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Who's Got the Button?

The button mushroom, that is


Mushrooms aren't just stools for gnomes anymore! Nope, the fun fungi are things to be celebrated, and the Cave Vineyard in Ste. Genevieve (21084 Cave Road; 573-543-5284 or is hosting an appropriate party. Mushroom Madness gets under way at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, and serves up mushroom pinwheel wraps, Greek mushroom pie and more ($6 a plate). Fungi fans should also check out mushroom maven Nicola Macpherson's truffle oils, dried mushrooms and other 'shroomy products. The madness continues until 6 p.m., and while toadstools deserve a full seven hours of appreciation, you may want to also participate in the Route du Vin. During this event you can visit several other Ste. Gen wineries from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy a dish that complements the wine at each stop. Tickets to participate in the tour cost $15 (a wine glass is included) and are available for purchase at 573-883-2800. (And if you absolutely cannot cut back on your 'shroom celebrations, the tour takes place on Sunday, July 9, too.)
Sat., July 8; Sun., July 9

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