Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Mushroom Forage and Feast

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!

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Jan
24
to Jan 26

FFSC "Albion II"

This is a weekend full of mushroom hunting and mushroom related fun and learning. There is shared, food, fun, and socializing. I will be helping with the forays and doing a mushroom related food presentation.

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Pop Up Dinner at Kaffeehaus in San Mateo
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Pop Up Dinner at Kaffeehaus in San Mateo

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:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4112193

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SOMA Camp 2019
Jan
18
to Jan 21

SOMA Camp 2019

I will do at least one mushroom cooking presentation. SOMA camp is full of different mushroom related activities, classes, and enthusiastic participants. It's a very fun event, but sells out far in advance. 

A registration link will appear as soon as it becomes available. 

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4 Course Mushroom Dinner with Wine Pairings from Ridge Winery
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

4 Course Mushroom Dinner with Wine Pairings from Ridge Winery

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:
http://ffsc.us/2018/AHD

Menu for Santa Cruz Dinner Friday January 11th.jpg
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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Wild in Marin - First Annual Fungus Festival

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.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-in-marin-fungus-festival-tickets-52538809995?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing&fbclid=IwAR14YU2X753s5adwx82A9sdVMc17-uHAVLs2DH3-LkQoW_F633BkN07NTds

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21st Annual Yuba Watershed Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition
Dec
8
to Dec 9

21st Annual Yuba Watershed Fungus Foray and Wild Mushroom Exposition

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.

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Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Mushrooms and Pinot

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.

More info can be found here: https://www.beauregardvineyards.com/product/Mushrooms---Pinot?fbclid=IwAR1MnQ0QOYYfrlsU6IGd2PI_j-2B9m_swT-xYhDjdW98ILifjuGTbEfsP3g

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4 Course Mushroom Dinner on the Mendocino Coast
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

4 Course Mushroom Dinner on the Mendocino Coast

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/

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