DETECTIVE would travel great distances to get her hands on some decent mushrooms. And Uma Paro in Bhutan is offering an opportunity to do just that. The luxury escape is offering special packages to guests visiting during matsutake mushroom season between August 1 and September 15. Guests will be treated to a complimentary matsutake-based lunch and dinner, plus a mushroomthemed activity, including market visits or a trip to Genekha Village, famous for its matsutake production and the place international buyers congregate to bid for supplies of the rare fungus.
Dishes featuring the mushroom, renowned for its intense aroma and pine-like flavour, will include stir-fried pepper chicken with soy marinated matsutake, spirulina noodles, lemon, chilli and garlic sauce, and apple and frangipani tart with ginger ice cream and matsutake wafers. More: uma.paro.como.bz.