Ontario Foraging, Foraging, Wild edibles, Wild Mushrooms, Stratford restaurants, oyster mushrooms, morels

For the past ten years our Forage and Feast Events have served to bring participants a taste of the wild, at the same time promoting local businesses who team with us to create a wonderful culinary experience. In 2017 Wine and Dine Magazine (Singapore) featured Puck's Plenty's Forage and Feast alongside such world famous restaurants as Noma (Denmark), Parallel 37 (San Francisco) and the Native Restaurant (Britain). Our Forage and Feast Events are listed by Marriott International as one of the "Top 10 Adventures to Have this Summer" while Travel and Leisure Magazine included Puck's Plenty as one of the top foraging spots in the world.


In order to attend these events you must be 19 years or older.

We have a limit of 20 participants per event.


August 7th Forage and Feast

SOLD OUT.

Once again we rely on the Wild Leek to make our main course fit for a . . . Forager of course! Their bulbs have reached their peak making them the highlight of our Forage and Feast lunch. But before we settle into our culinary adventure we have another at hand. A foraging trek searching for fungi such as Pheasant Back (one of the few mushrooms eaten raw), Gem Studded Puffballs and Boletes as well as Wild Leek Bulbs, Wood Sorrel and Wild Watercress. Then we return to Stratford Tea Leaves where a four course meal awaits us. Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese along with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse will be the opening fare followed by a light Wood Sorrel Soup.

Our main course is Wild Leek Pesto over Fettuccine accompanied with Stuff Roasted Tomatoes. Dessert will feature Peach Pie from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 10:00 am
Where: Chesney Wildlife Area
Cost: $80 per person.

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


August 28th Forage & Feast
Wild Mushroom Bolognese

SOLD OUT.

Late August offering feature several types of Boletes including what some call The Wild Porcini. This family of mushrooms is quite easy to identify simply because it has no gills. Instead there is a "spongy" substance that bruises olive to blue when touched. They are quite delicious especially when harvested young. These will be one of the many mushrooms we will forage for along with wild leek bulbs and amazing wild ginger. After our foraging segment we return to Stratford Tea Leaves where a four course meal awaits us. Truffle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese along with baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse will be the opening fare followed by our popular Summer Sorrel and Potato Soup. Our main course will be a Wild Mushroom Bolognese followed by fresh peach pies from The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beers and wines from Niagara are also included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

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


September 5th Forage and Feast
Beer Glazed Trout with Fresh Summer Oyter Mushrooms

7 tickets available.

We are deep into Summer and what better way to usher it in by hiking our beautiful forests to search for wild edible plants and mushrooms. We will be searching the trails for Wild Ginger, Wood Sorrel and Wild Watercress along with an array of mushrooms including Summer Oysters, Giant Puffballs, White Pine Boletes and more. Afterward we return to Stratford Tea Leaves for an upscale meal that includes Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese, baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse and delicious wild mint and zucchini soup. Our main course will be Beer Glazed Trout with Fresh Summer Oyster Mushrooms and roasted potatoes. Lunch is rounded off by scrumptious 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

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

Where: Stratford area.
Cost: $80 per person.

September 18th Forage and Feast
Socca with Chanterelle Ragout

SOLD OUT.

Let's face it, our favourite mushroom is the Chanterelle. Known for its hidden sweetness, this delicacy is easy pickings for any gourmet meal. And for that it qualifies as our featured main dish. But first we visit the trails where Oyster Mushrooms, Puffballs, Boletes to name but a few await us. We'll collect these along with wild ginger, wild leek bulbs and watercress 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 wood sorrel soup is next on the agenda followed by the main course, Socca (flatbread) with Chanterelle Ragout. Dessert will be provided by The Black Angus Bakery while beverages will include craft beer from Black Swan Brewery and wines from Niagara.

Samples of fresh Chanterelles will be distributed to all participants
for their cooking pleasure.


Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

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


October 9th Forage and Feast
Hen of the Woods Bourguignon

SOLD OUT.

We're in the early days of Autumn as those tree shadows seem just a bit longer while the rich green of the forest floor begins to fade. Nonetheless there are rich wild edibles to be found on trails only minutes from Stratford. Oyster Mushrooms, Puffballs, Boletes to name but a few. We'll collect these along with wild ginger, wild leek bulbs and watercress 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 wood sorrel soup is next on the agenda followed by the main course, Hen of the Woods Bourguignon served over mashed potatoes. 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.

Each participant will receive one Hen of the Woods mushroom
for their cooking pleasure.


Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

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


November 6th Forage and Feast
Wild Mushroom Gratin

SOLD OUT.

We're off into a brisk morning of Autumn, where wild mushrooms are ripe for the picking. Blewits, Fall Oysters, Fawn Mushrooms and more. What better way to work up an appetite for our Forage & Feast Season Finale. Our four course lunch at Stratford Tea Leaves will focus on Mother Nature's best offerings. Wild Nettle Gouda from Mountain Oak Cheese, baguettes from The Downie Street Bakehouse. Watercress Soup is next on the agenda before the creme de la creme, Wild Mushroom Gratin in a cream sauce spiced with horseradish and caraway seeds served over mashed potatoes. Dessert will be provided by The Black Angus Bakery. Locally brewed craft beer as well as wines from Niagara are included.

Start time: 9:45 am
Where: Packham Sports Complex
Cost: $80 per person.

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

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