Throughout October


~ Events all over the country celebrating goat meat ~

Goatober is the UK’s month-long celebration of the dairy billy goat meat industry. During the month of October, restaurants across the country will be putting a goat dish pride of place on their menus and urging diners to try this delicious but much under-used meat. Roasted, raw, curried, baked, skewered, stuffed into a sausage, goat meat is delicious and versatile. First launched in London 2016 at ETM’s restaurant The Jugged Hare in Barbican, Goatober saw over 40 restaurants take part and the launch event raised £6,300 for charity Action Against Hunger. Due to the huge success of last year’s launch event, this year it will be hosted at The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel on Finsbury Square, which houses ETM’s rooftop restaurant and terrace bar Aviary and all-day café Burdock.

#Goatober UK has been launched by ethical meat champion and producer James Whetlor from Cabrito Goat Meat. The original #Goatober was launched in America in 2010 and was the brainchild of Heritage Radio Network Executive Director, Erin Fairbanks, and renowned New York cheesemonger, Anne Saxelby. It is now an annual campaign every year in October which sees Heritage Foods USA partner with goat dairies around upstate New York and Vermont to purchase their unwanted males. Over 50 New York City restaurants feature goat on their menu for the full month of October including Gramercy Tavern, Babbo, Spotted Pig and Bar Boulud and the campaign’s success continues to grow.

James Whetlor comments, “As an ex-chef myself, there’s nothing that delights me more than seeing top chefs prepping our goat in imaginative, inspired and delicious ways. It’s now possible to sit down in fantastic restaurants to a pile of harissa scented goat chops or goat Soulaki, goat tacos or Indian style pulled goat shoulder or a British classic of boned and rolled stuffed saddle. Britain has woken up to what the rest of the world has known for some time; goat meat is delicious!”

To launch the celebrations, Head Chef of HIX Oyster and Chop House; Steve Wilson will be competing against 5 other chefs at the The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel on Wednesday 27th September, cooking up Mark Hix’s latest goat dish.

Throughout the month of Goatober, we will also be serving goat dishes at HIX Oyster & Chop House. Keep checking their menu for updates!


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel
22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2 1DX
Drinks reception sponsored by Black Cow Vodka at 7pm
Dinner at 7.45pm

On Wednesday 27th September, six of the UK’s most talented chefs will go head-to-head in a culinary battle to mark the official start of Goatober – the UK’s month long celebration of the delicious but much under-used dairy billy goat meat.

With their wits and whisks about them, each chef will take on one course, paired with wine by our Group Sommelier, Gui Mahaut, with the hope of winning the hearts and stomachs of diners who will be voting for their favourite dish.

Renowned restaurant critic, journalist and editor Joe Warwick, will also host a live auction with proceeds going to international humanitarian organisation, Action Against Hunger.

Tickets can be purchased here.