Herbalist David LaLuzerne and Village of Egg Harbor Host
Forage & Feast: Dandelion Dinner
Proceeds benefit Village of Egg Harbor’s Green Tier Initiatives
As a cap off to Village of Egg Harbor’s No Mow May, you are invited to join Herbalist, David LaLuzerne for a delicious event to celebrate the humble dandelion. Often viewed as a pesky weed, the dandelion is chock full of vitamins and minerals.
In a five-course meal, attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, soup, quiche, greens, and dessert – with dandelion at the center of each dish. The meal will be accompanied by dandelion wine, tea and a side of dandelion lore.
The event, which has happened just three times in Door County, will have an added element for foraging enthusiasts and home cooks. A limited number of guests will be invited to participate in the foraging and have a hands-on cooking experience guided by LaLuzerne on June 1. They will be invited back the following day to wrap up the workshop. That night to enjoy the fruits of their labor and take in the presentation.
Those who wish to just experience the dinner are able to purchase a dinner-only ticket.
Dandelion pesto on a cracker with smoked fish served with dandelion wine
Ramp and Potato Soup
Dandelion quiche with bacon
Stir-fried dandelion greens and fresh thyme with cherry balsamic vinegar
Dandelion blossom cake, roasted dandelion root tea
Foraging & Dandelion Dinner Ticket: (limited to 6)
June 1, 10 am-4 pm: Meet David for dandelion picking at a secret location, followed by preparation and class at the Kress Pavilion | June 2: Noon-4 pm: Final dinner preparation and education wrap up.
June 2: 6-8 pm: Dinner in the Kress Pavilion Great Hall
Ticket: $100 – includes a two-day workshop for one and dandelion dinner for two
Dandelion Dinner Only Ticket: (limited to 20)
June 2, 6-8 pm: Dinner in the Kress Pavilion Great Hall
Ticket: $40 – includes dandelion dinner
To purchase tickets, visit: doorcountytickets.com or call 920.868.3334 ext. 3
7845 Church Street
About David LaLuzerne, Herbal Pharmacist:
Dave LaLuzerne was born with a green spark in his heart. (Interestingly, his last name is the French word for alfalfa.) Nurtured through pharmacy school and many years as an herbal pharmacist in his own Madison herb shops, he now finds his passion is educating people about the numerous and wondrous ways to use herbs for our health and well-being. He and his wife own Lynn’s Pottery in Ellison Bay and he is on the steering committee of Climate Change Coalition, Door Community Compost Initiative, and is one of the leading forces behind the annual Every Day is Earth Day Festival.