Wild Foods

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

Are you in the mood for a field trip? Chef Tuohy is heading down to San Francisco to join forces with chef Kory Stewart for a special “wild foods” dinner at Americano restaurant of Hotel Vitale.

Even better, author and expert forager Connie Green will be on hand to sign copies of her highly acclaimed book, “The Wild Table.” Connie has been foraging mushrooms, berries, greens and other wild foods for thirty years.  As the founder of one of the first and largest wild foods businesses in the U.S., Connie has sold ingredients to most of the top chefs in California and around the country.

Wild food menu items will include yellowtail crudo with oxalis, sauvignon blanc agrodolce, radish and sea beans, and spruce tip oil; nasturtium tagliatelle with morels, slow cooked egg, guanciale and wild mushroom brodetto; lightly cooked California King Salmon with wild fennel salsa verde, spring vegetables and ramps; roasted Paine Farms squab with ramp and squab confit hash cake, braised wild mustard and elderberry jus and more.

Sunday, April 17

5 p.m. – Cocktails and antipasti on the patio (weather permitting)

5:45 p.m. – Dinner (communal seating)

$65 for five-course meal or $90 with wine and cocktails paired with each course by Sommelier Jennifer Perlstein

Americano Restaurant at Hotel Vitale – 8 Mission Street at The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Chef Tuohy would love to see you there!