Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank
The Mushroom & Wine Festival presented by Vectra Bank has become a “wildly” popular event on Durango’s summer calendar. The forested area around the Resort is known far and wide for having an abundance of wild mushrooms. Our Mushroom & Wine Festival celebrates this abundance with guided mushroom hunts and a culinary showcase of Durango’s finest restaurants.
This is a four-part event. Each part can be purchased separately.
Friday Night Dinner
Join us in the exclusive Durango Mountain Club for an exquisite dining experience. Enjoy a six-course meal with wine pairings.
This dinner is priced at $115 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.
Note that seating for this special dinner is limited to 75 guests, and we do expect it to sell out.
6:30 – 9pm in the Durango Mountain Club.
Friday Night Dinner Menu
Here is the amazing dinner that our Chef has planned for you! Each course will be served with a specially selected wine pairing.
Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms with Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Teriyaki Glaze
Wine Pairing: Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rosé
Alsace, France NV
Caramelized Cremini and Warm Baby Arugula Salad with Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and White Truffle Vinaigrette
Wine Pairing: The Prisoner Wine Co. ‘Blindfold’ White Blend
Wild Mushroom Chowder, With Asiago Crisp and Truffled Kale
Wine Pairing: Wind Racer Chardonnay
Anderson Valley, CA 2014
Forest Mushrooms-Yellow Beet Risotto
Young Bitter Greens, Aged Manchego Cheese, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Wine Pairing: Château des Jacques Cru Beaujolais Moulin-à-Vent AOC
Burgundy, France 2015
3 Mushroom Ragout, Black Garlic, Local Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Artichoke Hearts
Wine Pairing: Tenuta San Giorgio ‘Ciampoleto’
Rosso di Montalcino DOCG
Tuscany, Italy 2014
Portabello and Caramelized Leek Bread Pudding, Black Truffle Dusted Cream
Wine Pairing: Blandy’s ‘Alvada’ 5 year old Bual & Malmsey Madeira
Local mushroom experts take small groups far back on the mountain to explore the forest for a wide variety of mushrooms. Your guides will assist you with identifying different types of mushrooms and provide helpful information along the way. Refreshments and transportation up the mountain are included. Guests have the option of enjoying our scenic chair lift on your way down the mountain after the hunt.
The guided foray is priced at $39 per person.
9am – 12:30pm. Meet in the plaza in the base area.
Mushroom Cooking & Wine Pairing Class
Join the chef from one of our participating restaurants, along with our wine sommelier, as they lead a discussion on the subtle secrets of cooking with mushrooms and pairing wines with mushrooms. These two have tons of knowledge and they are eager to share it with you!
This class is just $10 and is limited to 25 guests.
12:45 – 1:30pm in Hoody’s Lodge.
In the afternoon, six of Durango’s finest restaurants, plus our own chefs at Purgatory Resort, will share their favorite mushroom-inspired dishes! Each dish includes a wine pairing personally selected by the chef. The event also includes live music from State 38.
This is an afternoon that your taste buds won’t soon forget!
The culinary extravaganza is priced at $45 for adults and $30 for guests under the age of 21.
1:30 – 4pm in the festival tent.
Each year we invite six local restaurants to participate in the culinary showcase on Saturday afternoon. Our own chefs from Purgy’s also participate in the festival with their own mushroom dish and a mushroom dessert.
Our goal is to partner with the finest restaurants in Durango to make this a truly exceptional experience for our guests.
20% Off Resort Lodging
Save 20% on lodging when you enjoy the Mushroom & Wine Festival. Call our lodging specialists at 800-525-0892 and mention the Mushroom Festival when you book.
|6:30 – 9pm||Dinner in the Durango Mountain Club|
|9am||Meet at plaza for the guided hunt|
|10am||Arrive at Dante’s|
|10:00am – 12:30pm||Mushroom Forays|
|11am – Noon||Refreshments on Dante’s deck|
|12:30pm||Chairlift or shuttle back to base area|
|12:45pm||Cooking & Wine Pairing Class in Hoody’s|
|1:30pm||Culinary festival begins in Festival Tent|
|4pm||Culinary festival ends|
Tickets are now on sale. Click this link to purchase!
This event sold out last year! Each portion of the festival is sold individually.
|Friday Night DMC Dinner||$115||75 guests|
|Saturday Morning Guided Hunt||$39||80 guests|
|Saturday Cooking & Wine Pairing Class
Saturday Afternoon Culinary Showcase
$30 under 21
Big thanks to Vectra Bank for their generous support of this event!