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  • Date: January 26th -28th, 2018

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2nd Annual Oregon Truffle MacDown

Featured Guests: Anh Luu, Tiffany Norton & Mark Kosmicki, Chris Crosthwaite, Tobi Sovak & Michael Landsberg, Kevin Linde

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!

Sponsors & Partners: Lane Community College, Alesong Brewing, WildCraft Cider Works, Oregon Wine Lab

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

Urban Winery Adventure

Featured Guests: Amy Mirate, Tiffany Norton & Mark Kosmicki, Langdon Cook

2019’s Urban Forager excursion features three very unique culinary experiences. We begin at Mountain Rose Herbs, where the company’s founder will give you a tour of their extraordinary production facility, and you’ll enjoy tastes of warm herbal teas with truffled pastries. Urban Foragers will then visit J. Scott Cellars urban winery to taste 3 unusual Oregon varietals winemaker Jonathan Oberlander has foraged from around the state for his unique urban wine project. You’ll be winemaker for a day as Jonathan guides you through the science and art of blending to create your own unique cuvée to pair with Oregon truffles dishes for the ultimate tasting/pairing experience. Viking Braggot Company will also treat us to authentic braggot mead on this stop. Your final stop will be Eugene’s iconic 5th Street Public Market where you’ll join Marché & Provisions Pastry Chef Amy Mirate and her team for a truffle-scented dessert demo and sampling, with tips on how to bring out the decadent best in dessert ingredients infused with truffles.

Sponsors & Partners: J. Scott Cellars, Marché Restaurant, Mountain Rose Herbs, Viking Braggot Co.