The Gourmand

Date: January 24, 25 & 26, 2020

The Gourmand Weekend Package is our deepest dive into the fascinating world of Oregon truffles, beginning with a lavish dinner at Pfeiffer Vineyards on Friday and ending with the Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace on Sunday. The Gourmand Weekend Package includes:

  • Friday’s A Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards
  • Saturday truffle breakfast
  • Truffle hunt
  • Winery luncheon at Antiquum Farm
  • The Grand Truffle Dinner
  • Sunday brunch
  • Oregon Fresh Truffle Marketplace

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Villa Evening at Pfeiffer Vineyards

Featured Guest: Crystal Platt

This event is exclusive to The Gourmand weekend experience.

Pfeiffer Winery welcomes 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. While sitting at one long, bountiful table, dine by candlelight and engage in wonderful conversation. Sip wines selected from the Pfeiffer cellar, beautifully paired with each course at this truly unforgettable evening event.

Sponsors & Partners: Pfeiffer Winery

Gourmand Truffle Hunt and Antiquum Farm Luncheon

Featured Guests: Mike Madrid, Dawn Meiklejohn, Dustin Clark

Gourmands have their own luncheon following the morning truffle foray; a special farm-to-table winery lunchon at Antiquum Farm, where you’ll meet the farmer and hear the story of his remarkable wines. There will be time to explore some of this 140 acre family farm, time and weather permitting.

Sponsors & Partners: Antiquum Farm

Grand Truffle Dinner

Featured Guests: Rocky Maselli, Dustin Busby, Sarah Schafer, Ben Jones, Robin Jackson, Carrie Ellen, Norma Listman and Saqib Keval

Our annual Grand Truffle Dinner celebrates Oregon’s native winter white and black truffles in a sumptuous, six-course meal prepared by celebrated guest chefs and paired with magnificent Willamette Valley wines.

Sponsors & Partners: Illahe Vineyards, Elixir Craft Spirits, Foon Estate Vineyard, Gran Moraine, Private: Soter Vineyards, Left Coast Cellars

Eugene Fresh Truffle Marketplace

Featured Guests: Manuel Antonio Recio, Thor Erickson


Please note that you must be 21 and over to purchase a Wine Tasting ticket.

The Oregon Truffle Festival’s most popular experience returns with fresh Oregon truffles for sale, truffle cooking demonstrations, artisan foods samples and sales, wine tasting, a truffle dog demonstration and much more!

See our 2020 Marketplace purveyors, Lecture Schedule, Cooking  and Truffle Dog Demonstration Schedule below.


Here’s who you’ll see at the 2020 Fresh Truffle Marketplace:

Lane County Master Food Preservers: OSU Extension Service
North American Truffling Society
Travel Lane County
Willamette Farm & Food Coalition

Lectures, Cooking Demonstrations, and Truffle Dog Demonstration


11:15am – Noon
Micah Elconin
President, Season to Taste
Welcome to Eugene’s Table

12:45pm – 1:30pm
Dr. James (Jim) Trappe
U.S. Forest Service, PNW Research Station
Asteroids, Forest Fires, Small Mammals, and Truffles

2:00pm – 2:45pm
David Turner
What Marketplaces Can Do For Communities?


Chef Thor Erickson
1859 Magazine
Oregon White Truffle Biscuit with Truffle Cured Duck Egg, Oregon Prosciutto Style Ham, and Oregon Raw Honey

Download recipe card here.

Chef Emily Lesiak
Private Chef, Eugene
Creamy Truffled Polenta with Pecorino & Roasted Butternut Cream Sauce and Oregon Black Truffle

Download recipe card here.



East Lobby
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Jim Sanford & Truffle Dog

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