The Black Trumpet Mushroom (Craterellus cornucopioides) is a distinctly trumpet-shaped relative of the Chanterelle. It's cap is thin and gently ruffled, and without gills. It grows in large clusters among dead leaves of deciduous woods. Depending on the region, the season can range from late summer to quite late winter.
Also known as the Horn of Plenty and Black Chanterelle,this delicious mushroom, very versatile in cooking, shines in egg and pasta dishes, but goes particularly well with fish, its dark color making a striking contrast with white fish.