Kick off the holidays with Chef John Ash on Friday, Dec. 1, at Fresh Starts Chef Events, when he presents a menu created with gourmet mushrooms from Mycopia.

We’ll offer select wines from Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery to accompany this festive meal from Chef John, a pioneer in Wine Country cuisine and a two-time James Beard Award-winner. His menu:

Wild Mushroom Paté  |  Crab and Corn Chowder with Bacon & Wild Mushrooms  |  Hanger Steak with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms  |  Apple Jack Tart with Candy Cap Mushroom Custard Sauce

Chef John has authored several acclaimed cookbooks. We’ll have his most recent book, “Cooking Wild,” and others available for purchase and autographs!

Tickets are $100, including dinner and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine; proceeds support shelter, housing and training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin. Make reservations online or call 415-382-3363 x243. Thanks to our premier sponsor, The Republic of Tea.