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Mendocino Wine & Mushroom Festival<br>NOVEMBER 2010, MENDOCINO COUNTY
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Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the rare candy cap mushroom with its intense maple syrup flavor and sweet fragrance that grows only along the northern coast of California. With mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms. Events take place throughout the County, from the coast to the inland valleys.

Mendocino Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival

Click for more information on Mushroom Exhibits - DAILY.
Mushroom Exhibits - DAILY
Ford House Exhibits, MENDOCINO.
Mushrooms will be the focus at the Ford House in November with a month long exhibit featuring mushroom natural history. A show of photographer Laura House's close up images of our local fungi will add brilliant illustration to this exhibit.
Click for more information on Catch a Canoe - DAILY.
Catch a Canoe - DAILY
Explore Big River Estuary with Catch-A-Canoe guided and self-guided paddling tours. If you prefer, rent a bike to explore coast bluffs and old logging roads, to experience Mendocino in the unique way only mountain biking can provide.
Click for more information on Horseback riding on the beach - DAILY.
Horseback riding on the beach - DAILY
South Coast Ride horses through mushroom laden forests and along sandy south coast beaches. Reservations required.
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Mushroom Ice Cream?
Cowlicks Ice Cream Parlor - DAILY
250 N. Main St, Fort Bragg

YES, it's delicious! Made with sweet local mushrooms and tastes like a combination of caramel, butter pecan, and praline, YUM!
Click for more information on Noyo Kayak Tour - DAILY.
Noyo Kayak Tour - DAILY
Tour the calm waters of the Noyo River in search of curious harbor seals, sea lions and other river wonders, while you enjoy the quiet solitude of the Noyo River, fall scenery, colorful migratory ducks, and mysterious mushrooms.
Click for more information on Phillips Hill Tasting - DAILY.
Phillips Hill Tasting - DAILY
Phillips Hill Estates Tasting Room 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Join us in our tasting room in downtown Philo and get your Passport stamped. Each weekend during the festival, well be pairing our earthy Pinot Noirs with homemade mushroom appetizers.
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McNab Ridge Tasting Room - DAILY

