Oregon Truffle Festival – Yamhill Valley Weekend
February 16, 2018 - February 18, 2018
The Yamhill Valley Weekend, spanning Presidents’ Day Weekend from February 16 to 18, centers around Oregon truffle champion and native Oregonian James Beard. The weekend begins with a reception hosted by Willamette Valley Vineyards and truffle bites from Ken Forkish (Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Trifecta), followed by a showing of the film “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” and a conversation with Director Beth Federici and Producer Kathleen Squires. Two concurrent truffle dinners, one at The Joel Palmer House available à la carte, and another at Ruddick/Wood for weekend ticket holders, will take place following the showing.
On Saturday February 17, weekend ticket-holders will join professional truffle hunters for a morning truffle hunt, followed by an indulgent winery luncheon. A rosé release and four-course dinner at Domaine Serene with chefs Vitaly Paley (Paley’s Place, Headwaters), Jason Kupper (Domaine Serene) and Cathy Whims (Nostrana, Oven & Shaker) will bookend the day. Mirroring Eugene’s closing event, the Newberg Fresh Truffle Marketplace brings together regional wines, artisan foods, and fresh truffles—all related to the vibrant Oregon truffle industry.
The Oregon Truffle Festival is made possible with generous support from 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, 1889 Washington’s Magazine, Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chehalem Cultural Center, Domaine Serene, Hilton Eugene, and Willamette Valley Vineyards. Additional support comes from Alesong Brewing, Angela Estate, Bolted Services, Brooks Wines, Capitello Wines, DRY Sparkling, Eugene Cascades & Coast, The Falls Event Center, Food for Lane County, Marché, Gran Moraine Winery, Heritage Spirits, Illahe Vineyards, King Estate, Oregon Wine Lab, Oregon Wine Press, New World Truffieres, Ninkasi Brewing, Pfeiffer Winery, Red Hills Market, Ruddick/Wood, Travel Oregon, Visit McMinnville, and Wildcraft Cider Works.
ABOUT THE OREGON TRUFFLE FESTIVAL
The Oregon Truffle Festival is North America’s premier event for truffle appreciation and education. Held every winter in the Willamette Valley, it attracts thousands of culinary travelers, chefs, growers, dog trainers, scientists and journalists from all over the globe for a series of dynamic and participatory events. The festival was founded in 2006 by renowned mycologist Dr. Charles K. Lefevre and his wife, Leslie Scott, and is run in partnership with Culinary Director Charles Ruff. Dr. Lefevre is also the founder of New World Truffieres, a company specializing in truffle cultivation. Now in its 13th year, the Oregon Truffle Festival is operating as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The 2018 Oregon Truffle Festival will be held in Eugene from January 25 – 28, and Yamhill Valley from February 16 – 18, 2018. Follow the Oregon Truffle Festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.