Northwest Chefs Will Prepare Grand Truffle Dinner at Sixth Annual
Oregon Truffle Festival
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Ore. -- The Oregon Truffle Festival is delighted to
announce the five chefs who will prepare the sixth annual Grand
Truffle Dinner, to be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the Willamette
Ballroom of the Valley River Inn in Eugene.
Considered by many to be the pièce de résistance
of the weekend-long festival, the Italian-themed 2011 Grand
Truffle Dinner features some of the Pacific Northwest's most
celebrated chefs, including:
Pino Posteraro - International guest chef/chef, Cioppino's Mediterranean
Grill & Enoteca; Vancouver, British Columbia.
Holly Smith - Café Juanita; Kirkland, Wash.
David Anderson - Chef, Genoa; Portland, Ore.
Cathy Whims - Chef, Nostrana; Portland, Ore.
Rocky Maselli - Chef, Osteria Sfizio; Eugene, Ore.
The sixth anniversary Grand Truffle Dinner features Oregon's
native winter white and black truffles in a sumptuous five-course
meal paired with magnificent Oregon wines.
"This all-star team represents some of the finest culinary
talent our region has to offer," said Leslie Scott, festival
organizer. "From Posteraro's long list of hall of fame
inductions to Smith's numerous accolades to Anderson's status
as a rising staf to Whims' reputation as a pioneer of Italian
cooking to Maselli's track record of glowing culinary reviews,
these chefs bring a high order of world-class cuisine to the
Grand Truffle Dinner table."
A complete list of the numerous accolades and culinary awards
won by Grand Truffle Dinner chefs is available at www.oregontrufflefestival.com,
as is a list of events and activities, and registration information.
About the Oregon Truffle Festival
For the past five years, truffle enthusiasts, chefs, foodies,
truffle hunters and truffle growers have gathered at the festival
for three days of tastings, tours and workshops to celebrate
Oregon's most prized native ingredient. The festival has grown
by leaps and bounds, and has enjoyed coverage in W Magazine,
the New York Times, The New Yorker and CNBC, while drawing guests
to the Willamette Valley from all over the world.
Activities at the sixth annual Oregon Truffle Festival include
experiencing all aspects of the fabled fungi: learning to find
them, cook with them, learning to cultivate them, and pairing
them in delectable meals with Oregon's legendary wines.
Registration is now open for Oregon Truffle Festival weekend
experiences and the Grand Truffle Dinner. Five weekend and several
stand-alone options are available, including multi-course truffle
and wine dinners, seminars and trainings, cooking classes, winery
luncheons, truffle forays, farm tours and a fresh truffle marketplace.
All options may be purchased online at www.oregontrufflefestival.com.