THE BEEF MENU
With one of the finest larders in Britain on my doorstep, I select only the very finest ingredients to cook with.
The Beef Menu is a nose-to-tail dining concept where you will find the finest cuts of beef that Dartmoor has to offer, served alongside other parts of the animal that are often overlooked. The meat for the Beef Menu is sourced through the Dartmoor Farmers Association, a farmers’ initiative inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales. The beef never leaves Dartmoor, where it is born, reared and slaughtered to order for Bovey Castle.
The animals are traditionally reared on the moorland, with the farmers still using the age-old method of rounding up cattle on horseback from the rugged Dartmoor terrain. The cattle are taken up to the top of Dartmoor’s hills for between six months to a year, then gradually brought down to finish feed on the lush lower pastures of the moor.
The breeds featured on the Beef Menu are Black Angus, Angus, South Devon and Galloway, each selected for their distinct and full-flavoured taste. My team and I explore the various cooking techniques to get the best out of the beef.
Marc Hardiman, August 2012.
Click here to view The Beef Menu. To learn more about the Dartmoor Farmers Association, click here.
Marc's five-course taster menu is available from October and features a selection of the best flavours to enjoy this season for £75.00 per person. Matching wines, chosen by our sommelier, can be added to this tasting experience. To view the five-course taster menu, please click here.
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Head Chef Marc Hardiman
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