Newberg to McMinnville

Bringing it Home Cooking Class

January 20-22, 2017
Newberg to McMinnville:
a Yamhill Valley Experience

This weekend offers 2 Weekend Experiences in 2017: The Terroir of Truffles and The Culinary Adventurer. À la carte events are Friday’s Truffles Deconstructed, Saturday’s Black & White Winemaker Dinner Series and Sunday’s Fresh Truffle Marketplace.

 

Terroir_of_TrufflesThe Terroir of Truffles Package Includes:

  • Friday Evening: “Truffles Deconstructed, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Truffles but Didn’t Know Who to Ask” with Harold McGee and Dave Arnold – Chehalem Cultural Center
  • Bliss Food: A Sensual, Rustic Dinner, hosted by Harold McGee and Dave Arnold
  • Saturday Morning Breakfast – Chehalem Cultural Center
  • The Sensory Life of Truffles with Mark Bitterman – Chehalem Cultural Center
  • Forage & Feast: Saturday Truffle foray and extended winery luncheon*
  • NEW Saturday Event! 5:00-6:30 pm Happy Hour in Downtown McMinnville hosted by Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace – Chehalem Cultural Center

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* À la carte tickets to Saturday evening’s Black + White Winemaker Dinner Series featuring four outstanding McMinnville Oregon restaurants are available!

The Culinary Adventurer Package Includes:

  • Friday Evening: “Truffles Deconstructed, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Truffles but Didn’t Know Who to Ask” with Harold McGee and Dave Arnold – Chehalem Cultural Center
  • Bliss Food: A Sensual, Rustic Dinner, hosted by Harold McGee and Dave Arnold
  • Saturday Morning: Breakfast – Chehalem Cultural Center
  • Bringing It Home: Saturday hands on cooking class, guided truffle and wine pairing/tasting, and truffle luncheon*
  • NEW Saturday Event! 5:00-6:30 pm Happy Hour in Downtown McMinnville hosted by Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace – Chehalem Cultural Center

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* À la carte tickets to Saturday evening’s Black + White Winemaker Dinner Series featuring four outstanding McMinnville Oregon available NOW!

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Friday, January 20, 2017

Truffles_Deconstructed

Harold McGee

“Truffles Deconstructed, or Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Truffles but Didn’t Know Who to Ask” with Harold McGee and Dave Arnold
Our evening will begin with a talk about the mysteries of truffles with two of the food world’s leading thought leaders. Learn why truffles are dubbed “bliss food” when fully experienced. We’ll then move into a panel discussion moderated by Peter Meehan from Lucky Peach focused on the Oregon winter white and black truffles. Both events will be accompanied by a variety of beverages and small truffle bites.

Due to popular demand: A limited number of tickets for this event are now available à la carte!

 

 

Bliss

Dave Arnold

Bliss Food: A Sensual, Rustic Dinner hosted by Harold McGee and Dave Arnold
Weekend guests will be shuttled to the gorgeous new event center at Youngberg Hill for a multi-course dinner featuring two notable Oregon chefs, and accompanied by fine wines from four outstanding Dundee Hills wineries. We’re certain you’ll know after this evening, if you don’t already, why the name bliss food is so well deserved!

 

 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Forage_FeastForage & Feast in Yamhill County: Truffle Hunt and Winery Luncheons
Weekend package holders will experience a real truffle hunt lead by a trained dog followed by an unforgettable winery luncheon featuring top culinary talent and foraged Oregon truffles. Held at unique Oregon winery venues, this is wine country immersion and winter truffle excursion at its most authentic. Enjoy the best of the Old World right here in North America.

 

 

Sensory_Bitterman

Mark Bitterman

The Sensory Life of Truffles with Mark Bitterman 
Join James Beard Award winning authors and owner of the renowned Meadow stores in Portland and New York City Mark Bitterman, as he leads a sensory tour through the flavor notes of Oregon winter black and white truffles. This experience is designed to further enhance your understanding and awareness of one of the world’s great ingredient treasures featuring one of the country’s most respected flavor experts.

 


Culinary_AdventurersBringing it Home: Cooking with truffles and Winery lunch
Weekenders who choose this option will have a hands-on experience in cooking with Oregon truffles, including how to infuse them into your own truffle oil! The cooking class will be held at a wonderful winery venue with guest chefs and includes a delicious lunch with a session on truffle and wine pairings, and the flavor notes in each. Recipes included.

 

happy_Hour

NEW! For Terroir of Truffles and Culinary Adventurer weekend guests Happy Hour hosted by Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Saturday, January 21, 5:00-6:30 pm
Introducing Oregon Truffle Vodka, produced for OTF guests by Bull Run Distillery using Oregon winter white truffles. Sip some great wines, savor a truffle vodka martini, enjoy truffle bites, and explore the warm and inviting community that is McMinnville’s historic downtown.

