Saturday, 5th October 2024 – FULLY BOOKED

Dress: Practical!
Tickets: £125.00 per person
Includes: Foray, mini fungi book, lunch & wine
Location: Please meet at Hambleton Hall at 9.30am

Hunt: Burley Wood

A firm favourite in Hambleton’s calendar, Paul Nichol, field mycologist, botanist, author of a guide to identifying mushrooms and toadstools and tutor, is once again returning to lead our mushroom hunt, we have had a mixed bag of finds over the years, some more successful than others, the weather over the summer will dictate what we find on the day. Hopefully a good haul of edible, poisonous and hallucinogenic varieties for Paul to describe.

We will gather everyone together at the hotel for coffee and then drive the short distance from Hambleton Hall to Burley Wood, where we will spend the morning foraging mushrooms, such as Lepista nuda – Wood blewit, Clitocybe geotropa – Trooping funnel cap, Macrolepiota procera – Parasol mushroom & Boletus badius – Bay bolete.

Following the fungi-foray we will make our way back to Hambleton Hall for lunch.  Please do bring along a basket to collect your ‘finds’ and appropriate outdoor clothing, perhaps a change of shoes for lunch.

En apéritif: Bellini

Menu

Risotto of roast cèpes, mushroom velouté
2021 Valdespino Macharnudo Palomino
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Boudin of slow cooked beef with smoked potato purée, glazed carrots and red wine sauce
2022 Chateau Fontareche Corbieres Vieilles Vignes
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Apple crumble soufflé with blackberry sorbet
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Coffee, chocolates etcetera

To book, please contact reception on 01572 756991 or email: hotel@hambletonhall.com