The “Walk on the Wild Side” mushroom festival event at Jug Handle Creek Farm was enjoyed by several local people and visitors to the Mendocino Coast. A scrumptious mushroom feast was laid out; with hors d’oeuvres first, and then a dinner menu cooked by Alison Gardner, author of the Wild Mushroom Cookbook, and two helpers.
25 people–both locals and coastal tourists attended, plus 5 Jug Handle staff. Adrienne Long, Jug Handle staff naturalist, led a mushroom foray through the woods. Warren Bishop, lodge manager/host, took photos. Navarro Vineyards served wine for the event and Eric Schramm produced a mushroom display and a very informative presentation.
The menu was expanded this year to include several dinner entrees. The menu? :
Salmon and Matsutake Oriental Salad
Vegetarian Smoked Pig’s Ears Split Pea Soup
(With Optional Bacon on the Side)
Bread Served with Herbed Boletus Butter
African Style Fistulina and Chicken Curry
Hot Candy Cap Black Tea Punch
Candy Cap Coffee Cake
If you missed it–we’ll be hosting this event again next year!