Next Foragers Festival is January 17-20, 2019

Events will include:

  • Join us at Lugano Swiss Bistro on Thursday, January 17th. The restaurant will be donating 25% of all sales on Fondue as well as all items off the menu including beer and wine on Thursday, January 17th to the Big Sur Foragers Festival benefiting the Big Sur Health Center. Lugano's will also have live music that evening. Dine, Laugh, Dance, Enjoy and Support the Big Sur Health Center!
  • We are very excited to announce that Il Grillo Carmel will be holding a dinner on Friday, January 18th to benefit the Big Sur Health Center and in honor of #ForagersFestival. This dinner will be limited to 24 seats. Stay tuned for details.
  • The "Fungus Face-Off" will be held at Big Sur River Inn on Saturday, January 19th, 2019.

 

  • Confirmed participants thus far are: Carmel Craft Brewing Company, Firestone Brewery, Alvarado Brewery, Fernwood Big Sur, Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Big Sur River Inn, Quail and Olive, Carmel Berry Company, Percy Pies, Carmel Honey Company, Frattoria Muia, {baker & brain} Wines, Morgan Winery, Filipponi Ranch and Cronologie Wines, Bernardus Winery, Twisted Roots, Paul Lato Wines, Wrath Wines, Comanche Cellars, Chappellet Winery, Mesa del Sol, McIntyre Vineyards,...

 

Additional event details coming soon!

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2019/01/17 12:00:00

2019 Dates Announced

The next Foragers Festival will take place January 17 – 20, 2019 

The event has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.

Events will include:

  • A Thursday Night Fundraiser at Lugano’s Swiss Bistro.  Details to come.
  • Friday night winemaker’s dinners as locations around Monterey County include Il Grillo in Carmel-by-the-Sea
  • The “Fungus Face-Off” will be held at Big Sur River Inn on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. 

The event will have food tastings, wines, beers, raffles, silent auction and more! This popular event sells out early.  Tickets are available here!

Saturday Foraging walk led by local experts. “Wild Mushroom Walks and Talk” led by Steve Copeland of Big Sur Guides and his team of expert mushroom foragers.

Sunday we are finalizing several brunch fundraisers around Monterey County.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon. For event details and venue information, visit www.bigsurforagersfestival.org or follow on the Foragers Facebook page

History

The event has traditionally served as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community’s non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to continue to support the presence of local health care services in the Big Sur area.

The four-day festival affords Big Sur area restaurants the opportunity to host the culinary expertise of notable chefs who will be preparing unique fare ranging from rustic to elegant, paired alongside the central coast region’s amazing selection of wine and beer.

Join Us

January 17 – 20, 2019
at Big Sur Foragers Festival
46896 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920

Thank You!

To all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who make this even possible!

And the 2018 winners were…

White varietal:
Baker & Brain  2016 Gruner Veltliner 

Red varietal:
Chappellet 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Most Creative Use of Foraged Ingredients: Tim Wood Carmel Valley Ranch

  • Cipollini polenta w/ French black truffle, local chanterelle, Santa Cruz matsutaki ,sweet onion jus, sea salt, and secret green sauce (green herbs and feta)

Most Imaginative:  Ben Spungin with Sierra Mar Post Ranch

  • Candy cap chocolates with ganache emulsion. 72% chocolate
  • Whipped white chocolate ganache with golden candy cap
  • Live oak bark ice cream (candy cap). Bark washed, toasted, and simmered like cinnamon

Best of Show: Big Sur Bakery

  • Chicken liver and chanterelle mousse, hedgehog butter, black trumpet, Big Sur sea salt, local honey mustard vinaigrette, on Bakery multigrain and squid ink sesame bread.