Fall means fungi in Mendocino County. The seasonal cache of prized porcinis, chanterelles and candy caps hits a high note as foragers comb the wilderness in search of these coveted gems. The region is a natural hotspot for some 3,000 mushroom varieties. Add a bevy of forage-to-table chefs, 90+ wineries, an evolving craft beer and hard cider scene and the annual salute to Mr. Fungi sprouts into action November 4-13, 2016; http://www.visitmendocino.com/event/mushroom-wine-and-beer-fest/.

Our guest is Marc Dym, Executive Chef and part of the fifth generation at the family-run Little River Inn. http://www.littleriverinn.com/