Hunt and forage on the Killruddery Estate with Ireland’s premier mycophagist, Bill O’Dea. Bill and his team will start with an introductory session. After they have briefed you, you will all go out on the hunt! Once you have gathered your mushrooms, you’ll return to base and take part in cooking your findings . Then, you get to sample your delights.
We are delighted to have Craig Worral of Edible Leeds joining us on the day. Craig is not only a foraging expert but he is also one of the most exciting and innovative wild food Cook/Alchemist's in the world. From Mushroon essences to vinegars and garums Craig is always pushing the boundaries of taste. We look forward to having him share his knowledge and some of the wild tastes with us on the day.
We are also delighted to have award winning chef Pat McLarnon of Brooks Hotel helping with the identification and the cooking demonstration on the day. Pat is not only a great chef but also an avid mushroom enthusiast and forager. His use of mushrooms is broad and creative including preserving, infusions and powders.
Includes lunch and coffee/tea and scones on arrival.
9.30-10am Meet at venue. Tea, coffee and scones provided.
10.00am Introduction to mushroom collecting - Bill O'Dea
11.00am Pick and identify mushrooms
1.30pm Lunch and cooking of some of the edible wild mushrooms
After lunch Mushroom identification workshop. Typically we use a panel of experts and we would expect to identify 50 plus different types of mushrooms with the emphasis being on edibles.
4.00pm approx Finish.
There is an option to enter a note as you checkout. Please add names of your group at that point. Names will be checked on the day at entrance to Killruddery. Any problems with payment/checkout then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .