Where The Wild Things Are: A Chef’s Foraging Adventure In The Coast Range

Date: October 14, 2017

Get on your boots and join Stephanie Inn Dining Room Executive Chef Aaron Bedard and Chef-Brewer-Forager Will Leroux for a misty wander in the stunning coastal range to seek out some of the forest’s magical ingredients. Learn the art of foraging as Aaron & Will teach guests how to identify mushroom varieties and other wild edibles. Freshly baked scones and coffee fuel the adventure; then the group sets off to seek out wild provisions. Guests return to the Inn, then later that evening head to the Stephanie Inn Dining Room for a 5-course prix fixe Foraged Feast dinner, including wine and beer pairings.  Menu will be based on seasonal findings, but will likely feature cast-iron grilled steaks or salmon with roasted chanterelles, bright seasonal greens, root vegetables, autumnal desserts, and more.

See menu here.

With Stephanie Inn Dining Room Executive Chef Aaron Bedard & Public Coast Brewing Co. Brewer & Master Forager Will Leroux

$499 per person; includes foraging excursion/education, lunch and 5-course Foraged Feast Pairing Dinner.

Sold Out, please email us at sojourns@stephanieinn.com or call 888.974.9825 to join the waitlist.  See more event details below.

Note, the 5-course Foraged Feast Pairing Dinner menu can be experienced separately in the dining room that evening, without doing the foraging excursion.

Sojourns schedule:

Guests will enjoy our gourmet breakfast in the dining room, then depart at 9:30 am for the forest with Chef Aaron. The event runs approximately from 9:30am-1pm and includes a gourmet boxed lunch during the outing, as well as hot coffee, snacks and other beverages.  Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.

Once guests arrive at the foraging locale, Chefs Aaron and Will will educate guests on the the art of foraging and how to identify mushroom varieties and other wild edibles in the forest. The group will then set out to forage with Will and Aaron helping guest spot mushrooms, identify varieties, proper cleaning techniques, and ideas on how to use in cooking.

Guests return to the hotel at approximately 1pm.

Later that evening, guests head to the Stephanie Inn Dining Room for a 5-course prix fixe Foraged Feast dinner, including wine pairings at 6pm. Guests will be seated with the other Sojourns participants.

Only 10 guests will attend this intimate experience.

This event will take place rain or shine and will only be cancelled in the case of severe / dangerous weather conditions. We’ll be heading “off trail,” so sturdy footwear or boots are a must and guests must be comfortable on uneven terrain, bending down to forage and possibly stepping over logs. Please also pack a weatherproof coat and warm layers.   Weather on the Oregon Coast can be unpredictable—that’s part of the adventure! If you need us to purchase gear for you, please let us know.

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Reservations and Cancellation Policy:

  • Stephanie Inn Sojourns can be reserved by calling the following number: 888.974.9825 or by emailing sojourns@stephanieinn.com
  • Sojourns are for guests 21 and over.
  • Your reservation will be confirmed via a confirmation letter email from our front desk staff.
  • Sojourns are not included in the price of your room.
  • Cancellation policy: Due to the high demand for these intimate, small group experiences, guests will be charged for the full price at time of reservation for the Sojourn experience. A 30-day notice is required for cancellation of the Sojourn experience.  Cancellations within 30 days are non-refundable.

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