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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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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 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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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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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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(3-hour guided adventure) 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 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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Stanford Inn, Mendocino ~ 10:30am
Join local mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long for a foraging experience. Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby 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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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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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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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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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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Todd's Point, Fort Bragg
NOV 7 AT 4PM & 7PM
NOV 8 AT 1PM, 4PM & 7PM
NOV 9 AT 1PM & 4 PM
Since 1842 the Zoppè Family Circus has welcomed guests into their tent for a one-ring circus that honors the best history of the Old-World Italian tradition.
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Fort Bragg, LIVE JAZZ, NOV 7, 8 & 14, 15
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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Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino
5:00-8:00PM Enjoy delicious mushroom appetizers and wine, meet and mingle with the Mendocino Eco Artists, exhibiting Our Resources on the Edge. A portion of art sale proceeds benefit the Mendocino Area Parks Association. There will also be a display of Alissa Allens mushroom-dyed fiber art. Free.
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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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Enjoy pairing of wines from 10 Anderson Valley wineries with gourmet wild mushroom specialty foods. Live and silent auctions of Wine & Gift baskets from local merchants plus a variety of gift certificates for merchandise, restaurants and other services.
Click for more information on NOV 9  - Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet. NOV 9 - Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet
Gualala Arts Center, 4:00PM
Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents Virtuosi Woodwind Quintet, now in its 28th 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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Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino 6:30pm-8pm
Presents Mendocino Roots & Ridges: Notes from Americas Greenest Wine Region. Meet author Heidi Cusick Dickerson and photographer Tom Liden for a reading and discussion of their photographic essay collection of the wines and vines of Mendocino County. Richly illustrated with portraits of the land and communities, the essays examine the places and people that make Mendocino County appellations so distinctive.
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Mendo Bistro Winemaker Dinner with Yorkville Cellars
6:00PM Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner featuring mushrooms and other delights from the bounty of Mendocino County prepared to perfection by Chef Nicholas Petti. Pair with the finest wines from Yorkville Cellars and you have a feast second to none. Reservations Recommended
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Ravens' Restaurant, Stanford Inn, Mendocino
12:30-2:30PM What to do with your Catch and Why. Join Stanford Inns nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman and Ravens Restaurant 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. Reservations required.
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Stanford Inn, Mendocino
8-10:30AM Ravens' restaurant is featuring special mushroom dishes for breakfast. 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 medicinal mushrooms at breakfast. We will provide written information regarding medicinal uses of mushrooms and essential aspects of preparation and enjoying. Join us to experience what truly creative, eco-­friendly cuisine is all about.
Click for more information on NOV 7-23- Gloriana Musical Theatre presents. NOV 7-23- Gloriana Musical Theatre presents
Next to Normal
A contemporary rock musical that explores how one household copes with mental illness, grieving a loss, and ethics in modern psychiatry. How far will two parents go to keep their family intact? A powerhouse story with a thrilling score! PG-13.
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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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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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Tasting Menu Winemaker Dinner at Wild Fish 6:30pm
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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Ravens' Restaurant, Mendocino
7:30pm, Local Winery, Mendocino Wild Mushrooms and the Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant come together for a special Mushroom and Winemaker Dinner. Join Foursight Wines Kristy Charles and Joseph Webb, Ravens co-creative chef staff, and Stanford Inns Wine Director Brendan McGuigan for an incredible four-course dinner featuring wine pairings and dishes featuring Mendocino Countys mushroom bounty.
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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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Hill House, 7:30PM
Surprise yourself and friends with a Comedy Weekend with improvised fun, games, and stories. A special feature for this weekends engagement is another Song Improvisation Workshop for beginners.
Click for more information on NOV 15-16 ~ Symphony of the Redwoods. NOV 15-16 ~ Symphony of the Redwoods
Cotton Auditorium, Fort Bragg, Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm
Beethoven ~ Leonora Overture #3
Schubert ~ Rosamunde entracte #3
Strauss ~ Rosenkavalier waltzes
Wagner ~ Siegfrieds Rhine Journey
Verdi: Anvil chorus from La Traviata Brindisi from La traviata E lAssiria una regina from Nabucco Va pensiero from Nabucco Gli Arredi Festivi , Nabucco Triumphal March & chorus, Aida
Click for more information on NOV 16 - Gnome and Fairy Parade. NOV 16 - Gnome and Fairy Parade
Little River Inn
10-11AM, Get out the glitter and parade around the garden for all kids ages 3-7. There will be lots of stuff to dress up as gnomes, fairies and other woodland creatures, feel free to bring your own costume. Get ready in the Abalone Room 10am Parade at 11AM, in the garden and Little River Inn dining room. Spectators welcome.
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Maple Creek Winery/Artevino Mushroom Hike & Forage, 1:00PM
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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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg
NOV 17 & 24, DEC 1, 8, 15 & 22, 1:30PM - Mushroom Walks
NOV 22, DEC 13, 20, 10:00AM-3:30PM - Mushroom ID for Beginners Workshops
Click for more information on Guided Ride &amp; Hunt for Wild Mushrooms. Guided Ride & Hunt for Wild Mushrooms
Put the 'fun' in fungi and ride along with our expert guides to seek out the wild mushrooms of Mendocino County! Mountain bike your way through the forests while trying to locate the prized fungi.
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