In between the California coast and its rugged wilderness lies a resort ready to weave its own spiritual magic over its guests.
Ventana Inn & Spa brings luxury to nature, while embodying the peaceful essence that is Big Sur.
Whether you come to explore, to romance or to relax, you may very well leave a changed person.
Big Sur Forager's Festival 2014
Jan 17 2014 - Jan 19 2014
5:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Big Sur, CA
48123 Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
A celebration of the amazing array of wild foods will be the centerpiece for a weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition with celebrity judges.
January 17th through 19th, 2014. Big Sur area restaurants will host the culinary expertise of notable chefs preparing unique fare from rustic to elegant, paired with the region’s amazing selection of wines and beers.
The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to support the continued presence of local health care services.
Event schedule to include:
• “Firestone and Fungus at Big Sur Roadhouse.” Friday January 17th 5:30-8:00pm. $50.00 including beer pairing.
• “Wild Mushroom Walk and Talk” at Pfeiffer State Park and at Ventana Inn & Spa, both led by expert foragers. Cost per person is $35.
• “Fungus Face-Off” on the deck at Ventana Inn & Spa! “Fungus Face-Off” 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 areKGO's Joel Riddell, Jim Dodge and Wendy Brodie.
Attendees also have an opportunity to cast their vote for “People’s Choice”.
Participating restaurants are: Big Sur Roadhouse, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Esalen, Big Sur Bakery, Fernwood Resort, and The Restaurant at Ventana.
Wine pairings will be provided by: Chesebro Wines, Mesa del Sol, Baker & Bain, Chappellet, Morgan Wines, Comanche and Pisoni.
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!
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.
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 Brunch at the new Big Sur Roadhouse
The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community's non-profit health center will receive 100% of the proceeds from the foraging events to support the continued presence of local health care services.
We are very excited to have Edible Monterey Bay Magazine as our media sponsor!
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