Today Andrew and Gillian took us to lunch at The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel and Academy at Vlottenburg, outside Stellenbosch. It was a wonderful meal and gave us the opportunity to experience some exciting mushroom flavours combined with exotic wines. Our host, Adrian, certainly knows his stuff when it comes to fungi and he was able to take us through our tasting with detailed explanations of not only the mushrooms, but also the wines and why they had been chosen to accompany the various dishes that were presented. Our eyes and taste buds were exposed to a new array of flavours and we also had the opportunity to see and be taken through the whole process of mushroom propogation and cultivation.
We all left feeling that we wanted to learn more about mushrooms and perhaps even try growing some ourselves, so there’s a pretty good chance we may enrol for one of their courses or go on a field gathering expedition with the Academy.