Deerholme Farm Local Food Events

Late Summer & Fall at Deerholme Farm…

* Event Dinners
* Cooking classes
* Mushroom Forage

Join us for the next local food feast

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Averil Creek Winemakers Dinner

(Cowichan Food and Wine Festival Weekend)


* Alsatian Caramelized onion tartlet with Hillary’s Goat Cheese
* Duck liver pate with Chinese spices

Pinot Gris

* Dungeness Crab chowder with coconut milk and farm grown kafir lime leaves


* Chanterelle risotto with double smoked bacon, kale and corn

Pinot Noir

* Duck breast over braised duck leg with orange and vanilla bean on a savoury wild mushroom gratin

Cowichan Black

* Flourless blackberry and chocolate cake with scented geranium crème fraiche and rosehip syrup

$125 / person (plus taxes) Tickets available at the winery 1-250 709-9986

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Italian-style Fall Harvest Dinner

Grilled Pizza with guanciale (smoked pork cheek), porcini and sage besciamella

Bruscetta with roasted tomatoes. olives and basil

Eggplant, Albacore Tuna and Arugula Salad

Barley polenta with wild Mushrooms and Pancetta

Red wine braised Beef short ribs ravioli with heirloom tomatoes and local cheese

Pear custard cake “Palpiton” with a hazelnut zabaglione

$90 / person (plus taxes)

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Fall Wild Foods Celebration Dinner

Cider-braised rabbit rillette with rose hip mustard

Game pate with porcini mushroom, apple, bacon and endive aioli

Salad of smoke-roasted chanterelles and spiced, pickled squash

Dungeness crab cake with Chinese braised wild mushrooms

Venison stew with dried fruit, root vegetables and truffled polenta

Wild berry pie with coconut crumble and Big Leaf Maple ice cream

$90 / person (plus taxes)
… More to be scheduled including Pine Mushroom and Truffle Dinners …

Saturday cooking classes:

Cooking Class: 12 noon – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Porcini Mushrooms (Boletus edulis)

Porcini Mushrooms in all their glory. Everything you ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask).

– Sourcing, habitat, preserving
– Grilled Alsatian flatbread with fresh cheese, porcini and herbs
– Grilled, Sauteed and Preserved Porcini tasting plate
– Porcini and pork noodles, Taiwanese style (vegetarian and alternatives available)

$100/person (plus Tax)

… Private classes, forages and gift certificates available…


Mushroom Forage: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wild Mushroom Experience

Join renown chef, author and mycologist Bill Jones as he leads you on a unique wild mushroom experience. Mushroom display, show and tell, guided forage and a delicious mushroom meal to top it all off.

– Mushroom basics
– Identification
– Habitat and Seasons
– Guided forage
– Wild Mushroom tasting and treats

$125/person (plus Tax)

Contact and reservation Info:

Bill Jones
Deerholme Farm
4830 Stelfox Road
Duncan, BC, V9L 6S9

Please email or call 250-748-7450 to book or for further information. Bill Jones

About Bill Jones

Chef, Author and Forager

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