Venison carpaccio served with a rocket salad, figs and wine syrup

Venison Carpaccio — Serves six

½ bottle red and white wine
6 star anise
6 cloves
2 sprigs of thyme
2 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
2 shallots, finely chopped
1lb venison saddle
olive oil
4tbsp mixed chopped fresh herbs
1tbsp coarse French mustard
10oz caster sugar
fresh figs
crisps made from root vegetables
salt and pepper