Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels
Stratford Tea Leaves dining hall
Wild Mushroom Quiche with Nasturtium Flower Salad
Nettle Tea Tasting, Stratford Tea Leaves
Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Wild Leek Bulb Soup w/Wild Watercress Garnish
Cattail Hearts and Tomato Salad
Fiddlehead Quiche from Linley's, Stratford
Nettle Gouda, Mountainoak Cheese
Some of the Forest Motel's hosts



2018 Forage and Feast Events

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May 12th Forage and Feast

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Our first Forage and Feast Event for 2018 highlights Nature's early Springtime wild edibles, including wild leeks, fiddleheads, trout lilys, nettles and more. We'll search for these on pristine trails only fifteen minutes outside Stratford before returning to the charm of Stratford Tea Leaves for a four course lunch beginning with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Gouda Nettle from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features delicious Nettle Soup followed by wild leek bacon or wild leek quiche from Linley's. All of this rounded out by rhubarb pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


May 26th Forage and Feast

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Fiddleheads are the order of the day so grab your bags and baskets and join us for a culinary hike on some of the most scrumptious trails southwestern Ontario has to offer. We'll also search for day lily shoots, wild leeks, garlic mustard, Japanese knotweed, pheasant back mushrooms and more. All of this before we return to Stratford Tea Leaves for what promises to be an exciting meal from the wild that will include baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse alongside Gouda Nettle from Mountain Oak Cheese. Our soup du jour features a tantalizing wild leek soup followed by fiddlehead galete from Linley's. All of this rounded out by strawberry rhubarb pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


June 30th Forage and Feast

SOLD OUT.

One of the featured mushrooms on our menu is the highly rated Summer Oyster. The delicate fleshy substance renders the perfect texture to any dish. We'll collect these as well as pheasant back fungi (one of the few mushrooms eaten raw), day lily flower buds, wild leek bulbs and more. Then we return to the Forest Motel where a four course meal awaits us, served under banquet tents alongside a lovely lake. Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese along with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse will be the opening fare followed by vegan friendly Cream of Mushroom Soup. Our main course will be provided by Linley's while dessert will be served up by The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


August 18th Forage and Feast

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By mid Summer the Bolete Family of mushrooms are beginning to appear on forest floors. From the smallish brown Ash Bolete to the statuesque King Bolete, they are one of the better "finds" of the mushroom world and are easily identified by their yellowish pours under the cap. The trails are also host to other delicious fungi such as the Summer Oyster, the Giant Puffball and the crown tipped coral. Following our foraging trek we will return to Stratford for a lunch of seasonal wild fare hosted by The Forest Motel. Our four course meal will take place under a banquet tent alongside a beautiful lake. What better way to spend a Summer afternoon.

Included in the menu will be locally brewed craft beer, wines from Niagara and dessert prepared by The Black Angus Bakery.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


September 1st Forage and Feast

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This Labour Day weekend features all sorts of delicious edibles from Nature's wild garden. Giant Puffballs, Gem Studded and Bolete Mushrooms, not to mention scrumptious Summer Oysters. All of these will be included in a lunch fit for the hungry hiker. We will be taking to trails only minutes from Stratford for a two hour adventure in foraging. Afterward we return to the The Forest Motel where an upscale four course lunch awaits us. A lunch, by the way, that includes locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


September 29th Forage and Feast

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We're reaching the pinnacle of the mushroom season that will be reflected in our wild lunch menu of edible fungi and plants. But not before we hike beautiful trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. We'll collect assorted wild mushrooms such as Blewits (they're really blue), Pear Shaped Puffballs, Honey Mushrooms and more. After working up an appetite we'll return to Stratford Tea Leaves for a lunch hosted by renowned tea sommelier Karen Hartwick. This four course meal includes Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese, the main course from Linley's, locally brewed craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara. Dessert will be provided by Stratford's Black Angus Bakery.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com


October 20th

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The leaves have all but gone while the air has a crispness to it that provides ideal conditions to the mushrooms of Autumn. Late October is a perfect time to forage as the trails will render wild fungi such as Velvet Foot (pictured here), Pear Shaped Puffballs as well as the meaty Fall Oysters. We'll collect these along with wild ginger and wild leek bulbs before returning to Stratford Tea Leaves where a hearty four course meal awaits us. The menu begins with Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese accompanied with baskets of fresh baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse. A light wild leek bulb soup is next on the agenda followed by the main course, Mushroom Bourguignon. Dessert will be provided by The Black Angus Bakery while beverages will include craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara. An Autumn afternoon can't get better than this.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packam Sports Complex
Cost: $70 per person.

Tickets can be purchased through internet transfer or PayPal. For more information phone 519-271-3726 or email us at pucksplenty@gmail.com

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