As we begin to enjoy the gorgeous summer sun and the days are becoming lighter, the fruits on offer
for harvesting are in full swing as we go through the upcoming months. I find this time perfect to
start thinking about the Game season and making a great Rumtopf with all the different fruits as we
go through the year. I use strawberries, apricots, plums, red currants, raspberries, greengages,
pears, gooseberries, peaches and cherries to create our Rumtopf at the Old Vicarage.
I would certainly recommend you use a really good quality rich dark spiced rum to ferment the fruit
as it will give you the best results and the best flavours. It will marry so well with pigeon, partridge,
pheasant, deer and many more as we move into game season in Autumn.
Terry - Sous chef