Cristian (Cristi) Coman, speaking fluent English, will guide
you through the world of Gypsy mushroom collecting
Cristian is an ethnic Rom /Gypsy from Brasov who
brings fifteen years of experience working in the mushroom collection and
distribution business of Brasov including the hunt of the elusive truffle. He knows
the types – the seasons to find them and their hiding places. His wealth of knowledge will also explain the
many other valuable medicinal flowers, herbs, fruits, berries
and saps Gypsies have been foraging
out of the Brasov
forests for centuries
Cristian along with Gypsy forager Valer and his
family, who earn a living like many local Gypsies gathering fresh mushrooms,
will guide you in horse and wagon through the Brasov forests where you will
join in on the Gypsy hunt of mushroom.
event is carried out in the pristine forest of
isolated Bogata (45 km north of Brasov) where Valer and his family
collect mushrooms on a daily basis and his dogs sniff out
truffles. This day will be enlightening yet perhaps also lucky.
The event concludes with a sampling of the
days catch…. Learn the Gypsy recipes
to mushroom business Cristian Coman brings a wealth of knowledge
Roma of Brasov. He has spent twenty years as Roma-rights
advocate and is knowledgeable in Gypsy lore and the culture of
the Brasov Gypsies.
Brasov area Gypsies are unique and unlike the other Romanian regions
and groups. Learn why.
|Number Persons (pax)|| 1 (pax)|| 2|| 3|| 4|| 5|
|Total|| 180 lei|| 180|| 250|| 250||300|
|Cost per person|| -||90||83||66||60|
Note: prices do not include transportation. Transport available "at cost"
OPTION is the BBQ with the Gypsies which we call “Shatra”. The fee of this is
only the food (approx. 50 -100 lei depending number guests and interests)