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OREGON TRUFFLE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES GRAND TRUFFLE DINNER MENU
January 14, 2010
EUGENE, Ore.--- Five of Oregon’s most celebrated chefs have collaborated to produce what has been described by Leslie Scott, Oregon Truffle Festival organizer, as an "artfully conceived" menu for the fifth anniversary Grand Truffle Dinner.
The Grand Truffle Dinner will be held on Sat., Jan. 30 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Ore. The meal is included with all weekend experiences, or tickets may be purchased in advance through the festival Web site. http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com
Each course has been designed to reveal the majesty of the culinary treasures native to Oregon. The five acclaimed Grand Dinner chefs understand that the allure of the Oregon truffles resides not only in their singular flavor, but also in the alchemical magic that awakens new tastes and aromas in everything they touch.
Wines for the dinner, chosen from Oregon’s wealth of extraordinary vintages, are thoughtfully paired to bring out the flavors of each dish. Truffles and wine share the characteristics of terroir, and each wine pairing is designed to enhance appreciation and celebration of those distinctive qualities of place.
2010 Oregon Truffle Festival Grand Truffle Dinner Menu
Sweet Cheeks Winery Sparkling Red
Cuvée of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc, Willamette Valley 2007
Crème Fraiche Tarts with Triple Cream, Shaved White Truffles & Mâche Salad with Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Chef Naomi Pomeroy, Beast
Trisaetum Riesling, Willamette Valley 2007
Pacific Ling Cod Effeuilée with Foie Gras & Black Truffle Broth
Chef Pascal Sauton, Carafe
Westrey Reserve Chardonnay, Willamette Valley 2007
Blanquette of Oregon Rabbit with White Truffles
Chef Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon
J Scott Cellars Roussanne, Columbia Valley 2008
Duck Leg Confit & Black Truffle Pommes Sarladaises
Chef Philippe Boulot, Multnomah Athletic Club and Heathman Hotel & Bar
Solena Cellars Pinot Noir Domaine Daniel Laurent, Willamette Valley 2006
An assortment of truffled artisanal cheeses
Chef Rocky Maselli, Marché with Marché Provisions
Artisanal Cellars Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley 2008
Petite truffled chocolates and sweets
Chef Rocky Maselli, Marché with Marché Provisions Bakery
About the Oregon Truffle Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Oregon Truffle Festival is the only event of its kind in North America and showcases a truly unique culinary treasure. Oregon plays a key role in the growing international truffle industry, through both the focal point provided by the Oregon Truffle Festival, and through decades of research on truffles at Oregon State University (OSU). Many of the world’s most successful truffle researchers and farmers received their graduate and postdoctoral training at OSU, including Dr. Carlos Colinas and Christine Fischer, now returning to Oregon to teach in the Festival Seminars.
Registration is now open for Oregon Truffle Festival weekend experiences and the Grand Truffle Dinner. Six weekend and several stand-alone options are available, variously including cooking classes, winery luncheons, truffle forays, farm tours and multi-course truffle dinners, in addition to the educational seminars. All options may be purchased online at http://www.oregontrufflefestival.com.
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