London, Oct 2: A new venison-flavoured ice cream created at one of Scotland’s leading restaurants and is being hailed as the perfect treat for a stag night.
The unusual idea was formed at the Cow Shed restaurant near Banchory after local chefs were challenged to develop a unique dish to help mark the launch of this year’s Royal Deeside and Cairngorms Venison Festival.
Julien Miran came up with the dish after infusing milk with venison and juniper berries before turning the mixture into ice cream, adding slivers of smoked venison and using home-made tuile biscuits for the “antlers” that accompany the dish.
He explained how the ice cream had been created.
“We were just trying to make something different from the usual venison dish and thought about ice cream. Venison and juniper berries work together very well for a main course so we though it could be nice as well for ice cream,” Scotsman quoted him as saying.
“I was quite lucky. I just tried it the once and it worked. It tastes very good, but you wouldn’t like to have it as dessert. It would be something that would go to accompany a main dish,” he added. (ANI)