Truffles have a long history of being a much sought after culinary treat. So much so that the Oregon Truffle Festival (OTF) came to be in 2006 to showcase the talent of dogs and people alike. Spanning over the course of three weekends in January (16th-17th, 22nd-24th, 29th-31st), OTF will explore truffles from the hunt to prepared meals. Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been recognized as one of the top five destinations in the world for truffle seekers, so no need to travel to Europe. Plus, you’ll be able to see truffle-hunting dogs display their talents in the Truffle Dog Championship or partake in some truffle dog training. The rest of the festival is focused on the unique and delicious ways to incorporate truffles into culinary masterpieces.
One standout event during the OTF is an à la carte opportunity to your weekend passes. The Black & White Dinner series will further the truffle fun and tickets are available now . Choose one (or multiple) of five enticing restaurants whose chefs are noted for their incredible menus featuring Oregon’s winter black and white truffles in every dish. Those five include The Joel Palmer House, The Barlow Room, The Jory at the Allison Inn and Spa, The Painted Lady, and the Dundee Bistro. No matter your choice, you’re in for an amazing tasting experience.
Needless to say, these Oregon truffles will soon be at the peak of their season and just a few small shavings possess the ability to transform the simplest dish into a magical experience for your taste buds. So, don’t miss out on this multi-weekend truffle trifecta.