Hi all, how are you? We’re officially around the corner from Christmas and to get you in the mood, Derby Museums have got something very special planned for foodies in Derby and beyond.

For the first time EVER, Derby Museums are thrilled to welcome guests to an exclusive dining experience set in the traditional Georgian dining room at Pickford’s House Museum. The museum on Friar Gate, Derby will welcome the country’s leading game chef Ralph Skripek, of The Butlers Pantry, who will serve an exquisite traditional three course Christmas dinner on Wednesday 9 December to a selection of guests.

taste of game1Starting with a festive welcoming reception of mulled wine and canapés, guests will enjoy a choice of liver parfait or ‘Carsington’ rod caught trout starter; a choice of either traditional saddle of venison or sea bass and scallops; topped off with homemade crème brûlée and handmade truffles. Does this sound like something you’d like to get your chops around? Check out the full menu here. Ralph Skripek, Director at The Butlers Pantry, said: “’I am very proud to be working in partnership with Pickford’s House Museum and having the opportunity to provide dining evenings at this historic building. The building itself is very fitting for my style of cooking and promoting local Derbyshire produce. The ambience of the Georgian Dining Room together with the carefully selected menu will make for a truly memorable evening.”

Mohammed Suleman, Director of Resources for Derby Museums, added: “We are really excited to work with local celebrity chef Ralph and really bring Pickford’s House to life with his exquisite fine dining. This is a unique opportunity to experience fine dining in the beautiful surroundings of a traditional Georgian dining room, where food hasn’t been served for over 100 years.”

The event will accommodate 20 guests at £65 per person. To book tickets, or for more information, please contact Derby Museums on (01332 641901) or email [email protected] now.

*Image sourced from Derby Telegraph