WEEKEND EXPERIENCES

The Ninth annual Oregon Truffle Festival has a range of elegant and unique à la carte and Weekend Experiences to offer you as we bridge the Old and New Worlds of all things truffle.  We’ve added new events and new venues, and are excited about Oregon craft beer and spirits joining the beverage mix this year. 

Our host hotel is the newly remodeled Hilton Eugene for 2014. The Hilton provides free shuttle service to and from all Eugene airport flights, and is dog friendly. Most weekend events are in and around Lane County, Oregon. Many of our offerings sell out quickly.

"What did I take away from the Oregon Truffle Festival? Three days immersed in Oregon food and wine culture; numerous good eats; and more than my fill of fresh truffles prepared by creative and accomplished chefs. I met like minded food lovers and culinary professionals from all over the continent and had an exciting hands-on experience that I will always remember."
--Gary Hynes, EAT Magazine

One Day Truffle Dog Training Audit without personal dogs - $295 SOLD OUT! -- Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:30 am - 4:00 pm ONLY

Since we expect the Truffle Dog Training Seminar to sell out as we have space for only 20 dogs, we are offering an opportunity to come without your dog to attend the lectures on canine scent detection of truffles, observe hands-on training, and have questions answered by expert trainers as they work with a variety of other dogs. Include entire weekend curriculum.

    Includes:
  • Continental breakfast and truffle luncheon - Friday
  • Truffle Dog lectures and demonstration - Friday
  • Participants in this one day event will have the opportunity to arrange follow up sessions with their dogs and one of the Seminar trainers after the festival.

WEEKEND EXPERIENCES

Experience One: The Epicurious: - $625 per person -
SOLD OUT! --Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015

    Includes:
  • New in 2014 – “Excite Your Palette, Expand Your Mind” truffle tasting/pairing event including beer, wine and spirits with Weekend Hosts Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg  - Friday afternoon
  • "Foraged Foods & Fine Fermentations" Grand Truffle Tasting Dine Around with 8 outstanding chefs, paired with beer, wine and spirits — Friday evening
  • Breakfast and Truffle Hunting Foray w/truffle dog - Saturday
  • Multiple Winery tasting tour and lunch with guest chefs – Saturday
  • Grand Truffle Dinner - Saturday evening
  • Sunday Truffle Breakfast
  • The Oregon Truffle Marketplace - Sunday  

Experience Two: The Epicurious Gourmand: - $695 per person -
SOLD OUT! --Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015

    Includes:
  • New in 2014 – “Excite Your Palette, Expand Your Mind” truffle tasting/pairing event including beer, wine and spirits with Weekend Hosts Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg  - Friday afternoon
  • "Foraged Foods & Fine Fermentations" Grand Truffle Tasting Dine Around with 8 outstanding chefs, paired with beer, wine and spirits — Friday evening
  • Breakfast and Truffle Hunting Foray w/truffle dog - Saturday
  • A Villa Afternoon at Pfeiffer Vineyards with guest chef and beer, wine and spirits
  • Grand Truffle Dinner - Saturday evening
  • Sunday Truffle Breakfast
  • The Oregon Truffle Marketplace - Sunday

Experience Three:  The Gourmand at the Villa - $750 per person - SOLD OUT! --Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015

New in 2014 a Villa Weekend at Pfeiffer Vineyards, hosted by owners Danuta and Robin Pfeiffer. With the addition of their beautiful Fireside Pavillion, the Pfeiffers will welcome OTF Gourmands on both Friday and Saturday for an elegant, intimate gathering limited to a very few guests. We recommend registering quickly for this one of a kind offering.

    Includes:
  • New in 2014 – “Excite Your Palette, Expand Your Mind” truffle tasting/pairing event including beer, wine and spirits with Weekend Hosts Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - Friday afternoon
  • A Villa Evening featuring a four course truffle dinner and cooking demonstration with guest chef and wine pairings at Pfeiffer Vineyards Tuscan Villa – Friday evening
  • Breakfast and Truffle Hunting Foray w/truffle dog - Saturday
  • A Villa Afternoon at Pfeiffer Vineyards with guest chef and beer, wine and spirits
  • Grand Truffle Dinner - Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Truffle Breakfast
  • The Oregon Truffle Marketplace - Sunday

Experience Four: The Epicurious Grower - $1050 per person - SOLD OUT! --Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015

Select Weekend Culinary offerings plus The Truffle Growers’ Forum. The Truffle Growers' Forum is an annual gathering and focal point for the International truffle industry, featuring a range of speakers with expertise in the science of truffle cultivation, the practicalities of truffle farming, and the realities of marketing truffles. The Truffle Growers’ Forum provides growers, purveyors, researchers and journalists an opportunity to keep up with the status and methods of truffle cultivation worldwide, engage with the wealth of experts in attendance, and make essential contacts within the industry.

