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Grand Truffle Dinner Chef
Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel, Founding Chef of Marche
In 1972, Stephanie opened the Excelsior Café in Eugene, spearheading a Northwest culinary movement with her use of seasonal menus that celebrated the bounty of the region. The restaurant was also the first in Oregon to feature the wines of the young Oregon wine industry. After selling the Excelsior Café in the spring of 1993, Stephanie took a trip to France to explore the regional markets and vineyards, an experience that further sharpened her commitment to seasonal cooking. That trip resulted in Marché, a restaurant and bar serving market-driven regional cooking. Marché has flourished and emerged as one of Oregon's culinary destinations. Throughout her career, Stephanie has been recognized as a pioneer in the movement to support and celebrate regional, seasonal cuisine.
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