Sun 17 Oct & Sun 24 Oct
Ever secretly wanted to be a confident food forager? Join expert Bill O’Dea for a dedicated course to learn about one of Nature’s most underestimated mysteries…fungi.
Hunt and forage on the Killruddery Estate with Ireland’s premier mycophagist, Bill O’Dea. Bill and his team will start with an introductory session. After they have briefed you, you will all go out on the hunt! Once you have gathered your mushrooms, you’ll return to base and take part in cooking your findings . Then, you get to sample your delights.
We are also delighted to have award winning chef Pat McLarnon of Brooks Hotel helping with the identification and the cooking demonstration on the day. Pat is not only a great chef but also an avid mushroom enthusiast and forager. His use of mushrooms is broad and creative including preserving, infusions and powders.
Includes lunch and coffee/tea and scones on arrival.
9.30-10am Meet at venue. Tea, coffee and scones provided.
10.00am Introduction to mushroom collecting – Bill O’Dea
11.00am Pick and identify mushrooms
1.30pm Lunch and cooking of some of the edible wild mushrooms
After lunch Mushroom identification workshop. Typically we use a panel of experts and we would expect to identify 50 plus different types of mushrooms with the emphasis being on edibles.
4.00pm approx Finish.
Waterproof shoes are essential – dress weather appropriate!