The Gourmand

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  • Date: January 26th -28th, 2018
  • Friday’s A Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards
  • Saturday morning breakfast
  • Saturday Forage & Feast truffle hunt and winery luncheon
  • Saturday night Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday morning brunch
  • Sunday Oregon Truffle Marketplace

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Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards

Featured Guest: Rocky Maselli

This event is exclusive to The Gourmand weekend experience. 

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.

Forage & Feast in Eugene: Truffle Hunt and Winery Luncheons

Featured Guests: Shane Tracey, David Sapp, Andrew Francisco

Epicurious, Gourmand, and All-In Weekend package holders and participants in the 2 day à la carte Truffle Growers Forum will experience an authentic truffle hunt lead by professional truffle hunters with their dogs, 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.

Sponsors & Partners: King Estate

Grand Truffle Dinner

Featured Guests: Paul Virant, Carlo Lamagna, Shota Nakajima, Kim Boyce, Edouardo Jordan, Sarah Schafer, Greg & Gabi Denton, Jason French

300 guests will join us for an evening of conviviality around the table, as we present our 13th Grand Truffle Dinner featuring Oregon’s native winter white and black truffles in a sumptuous six-course meal paired with magnificent Oregon wines.  Considered by many to be the pièce de résistance of the weekend, the 2018 Grand Truffle Dinner features six celebrated and nationally recognized guest chefs known for their love of fresh, seasonal ingredients, and their skill and creativity with Oregon truffles.

Sponsors & Partners: The Hotel Eugene, Patton Valley Vineyard, Anne Amie, Soter Vineyards, Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards, Heritage Distilling Co., Nicky USA, Cooper Mountain Vineyard

Eugene Fresh Truffle Marketplace

Featured Guests: Jim Sanford, Greg & Gabi Denton

Advance ticket holders priority admission

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 an all day lecture series to ensure a complete experience with the glorious Oregon native truffles.

Cooking Demonstrations

Scott Pisani, Rain NorthWest, Eugene

Wild Mushroom Ragout with Oregon White Truffle Cream. Oregon White Truffle Cured Grated Egg Yolk. Sliced Truffle. Micro Greens

Chef Toivo Heyduck, Two Birds Catering, BC
Potato Latkes with Oregon Black Truffle Cured Salmon & Oregon Black Truffle Creme Fraiche

Lecture Series

Hilton Eugene, Scott Joplin Room

11:15am – Noon
Daniel Winkler, Mushroaming Eco-Tours, Seattle
“The Best Edible Mushrooms from Around the World”

12:45pm – 1:40pm
Sam Rollins, Cheesemonger, Provisions Market Hall, Eugene
“Oregon Cheese: A Story of Place” with cheese tastes

2:00pm – 2:45pm
Dawn Meiklejohn, Author, Oregon Truffle Feasts, Seattle
“Foraging and Cooking with Oregon Truffles”

Truffle Dog Demonstration

Hilton East Lobby

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Jim Sanford & Truffle Dog Stella

2018 Fresh Truffle Marketplace Vendors

This list is still evolving. Please check back as we add more wonderful vendors to our 2018 Marketplace.

Sponsors & Partners: The Hotel Eugene

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