All of our Black & White Dinner series restaurants are within a short walk. FREE Shuttle service between your lodging in McMinnville and the Happy Hour and B&W dinners is available through Visit McMinnville.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Black_and_WhiteOregon Truffles: The “Black & White Dinner Series
Four of McMinnville’s most highly regarded restaurants present multi-course dinners featuring ripe local Oregon black and white truffles at their seasonal peak. Enjoy the creations of top chef talent with carefully selected beverage pairings at these exquisite, one-of-a-kind dinners.

SOLD OUT!

 

Sunday January 22, 2017

Newberg_TruffleMarketplaceFresh Truffle Marketplace at the Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg
The Oregon Truffle Festival’s most popular culinary day-long experience concludes the weekend in grand style for a day of truffle cooking demonstrations with take-home recipes, wine tasting, artisan foods samples, fresh Oregon truffles for sale and a truffle dog demonstration.

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The Joriad™ Truffle Dogs compete in Round 1

The Joriad™ Truffle Dogs compete in Round 1

January 26
The Joriad™ 3rd Annual North American
Truffle Dog Championship

Round 1 Competition: Lane County Fairgrounds Livestock Arena, Eugene, OR
Watch and experience some of the world’s most talented truffle dogs as they compete in the 3rd annual Joriad™ Truffle Dog Championship. The Joriad™ begins in the morning with a series of qualifying events where spectators can cheer-on the teams as they race to search for hidden truffle-scented targets. Finalists are announced at the end of the morning’s qualifying events.

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Championship Finals: Into the Woods
The morning’s finalists will advance to the Joriad™ Field Trial the afternoon of the 26th for an authentic head-to-head and nose-to-ground action in the wild where nature alone determines location, variety, and quantity of rare Oregon truffles. Because truffle hunting in the field does not lend itself to spectator participation, this event is not open to the public, but everyone ticketed from the morning round is invited to attend the Gala Awards Ceremony in the early evening at the Hilton Eugene.

Eugene_OTFJanuary 26-29, 2017
Eugene and Surrounds
a Truffle Extravagaza

The 12th annual Oregon Truffle Festival has four elegant and unique Weekend Experiences to offer: The EpicuriousThe GourmandThe Truffle Growers All – In Adventure, and, NEW IN 2017, The Urban Forager.  À la carte events are Thursday’s 1st Annual Oregon Truffle MacDown, Saturday’s Grand Truffle Dinner and Sunday’s Fresh Truffle Marketplace.

As always, there will be new events, new venues and new faces to help us celebrate Oregon truffles, culinary tradition, craft beer, artisan spirits, and the best of Oregon wine.

Our 2017 host hotel is the remodeled Hilton Eugene. The Hilton provides free shuttle service to and from all Eugene airport flights. And true to the spirit of the Oregon Truffle Festival, it is a dog-friendly hotel. Most weekend events are located in and around Lane County, Oregon.

The_EpicuriousThe Epicurious Package Includes:

  • Friday evening A Night at the Museum dining event
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday truffle hunt and winery luncheon
  • Saturday night Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday morning brunch
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT

 

Gourmand

The Gourmand Package Includes:

  • Friday’s A Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday truffle hunt and winery luncheon
  • Saturday night Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday morning brunch
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT

 

Truffle_Growers_All_InThe Truffle Growers All – In Adventure Package Includes:

  • Friday morning breakfast
  • Friday Truffle Growers Forum lecture series
  • Friday luncheon featuring French perigord truffles
  • Friday evening A Night at the Museum dining event
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday truffiere tour and winery luncheon
  • Saturday night Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday morning brunch
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace

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Urban ForagerNEW IN 2017!
The Urban Forager Package Includes:

  • Friday evening A Night at the Museum dining event
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday Urban Forager adventure to a brewery, winery, restaurant luncheon and Market Hall finale
  • Saturday night Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday morning brunch
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace

THIS PACKAGE IS SOLD OUT!

 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Mac Down1st Annual Oregon Truffle MacDownall tickets sold à la carte
Multiple chefs will elevate comfort and pub food to new heights with the abundant inclusion of Oregon’s black and white winter truffles. Experience the ways something as down to earth as macaroni and cheese can be transformed by the incredible flavors and volatile oils of Oregon truffles as expressed through the culinary creativity of top regional chefs. Experience firsthand why truffles are not solely the province of fine dining or Michelin stars. This evening is sure to give a wonderful new “high comfort” twist to the gastropub experience. Come MacDown on Oregon truffles in an event that no one will walk away from hungry!

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Friday, January 27, 2017

A_Night_At_Museum_OTF

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon Campus

A Night at the Museum
Kick off your weekend as Oregon’s rustic yet refined spirit is brought to life with renowned Eugene Chef and James Beard award nominee Stephanie Kimmel for a night of dining and libations at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus. Enjoy the most treasured of all Oregon ingredients while savoring one of the most impressive collections of fine art in the Pacific Northwest.

