5 MUSHROOM FACTS
Mushrooms are not vegetables because they do not have leaves, roots, or seeds and do not require light for growth.
Mushrooms are among the three most popular “vegetables” in Great Britain alongside potatoes and tomatoes.
China is the world’s largest producer of mushrooms, followed by the U.S. Among the states, Pennsylvania leads, followed by California and Florida.
White button mushrooms were originally light brown in color, until a natural mutation occurred in the mid-1920s in Pennsylvania and farmers took advantage of that color variation to breed the white mushrooms. Ironically, the increasingly popular portabella and crimini mushrooms are light brown cousins of the white button mushroom.
Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, died of "milk poisoning" when the family cow ate poisonous mushrooms.
The 4 course dinner menu includes:
Salad of green beans, globe artichokes & Trompette De La Mort mushrooms with extra virgin pumpkin seed oil
2017, Grüner Veltliner, Von den Terrassen,
Josef Ehmoser, Wagram
Black fungus consommé &
Chanterelle mushroom ravioli
2016, Barbera d'Alba, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont
Borlotti Beans with Pied de Mouton
& white truffle oil
2015, Bourgogne Rouge, La Vigne Blanche, Domaine Tawse
Coffee & Morel mushroom sponge,
Guinness ice cream
Quinta de la Rosa, Tawny Port 20 Years
Menu created by Head Chef Leo Semakin
An evening not to be missed.
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