November Mushroom Mania on the Mendocino Coast

During the month of November, Mendocino County becomes a mushroom lover’s paradise. 

The Little River Inn will be hosting its Seventh Annual Mushroom & Beer Dinner on Friday, November 14, 2014, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Inn’s Executive Chef, Marc Dym, has created a delectable, multi-course dinner highlighting local mushroom varieties from the county to paired with hand-crafted ales from local Brewmaster, Vinnie Cilurzo, of Russian River Brewing Company. The multi-course meal will include passed appetizers, four individually plated starters, an entrée course and a desert course, as well as distinct beer pairings with each offering.

Additionally, Chef Dym, is pleased to debut the Inn’s 75th Anniversary Saison. This limited edition, private label beer was crafted by Chef Dym himself with the help of Fal Allen, brewmaster of Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Farmhouse in-style, this ale is comprised of locally foraged Candy Cap mushrooms and quatre épices, a combination of spices including ground pepper, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, giving the beer a complex maple-like depth with a refreshing finish.

For guests who are unable to attend the Inn’s Annual Mushroom & Beer Dinner, but still want to experience the beautiful bounty of Mendocino County mushrooms, the Little River Inn will be offering daily mushroom specials in its restaurant and Ole’s Whale Watch Bar throughout the month of November. Offered during breakfast and dinner, Inn guests and diners can enjoy delectable dishes featuring a variety of mouth-watering local mushrooms, such as candy cap, chanterelle, porcini and morel.

To carry on with the mushroom theme, Little River Inn will be offering Mushroom Mania, a lodging special.

Additionally, the Little River Inn is a proud sponsor of Mendocino: Our Town in Art & Film and is partnering with the Mendocino Film Festival and Mendocino Art Center to present the premiere of East of Eden benefit screening on Sunday, November 23. Beginning at 4 p.m., the screening will include a selection of Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails. A silent auction will be held to help support the California Arts Council Grant.

Scott Feinberg, the lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter, will introduce East of Eden. Feinberg, who boasts an exceptional track record for Oscar predictions, presented East of Eden at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Los Angeles earlier this year.

About Little River Inn

Little River InnLittle River Inn is a family-owned and operated boutique resort on the Mendocino coast of California with a chef-driven restaurant, nine-hole Audubon-certified golf course, professional tennis courts and day spa. Ideal for the entire family and pet-friendly, the Inn has 66 guest rooms ranging from the economical to the luxurious. Several private meeting and special event spaces with stunning ocean and garden views make the Inn an excellent venue for small- to medium-sized weddings and corporate retreats. The restaurant, helmed by CIA-trained Executive Chef Marc Dym, is a destination unto itself and the delicious, often hearty California coastal cuisine has a following so dedicated that it is not uncommon for guests to fly in by private plane for Sunday Brunch. Ole’s Whale Watch Bar is a classic local hangout where guests gather for drinks and a casual bite, and Sue Bondoux is the treasured bar manager with a remarkable 21-year history of making drinks at Little River Inn. LRI has a beautiful, nine-hole golf course that plays like 18 and is appropriate for many skill levels. The Inn also has a Day Spa with three treatment rooms and offers in-room services.  Overseen by fifth-generation Innkeeper Cally Dym, Little River Inn is very proud to be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014.


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