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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
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Ravens' Restaurant, Mendocino
Local Winery, Mendocino Wild Mushrooms and the Stanford Inn's Ravens' Restaurant come together for a special Mushroom and Winemaker Dinner. Join Phil Baxter Jr., Ravens' co-­creative chef staff, Mushroom Expert Eric Schramm, and Stanford Inn's Wine Director Brendan McGuigan for an incredible four-­'course dinner featuring per-­course wine pairings with Baxter Wines and our chefs' dishes featuring Mendocino County's mushroom bounty.
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NOV 7-16, 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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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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Explore Big River Estuary with Catch-A-Canoe guided and self-guided paddling experiences. For the Mushroom Festival well 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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Come get your Passport stamped, try some outstanding wine, barrel taste our new 2012 Pinot Noir straight from the barrel with futures available. We'll also be serving a special mushroom appetizer of the day.
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Click for more information on NOV 1-2 ~ Mushroom Excursion Train. NOV 1-2 ~ 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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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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Stanford Inn by the Sea
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.
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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 Inn & Wine Bar[n]'s "Forage-To-Table" mushroom dinners. Reserve your seat at Glendeven's host table for Chef Patrick Meany's delightful Winemaker's Mushroom Dinner featuring local winemakers. Reservations required. 12 people max per night
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Fort Bragg
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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Beachcomber Motel & Spa
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from our cozy Captains Deck while you savor Frey Wines served alongside a delicious menu from the acclaimed Cliff House Restaurant that includes wild mushroom soup made with chanterelles and porcini, also creamy polenta with a medley of wild mushrooms!
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Fall Comedy Weekend for two evenings of improvised fun, games, and stories. Local Hit and Runners along with musical accompanist Laura Derry will play for you. Dinner menu and full bar.
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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.
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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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Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Isabelle Allende narrate the definitive film on the history of the environmental movement.
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Little River Inn, LITTLE RIVER
Executive Chef Marc Dym creates a multi-course meal featuring a variety of local mushrooms. Each course is paired with the perfect Belgianstyle ale crafted by Russian River Brewing Company brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo. The chef will discuss dishes that highlight several distinct local mushrooms and serve them with Russian River brews worthy of their cult following.
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View November's art exhibits while tasting fine Mendocino County wines, enjoying live music and tasting delicious abalone cakes prepared by Little River Inn's Executive Chef Marc Dym, and more. A commemorative wine glass is included for your support of this fundraiser for the Mendocino Art Center.
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An Evening at the Palace
In a cabaret setting, Gloriana presents a tribute to the 100th anniversary of New Yorks premiere Broadway theatre  the Palace Theatre. The evening promises to be unforgettable! Tickets: Harvest Market, Tangents, Out of This World,
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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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Botanical Gardens, FORT BRAGG
What are mushrooms, how and where do you find them, and which varieties are safe to eat? Is a mushroom a plant? What role do fungi play in ecology? Should you be worried or happy about the mushrooms sprouting in your yard?
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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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Vivaldi ~ Concerto Grosso
Respighi ~ Trittico Boticelliano
Mozart ~ Symphony #35
Bach ~ Sleepers Awake Cantata 140
Ana Lucas, soprano; Matthew Miksak, bass baritone, and the College of the Redwoods Community Chorus

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