Foodie Event Features Fun with Fungi on Oregon Coast
(Lincoln City, Oregon) – In a central Oregon coast town that boasts being a “great place to learn new things – you can taste some really new things.
It's the 5th Annual Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-Off on Saturday, October 12 at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. Here you can see what local chefs have created with delectable Oregon wild mushrooms. Chefs from all over Oregon will compete with their favorite mushroom dishes made from Chanterelles, Boletes, Lobsters, Oysters, Morels, Matsutakes, or Cauliflowers.
“It is sure to be a treat,” said Lincoln City Visitor Center spokesman Scott Humpert.
Admission is free with tasting samples available for $0.50 each. You will also have the chance to vote for your favorite dish for the People's Choice Award. Fresh picked wild mushrooms will be available for purchase, and enjoy a live on-stage presentation from expert Lars Norgren. Beer, wine and assorted sweet treats will also be available from local vendors, making it a little something for everyone.
A wild mushroom identification booth will be available during the Cook-Off compliments of the Lincoln County Mycological Society, so bring your found mushrooms or learn to forage for a tasty morsel. The society will lead a mushroom foray into the local woods following the Cook-Off Saturday October 12 from 3 – 5 pm to collect wild edible mushrooms and to inform foray participants about the fungi of the Oregon coast.
Foray participants should wear appropriate hiking clothing, bring water, a knife for collecting and a porous sack or basket. This activity is free and pre-registration is suggested. Please call or email Suzanne Treece to register at 541-996-1273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lincoln City Culinary Center hosts four annual cook-offs: Jambalaya, Fish Taco, Wild Mushroom and Chowder, each featuring some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest.
The Pacific NW Wild Mushroom Cook-Off happens on October 12 from 11 am – 2 pm at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City, located above the Driftwood Public Library at 801 SW Highway 101, 4th floor. For more information about the Wild Mushroom Cook-Off contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151 or visit www.oregoncoast.org
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