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Shittake mushrooms grown at East End Mushroom Co. in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Shittake mushrooms grown at East End Mushroom Co. in Cutchogue. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Which local chef makes the meanest maitake dish or the most superior shiitake stir-fry?

Find out at East End Mushroom Co.‘s first “Mushroom Cook-Off” on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Admission to the event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Macari Vineyards in Mattituck, costs $50 per person. In addition to all the tasty ‘shroom dishes, tickets include Macari wines and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. brews. The Earthtones will provide live music.

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The event is for charity and 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to local non-profits Maureen’s Haven and CAST.

Tickets can be purchased here.

All mushrooms used will, of course, be grown by East End Mushroom Co.

Participants include Baron’s CoveClaudio’s,  First and SouthGrananoah’sTouch of VeniceTutto il GiornoVine Street Cafe, chef Kyle Koenig (formerly of Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton) and more.

The chefs will be competing in front of a panel of judges for a grand prize of $250 to winner, plus $2,000 worth of mushrooms for their restaurant.

The event was originally set for Oct. 3 but was postponed due to the weather.

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