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Forest-to-Mansion Dinner

April 26, 2015 @ 1:45 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, April 26th, 1:45pm at Allerton Park & Retreat Center

Join Allerton’s Natural Areas Manager Nate Beccue on a memorable and educational hike through the Allerton woods as you forage for morel mushrooms and learn to identify other spring edibles. Return to the Mansion for a delectable meal prepared with your findings by Chef Ann Swanson. (Click HERE for Chef Swanson’s Bio) Connect with Allerton in a new way as you experience the unique food and community that nature can provide! DSC01122

Guided Hike & Dinner – $95/person
Dinner Only – $90/person

Tickets are limited and may be purchased until Monday, April 20th by calling 217-333-3287.

1:45pm – Meet at the Allerton Barn (Click HERE for directions)
2:00pm – 4:30pm – Foraging Hike
(Guests will be responsible for transportation from the Allerton Barn to Mansion)
5:30pm – Cocktails & Appetizers in the Mansion
6:15pm – Dinner begins (Click HERE for the Menu)

Event will be held rain or shine. The hike will take place off-trail in natural areas; boots and long pants are recommended.

For more information email Kelly Griffin or Nate Beccue, or call 217-333-3287.

Please note, collecting wild materials (including mushrooms) is normally prohibited, and will only be allowed for this special event.


April 26, 2015
1:45 PM - 9:00 PM