Photo Sundays: Mushroom Hunting & Tasting at T’Gallant Winery

by April@MyFoodTrail on August 21, 2011

in Food Events, Mornington Peninsula, Photo Sundays

Last year, hubby and I went mushroom hunting / foraging at an event organised by T’Gallant Winery in the Mornington Peninsula. For $75 we got a couple of hours of a guided mushroom hunt, followed by a delicious mushroom mini degustation and some wine tasting. It was such a great day out!

T'Gallant Winery & Cellar Door
T’Gallant Winery, Mornington Peninsula

Inside T'Gallant Cellar Door
Inside the T’Gallant Cellar Door

Walking through the forest
Foraging for mushrooms through a beautiful forest

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Gumboots were mandatory as the walk was very muddy

Mushrooms everywhere
Pine mushrooms in abundance all over the ground

Picking mushrooms
Our tour guide teaching us about mushrooms

Colourful but poisonous mushrooms
The colourful but poisonous toadstool mushrooms

T'Gallant Cooking Space
The cooking & eating space

Mushroom spread
Mushroom spread on a piece of bread topped with parmesan cheese

Mushroom soup
The most potently delicious mushroom soup I’ve ever had

Cooking the mushrooms
Cooking the pine mushrooms on the grill

Mushroom pizza
A slice of mushroom pizza

Mushroom tarte tartin
A very, very good mushroom tarte tartin

Mushroom pasta
Penne pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts & parsely

Chocolate meringue dessert
The final course of a chocolate meringue that was supposed to resemble a mushroom!

Agnes from Off Your Spork also went (though on another day) and you can check out her blog here.

Over & Out, April xx

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Michelle Chin August 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm

ooh the toadstools look pretty!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

I know… and so many of them but too bad they are poisonous!

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Jackie August 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm

LOVE the pink gumboots!!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hehe, too bad they weren’t mine!

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shelvia August 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Great stuff and totally sounds like fun!! Where do I sign up? 🙂

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

You can check out T’Gallant’s website for more details about any events they are holding http://www.tgallant.com.au/

This mushroom event was run in Winter, through the month of July, but they may have other events for other times of the year.

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Hannah August 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm

There is only one thing I want to steal more than the potent mushroom soup, and that’s the pink gumboots. My preciousssss…

(Wow, I’m such a nerd.)

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hahaha you’re too funny 😛

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Vee @ Munching (in) Melbourne August 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Omigosh April – I’m so jealous!! How come every time I try and book one of these tours they are always sold out? I must not be checking at the right times. I would like a mushroom tarte tartine please!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Try and book early for next year. You can probably ring the winery directly a few months before to try and reserve your tickets!

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Kat (Spatula, Spoon and Saturday) August 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm

that looks so nice. too bad my cheap husband didn’t want to go 🙁

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Haha, next time you can go without him… it works out cheaper 😛

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msihua August 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I so want to go for this, but I can’t be buggered waking up early and paying $75 for mushrooms.. DAMN! That looks good 🙂

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm

We didn’t have to get up too early – it started at 11am from memory and it was a great day out.

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Agnes August 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Oh that was cool last year! Are those your cool pink gumboots?

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April@MyFoodTrail August 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

No, not my cool pink gumboots unfortunately! It was a very last minute rush to find a pair of suitable gumboots, and the only half decent ones I could find were tacky looking patterned red ones!

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Forager @ The Gourmet Forager August 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

Hooray mushrooms! Love the new look site by the way!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

Thanks Trina!

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mademoiselle delicieuse August 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

Like so many things in life, the colourful pretty ones are the poisonous ones!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

LOL! That’s true 🙂 Looks good on the outside, but bad intentions within!!

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Paige Matthews August 24, 2011 at 5:36 am

Wow! This looks like a mushroom-overload! It must have such a fun time for both of you. I love mushrooms and this place that seems like mushroom frenzy will be such a heavenly place for me.

Mushroom spread, mushroom soup, mushroom pizza — oh give me more!

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April@MyFoodTrail August 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

It was a great day out for mushroom lovers!

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Bianca August 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

What a fun experience! That penne pasta looks delicious! Any hints as to what kind of flavourings were in it/how it was cooked? 🙂

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April@MyFoodTrail August 27, 2011 at 10:39 am

It was quite a simple pasta but tasted delicious. If I remember correctly, the lady fried up some garlic with the mushrooms, then added the pasta and some mascarpone and pinenuts before adding the parsely.

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Bianca August 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

Yum! Sometimes simple pastas are often the best 🙂 I have a soft spot for anything including garlic and mushrooms, so I may have to try this out! Unfortunately I’ll probably have to wait until next year (with everyone else!!) for the next mushroom hunt 😉

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Vivian - vxdollface August 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm

This looks like so much fun! Those poisonous toadstools look so pretty to pick .. and eat 🙁

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April@MyFoodTrail August 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm

The toadstools look very fairy tale like… almost like candy! 🙂

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Weddings Mornington Peninsula October 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Hey April, I am sure it must have been an unforgettable experience for both of you visiting T’Gallant Winery. Those toadstools look very awesome. Dishes look delicious though I am not much into mushrooms. Very interesting post.

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