Lots of yummy mushroom restaurant dishes3

Posted on July 14, 2012 by ChristieWeb Favs

Mushroom Mania is back again this year and it’s bigger and better than ever!

What is Mushroom Mania?

It’s an exciting month-long event in July each year where restaurants put delicious, seasonal mushrooms on the menu and make them the star. More than 2,000 restaurants all across Australia are participating this year.

For the past few years I have worked with the Australian Mushroom Growers Association to recruit bloggers to go and review these restaurants and write about them on their blogs. However, you don’t have to be a blogger to be part of the fun, you can win a $150 restaurant voucher just by doing a quick review of your favourite local restaurants mushroom dish. There’s one to win every week in July. Scroll down to the end of the post for full details on how to enter.

For now, let’s take a look and some of the drool-worthy photos from some of Australia’s best bloggers. Click the restaurant names to go straight through and read the reviews.

First up, The Food Pornographer, in Perth. That’s her photo above of the delicious mushroom burger at The Secret Garden Cafe.

Next, also from WA is from the food blog ChompChomp and is a very pretty risotto with truffle oil from Millbrook Winery. ChompChomp was also lucky enough to go mushroom foraging and made a delicious polenta with roasted field mushrooms and porcini.

Moving along to VIC with the Footscray Food Blog who has been a busy mushroom eater and done two reviews already. Read all about her experiences at The Courthouse and Pepper. Above is the warm mushroom salad she had at Pepper, so yummy.

Now onto SA where She Cooks She Gardens has managed to find one of the prettiest plates of risotto I have ever seen! She ate this gorgeous dish at The Store in North Adelaide.

Last but not least, there is Claire K Creations in QLD who reviewed a risotto (which was sadly a bit watery) at Gusto Da Gianni in Brisbane. Click through to check out her review for the lovely pictures of the restaurant’s quirky decor.

I’ve got three reviews coming up too, so July is going to be jam packed with mushies – I hope you enjoy the ride!

Have you eaten a mushroom dish at a restaurant this month?

Hope you have a great weekend guys!

Christie x

Everything you need to know about Mushroom Mania

Join the Mushroom Mania fun this month from July 1st-31st!

  • Get the free Mushroom Mania app for your smartphone/iPhone or check out the locality guide online to find your local participating restaurants.
  • Order mushroom dishes when you dine out.
  • Post a review of a mushroom dish you’ve eaten for your chance to win a $150 Best Restaurants of Australia gift card – there are 6 gift cards to be won every week in July.
  • Join the Mushroom Lovers Club for mushroom recipes, cooking tips, news and more.
  • Follow Mushroom Mania on Twitter and Facebook.

Fig & Cherry has worked with the Australian Mushroom Growers Association over the last few months to recruit bloggers for the Mushroom Mania campaign. If you are a PR or Brand who would like to also take advantage of this service, please get in touch with Christie via the Advertising page.

  • Mmmm thats a lot of scrumptious looking mushroomyness (if thats actaully a word!) I cant wait to share with you my next instalment…managed to have three courses of mushrooms!

  • Hi Christie,
    Thanks for the wrap-up. So many risottos! I must get some myself this year!
    PS. Chompchomp of course “mushroomyness” is a word! :P

  • Mushroom mushroom mushroom. I probably did eat a mushroom dish this month and forgot about it but this post is making me want to eat them right now.

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