Unusual fare at Otterton Mill's celebration of apples and game

PUBLISHED: 11:50 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:51 10 June 2010

Some unusual fare will be on offer at Otterton Mill s Celebration of Apples and Game on Saturday, October 25, including wild boar sausages, squirrel and rook kebabs, and rabbit burgers.

Some unusual fare will be on offer at Otterton Mill's Celebration of Apples and Game on Saturday, October 25, including wild boar sausages, squirrel and rook kebabs, and rabbit burgers.

The fun-filled day is designed to celebrate the game season and apple harvesting, currently in full swing in Devon. Mill owner Simon Spiller said: "We hope customers will be tempted to be adventurous and sample some of the more unusual meats on offer, both from the outside BBQ and in our restaurant.

"Other dishes will include spiced venison and dark chocolate casserole, curried goat, wild mallard and bitter orange sauce and smoked eel with horseradish. Our aim is to promote sustainable and local food production in a fun and interactive way".

The mill has marked Apple Day for several years, but this year has expanded the event to include a game emphasis, following demand from the mill's customers who share a passion for food using the freshest local and seasonal produce. "With constant talk of food shortages and farming methods coming under scrutiny, there has never been a better time to celebrate the virtues of eating wild game," Simon said.

The mill is partnering with Devon-based apple juice producers, Bowhayes Farm and Heron Valley, plus Devon game specialists Clinton Devon Estates and Complete Meats to offer a fun-packed day of activities and demonstrations including: apple pressing, game meat tastings, bushcraft demonstrations, apple bobbing and toffee apple making. Entry is free. The event runs from 10am to 5pm.

Running order for the day is:

10:00 - 17:00 Cider Apple Pressing (bring your own apples)

10:00 - 17:00 Apple Bobbing and Apple Peeling Contests

10:00 - 12:00 Toffee Apple Making

10:30 - 11:00 Mini Shelter Building for Kids

10:30 - 12:00 Baking Demonstration

11:30 - 12:30 Wild Food Workshop with Chris Holland

11:30 - 12:30 Game Bird Plucking Demonstration

11:30 - 12:30 Milling Demonstration

12:30 - 13:00 Game Meat Boning Demonstration

14:00 - 15:00 Making Fire from Friction

14:00 - 16:00 Toffee Apple Making

14:00 - 15:00 Milling Demonstration

14:00 - 16:00 Pumpkin Carving

16:30 - 16:45 Raffle & Apple Contests Announcement

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