Apr 20

A weekend of hunting and cooking wild food

A weekend of hunting and cooking wild food

In late May, nature comes alive, as do your hunting instincts that have been dormant during the winter. Your eyes frequently turn to the ground, looking for fresh false morel mushrooms or rosebay willowherb shoots, also called wild asparagus. At last, nature’s own wild food bar is open.

Day One. Arrival at the Forest Manor by your own means or by agreeing on transportation with us. Welcome to the Forest! After checking in, we’ll gather in the Tupa dining room for some coffee and go through some of the most common wild herbs and mushrooms and their uses. We’ll go on a small nature walk, stretch a little and enjoy the dusk of the coming evening. The Tallisauna is heated up for those who are up for a sauna, and we’ll guide you if needeed. After the sauna, it’s time for dinner served in the atmospheric Tupa log house dining room. The small and cosy bedrooms will lull you to sleep.

Day Two. After a countryside breakfast, we’ll prepare for a hunting trip, armed with baskets and mushroom knives. We’ll hike in the varying terrains and locations of the forest, filling our baskets with suitable dinner ingredients that we’ll prepare together. We’ll also stop to enjoy a packed lunch and the surrounding nature. After collecting enough wild ingredients, we’ll head back to the Forest Manor and begin preparing and serving dinner. Before dinner, you can have a bath in the Savottasauna. After the sauna, everyone will present the dish they have prepared and describe it.
We’ll let the genuine flavours and atmosphere make our evening magical.

Day Three. After a countryside breakfast, we’ll begin preparing for our home journey. If you remember yesterday’s routes, you can go and collect some wild favours on your own and take them home with you.

Product:   A weekend of hunting and cooking wild food
Producer: Lakomäki Forest Manor
Location:  Lakomäki Forest Manor, Kannonkoski

Season:          Spring to autumn
Duration:     2 days
Equipment: Outdoor clothing and indoor shoes for the kitchen

Min. number of people: 1
Max. number of people: 14

Price: €380 / person
Minimum charge: €750
Price includes: Instruction and guidance, recipes and the program above

Reservations and more information: info@lakomaki.fi or Minna tel. +358 (0)40 143 3011

Accommodation: 2-bed rooms (1-bed room +€44)

Meals: 2 x breakfast buffet, 2 x lunch, 1 x packed lunch and 2 x dinner, one of which we prepare entirely ourselves. Your own car or agreed upon transportation service.

May-June-July: young wild herbs, false morels and chanterelles

August: berries (blueberries, Arctic cloudberries, wild raspberries) and chanterelles, horn of plenty mushrooms, porcini

September: mushrooms and berries (lingonberry)

Questions? Send us a message! 🙂