Monday, 20 August 2012

Cookery Demonstrations with Valentine Warner

On Saturday 8th September we are proud to welcome writer and cook Valentine Warner to our 6th Festival of Food and Wine Raceday. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to watch Valentine at work as he cooks three delicious dishes, all of which can be cooked by yourselves at home.

Over the coming weeks we will be providing you with a sneak preview of the 3 recipes that Valentine will be cooking and today’s recipe is

‘Crayfish or Langoustines with hazelnut and Pastis butter’

Serves 2-4

30 signal crayfish
Lemon wedges, to serve


A large handful of shelled hazelnuts
1 lemon
A large handful of picked parsley leaves
1 big ripped handful of slightly stale,good rustic bread
125g butter, cut into small cubes
2 good garlic cloves, peeled
A good splash of pastis
Large-flaked sea salt and a big grind of black pepper

All his culinary masterpieces will be cooked using ingredients from the Food Stalls located around the Grandstand and wine connoisseurs Bibendum will be on hand to suggest suitable wines to accompany these tasty recipes.

To see how this tasty dish is made, visit the Cookery Demonstration area on the day. Tickets from £18pp, to book call 0844 346 3000 or visit

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