2018 FFSC After-Hours Dinner (by Rene Barone)

? WHEN: 01/12/2018, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
? WHERE: Louden Nelson Community Center (Room #3), 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Enjoy an amazing multi-course mushroom and wine feast with a group of like-minded fungiphiles.

Lucky attendees will sample appetizers and have small-scale guided tours of the displays in a more intimate, less crowded atmosphere.



5:00 - 6:00 PM

Check in and gather in the Auditorium   Douglas Smith will lead private tours.   Douglas Smith has been involved in mycology for many years, looking for and photographing mushrooms on several continents.   A constant figure in the Bay Area mycology scene; he is an expert in many fungus fairs and organized forays.

6:00 - 9:30 PM


WHERE: Room #3, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Cost: $120.00, Tax and Gratuity Included




Trio of Wild Mushroom Preserves with House Made Rye Bread
Chanterelle-Meyer Lemon Marmalade
Matsutake-Fig Preserve
Black Trumpet-Fennel Jam
2016 Quinta Cruz Albariño



Chanterelle, Hazelnut and Huckleberry Terrine with Candy Cap Mostarda and Matsutake Watercress Salad
2013 Quinta Cruz Tempranillo - Reserve


“Spanish Cassoulette”

Braised Rabbit with Porcini Butifarra Sausage, Hedgehogs, Yellow Foots, and White Beans
(Vegetarian option)Cassoulette with Mushroom “Sausage” and Roasted Yam
2012 Quinta Cruz Souzao


Black Trumpet Semifreddo with milk chocolate glaze, Agaricus Almond Cake, and Bergamot 
2009 Quinta Cruz Rabelo

Mushrooms and ingredients are subject to change depending upon availability