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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 Beer, Wine and Mushroom Festival
Named "One of the Top Six Food Fests in the nation" by!

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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.
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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
Join the mushroom round-up on our Mushroom Hunt horseback rides every day during the festival. Choose among rides of different lengths (1.5, 3, 4, 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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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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LFK Mushroom Paddle - DAILY
Learn the basics of mushroom identification with a hands-on, pre-paddle mushroom lesson; then tour the calm waters of the Noyo River in search of wild mushrooms and other Noyo River wonders. Our waterproof gear will keep you dry and warm while you enjoy the quiet solitude of the Noyo River, fall scenery, colorful migratory ducks, and mysterious mushrooms.
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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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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. $30/person. Children under 16 free. Reservations required. Private tours arranged on request.
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THURS & SAT - Farm to Table Dinners
Glendeven, Little River
Reserve your seat at Glendeven's shared table on Thursday or Saturday night, when Chef Michael Johns creates farm and forest-fresh dinners paired with local mushrooms and Mendocino Wines from the Wine Bar[n].
Pre-pay to reserve your seats, only 12 available.
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Mushroom Tasting Dinner - DAILY
Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant - 5:30
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
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Catch a Canoe - DAILY
Explore Big River Estuary with Catch-A-Canoe guided and self-guided paddling experiences. For the Mushroom Festival we'll provide complimentary maps of Big River Estuary. If you prefer mountain biking, rent a bike to explore coast bluffs and old logging roads, and experience Mendocino in a way only mountain biking can provide. Mushrooms grow along the old roads and on high banks above the river.
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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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North Coast Brewing Co.
Fort Bragg, LIVE JAZZ
Celebrate the Festival at the Brewery Taproom with a different wild mushroom specialty dish each evening, from appetizer to soup to side dish to entrée. Pair the restaurant fare with award winning hand-crafted ales directly from the brewery across the street, with a wait staff of Certified Cicerone Servers prepared to suggest the perfect food and beer pairing.
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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.
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Mushroom Excursion Train
All aboard the historic Skunk Train! Trains leave from Fort Bragg and Willits and arrive at Camp Mendocino for a day of wine and beer tastings, culinary treats, a mushroom cook-off, and the start of the Largest Mushroom Contest! The event will feature local mushroom expert, Eric Schramm, mushroom hikes, and presentation about Mendocino County wines. Live music, and dessert port and chocolate truffles round off the day
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Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet
Gualala Arts Center
Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet, now in its 29th season, was formed to showcase the soloist talents of five exceptional New York artists. In February, 1985, the Quintet made its critically acclaimed Carnegie Recital Hall debut.
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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 to for times and dates to meet the authors.
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After the Hunt
Ravens' Restaurant, Stanford Inn, Mendocino
Join Stanford Inn's nutritionist and Ravens Restaurants Chef 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. Reservations required.
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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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Gloriana Musical Theatre presents
Mushroom Festival
Past performances have included everything from rock musicals to Broadway theater.
Check for live shows
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Mushroom Cooking Class
Assaggiare Mendocino presents mushrooms with a local perspective. Start with wild mushroom identification, followed by a cooking class, and lunch with a Mendocino wine and beer pairing with Julia Conway, local chef and owner. $45/ person or $80/couple, reservations required, class size limited.
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Corks 4 Caps at Sea Ranch Lodge
Black Point Grill
Sea Ranch Lodge offers a 4-course tasting menu featuring local wild mushrooms and Mendocino wine pairings. Enjoy it all in our panoramic ocean-view dining room for just $59 per person, including wine pairings. Reservations required, tax and gratuity additional.
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Mushroom Festival Winemaker Dinner
Tasting Menu Winemaker Dinner at Wild Fish
Perched on a headland overlooking Little River Coves craggy rocks, facing the ocean, Wild Fish offers an intimate dining experience. Mushrooms and Yorkville Cellars wines are the stars of this dinner.
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NOV - Mushrooms & Beer Tasting
Little River Inn, LITTLE RIVER
Little River Inn, LITTLE RIVER
6:30PM, 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.
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Symphony of the Redwoods
Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg
Featchering eveything form Beethoven ~ Leonora Overture #3
Schubert ~ Rosamunde entracte #3
Strauss ~ Rosenkavalier waltzes
Wagner ~ Siegfrieds Rhine Journey
and more...
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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!
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Walks in the Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
Mushroom Walks
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