Dayton, OR (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 -- For four generations, the Czarnecki family has hunted wild mushrooms for use in their family restaurant business. Many recipes at their current restaurant, the Joel Palmer House in Dayton, Oregon, call for both wild and cultivated mushrooms that are found and grown within 30 minutes of the restaurant. But for the first time, the Czarnecki's have established a dedicated program to grow their own mushrooms in addition to continuing to hunt them in the wild.
“Most of our mushrooms are wild harvested, but we are now supplementing with some meaty, hearty mushrooms that are grown right here in the Willamette Valley,” says Chef/Owner, Christopher Czarnecki. He continues, “I want to give my guests a similar experience to picking their own live lobster out of a tank at a seafood restaurant. I want to hand my guests a basket and let them pick their own mushrooms from the patch right outside the kitchen window."
The Joel Palmer House has maintained a culinary garden for over 15 years, where herbs and vegetables are harvested as needed throughout the year to support the kitchen in its endeavor to remain as local as possible. For the first time, the garden will now also include a dedicated mushroom patch that will grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms less than 50 yards from the kitchen door.
About The Joel Palmer House:
The Joel Palmer House’s innovative and exciting menu features choice local produce, wild mushrooms and Oregon truffles. Chef Christopher Czarnecki and family strive to incorporate seasonal ingredients and use many locally grown vegetables, including many from their own on-site garden. Chef Christopher Czarnecki has created a tantalizing, creative menu that marries perfectly with the world renowned Pinot Noir of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Of note, the Joel Palmer House ranks as one of Oregon's finest historic homes and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Oregon Historic Register. Built in 1857, the house is Dayton's oldest standing structure. When weather permits, guests can enjoy their dinner on our outdoor patio, soaking in the last rays of sunshine in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.
Christopher Czarnecki, The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, http://www.joelpalmerhouse.com, 503-864-2995, [email protected]
SOURCE The Joel Palmer House Restaurant