Wild Mushroom Hunt & Lunch with Ranger Chuck Bancroft featuring Joshua Drage from Ranch at Rock Creek and Chloe Friedland at the Santa Lucia Preserve.
This year promises to be a mushroom hunt like no other; early season reports are incredibly promising. A Illy Café and pastry reception will be hosted by Carmel Realty Company at a surprise luxury estate within the Preserve and then Retired Point Lobos Ranger Chuck Bancroft and his team of mycologists will lead guests on a wild mushroom hunt through the pristine 20,000 acre Santa Lucia Preserve in upper Carmel Valley. Following the hunt will be a sumptuous wild mushroom lunch prepared by the Preserve’s Host Chef Chloe Friedland and Relais & Châteaux Chef Joshua Drage of The Ranch at Rock Creek with accompanying wines. This year we are delighted to have Garrett Bowlus of Albatross Ridge, Carmel Valley and Carrissa Chappellet of Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley pouring rare vintages wines.
This event includes round-trip transportation from L’Auberge Carmel.