SEPT 19 WILD MUSHROOM & WINE TASTING

Anyone interested in unique New England products will want to join us on Thursday Sept. 19th at 7:00 for a combination Wild Mushroom and Wine Tasting.

The focus of the event will be locally-foraged and regionally-grown wild and exotic mushrooms. Not only will we have raw examples available to examine, but we’ll sample small portions of them cooked as part of a multi-course tasting menu.

In addition, we will be looking at unusual wine pairings that complement these fungi, and tasting samples will be served. Imagine an Oloroso sherry alongside an Asian saute of Black Trumpet Mushrooms, or the cedar-like scent of a Cabernet Sauvignon blend matched with Chanterelles from a northern evergreen forest.

To assist us in our culinary journey we will be joined by Susan Goldhor, the president of the Boston Mycological Club. Founded in 1895, the Club sponsors a variety of events and publications. General and membership info can be accessed at http://bostonmycologicalclub.org.

Susan, a biologist who writes regularly for the magazines “Fungi” and “Mushrooms, the Journal of Wild Mushrooming”, will be answering questions regarding fungi in the ecosystem. She is also an enthusiastic cook who has been collecting mushrooms for at least a quarter of a century “without a single stomach ache”.

Cost of the event is $30 per person, and includes all mushroom and wine samples, excluding tax and gratuity.

Reservations can be made online via the Stellina website or by calling 617-924-9475. While no deposit is requested, a credit card number (with expiration date) is required to hold the reservation and an email address is helpful to expedite timely confirmation.

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