Our popular event series, “Mushrooms & Mercedes,” returned this summer, and tickets quickly sold out.

“Mushroom foraging is a lesser known, yet highly enjoyable, summer pastime in the Vail Valley,” said Mark Herron, general manager of the Resort. “We partnered with Larry Evans, a renowned mushroom forager affectionately known as the ‘Indiana Jones of mushroom hunting,’ to offer our guests a unique day trip to hunt for mushrooms and enjoy a gourmet dinner upon return.”

After the hunt, the group will reconvene in Flame's kitchen where Executive Chef Jason Harrison will lead a culinary demonstration incorporating the freshly-picked mushrooms.

To welcome participants, Evans gave an overview of what types of mushrooms to hunt for, what to avoid and how to properly pick and clean a mushroom. Then, guests boarded the Resort’s fleet of Mercedes SUVs en route to a scenic foraging destination. Guests enjoyed a gourmet picnic lunch with wine before returning to the Resort.

After the foray, the group reconvened in the kitchen of Flame, the Resort’s signature restaurant. Executive Chef Jason Harrison led a culinary demonstration incorporating the freshly-picked mushrooms.

Finally, guests enjoyed a dinner featuring the mushrooms – perhaps a chanterelle or a white king bolete – picked on the excursion.

Watch for our 2013 Mushroom & Mercedes event dates and book quickly, as these excursions fill quickly.

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