Brigitte Tee has a vast knowledge of mushrooms and local produce and regularly holds seminars for food lovers and tourists at her beautiful New Forest home - Gorse Meadow.
Please see below our one day courses which can also be purchased as a gift. Corporate events and christmas parties or family events are also popular with large group bookings.
Guests can choose from the following options during the principal growth periods of April - December:
This one-day course enables guests to learn invaluable information about the identification, seasonality, preparation and use of both wild and cultivated mushrooms that they can take back and use in their own kitchens at home. The day includes a guided excursion into the New Forest with an expert, to forage for and pick their own mushrooms. Importantly, guests will also be taught which mushrooms are not safe to cook and eat.
Price: £150.00 inc vat including lunch* and a bag of fresh mushrooms.
A popular one-day seminar that involves a trip into the New Forest with Brigitte to identify wild plants and herbs and learn about where they like to grow, how to harvest them and the numerous ways in which to cook with them. One for all the family!
Price: £95.00 including lunch*.
*Both days include a delicious home-cooked lunch, where guests can relax and enjoy listening to Mrs Tee’s many anecdotes – from famous chefs and celebrities she has taken foraging in the New Forest, to the rare and wonderful mushrooms she has picked around the world over her career spanning over 35 years. Guests welcome the opportunity to ask questions and often share their own culinary stories and experiences.
For overnight guests, accommodation is provided at Gorse Meadow’s homely Bed and Breakfast, set in 16 acres of stunning countryside and a 30 minute stroll from the picturesque market town of Lymington. Guests can also enjoy delicious gourmet evening meals prepared by Brigitte and her team using local, seasonal produce.
For further information about Gorse Meadow please visit www.gorsemeadow.co.uk