Chef Alan Kantor, the Executive Chef at MacCallum House, a charming little Inn in the town of Mendocino, has a local food-shed map framed in the foyer of the restaurant. For years, Kantor also maintained a website that served as a valuable resource for those who sought to make a connection with area farms, fisheries and foragers.
Today, Kantor continues to source nearly all his ingredients locally, crafting in-house breads, pastas, smoked meats etc. Each fall, the restaurant at the Inn offers an extravagant Wild Mushroom Winemaker dinner offering up a six-course menu highlighting area mushrooms. Mendocino’s resident mushroom maven Eric Schramm appears at the annual dinner to give a lecture on mushrooms while local winemaker Greg Graziano pairs his best wines with each earthy offering.