This extremely intimate event will take place in the beautiful Phillips Hill tasting room. Five or six courses of wild mushroom based dishes, will be paired with two wines each - one special wine from Phillips Hill’s library, and one Burgandy. The event will be proceeded by a mushroom hunt in the oak woodland on the Phillips Hill property. This very special event is unfortunately already sold out!
I will be returning to one of my favorite mushroom areas again this year. I will be doing a mushroom cooking presentation, and participating in as many of the other activities as time allows. More info will be provided as the event gets closer.
After a successful and fun first pop-up, my friend Todd Spanier and I will be returning to Kaffeehaus in San Mateo for another pop-up dinner on March 28th.
This pop-up dinner will be a tribute to Spain, which is quickly becoming my adopted 2nd country, and will again feature wild mushrooms in all 5 of the courses.
We are excited to bring in our friends at Quinta Cruz/Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard for the wine pairings this time around. Quinta Cruz specializes in Spanish and Portuguese wine varietals, perfect for this menu, and happens to be one of my favorite local wineries. Winemaker Jeff Emery will be at the dinner talking about the wines and helping to pour.
Tickets are again priced at $65 for the 5 courses, and must be purchased in advance. Wine pairings will be charged separately at the event for $45.
Detailed menu is in the pic. Tickets must be purchased here:
I will be providing 4 different chaga-filled, mushroom hors d’ouevres based on recipes from the book. This is a fun little event with Far West Fungi and The Chaga Company.
I will be teaming up with my good friend Todd Spanier (King of Mushrooms, California Truffle Orchards, Chef Lounge) for a five course wild mushroom pop-up dinner at Kaffeehaus in San Mateo. To purchase tickets, follow the link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4073191
I will be returning as the chef for this four-course wild mushroom and wine dinner to kick off the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair. This year, courses will be paired with wines from the well known and highly regarded Ridge Vineyards. Reserve your seat soon, because this event will sell out in advance.
Tickets are now on sale here:
I will be doing a cooking demonstration at 1PM, as well as have a table where I will be selling and signing books. Please come by and join in this first big event for the Marin Mycological Society.
I will be doing a mushroom cooking demo using locally collected mushrooms (most likely Sunday), and taking part in as many of the foray activities as time allows. This is a beautiful area, and a fun weekend.
The event is run through yubawatershedinstitute.org and takes place at Shady Creek Conference Center. Check back as the event gets closer for a link directly to the mushroom expo.
This special wine and mushroom pairing event will be held in the barrel room at Beauregard Vineyards in Bonny Doon. I will be teaming up with Todd Spanier (CA Truffle Orchards, King of Mushrooms, Chef’s Lounge) for this 5 course mushroom menu with wine pairings.
I will be the chef for this event for the Mendocino Coast Mushroom Club's entry in Mendocino County's mushroom, beer, and wine festival. The four course wild mushroom dinner will be open to the public. Seating will be limited to about 100 people, so get your tickets in advance!
Here is a link to more info about the dinner, including a menu: https://www.mendocinocoastmushroomclub.org/3rd-annual-mendocino-coast-mushroom-club-dinner.html
Tickets can be purchased here: https://mcmcevents.brownpapertickets.com/
I will be doing a mushroom cooking demo/worskshop on Saturday evening before dinner. Also, I will run an informal, post-dinner mushroom tasting and social if weather and circumstances cooperate.