Black Morel Hootenanny

Time & Location

May 17, 18 and 19th 2019
White Oak Society Camp
Deer River Minnesota

About The Event

Guided Foray with Mike Kempenich of Gentleman Forager and Forest to Fork

Incredible food from: 

 

JIM CHRISTIANSEN
FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE BEST NEW CHEF 2015, JAMES BEARD AWARDS BEST CHEF, MIDWEST SEMI-FINALIST 2015, 2016...AND REALLY COOL DUDE
&
MATT ELLESS
TV SUPERSTAR OF GUYS GROCERY GAMES, EXECUTIVE CHEF AND WONDER OF THE STAGE AT CAST & CRU

 

  • All day happy hour!

  • This years Black Morel Hootenanny will be held in the Chippewa National Forest area of Itasca County, Minnesota. Join myself, Mike Kempenich, of Gentleman Forager as your guide and host, along with acclaimed Minneapolis chefs and some great musicians, all in a private camp (with some comforts!). Learn about morels and other wild mushrooms while you forage with Mike with the anticipation of their role in an incredible dinner Saturday night! After dinner, sit back with your drink of choice, swap some stories and laughs as you listen to some great music from our headliner and plenty of tall tales. When you are ready, head back to the biggest bonfire you have ever seen (if I have anything to say about it!) or hit the tent/camper and dream about the next mornings hunt. 

 

  • $300 All inclusive (except snacks and drinks).Weekend Schedule of EventsFriday: Arrive any time after noon, set up your camp, meet and greet, Spectacular meal from our guest chefs /Happy Hour at 7:30ish/Music around the fire

  • Saturday: Spectacular breakfast at 9:00, followed by morel hunting until lunch (another uniquely crafted creation of the Chefs!) in the field. We return around 4-5 and the very special forest to fork dinner is served about 7:00 with music to follow-- around 8:30-9:00.

  • Sunday: Another great breakfast at 9:00 followed by mushroom cooking class or self guided foraging until 12-1:00 when we wrap things up. You are of course free to stay longer if you wish!

 

What would I need to bring?

    • Tent/camper/RV

    • Sufficient comforter/blankets

    • Sleeping bags, air mattress/pump. If you are in a tent, you will NOT want to be on the hard cold ground in May!

    • Lantern, fuel and extra mantels or flashlight

    • Multi-purpose tool or knife

    • First aid kit

    • Insect repellent

    • Rain gear (poncho)

    • Clothing that can be layered

    • Good waterproof hiking boots

    • Camp chairs

    • Cooler

    • Non-perishable snacks if you like--- though you will feel like its always time for another meal already!

    • Basket (thrift stores sell wicker baskets very cheap)

    • Mushroom Field Guide if you like

    • Whistle or noise making device should you become separated--- or just stay near me!

    • Camera and extra batteries

    • Walking stick if that's your bag...

Tents, campers and RVs of any size welcome. The White Oak Society camp features restrooms, shower and a dinning hall.

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