Stuck for ideas and looking to hold a dinner party, this menu gives you time relax before your guests arrive as the starter can be made in advance and the main is long slow cooking with nothing last minute apart from some vegetables. As the main is quite rich we have added a light dessert which can be found below.

We recommend the game terrine as a starter which can be found under Mixed Game.

Followed by Chocolate Venison Casserole an fairly easy but impressive main course and can be found under Venison

White Wine and Vanilla Poached Pears

By Annette Woolcock Published: August 5, 2014

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Ready In: 55 mins

Game Terrine starter with an impressive Venison main and a healthy dessert, which is easy to make.



  1. Place in a saucepan wine, water, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice over a medium heat and simmer.
  2. Add the pears and cook for about 15 to 30 minutes (can be more depending on pear) until soft not mushy. Remove the pears from the pan.
  3. Add the sugar to the sauce and reduce for about 15 minutes until thick. Remove cinnamon and vanilla sticks
  4. Drizzle the sauce over the pears Can be served with cream or ice cream
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