By Pete Rerig
Looking to engage your hunter–gatherer spirit this winter? Or just interested in enjoying a spectacular meal of chanterelles and other local wild delicacies, prepared by a talented chef and served in a lush Big Sur setting where they thrive?
If so, the Esalen Institute has a winter getaway for you: The centerpiece of the self-directed Golden Chanterelle Wild Foods Retreat will be Chef Talia Rotter’s multi-course foraged foods extravaganza on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Big Sur’s climate is ideally suited to wild mushrooms, and one of the local favorites is the golden chanterelle. Orange or yellow, meaty and funnel shaped, the familiar fungus features a fruity fragrance reminiscent of apricots and a mildly peppery taste that makes it perfect for a variety of cooking applications.
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