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All times subject to change prior to Event; detailed schedule provided at Registration.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Festival Registration opens for:
All Weekend Experiences, and A La Carte Growers’ Forum (TGF) and Truffle Dog Training (TDT)
Valley River Inn Lobby

Friday, January 28, 2011

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Festival Registration Continues

7:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
Weekend Experiences Four & Five and all A La Carte TGF and TDT participants, including Friday only TDT auditors
Valley River Inn

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Truffle Growers’ Forum Speaker Series (includes lunch)
Valley River Inn
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Truffle Dog Training Seminar (includes lunch)
Valley River Inn
1:00 p.m. Weekend Experience Three "The Culinarian" begins
Valley River Inn w/transport to Lane Community College
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Keynote Address - Danilo Bernardini, Mondo Tartufo, Italy - Exp.’s Four & Five, and all TGF and TDT Participants
Valley River Inn

4:30 p.m.

A La Carte participants conclude for the day

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Opening Reception and Truffle Sensorial Analysis with Alessandro Mondello, International Wine Judge and agronomist from Mondo Tartufo, Italy
Weekend Experiences One through Five
Valley River Inn
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Evening Event SLOW: The Taste of Authenticity featuring Filmmaker/Photographer Douglas Gayeton and a rustic Italian themed feast from Chef Stephanie Kimmel
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Saturday, January 29, 2011

  Departures times for Saturday's events TBD.
7:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
All Package Holders and 2 day TGF, TDT Participants
Valley River Inn


Truffle Foray and Winery Luncheon
Weekend Experience One
Depart from Valley River Inn


A Villa Afternoon at Pfeiffer Vineyards with Guest Chef Johnathan Sundstrom
Weekend Experiences Two and Three
Depart from Valley River Inn


Field Training w/Truffle Hunt and Winery Luncheon
Weekend Experience Four and 2 day TDT participants
Depart from Valley River Inn


Truffiere Tour, Truffle Hunt and Winery Luncheon
Weekend Experience Five & TGF Participants
Depart from Valley River Inn

4:30 p.m.

All weekend participants returned to Valley River Inn
A La Carte Truffle Growers' Forum, and Truffle Dog Training Conclude

Grand Truffle Dinner
6:30 p.m.

Doors Open for Grand Truffle Dinner
Weekend Experiences One – Five, and advance reservation ticket holders only
Valley River Inn Willamette Ballroom
View Grand Truffle Dinner Menu

Sunday, January 31, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Truffle Breakfast Buffet
Weekend Experience participants One - Five only
Valley River Inn

Oregon Truffle MarketPlace and Lecture Series
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Oregon Truffle Marketplace and Lecture Series  - Willamette Ballroom, Valley River Inn
Weekend Experiences One - Five and open to the public by General Admission at the door

Truffle Cooking Class with Guest Guest Chef Gabriel Gil
1:45 p.m.

Shuttle Departs from VRI for Truffle Cooking Class
Pre-registered Guests Only -- SOLD OUT
Cooks, Pots and Tabletops

A final schedule will be provided to participants at Registration.