coastline is abundant with food, but as we always forage sustainably we will be focusing only on the seaweed that is prolific in the area and the invasive mussel species, stressing how to treat the wildlife with respect. After our morning on the rocks, we will head to Gael’s Beach Cottage on foot with our foraged food to prepare and create an outdoor lunch banquet.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged and prepared by the group. Notes include intro, identification, recipes and tide charts.
WHAT TO BRING:
Beach gear, slip-slops or booties, your mollusk permit (essential – available at your nearest post office), cameras, water bottle, a sense of humour and an appetite! Also please bring your drink of choice for yourself to enjoy with the meal (beer, juice, spring water, wine etc whatever you prefer)
Collect seaweed to take home and preserve in methods learned on the day. Enjoy the benefits of a seaweed face mask in between preparing and eating your meal.
R500 p/person or R1800 for group of four. Children under 17yrs R200, Children under 2yrs free. Full payment will secure your booking as spaces are limited.
January 9th 8.30am – 12.30pm
January 23rd 9am – 1pm
February 21st 9am – 1pm
Roushanna and Gael Gray
IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS:
Yes – with the exception for our Mussel Pot all the dishes on this course are vegetarian and are enough to satisfy even A Very Hungry Vegetarian. All food intolerances are catered for, please let us know in advance.
MAX NUMBER OF PEOPLE PER COURSE:
AVAILABLE FOR A PRIVATE FUNCTION:
Yes – Min number of people required: 10.