Maitake mushrooms grow in clusters at the base of trees. It is also called “hen of the woods” and is known for its meaty consistency.
Maitake is in the Inception stage. It’s considered a premium ingredient that can be found on mostly fine-dining menus.
G by Mike Isabella in Washington, D.C., serves ricotta cavatelli with wild mushroom bolognese.
This is part of the Nation’s Restaurant News annual Top 200 report, a proprietary ranking of the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and parent companies.