DINNER & CONVERSATION – Fungi, Foraging & Feasting



With the first rains of autumn falling on the still warm earth wild mushrooms and fungus are sprouting from the soil around the state.

To celebrate the annual wild mushroom season the Grossi Family are heading to the hills to bring you dishes from Piedemont and Ticino that honour the fungi and those who hunt for them.

“This is a time of the year I always look forward to,” says Guy Grossi. “The change of the seasons, the cooling rains, the  flush of  fungus. From Slippery Jacks – our version of porcini, to Saffron Milk Caps from the pine forests to the deep flavoured wild field mushrooms, they present such opportunity for us to cook dishes from Italy’s north.”

Hear stories of Italian mushroom hunters from forager and author Alison Pouliot in conversation with Good Food’s Richard Cornish.

Signed copies of Alison’s books Wild Mushrooming and The Allure of Fungi will be available.

Further mushroom events are posted here.


TUESDAY 13 APRIL 2021 at 6pm

COST: $190 per person for a four course dinner by Guy Grossi with wine and conversation.

FLORENTINO Upstairs, 80 Bourke Street, Melbourne