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Flavors of the Forest: Wild Food Dinner


Join local wild food foragers Jess Starwood and Pascal Baudar for a 12 course wild food dining experience in the forest on the edge of Los Angeles. The afternoon will start with a short walking tour through the forest to learn about the wild plants and local flavors that will be featured in the meal. Then, we will return to the dining table where you will be served twelve courses featuring wild and locally foraged ingredients in unique and creative presentations. Wild fermented drinks, sodas and infusions are included.

All menu items are plant-based with a non-vegan option for some dishes. Please indicate if you would like this option added to your meal.

Attire: Casual but warm, appropriate shoes for a walking, bring jacket and sun protection.

Rain cancels, and will be refunded 3 days before event.

Limited to 16 guests.

February 16th, 2019

8828 Gold Creek Rd
Sylmar, CA 91342

Menu to be posted soon.

About the Foragers:

Jess is the owner of SunRaven Apothecary in Thousand Oaks, California where she can be found brewing up herbal elixirs, crafting gourmet wild foods, and teaching classes and workshops on medicinal and edible plants and mushrooms. With her lifelong passion for nature and healthy gourmet food, Jess has formally studied holistic nutrition and herbal medicine for over 10 years and has a Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon.

Pascal Baudar is the author of The Wildcrafting Brewer and The New Wildcrafted Cuisine. He works as a wild-food researcher, wild brewer, and instructor in traditional food preservation techniques. Over the years, through his weekly classes and seminars, he has introduced thousands of home cooks, local chefs, and foodies to the flavors offered by their wild landscapes. In 2014, Baudar was named one of the 25 most influential local tastemakers by Los Angeles Magazine, and in 2017 his instructional programs, taught through Urban Outdoor Skills, were named one of the seven most creative cooking classes in the L.A. region.

A portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to support the care of animals on the property.

Notice of Filming:
Majority of filming will focus on our chefs, close ups of plating of food, and some wide shots of our dinner.