To make potatoes: Put in pot and cover with water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to med-lo abd simmer 30 min or until tender: Drain
Warm cream and butter in pot; add potatoes and mash until smooth. Stir in parmesan and chives and season with salt and pepper. if desired. Cool
To make filling, Heat 1 Tbs oil in skillet over med heat. Add onions and cook 20 minutes or until golden
Preheat oven to 375F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Set portobellos gill side up on baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbs oil. Roast 25 minutes or until tender. cool and then slice thin.
Toss wild mushrooms with remaining 3 Tbs of oil and garlic on separate baking wheet; season with salt and pepper if desired. Roast 20 min or until tender. Cool chop and toss with asiago herbs and onions.
Coat baking sheet and inside of 8 3-inch baking rings or 9 in pie pan Layer portobello slices on bottom of dish use half wild mushroom mixture to create second layer Use one third of potatoes to create third layer then add remaining mushroom mixture. Top with remaining potatoes shaping into a dome. Sprinkle each pie with pinch of parmesan. Bake 40 minutes or until golden. Let cool in rings 5 minutes use metal spatula to transfer pies (in rings) to plates. Run paring knife around inside of rings to loosen, lift off rings.
Mushroom-pinot noir Sauce ( to go over shepherd's pie)
1/4 oz dried porcini mushrooms
2 1/2 mushroom stock or prepared mushroom broth. (I will use liquid drained off dried mushrooms I have re constituted in pie recipe mixed with beef or chicken broth)
1/4 cup pinot noir or flaverful red wine
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1 1/2 Tbs all purpose flour
1 1/2 t of tamari
Soak porcini in 1/4 cup hot water 30 min. Drain and reserve liquid. Finely chop porcini and set aside
Bring mushroom stock wine and soaking liquid to boil in saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 5 min
Melt butter in separate saucepan over med heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2 - 3 min whisking constantly. Whisk 1/2 cup mushroom stock into flour mixture to make paste
add remaining stock 1 cup at a time. Add chopped porcini and tamari sauce simmer 15 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring often season with salt and pepper if desired.