Chelsea Madren aka OC Food Diva: Johnsonville's The Sausage Dome Champion, World Food Championships E.A.T. Certified Food Judge, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge, Brand Ambassador, Culinary Researcher, Food & Travel Critic, Food Competitor, and Recipe Developer
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2015 Big Sur Foragers Festival starts in two weeks
weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led
foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition with celebrity judges starts on
Friday, January 16 through Sunday, January 18, 2015. Big Sur area chefs will exhibit
their culinary expertise by preparing edible creations paired with regional
wines and beers.
Friday, January 16th:
Dinner at Big Sur Road House.
Sur Bakery is also doing a dinner to benefit the Big Sur Health Center.
than 10 Monterey County restaurants will be donating a portion of their sales
on Friday, January 16th to support the Big Sur Health Center.
Saturday, January 17th:
·9:30 AM-12:30 PM: Two "Wild Foraging
Walk and Talk"http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sur-forager-festival-2015-tickets-12739388855- one at Pfeiffer State Park (beginner level) and one
through the Big Sur Wilderness (intermediate level), both led by expert foragers. The
intermediate hike through the Bug Sur Wilderness will be led by
Stephen Copeland of Big Sur Guides and Hiking. Cost per hike $35.00.
·1 PM-4PM: "Fungus
Face-Off"http://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-sur-forager-festival-2015-tickets-12739388855on the deck at Ventana Inn & Spa. A friendly
competition among some of the area's notable chefs featuring chanterelles and
other fabulous fungi. Celebrity judges include Jim Dodge, Russ Parson (LA Times
Food Editor) and Wendy Brodie. Participants include: Executive Chef Paul
Corsentino (The Restaurant at Ventana Inn), Chef Sean Garrett (Fernwood),
Chef Johnny DeVivo (Porters in the Forest at Poppy Hills), Chef
Phillip Burrus (Esalen), Chef Tim Wood (Carmel Valley Ranch),
Kim Solano (Haute Enchilada and Social Club), Chef Brenden Esons (Big
Sur Roadhouse), Chef Tony Baker (Montrio Bistro/Baker's Bacon),
The Quail and Olive, Winery Partners/Brewery, Chappellet,
Alvarado Street Brewery, Tudor Wines, Holman Ranch,
Morgan Winery, Mesa Del Sol Winery, Comanche Cellars,
Ventana Wines, McIntyre Vineyards, Bernardus Lodge,
Dawn's Dream, Joullian Vineyards, and Fillipponi Ranch.
Attendees also have an opportunity to cast their vote for "People's
Choice". A silent auction full of culinary delights, hotel stays,
tickets to explore the area, art and so much more will take place during the
food and wine sampling. There will be more than 60 items this
year! Purchase raffle tickets for $5 per ticket or $25 for 6
tickets. Enter to win your choice of 7 culinary delights or hotel packages! Raffle
package values range $200 to $700! Tickets available for purchase at the
event. Cost per person is $60.