2014 Big Sur Foragers Festival

Tickets on sale now at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5769234937. For more information go to http://www.bigsurforagersfestival.org/.

Event Schedule and Confirmed Participants 12.4.14
• Friday, January 17, 2014 – “Firestone and Fungus at Big Sur Roadhouse.” David Walker “The Lion” of Firestone-Walker Brewing Co. will be in the building. BBQ: Rain or Shine. Friday, January 17th
o NoBS Chili
o BBQ Brisket
o Baked field peas
o Long-Cooked foraged winter greens
o Roasted Mushrooms
o And of course, Firestone-Walker brew
o $50.00 including beer pairing.
o 5:30-8:00pm
o Reservation seating-no single start time.
o 50-60 people
• Saturday, January 8, 2014 – Wild Mushroom Walk and Talk” at Pfeiffer State Park and at Ventana Inn & Spa, both led by expert foragers. Cost per person is $35.
• Saturday, January 18, 2014 – “Fungus Face-Off” on the deck at Ventana Inn & Spa from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Cost per person is $45. A friendly competition among some of the area’s notable chefs featuring chanterelles and other fabulous fungi. Celebrity judges are KGO’s Joel Riddell, Jim Dodge and Wendy Brodie. Attendees can forage with the judges and be part of the process, even learn what the judges look for!
o Attendees also have an opportunity to cast their vote for “People’s Choice”.
o Participating restaurants are: Big Sur Roadhouse, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Esalen, Big Sur Bakery, Fernwood Resort, Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Ranch and The Restaurant at Ventana.
o Quail and Olive will do an olive oil and vinegar tasting.
o At the “Fungus Face-Off” attendees will be able to purchase “Fun-Gus” related clothing, totes and gifts.
o Wine pairings will be provided by:
 Baker & Brian
 Chappellet
 Chesebro
 Comanche Cellars
 Mesa del Sol
 Madeline
 Mercy
 Dawn’s Dream
 Morgan
 McIntyre
 Filliponi
 Pessagno
 Scheid
 Wrath
• This year there will be a wine raffle! Grab a ticket for $10 to win 30 or more bottles of wine in your own wine barrel! Tickets available for purchase at the event.
• A silent auction full of culinary delights, hotel stays, tickets to explore the area, art and so much more will take place during the food and wine sampling. There will be more than 60 items this year!
• Purchase raffle tickets for $5 per ticket of $25 for 6 tickets. Enter to win your choice of 7 culinary delights or hotel packages! Raffle package values begin at $200 to $700! Tickets available for purchase at the event.
• Grand Celebrity Chef Dinner at Ventana Inn & Spa. “Foragers Dinner” at the Restaurant at Ventana beginning at 6:00 pm. The evening will be a very special meal prepared by Ventana’s executive chef Truman Jones. The multi-course dinner, destined to be a memorable feast paired with an incredible wine selection, costs $175.00 per person.
• Sunday, January 18, 2014 – Sunday Brunch at the new Big Sur Roadhouse

Marci Bracco Cain
(831) 747-7455 | Marci@ChatterboxPublicRelations.com

Foragers Festival


This next weekend would be a great weekend to plan a trip to Big Sur, spend a few nights, check out the locals event on Thursday, January 10th, Oceans Fronteirs by B-SAGE, and stay on for the Foragers Festival events on Friday and Saturday, January 11-12! Join us for some wonderful winter events!

January 11 – 12, 2013

Enjoy A Culinary Exploration into the World of Wild Foods

A celebration of the amazing array of wild foods will be the centerpiece for a Big Sur weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes, a chef competition and a very special dinner with Kory Stewart, a chef who Forages! All events are for the benefit of the Big Sur Health Center.

Friday night will feature dinners at local restaurants. The Big Sur Bakery will host “Forage with Friends” dinner. The River Inn will partner with Firestone Brewery for a “Foragers Beer Dinner” And many exciting dinners/specials venues.

Saturday morning kicks off with Wild Mushroom Walks and Talks led by expert foragers. These will be informative and entertaining strolls through Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

The Restaurant at Ventana will host two events on Saturday beginning with a chef competition featuring wild mushrooms. Titled “Fungus Face-Off”, the event will put participating chefs in friendly competition for “best” in numerous categories by noted judges, culminating in “People’s Choice”. The food and wine tastings also features a silent auction with many unique offerings. The Fungus Face-Off takes place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Saturday evening, Truman Jones, executive chef at the Restaurant at Ventana and Kory Stewart, executive chef at Americano Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Hotel Vitale, will prepare the grand dinner beginning at 6:00 pm at the Restaurant at Ventana. The multi-course dinner, destined to be a memorable feast, will be paired with incredible wine selections.

Please visit our site: Big Sur Foragers Festival for more information including schedule, prices and ticket sales.
*The Chanterelle Festival has been discontinued.