Saturday, 8th October 2022

Dress: Practical!
Tickets: £110.00 per person
Includes: Foray, mini fungi book, lunch & wine
Location: Please meet at Hambleton Hall at 9.30am

Hunt: Burley Wood

Paul Nichol, field mycologist, botanist, author of a guide to identifying mushrooms and toadstools and adult tutor, has lead our mushroom hunt for many years, some years have been more successful than others and this summer’s hot weather will dictate what we find on the day. Generally a good haul of edible, poisonous and hallucinogenic varieties are collected for Paul to describe.

We will gather everyone together in the hotel’s car park 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.

I hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the Fungi-foray followed by lunch back at Hambleton Hall.  Please do bring along a basket to collect your ‘finds’ and appropriate outdoor clothing, perhaps a change of shoes for lunch.

En apéritif: Prosecco Ruggieri

Menu

Cappuccino of wild mushrooms with mushroom tortellini
Amontillado Lustau (Dry)
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Roast guinea fowl with chanterelles
2019 Motta de Lupo, Cacc’e Mmitte di Lucera
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Apple and blackberry crumble
2019 Casa Silva Gewurztraminer, Semillon, Viognier

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Coffee, chocolates etcetera