Mushroom Lovers Heaven

Courtesy Shibumi Farm

Courtesy Shibumi Farm

Mushroom lovers, you won’t want to miss this!

Brothers Moon chef/owner Will Mooney reprises his popular mushroom tasting menu on April 17 and May 15.  At $49 plus tax & gratuity, it’s a bargain! (You bring your own wine).

These dinners have been a huge hit, and what makes the evening  even more interesting is that local grower, Alan Kaufman of Shibumi Farm LLC (he supplies top NY restaurants), circulates the dining rooms to talk about his mushrooms at each table, so you can learn about his mushroom farming enterprise.  Talk starts at 6:30 PM ~ come anytime 5 – 9 PM. Be sure to reserve in advance, 609-333-1330.

Here is a sample menu, please note it will vary depending on what is available at its peak that evening.

First Course

Pioppino crème soup, potato, pioppino and parsley oil

Or

Pulled pork and maitake mushroom quesadilla, pico de gallo and avocado cream

Or

“Shiitake on a Shingle”

Creamed shiitake mushrooms on grilled bread, micro greens

Second Course

“King Cake” with micro green salad and Romesco sauce

like a crab cake, just with King Oyster instead

Or

Roasted lemon oyster mushrooms, red onion, mesclun

with “shroomed” deviled egg, shaved Manchego and membrillo vinaigrette

Or

Oyster mushroom and oyster semolina bread pudding

over roasted asparagus and arugula salad with sun-dried tomato pesto

Third Course

Seared NJ scallop with Lion’s mane mushroom bread pudding, sautéed snap peas and tomato vinaigrette

Or

Mushroom, quinoa and parsley stuffed chicken breast,

Sautéed maitake mushrooms with roasted garlic

Parsnip puree, Sriracha and thyme roasted potato

Or

Braised beef short rib and grey oyster mushroom ragu with strozzapreti pasta and chard

Or

Sweet and sour mushrooms, cippolini onion accented farro risotto

Dessert

Meringue with fruits and cream

Or

Shiitake accented coconut rice pudding

Or

Triple chocolate layer cake with berries and cream

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