Monday, 29 September 2008

YangYang Pine Mushroom Festival, Korea-Euro-Toques Mushroom Hunt Ireland.

So Here is one I missed and wished I had managed to go but did
anyone go?

Please let me know how it was? If I am still here next year I will make it. I am not sure if we fully appreciated the selection of mushrooms we have here. I know when I go home the will be exotic and really expensive.
Here is the Festival Web site .

"This year, the Yangyang Songi Pine Mushroom Festival will be held from September 26th to 30th in Yangyang, Gangwon-do. Songi (pronounced /song-i/) pine mushroom is also called gold mushroom or diamond of the woods for its expensive price: one kilogram of songi costs over 200,000 won. As such, songi is a luxury for common people. The Songi Festival in Yangyang is a great opportunity for people to see natural songi and sample various dishes made from it.

The festival has been designated as one of the best festivals in Korea by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for two consecutive years. Organized for the 12th time this year, the festival has continued to draw an increasing number of local and international visitors over the years and has now become a major regional festival. In addition to hands-on events, there will be a number of performances and a market where songi will be sold at a more affordable price."

Check out their website..

And I read on

At Home In Ireland There Is A Mushroom Hunt going on near my House On October 5th
For more mushroom hunt information try Mushroom Stuff for Wicklow/Dublin area and Longueville House in Cork. All added to the Irish Food and Wine Events Calendar.


Sunday, 5th October, Cavan

Mushroom Hunt: Grounds of Radisson SAS Farnham Estate

Dinner: The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill

12 noon Meet at Radisson SAS Farnham Estate

12.30 Proceed to PICNIC spot in the Woods

Individual picnic baskets with local fare prepared by the Radisson will be delivered to the picnic spot by golf caddy, to be enjoyed with drinks and a glass of wine

1.30-4pm MUSHROOM HUNT in the woods – led by Louis Smith

Before and after the Mushroom Hunt Louis will offer his valuable advice on what to look for, what not to touch, what to keep and what to throw away!


Following the Mushroom Hunt, the group will proceed to the cosy surroundings of the Olde Post Inn where Euro-toques members Gearoid & Tara Lynch will host a seasonal three-course dinner accompanied by wines


Mushroom Hunt & Picnic : Adults €30/ 12-16yrs €15/ Under 12s €5

Mushroom Hunt, Picnic & Dinner: Adults €60/ 12-16yrs €40/ Under 12s €20


B&B is available at the Radisson SAS on Sunday 5th October (Standard mid-week Double rate €135). Please contact the Radisson directly on 049 4377700 quoting ‘Euro-toques Group’ to book


Depending on numbers, transport can be arranged between Radisson & the Olde Post. Please let us know on booking if you will require this. Cost of transport will be extra and payable on the day.


Bring along buckets, baskets or bags for your mushrooms, a knife, gloves (if desired) and wellies or a change of shoes. Be prepared for all weather.

BOOKING: Call 01-6779995 or email before Monday 29th September.


ZenKimchi 30 September 2008 at 17:42  

I hope that cartoon mushroom is really a cartoon mushroom.

Therese Mac Seain 30 September 2008 at 18:43  

Google yangyang mushroom that's what i got . I do love the cartoon characters for the festivals . This one is more on the phallic side then it need be.

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