Come get your Passport stamped, try some outstanding wine.
We'll also be serving a special mushroom appetizer of the day.
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Greenwood Ridge Tastings - DAILY
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has developed a reputation for producing award-winning estate bottled wines since it was founded in 1980. Stop by our unique octagonal tasting room built from a single 400 year-old redwood tree. Our wines are just as unique!
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Ride & Mushroom Hunt - DAILY
North Coast Join the mushroom round-up on our Mushroom Hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. Choose among rides of different lengths (1.5 - 4 hours, and all day; priced accordingly). We also offer Equine and Wine packages including horseback riding, lodging, and wine tours (prices vary); trips are catered to each group's needs.
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Mushroom Exploration Tours - DAILY
Stanford Inn, Mendocino ~ 10:30am
Join a foraging expert for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore the local forests and meadows. $35/person. Children $20. Reservations required. Private tours arranged on request.
Click for more information on Mushroom Tasting Dinner - DAILY.
Mushroom Tasting Dinner - DAILY
5:30pm | Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant
Wild mushrooms are often elusive. We'll tailor a tasting menu to what's available. You can select a la carte, the entire tasting menu, or, if you prefer, order from our Fall Menu. Reservations suggested
Click for more information on NOV 3-30 - Mendocino Theater Co Presents:.
NOV 3-30 - Mendocino Theater Co Presents:
The company performs in the intimate 83 seat Theatre, located on grounds of the Mendocino Art Center. Producing a variety of plays ranging from great literary classics to modern comedies and from much performed chestnuts to original dramas.
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Mushrooms & Beer Tasting
Little River Inn, LITTLE RIVER
Executive Chef Marc Dym creates a multi-course meal featuring a bounty of local mushrooms paired with perfectly crafted ale from Russian River Brewing Company Brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo. Chef Dym highlights our local mushrooms and serves them with Russian River brews worthy of their cult following. Reservations recommended.
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Hill House, Mendocino
Join the Hit & Run Players for lots of laughs! Doors will open at 6:00 PM for dinner and full bar, Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission is $15 at the door.
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Acapalla Dinner
Help support the Mendocino Community Center while enjoying live music and delicious food! Dinner will be at 5:30 pm, with courses prepared and donated by Cafe Beaujolais, Trillium Cafe, Mendocino Cafe, Hill House and 955 Ukiah Restaurant. Acafellas & River will be performing at 7:00 pm. No host beer and wine bar. $40 for Dinner and Concert, $15 for Concert only.
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Medicinal Mushroom Breakfast
Stanford Inn, Mendocino
Often the first question when encountering a new mushroom is "Is it edible or poisonous?" An equally interesting question is "How can this mushroom improve my health?" Enjoy tasting good for you (medicinal) mushrooms at breakfast. Join us to experience what truly creative, eco-­friendly cuisine is all about.
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After the Hunt
Ravens' Restaurant, Stanford Inn, Mendocino
Join Stanford Inn's Nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman and Ravens Creative Director Chef Sadhana Berkow in a fun and inspiring exploration of the nutritional value of mushrooms and how to prepare them. This combined nutrition and cooking class ends with a sampling of what you have learned to cook. A great way to experience mushrooms - by eating them Advance Reservations required.
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Winemaker Dinner at Trillium
6:00PM, Enjoy an evening that celebrates the gourmet pairing of wine and local wild mushrooms. Drew and Signal Ridge varietals will accompany dishes that have been expertly paired with these local wines. Reservations required.
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Tasting Menu Winemaker Dinner
Wild Fish, Little River
You are invited to enjoy a multiple course tasting menu prepared and presented by the Wild Fish kitchen under the Wild Fish culinary team celebrating the flavors of autumn. Join Deborah & Edward Wallo from Yorkville Cellars and Liz and Kelvin Jacobs from Wild Fish for a variety of dishes featuring local wild mushrooms and fish paired with fine wines from Yorkville Cellars.
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Gualala Arts Theater presents
Live Theater
Program to be announced.
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Winemaker Dinner
From Vineyard and Forest to Table, 7:30
Panthea Winery and the Stanford Inn's Ravens Restaurant brings together Panthea's Kelly and Jess Boss, Ravens co-creative chef staff, and Stanford Inn's Wine Director Brendan McGuigan for an incredible four course dinner featuring wine pairings with dishes featuring Mendocino County's mushroom bounty. Reservations required.
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Mushroom Cooking Class
An intimate group will gather together for an adventurous mushroom foray, then attend a cooking class featuring wild mushroom appetizers and dishes highlighting local Mendocino County ingredients. The dishes will be paired with Mendocino County wines, brews and ciders. Space is limited to 16 attendees so reserve early.
Click for more information on NOV 12-13 | Symphony of the Redwoods.
NOV 12-13 | Symphony of the Redwoods
Symphony of the Redwoods Fall Concert
NOV 12 8:00PM
NOV 12 2:00PM
Take in a performance of the symphony featuring the music of Marquez, Rodrigo, Piazzola and Stravinsky on SATURDAY
Weber, Oberon, Mozart and Sibelius on SUNDAY
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Botanical Gardens Walks
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
Mushroom Walks and Mushroom ID for Beginners Workshops.
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Mushroom Hike & Forage
Maple Creek Winery/Artevino Mushroom Hike & Forage
Come learn about the fungi that grows in the Yorkville Highlands and forage for mushrooms with local expert Tom Rodrigues. Taste delicious Artevino wines, and then adventure around the beautiful mushroom habitat of Maple Creek Ranch. Be sure to ask Tom the best way to cook the mushrooms that you find. In addition to being an amazing artist and winemaker, Tom also knows how to cook up a fine meal!
Click for more information on Mendocino Roots & Ridges:.
Mendocino Roots & Ridges:
Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino
Presents local authors of Mendocino history and cookbooks from famous restaurants and bed and breakfasts located on the Mendocino Coast. Call ahead for times and dates to meet the authors.
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Tasteful Art
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino
Enjoy delicious mushroom appetizers and wine, meet and mingle with the Mendocino Eco Artists, exhibiting their works. A portion of art sale proceeds benefit the Mendocino Area Parks Association. Free. | ©1998 - 2016 | MENDOCINO, Inc.