While you image a truffle hunt — or a monthlong celebration of those elusive delicacies — chances are high, photographs of foggy days within the French or Italian countryside come to thoughts. However the excellent news (particularly on this period of restricted worldwide journey) is that native styles of this prized forest fungi develop quite a bit nearer to dwelling, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
In 2022, Newberg, Oregon will have fun the elusive foodie obsession with Truffle Month occasions all through the month of February. (Since Oregon black truffles are foraged from January to March, it’s the peak of the season.) From truffle hunts to particular menus, trip packages to vineyard experiences, learn on for all of the methods you may have fun this darling of the culinary world in Willamette Valley’s famed Pinot nation this February.
Forage for the “black diamonds” of the Oregon wilderness with Stefan Czarnecki and his truffle canine, Ella. After the hunt, tuck right into a truffle-themed lunch whereas a neighborhood winemaker from Alexana, EIEIO, Native Flora, Hazelfern Cellars, Violin Wines, or Lingua Franca share a few of their favourite bottles.
The $250 per particular person payment contains 1-2 hours of truffle foraging, a truffle-themed lunch, transportation to and from native lodging, truffle schooling and culinary suggestions, and truffle reward to take dwelling too.
EAT & SIP
Truffles will probably be featured prominently on the prix fixe menu at Oregon’s solely restaurant to be awarded each 4 stars by Forbes, and 4 diamonds by AAA.
Cease by this charming household hazelnut farm-turned brewery to pattern Wolves & People annual collab with the Oregon Truffle Festival: a truffled hazelnut stout dubbed La Truffe. Sip the restricted launch brew within the beer backyard, or choose up some bottles to go.
Three phrases: crispy truffle fries. They’re an annual favourite at this farm-to-fork restaurant in downtown Newberg.
This just lately refurbished native favourite won’t solely function shaved and infused truffles in savory seasonal dishes — they’ll be serving them up in inventive truffled cocktails and desserts too.
Snack on baguettes slathered with Oregon black truffle butter when you sip Pinots, and Chardonnays in Rex hill’s just lately unveiled tasting room (or, on their heated patio). Truffles may even be featured on the vineyard’s Weekend Wine Lunch menu all through Truffle Month.
Indulge within the traditional pairing of truffles and French delicacies at this Oregon-meets-Burgundy bistro, which is able to spotlight truffles all through their menu through the month of February.
Swing by this gourmand meals store and café in downtown Newberg for an array of truffle merchandise, together with a particular cheese and charcuterie plate.
Tucked away down an alley in charming downtown Newberg, this garage-turned pizza store will bathe any of their artisan pies with freshly shaved truffles for diners in February.
Go to Newberg’s unbiased bookstore to choose up a brand new hardcover, a latte, or a bottle of truffle oil made close by on the famed Joel Palmer Home in Dayton.
Leek Soup topped with black truffles. Savory Truffle “Pumpkin Pie.” Oregon surf-and-turf: AKA Fort Klamath Sturgeon with truffle jus, and Braised Painted Hills Beef Roulade with truffled pommes aligot. Plus, a finale of Chocolate Truffle Beet Cake.
Visitors who ebook the truffle package deal at Willamette Valley’s most beloved luxurious lodge and spa can bask in a five-course “truffle celebration” on weekends through the month of February.
The Willamette Valley truffle package deal for 2 is $645, and could be booked on Friday and Saturday evenings within the month of February (excluding February eleventh and twelfth), by calling The Allison at (503) 554-2525.
Throughout Truffle Month, this cozy B&B with stellar views of the Willamette Valley will provide company do-it-yourself truffle cookies.
Ebook a trip property just like the inexpensive Yamhill Flats or the Pearl traditional 4-bedroom Craftsman throughout February utilizing the code “TASTETRUFFLES,” and also you’ll be handled to a truffle-centric cheese plate and a bottle of domestically made glowing wine.
The decadent truffle package deal at this contemporary new lodge features a truffle-themed breakfast field and charcuterie board. It’s obtainable beginning at $212 per evening through the month of February utilizing the reserving code “TRUFFLE.” (Excluding Valentine’s Day weekend; minimal 2-night keep.)