“Morels in May” Annual Mushroom Hunt, May 10 @ Black Star Farms

April 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm

If you love morels, but are hesitant to forage for them yourself, then consider driving the five hours to Black Star Farms and attending their annual morel hunt and feast on May 10th. Everyone meets at the Inn at 5 p.m., and starts the search with a seasoned guide. Following the hunt, you’ll meet up at the Inn’s Pegasus Lounge for morel hors d’oeuvres and wine. Then Chef Jonathan Dayton will prepare a special morel dinner with dessert and wine pairings. The cost is $75 per person (plus 18% gratuity and tax).

Black Star started doing these morel hunts about six years ago.  With this year’s late spring, Coryn Briggs of Black Star Farms assures us that they’re pretty sure there will still be some morels left in the woods at the Farm, but if there aren’t, they have their sources. Dinner will be a savory sampling of morel dishes paired with an assortment of wines made by Black Star from grapes grown on the premises. If nothing else, the woods are beautiful at this time of year with trillium and other wildflowers, and wild leeks, in abundance.

If you decide to stay at the Inn, rooms will be available for 20% off.   Please dress for the weather and let Black Star know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Call for more information and reservations. 231.944.1251.