This event is included with The Epicurious, The Urban Forager and The Truffle Growers All-In Experiences ONLY

 

A_Villa_Eve

A Villa Evening table set for dining at Pfeiffer Winery

A Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards
The Pfeiffer’s welcome festival participants into their gorgeous Tuscan inspired Villa for an elegant and intimate evening. Guests will enjoy a four-course truffle dinner prepared by a guest chef in their professional kitchen adjoining the dining area. Dine by candle light and firelight, engage in wonderful company and conversation, while sitting at one long bountiful table. Sip wines selected from the Pfeiffer cellar, beautifully paired with each course at this truly unforgettable evening event.

This event is included with The Gourmand Weekend Experience ONLY

 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Forage_EugeneForage & Feast
Weekend package holders will experience a real truffle hunt lead by a trained dog followed by winery luncheons featuring top culinary talent and foraged Oregon truffles. Held at unique Oregon countryside venues, this is wine country immersion and winter truffle excursion at its most authentic. Enjoy the best of the Old World right here in North America.

This event is included with The Epicurious and Gourmand weekends ONLY.

*The Truffle Growers All-In Adventure and the 2-Day à la carte Truffle Growers’ Forum include a visit to a local truffle orchard, followed by a multi-course winery luncheon.


Urban ForagerThe Urban Forager Tour
You asked for it, we listened! Explore one of Eugene’s oldest neighborhoods that has become a hub for great food, craft beer and urban wine tasting. Enjoy lunch at Party Downtown, a standout in Eugene’s local food scene. End your tour at one of Eugene’s iconic landmarks, the 5th Street Public Market and its new Provisions Market Hall. Each stop on your tour will include truffle bites accompanied by beverage tasting, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll find one of the hidden truffle treasures every true forager deserves.

This event is included with The Urban Forager ONLY


Grand_DinnerGrand Truffle Dinner

Some 300 guests will join us for an evening of conviviality around the table, as we present our 12th Grand Truffle Dinner featuring Oregon’s native winter white and black truffles in a six-course feast by celebrated nationally recognized chefs with pairings from magnificent Oregon wines. Considered by many to be the pièce de résistance of the weekend, the 2017 Grand Truffle Dinner features chef talent known for their love of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and their skill and creativity with Oregon truffles.

This event is included with ALL WEEKEND PACKAGES and is also an à la carte event

Two-Day Events
Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28
The Truffle Growers’ Forum
This forum is an annual gathering and focal point for the North American truffle cultivation industry. It attracts an international cast of speakers and growers from across the continent to discuss the breadth of thought and methods employed by successful truffle producers throughout the world. It enables growers, researchers, journalists and truffle purveyors to keep up with advances in truffle science, engage with a wealth of experts and make valuable contacts within this growing industry. Day one is the speaker series and truffle luncheon, and day two is in the field, and includes a visit to a truffle orchard and a delicious winery luncheon. Both days include a full breakfast. The Truffle Growers Forum is available as a two-day à la carte event, or as part of the All-In Weekend Package.

The 2 day à la carte TGF includes:

  • Friday morning breakfast
  • Friday Truffle Growers Forum lecture series
  • Friday luncheon featuring the French perigord truffles
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday truffiere tour and winery luncheon

The à la carte Truffle Growers Forum concludes at 4 pm Saturday
See above for the Truffle Growers Forum All-In Weekend Experience

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Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28
Truffle_Dog_TrainingTruffle Dog Training
OTF is proud to have established The Truffle Dog Training Seminar, the first event of its kind in North America. It has taken a long time to introduce truffle dogs to this continent, but OTF’s Truffle Dog Training Seminar has become a unique opportunity to both observe the handling and training of skilled truffle dogs, and to teach your own dog to detect the scent of valuable ripe truffles.

This singular event begins on Friday in the classroom with lectures on canine scent detection and the fundamentals of scent training, as well as practical sessions with your dog at the dog-friendly festival headquarters hotel. On the second day, participants and their dogs have a one of a kind opportunity to engage in an authentic hunt for wild truffles in their natural habitat.

The Truffle Dog Training Includes:

  • Friday morning breakfast
  • Friday classroom lecture series and scent training exercises
  • Friday perigord truffle luncheon
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday training in the field with gourmet truffle box luncheon

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Eugene_Truffle_MarketplaceFresh Truffle Marketplace
The signature Fresh Truffle Marketplace is a unique tasting and demonstration experience that brings together fresh ripe Oregon truffles, regional wines, artisan foods, and craft products and services related to the burgeoning regional truffle industry as well as our local farm and forest to table bounty. OTF’s Marketplace offers fresh native truffles for sale, wine tasting, artisan food sampling and sales, truffle cooking demonstrations with tasting and recipes, a truffle dog demonstration and a lecture series to ensure a complete experience with the glorious Oregon native truffles.

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