Chanterelles

Chanterelles

CHANTERELLES

We have fresh chanterelles at Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge!

 

Chanterelles, or “golden chanterelles,” are probably the most well known wild mushrooms. They’re sought after by chefs and foodies due to their delicate flavor, which some describe as “mildly peppery.” Ranging in color from yellow to deep orange, golden chanterelles are easy to spot in the summer forest. They can be as large as 5 inches in diameter, but 2 inches is closer to average. The cap is wavy and generally funnel shaped. Their false gills appear as wrinkles that are forked and wavy with blunt edges and run down the stem, the same color as the rest of the chanterelle. Chanterelles also have a distinct fruity apricot-like aroma.

 

They are sometimes confused with Jack O’ Lantern mushrooms, which are poisonous but not known to be lethal. The Jack O’ Lantern usually grows in clumps on wood (not from soil like chanterelles) and has true unforked gills.

 

We will be serving them in a variety of preparations this weekend – come by to check them out!