Lake District Farmers partners with Michel Roux Jr & Jason Atherton for box delivery

Lake District Farmers, supplier of Michelin-starred restaurant quality meat from small scale hill farmers in the Lake District, is collaborating with top chefs Michel Roux Jr and Jason Atherton to offer two new ‘At Home’ boxes for home delivery.

This is the first time that Le Gavroche and Jason Atherton’s restaurants have offered home deliveries. Lake District Farmers collaborated with Sally Abe and The Harwood Arms during the previous lockdown on a very successful Sunday Roast box, prompting this next phase in their home delivery operation.

Available from today at www.lakedistrictfarmers.co.uk/boxes for the duration of this second lockdown, the spectacular quality boxes contain everything needed to serve a fabulous three course meal for two people at home, plus bread and petit fours.

The boxes contain part-prepared dishes created in the chefs’ Michelin-starred kitchens using top grade meat from Lake District Farmers.

This week deliveries are London zones 1-6. From next week (commencing 16 November) deliveries will be nationwide; Le Gavroche boxes (pictured left) will be delivered on Wednesdays and Fridays and Jason Atherton boxes (right) on Thursdays and Fridays.

Michel Roux Jr said, “We have resisted offering At Home deliveries previously as we wanted to be sure that the experience was compatible with our guests’ expectations of Le Gavroche.

'Whilst nothing is going to replace going out to eat in a lovely restaurant, we all have to be as flexible as possible during the next few weeks of lockdown, and we are really pleased with the way this collaboration is going with Lake District Farmers. It’s a delicious menu!”

Jason Atherton said, “I’m thrilled to be teaming up with one of my long-standing suppliers Lake District Farmers, to create an ‘At Home Box’ for 2 people to share, providing people over lockdown the opportunity to enjoy my food and the Lake District Farmer’s wonderful produce at home.

'Given the present situation, not only will the boxes bring restaurant quality food to the people’s dining tables, they will also support the farms that Lake District Farmers source their meat from and allow us to continue to support the supply chain of our restaurants which has been affected this year.”

Michel Roux Jr’s classically inspired Le Gavroche At Home menu is priced at £125 for two people and includes:
Pain au Levain et Beurre Fermier
Sourdough Rolls & Netherend Farm Butter
Saumon Mariné, Raifort et Tartare de Betteraves
Salmon Gravadlax, Horseradish Dressing & Beetroot Tartare
Chevreuil Braisé au Vin Rouge et Nefle
Mousseline de Pommes de Terre, Cèpes en Persillade et Chou Noir
Braised Venison Haunch with Red Wine & Medlar Jus
Mashed Potato, Ceps with Garlic & Parsley, Roasted Black Cabbage
Bouchée au Chocolat Amer et Praliné
Dark Chocolate & Praline Indulgence
Pâtes de Fruits de la Passion
Passion Fruit Jellies

Jason Atherton’s At Home modern British menu is priced at £140 for two people and includes:
Hedone bread and ampersand butter
Cured Loch Duart Salmon, Lemon Gel, Finger Lime and Ponzu Dressing, Pickled Cucumber, Fluffy Gem Lettuce
Cote Du Beouf, Mac and Cheese, Beef Fat Carrots, Truffle Dressed Beans, Bone Marrow Sauce
Crème Caramel, Miso Caramel, Fruit Garnish, Cooked Quince

The Le Gavroche and Jason Atherton At Home menus will be changing weekly, so there’s something special to look forward to for the duration!

The hard work has been done in advance, and the boxes arrive cleverly packed with all meal components and instructions on creating the finished dishes.

Le Gavroche At Home will be delivered on Friday this week, and then Wednesdays and Fridays from next week, Jason Atherton At Home will be delivered on Thursday and Saturday this week, and then Thursdays and Fridays from next week.

As well as the At Home boxes, the Lake District Farmers website offers a range of fresh local meat and poultry boxes for home cooks for delivery throughout the UK, and you can build your own box from a wide selection of beef, lamb and pork joints and cuts and whole chicken and chicken pieces.

There will be a £12.50 courier charge for orders outside of London zones 1-6 with the exception of South Lakes which will be free delivery as it is within the Lake District Farmers’ delivery routes.