    Includes:
  • Continental breakfast and truffle luncheon - Friday
  • Growers' Forum Speaker Series and Keynote Address - Friday
  • "Foraged Foods & Fine Fermentations" Grand Truffle Tasting Dine Around with 8 outstanding chefs, paired with beer, wine and spirits — Friday evening
  • Breakfast and Truffle Hunt with Truffle Dog - Saturday
  • Truffiere tour and Winery luncheon - Saturday
  • Grand Truffle Dinner - Saturday Evening
  • Sunday Truffle Breakfast
  • The Oregon Truffle Marketplace - Sunday

The Truffle Growers' Forum may also be purchased as an à la carte event below. Read more about Truffle Growers' Forum -->>


6 Course Grand Truffle Dinner - $200 - à la carte - SOLD OUT! -
Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Semi-formal attire please.
Advance sales only; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Our ninth annual Grand Truffle Dinner features Oregon's native winter white and black truffles in the hands of award winning chefs from throughout our culinary mecca, ranging from Vancouver, B.C. to San Francisco, via Seattle, Portland, the Oregon Coast, and Napa. We’ll begin this most sumptuous of meals with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and move onto 5 additional courses paired with magnificent Oregon wines.  Only few à la carte seats are available, so don’t wait!


Two Day Truffle Dog Training Seminar - $595 - SOLD OUT! - Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015
Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:30 am -4:00 pm ONLY

Train your dog to recognize the scent of Perigord and Oregon truffles, and then engage in the authentic experience of hunting wild truffles untouched by human hands in their natural habitat. Instructors: Jim Sanford, Blackberry Farm Resort, Walland, Tennessee, Deb Walker of K9-Behavior Company, and Glenn Martyn of the Institute for Canine Studies in Monterey, California. This one of a kind opportunity is limited to a maximum of 20 dogs. Read more about the Truffle Dog Training Seminar -->>

    Includes:
  • Informal meet-and-greet for dogs - Thursday evening (optional but recommended)
  • Continental breakfast and truffle luncheon - Friday
  • Truffle Dog lectures, hands-on training sessions - Friday
  • Breakfast at the hotel and Lunch in the field - Saturday
  • Oregon Truffle Training Hunt with your dog- Saturday

Our host hotel, The Hilton Eugene, is dog friendly, providing a separate area in the hotel for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment.


Two Day Truffle Growers' Forum - $650 per person - SOLD OUT! -- Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015
Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25
7:30 am - 4:00 pm ONLY

The Truffle Growers' Forum is an annual gathering and focal point for the International truffle industry, featuring a range of speakers with expertise in the science of truffle cultivation, the practicalities of truffle farming, and the realities of marketing truffles. The Truffle Growers’ Forum provides growers, purveyors, researchers and journalists an opportunity to keep up with the status and methods of truffle cultivation worldwide, engage with the wealth of experts in attendance, and make essential contacts within the industry.

The Truffle Growers' Forum may also be purchased as part of Experience Four bove. Read more about Experience Four above -->>


Sunday Oregon Truffle Festival Cooking Class - $120.00 - SOLD OUT! -- Sign up for info about future festivals and expansion in 2015 
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

We are pleased to again offer this exciting opportunity in partnership with Cook’s Pots and Tabletops, the Willamette Valley’s most lauded in-store cooking school. Includes wine and beer tasting.

Read more about the Sunday Cooking Class -->


Oregon Truffle Marketplace
Sunday, January 26, 2014
The Hilton Eugene 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$15 at the door includes truffle tastings, artisan foods, fresh truffles, a truffle dog demonstration, and lecture series;
$20 includes all of the above AND wine tastings featuring eight or more of Oregon's best wineries.
No advance sale - Tickets at the Door only.

"I didn't want to be anywhere else, doing anything else, and it's been a very long time since i had that kind of experience." Molly O'Neill, James Beard award winning author and former New York Times food writer at the 2012 festival