Top chef Paul Wedgwood of Wedgwood the Restaurant is set to host a wild foraging tour of Midlothian in April 2019 to showcase Scotland’s natural larder.
Paul, who is a passionate forager and lover of the great outdoors, will lead a group forage in the countryside near his award-winning restaurant on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in search of the very best wild, seasonal ingredients.
He says wild foraging is the ultimate in “local” and “seasonal” produce and is guaranteed to reawaken your senses to help you gain a greater appreciation of your environment and the provenance of ingredients.
On this one-day course you’ll uncover a secret world of natural edible possibilities and discover how to identify edible leaves, fruit and fungi. After a morning in the wilds of Midlothian you’ll return to the restaurant to dine on a menu inspired by the mornings identifications.
What to expect on the day
A basic run through of health and safety concerns, itinerary, and an introduction to foraging and its benefits to course participants.
Wild Food Adventure
You will learn how to identify numerous wild edible plants and how to cook and prepare them safely; how to sustainably forage; and experience how foraging reconnects you to landscape and the natural world.
Wild Dining Room
After the forage you will return to the restaurant to enjoy a wild foraged lunch.
Date: Sunday 28 April 2019
Times: 10am – 4pm
Price: £100 per person
To book, call 0131 558 8737.