This is sooooo fabulous!!!! I have been waiting for a recipe to use some dried mushrooms that I had and this is great!! I used 1 oz dried shiitake, 1/2 oz dried wood ear, and 1/2 oz dried oyster mushrooms. Then I used fresh shiitake and portobello mushrooms. I used chicken broth to reconstitute my dried mushrooms for even more flavor!! Since I did that, I used unsalted butter. Finally, I chose cognac over the madeira wine. This mushroom soup is light and has many layers of flavor!! It is very beautiful too!! I love this recipe, will definitely make again!! Thanks for posting!!