Mt. Hood Meadows has again paired up with Pfriem Family Brewers to present a “Suds and Shrooms” dinner Saturday, June 2nd. Last year the dinner sold out - probably because the menu is designed around arguably the most flavorful mushroom in the world - the morel.
The morel, or morchella is actually more related to the truffle than it is to other mushrooms, adding great depth of earth flavor to any dish that includes them. They have a very short growing season which also makes this dinner unique.
The brewers and mushroom dinner will celebrate this season’s bountiful harvest of morel’s with one of Hood River’s finest breweries. Meadows Executive Chef Daniel Dehay has created an amazing menu to pair with uniquely tasteful and complimenting Pfriem specialty brews. The morel appetizers are amazing, the salad refreshing and the cream of mushroom soup obligatory, yet delightfully morel. The “morel” to this story is it will be an exquisitely luscious and delicious culinary experience.
Photos from last year's Morel and Brewmasters dinner.
The five course dinner will be served from 6:30 - 9:00 PM Saturday, June 17. Seating is limited for this extraordinary event and the cost is $75 (gratuity included). Reservations must be made online in advance at YourMountainHome.com.
- Appetizer - Foie Gras filled Morel Mushroom with Nettle Pesto and local apricot. Paired with Abrikoos.
- Salad - Local Greens, Roasted Morels, Smoked Chicken, Shaved Celery, Easter Egg Radish, House Made Flanders Red Infused Fresh Mozzerella, Celery Seed Vinaigrette. Paired with Flanders Red
- Soup - Cream of Mor"ale" soup cooked with and paired with Pale Ale.
- Entree - Surf and Turf - Beef Wellington with Morel Duxelles and Alaskan Halibut with Crispy Morels, Local Asparagus, Fava Bean Crush and Hollandaise. Beef Wellington paired with Rum Barrel Aged Porter, Halibut paired with Pilsner.
- Dessert - Hop Ice Cream, Mushroom Dust and Candied Morels. Paired with Cognac Barrel aged Belgian style Dark.
The Brewers and Morel Mushroom Dinner kicks off the Summer Sunset Dinner series at Mt. Hood Meadows:
Mt. Hood Meadow Summer Sunset Dinner series.