West Cork Food Festival Sep 13th'19 Mushroom Foraging

West Cork Food Festival Sep 13th'19 Mushroom Foraging

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WILD MUSHROOMS FORAGING WITH BILL O’DEA Beara Coast Hotel, Castletownbere 11.00AM – 5.15PM | €75 DAY FORAGE (€95 DINNER & FORAGE) BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 027 - 71446 Spend the day foraging for mushrooms on the wild Beara peninsula with passionate Irish mycophagist, Bill O’Dea. In addition to Bill’s love of gathering and eating wild mushrooms, Bill enjoys sharing his knowledge on the fascinating, amusing and sometimes horrific aspects of fungi and their relationship with the planet and the other natural kingdoms. Bill will impart his extensive knowledge of fungi and the role they provide in the world of nature during a talk, with an accompanying slideshow, in which he will identify the different species of mushrooms. Enjoy a light lunch before setting off by bus for Glengarriff Woods for the forage. Bill will guide and educate participants through the woods, harvesting delicious natural edibles along the way. At the end of the day take your harvest home and make an excellent supper with your freshly picked mushrooms or as a dinner special Beara Coast Hotel will serve a delicious fungi focused dinner prepared by award winning head chef, Mark Johnston, using the foraged mushrooms.