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Laughing Frog Estate

Wild zattar over stuffed basswood leaves, chickweed pesto, violet leaf chiffonade, roasted burdock root, smoked squirrel, pickled ramps, sweet autumn olive tapenade, acorn crumble, chaga mushroom mousse, and honeysuckle ice cream are just some of the endless possibilities...

Our forage-to-table banquets usually begin around 2 pm. A wild foods tour is held from 3 to 4:30 pm. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and social/free time follows. At 5:30, our chef presents a wild foods cooking demonstration, and dinner is served at 6:30. Larger gatherings can include music for dancing and generally end by 10 pm.

Chef Tricia Baehr of Foothills Deli and Butchery has catered a number of our events. Her dishes featuring foraged food items paired with organic produce and all-local and sustainably-raised meats. Here's an example.

Prices range from $35 to $200 per person depending on the menu, venue, and size of your group. For images from past banquets, see April and June in the Outings section of our Gallery.

Our hunt took place at Laughing Frog Estate. The property is so breathtakingly beautiful that I knew on the drive in it was going to be a magical day.

Anna Morgan