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 his restaurant. For years, Kantor maintained a website that served as a valuable resource for those who sought to make a connection with area farms, fisheries and foragers.
Kantor sources nearly all his ingredients locally, crafting in-house breads, pastas, smoked meats and ferments. Each fall the restaurant at the Inn offers a truly superlative Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner offering celebrants a six-course menu highlighting the abundance of area mushrooms.
Mendocino’s resident mushroom maven Eric Schramm appears regularly at the annual dinner to offer a lecture on mushrooms as local winemaker Greg Graziano pairs up his best wines with each earthy offering.