Tuesday, 10 November 2015
A real treat and a significant new chapter
Wow. Our first steer (a castrated bull calf) was ready a few weeks ago and we sold one side to Will at Barfields Butchers on the Ditchling Road in Brighton and the other side to Charlie, chef at the Chimney House pub in Brighton. This really did feel significant. Our first beef, reared on our farm and fattening only on our grassland. The traditional Sussex breed slow to fatten but worth the wait! Charlie really kindly put together a tasting menu just for us and my Mum! We were treated to cheek in a bun, delicious, followed by tongue with squash puree, incredible, heart (pictured above) with alexanders in an amazing broth, and we ended with onglet, with rape greens and chips! The onglet was so tender. It really does show that nose to tail eating is the way forward. These often forgotten cuts are just what real eating is all about, hence our friend Ellie in Brighton has named her business Forgotten Cuts! We were all slightly bowled over by the taste, the fact it was our very own meat and that Charlie had done this for us. Thank you so much Charlie. Please pop in and taste it for yourselves, you won't be disappointed.
Camilla, Roly, Molly, Freddie and Belle