Ranging from grilled buttons to complex layered patés and wood-fired flatbreads, mushrooms shall rule the day at Los Alamos' 14th annual Mushroom Festival.
The three-day event slated for Friday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, Jan. 26, will kick off at Full of Life Flatbread, where chef Clark will present a special weekend-long menu featuring local mushrooms on wood-fired flatbreads.
Seasonal dishes inspired by local resident and cookbook author Betty Fussell will also make their debut.
Fussell is the author of 12 books that include cookbooks, food histories and a memoir and is probably best known for "The Story of Corn."
Her essays on food travel and the arts has appeared in scholarly journals, national magazines and newspapers over the past 50 years, winning her the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Jane Grigson Award, a Food Arts Silver Spoon Award and a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award.
On Saturday, from 2 to 5 p.m., Bedford Winery at 225 Bell St. will open its tasting room and courtyard to celebrate the heralded mushroom with a culinary adventure.
Bedford Culinary Kitchen, headed by winemaker Stephan Bedford, will feature a variety of mushroom dishes inspired by Fussell's food guides.
Noted mushroom authority Bob Cummings will attend to discuss and share his fungus knowledge with an extensive collection of mushroom-related books and field guides to peruse.
Local vendors Branden's Gourmet Mushrooms and The Truffle Lady will also be on hand.
Tickets to Bedford's kitchen are $65 per person or $55 for wine club members and includes a glass of wine or tasting.
Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by contacting the tasting room at 805-344-2107 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Full of Life Flatbread for weekend reservations at 805-344-4400.
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Full of Life Flatbread Bread Restaurant
Our fine local vintners on the Central Coast know quite well, when it comes to the Christmastime holiday season it’s a family affair. That motivates most of them to create family friendly events in every one of our fine Central Coast wine growing regions.
Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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