January 21, 2020 – All those who attended the Fungus Face-Off at the Big Sur River Inn last weekend went home winners—with their bellies full of mushroom goodness and their hearts warmed by local wines.
But participating chefs tried to outdo each other in the good natured competition to benefit the Big Sur Health Center and here are those winners:
Chef Nick Balla of Coast Big Sur was awarded judge’s choice Best of Show for his curried squash soup with wild herb za’atar and matsutake mushroom oil.
Chef Eric Piacentine of Big Sur Bakery won the People’s Choice Award for his savory mushroom custard, made with mushroom-crab broth with local chanterelles and black trumpet mushrooms.
Chef Jonny Black of Sierra Mar at Post Ranch Inn won the award for Best … Read More