First Annual Big Sur Foragers Festival
- When: Friday, January 11, 2013, 6 p.m.
- Where: Big Sur, Big Sur
- Cost: $35 - $175
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Culinary
Here come the "foraging with friends" adventure at Big Sur Bakery and a forager's barbecue at the lodge. That's day one—followed on Saturday by mushroom missions in the redwoods, a “Fungus Face-Off” chef showdown with around a half-dozen more participants like Carmel Valley Ranch, Coast Gallery and Treebones (plus a range of local wineries) and a culminating dinner at Restaurant at Ventana with Truman Jones and Americano Restaurant’s Kory Stewart. Fittingly enough, fungophiles shouldn't struggle to forage a good time, though moist folks in the know will watch closely to see how its inaugural transitions over from the Chanterelle Cook-off era. [MCA]
6pm Fri-9pm Sat (1-3pm Sat/Fungus Faceoff). Various locations throughout Big Sur. $35/mushroom walk; $45-$75/Friday events; $45/faceoff; see website for full schedule and prices. 667-4210, www.bigsurforagersfestival.org.