Oregon Truffle Festival
The Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon
Chefs: Jacques Ratier (La Rcration), Rocky Maselli (March), Stephanie Pearl-Kimmel (March), Philippe Boulot (Heathman Hotel and Bar), Naomi Pomeroy (Beast), Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon), Pascal Sauton (Carafe), Cathy Whims (Nostrana)
Special Guests: (Chefs, Winemakers, Brew Masters Etc.: Chef Jacques Ratier and his wife, Nolle, whose restaurant, La Rcration, was prominently featured in the popular book, From Here, You Can’t See Paris; Michael S. Sanders, author of From Here, You Can’t See Paris; Pierre Sourzat, a fifth generation truffle cultivator and scientist, who directs a truffle college in Le Montat, located just a few kilometers from the Ratiers’ restaurant; Jim Bernau, founder and president of Willamette Valley Vineyards; Cole Danehower, co-publisher and editor of Northwest Palate magazine; and many more!