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IDK Cafe

Like Mycorrhiza: Food, Knowledge & Connection - Food & Film Night

Savor an evening of culinary delights, cinematic wonder, live entertainment and games. Join us for a 3-course mushroom centered meal and an enlightening film exploring the importance of fungi. Immerse yourself in an evening of flavors, knowledge and connection!

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Like Mycorrhiza: Food, Knowledge & Connection - Food & Film Night
Like Mycorrhiza: Food, Knowledge & Connection - Food & Film Night

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12 Apr 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm NZST

IDK Cafe, 46 Spring Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

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About the event

🍽️🎬 Like Mycorrhiza: Food, Knowledge & Connection - Food & Film Night 🎬🍽️

Savor an evening of culinary delights, cinematic wonder, live entertainment and games!

Indulge in a delectable three-course mushroom centered meal and an enlightening film exploring the importance of fungi. Immerse yourself in an evening of flavors, knowledge and meaningful connection!

What is Mycorrhiza?

The word “mycorrhiza” means fungal root. To be more specific, mycorrhizae are fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with the roots of many plants. The major role of the fungi is to enhance nutrient and water uptake by the host plant by exploiting a larger volume of soil than roots alone can do. In some more complex relationships, mycorrhizal fungi do not just collect immobilised soil nutrients, but connect individual plants together by mycorrhizal networks that transport water, carbon, and other nutrients directly from plant to plant through underground hyphal networks.

What to Expect:

  • Gastronomic Delights: Enjoy a carefully crafted menu inspired by the fascinating world of fungi.
  • Cinematic Exploration: Settle in for an enlightening film that is an ode to nature's often forgotten alchemists and their allies.
  • Live Entertainment: Listen to live music by the talented Sade Clarke and take part in a fungi themed quiz with some strange questions and wonderful prizes!
  • Community Connection: Share this unique experience with fellow enthusiasts, fostering connections over shared interests.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: Friday 12th April, 5:30pm
  • Location: IDK Cafe, Spring Street, Tauranga
  • Price: $55 each. Includes 3 course meal, drinks purchased seperately.
  • Culinary experience commences at 5:50pm. Film screening commences around 6:15pm.

The Menu:

 Starter

  • Stuffed Mushroom | With halloumi and bacon (Gluten-free option)  OR 
  • Chunky Creamy Mushroom | With halloumi and bacon (Vegetarian option available)

 Main

  • Mushroom Lasagne | With beetroot zucchini and beef  OR
  • Swiss Mushroom Burger | Cheesy mushroom pattie served with fries and salad (Vegetarian) (Gluten-free option)

 Dessert

  • Chocolate Mushroom Truffles | Sweet and savoury with cream and sprinkle of cocoa powder  OR
  • Mushroom Mousse (Vegan and Gluten-free)

The Film:

Fungiphilia Rising

13 min | Madison McClintock

  • Exhibited at film festivals around the world and featured on National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase. 
  • National Geographic’s “Film-of-the-Day” receiving over 3.4 million views and 7900 shares.

Fungiphilia Rising is an invitation to explore the fascinating world of mushrooms throughout the American West. By attending mushroom forays and fungus festivals, talking to scores of individuals from mycologists to artists, businessmen to locovore chefs, Fungiphilia Rising paints a vivid image of the secret life of mushrooms and its admirers. In addition to revealing the multifaceted role mushrooms play in our culture, the film aims to bring awareness to the important ecological functions they perform in our world's ecosystems and in human environments.

Featuring Larry Evans, the infamous mushroom man from Missoula, MT, Peter McCoy founder of the up and coming Radical Mycology social movement, David Rust president of the North American Mycological Association, Cathy Cripps, well-known professional mycologist, Anthony Strong head chef at San Francisco's world-renowned Locanda restaurant, and Jim Stillwell, a secretive Portland-based mushroom forager.

Secure your seat now for a night spent like Mycorrhiza, where food, knowledge, and connection converge for an unforgettable and enriching experience! 🌿🍽️🎥

Tickets

  • Admit one

    This includes your entry to the event and a 3-course meal. Please note, drinks are to be purchased separately.

    $55.00
    +$1.38 service fee
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