I think I got ripped off last night!
A very popular New Orleans restaurant featured 2 specials, an app and an entree, with fresh local chanterelle mushrooms. The app was a pasta dish with the mushrooms, green onions and some shredded short rib meat. The entreee was a whole flounder fried with the mushrooms on the side, about 4-5 of them. Bill comes: the small pasta dish was $14, the flounder was $30. When I asked why so high, the watier said, Sir, these are FRESH chanterelles! They are very expensive!
Fresh porcini mushrooms, maybe. But any number of restaurants in New Orleans utilize fresh chanterelles in season and don't then jack up the price. Am I wrong to think I got jobbed?