Mushroom Dinner on the Patio for 2! Featuring 4-Star Mushrooms

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago


Small (4-10 Guests)
It's going to be another beautiful summer weekend in Chicago, and we're getting some excellent mushrooms grown by Chicagos very own FourStar Mushrooms! We'll be incorporating some lovely summer ingredients with this meal, and will even use 'candy cap' mushrooms in the dessert, which have a nice maple flavor and are used primarily in dessert! Come join us for a lovely evening, and we look forward to feeding you.

Menu detail

Smoked Black Trumpet Mushroom, Heirloom Tomato, and Blue Cheese Bruschetta
We'll cook and hardwood smoke some excellent black trumpet mushrooms and mix them in with fresh heirloom tomatoes to serve on bruschetta, and top it off with our very own blue cheese made with actual Roquefort culture that has been aged for a month
King Trumpet Mushroom Ceviche with Chilled Sweetcorn Soup
Small Plate
We'll briefly cook King Trumpet Mushrooms before marinating them in herbs and fresh squeezed citrus, and serve it over a chilled sweetcorn soup
Oyster Mushroom 'Calamari' with Tempura Fried Green Beans
Small Plate
We'll actually marinate the oyster mushrooms in koji, which is traditionally used in Japanese cuisine to make traditional sake, soy sauce, and miso, and creates a lot of 'umami' in the dish. They will then be tempura fried like calamari, along with fresh green beans, lemon slices, and capers, and then served with a lemon-herb aioli
Campenelle Pasta with Mushroom Ragout and Summer Vegetables
Campanella Pasta with Mushroom Ragout: Ragout of Fennel Braised Mushrooms, with Bloomsdale Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomato, White Wine and Herbs, topped with our Almond Parmesan. One of my favorite dishes!
Candy Cap Mushroom Candy Bar
Candy cap mushrooms have a sweet maple flavor to them, and are actually primarily used in desserts in many fancy restaurants. We'll be using them to make an excellent cashew based cheesecake that we'll dip in chocolate to turn into a candy bar, similar to a 'Three Musketeers.' This probably sounds a bit crazy, but when you've had candy cap mushrooms, it's difficult to think of it being used in a savory preparation. Surprise yourself! This dish is a hit.

Mushroom Dinner on the Patio for 2! Featuring 4-Star Mushrooms

In-PersonEast Lakeview, Chicago
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)