The mystical woods of Scotland are calling us to get back to the roots this autumn. To feel the warmth of the earth while picking a mushroom, to actually get in touch with nature, for real this time. Visitors are invited to go foraging in the forests of Gullane and along the East Lothian coastline. The Bonnie Badger in Gullane is hosting Fungi Forage & Feast experience on Friday, October 21 where foraging enthusiasts can deepen their knowledge on all things mushroom while exploring, followed by a three-course lunch.
The Bonnie Badger is a fine dining restaurant with rooms owned by Michelin Star Chef Tom Kitchin and Kitchin Group. The restaurant holds impressive accolades such as the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand and 5 AA Gold Stars and presents an enviable array of dining options. With 12 en-suite rooms and a Master Suite, The Bonnie Badger can be easily turned into a scenic getaway far from the busy city life.
Fungi Forage & Feast will be led by Wee Folk of the Woods, a trusted long-term supplier for Chef Tom Kitchin. The experts will teach novice foragers everything there is to know about foraging in the area; when, where and how to forage for edible mushrooms, as well as learning about safe yet satisfying use of various mushrooms in cooking.
Once the fun begins with a guided tour, adventurers will get the chance to try their luck at foraging themselves. Not only will the experience spark a sense of wonder for people of all ages, but also a sense of pride for all the Scottish countryside has to offer. After a morning spent shrooming around, guests will be invited back to The Bonnie Badger where a three-course lunch will await with wild mushroom inspired dishes.
‘From nature to plate’ is The Kitchin Group’s motto, and this event is a testament to the hard work that goes into sourcing proper food, from the nature around us.