If you ever walked the woods in the summer or fall, you've spotted them: wild mushrooms in all their varied glory, growing from stumps, pushing through dried leaves, clinging to tree trunks. And then there is that earthy fragrance that envelops you as you get close... You know they are delicious. If only you knew how prepare them or, even better, how to forage for them yourself!
Midcoast Maine offers a bounty of some of the finest, from chanterelles, and black trumpets, to chicken of the woods and porcini. This package offers the quiet comfort of a small B & B far away from the maddening crowds, fresh, fabulous local food and an opportunity to learn all about wild mushrooms with the help of your own, private guide. David Spahr is not only one of best foragers in the area, but also a photographer and a professional cook. He has studied, collected, and eaten wild mushrooms all of his life and is the author of "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada". With his help we will show you how to find them, prepare them, explain what cooking techniques are best with the species you found and what foods to match them with.
The package price for two is $950 ($475 per person) and includes 2 full days of private instruction, 3 nights of double-occupancy lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 fabulous dinners featuring the wild mushrooms you found. The date is your choice! Details: www.levatout.com/mushroom_foraging.html