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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.

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