Spring has sprung!

Spring has sprung!

The wild garlic season is fully underway.

The arrival of wild garlic often signals the start of the foraging season in earnest.

Galloway wild garlic or ramson is abundant in our woodlands and on our riverbanks, typically growing in dense clusters and has bright green leaves with a distinct garlic aroma.

 Mr. Pook’s Kitchen is known for its commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and the wild garlic is no exception. The chefs forage for the herb in the nearby forests, ensuring that it is at the peak of its flavour and freshness. Once back in the kitchen, the herb is carefully washed, chopped, and added to dishes in a variety of ways.

One popular dish at Mr. Pook’s Kitchen is the wild garlic pesto, which is served with handmade pasta and locally sourced vegetables. The pesto is made by blending the wild garlic with pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and a touch of lemon juice. The result is a bright, flavourful sauce that perfectly complements the pasta and vegetables.

Wild garlic can be used in a plethora of recipes, some examples being soups, pestos, oils, salads and homemade breads. It has a deep and pungent flavour and adds wonderful depth.

It is fair to say spring has sprung here in Dumfries and Galloway and Ed has been out with Eva foraging and finding the freshest leaves for the kitchen.

Overall, the season for wild garlic at Mr. Pook’s Kitchen is a time of creativity, innovation, and delicious flavours. Whether you’re a fan of traditional dishes or looking to try something new, the chefs at Mr. Pook’s Kitchen have something for everyone.

So why not head to the restaurant and taste the flavours of spring for yourself?