Truffle Dog Adventures at The Herbfarm
We've Gone to the Dogs!
Hunt Native Truffles
Join a Trained Truffle Dog on a Foraging Foray.
Then Dine on "Hound-Found" Truffles for Dinner!
Yes, the Pacific Northwest is blessed with our own native truffles. And now you can find them and dine on them, too!
THOUGH OFTEN CALLED "OREGON TRUFFLES," the native truffles of the Pacific Northwest are found not only in Oregon but also Washington and southern British Columbia. No one planted these mysterious underground fungi. They've been here—living symbiotically under host trees—since at least the end of the last ice age.
The four species of native truffles are cousins of the celebrated truffles of France and Italy. While most Europeans employ pigs or dogs to uncover only the ripe fungi, many Americans use rakes, which unearth truffles at all stages of ripeness. When hunted with a trained dog though, only the ripe, truly delicious truffles are found! Ripeness makes all the difference.
A Truffle Foray and Dinner at The Herbfarm
As part of The Herbfarm's annual Menu for Truffle Treasure, you can join trained Truffle Dogs to watch them in action. Your Truffle Guide and dog will work a known truffle patch as you follow and watch the dog and handler in action. With an advanced reservation, you can also join other guests later that day to enjoy the 9-course Herbfarm Truffle Dinner.
A Truffle Foray and Dinner is a unique opportunity not only to learn and enjoy this wonderful gift of nature, but it also makes a gift that can not be duplicated.
Reserve your spot or secure a Gift Certificate today!
Native White Truffles and
the Native Black Truffle: both wonderful when "Hound Found!"
Sign Up for Your Truffle Dog Foray!
Foray's are about 2 hours in length. Most leave from The Herbfarm in your vehicle at 10 or 1 O'Clock.
Join a Group Foray $215* per person.
Private Foray Your group: $475* (up to 3 people)
* Plus Washington sales tax
VIDEO: Watch Alana McGee of The Truffle Dog Company work with two of her truffling dogs in the foothills of the Cascades.
Dinner Reservations, and
10a-5p Pacific Time
Every Day of the Week
Last Year's Menu for Truffle Treasure
This year's 9-course Menu for Truffle Treasure will be posted
on The Herbfarm web site on January 2, 2015.
This menu from last year is just an example o
f the types of dishes that might be served.
A Menu for Truffle Treasure
An Exploration of the Mysterious Truffle
The Herbfarm • January 2014
Black Truffle Soup, Sunchoke Cream.
Cheesy Chicharrón, Snow Crab in Feuilles de Brick.
Duck Breast Proscuitto with Pickled Pumpkin.
2010 ARGYLE OREGON BRUT
With your choice of Elixirs from Truffle Trees: Hazelnut or Evergreen Bows
Celery Root and Oregon White Truffle Tart with:
Albacore Rillette with Garlic & Pickled Mouse Melon
Spicy Tuna Tartar • Steelhead Caviar with Housemade Katsuobushi.
2011 AVENNIA OLIANE SAUVIGNON BLANC, BOUSHEY VINEYARD
Braised Pork Shoulder in Caramelized Milk, Parsley Viennoise,
Turnips, White Truffles.
2009 TRANCHE SLICE OF PAPE BLANC, ROUSSANNE-VIOGNIER
White Sturgeon. Black Truffle.
Grilled Sturgeon, Wilted Leeks, Beet-Perigourdine Sauce.
2009 L'HERBE SAUVAGE PINOT NOIR, 1988 OLD VINES
Roasted Guinea Hen Breast & Sausage, Glazed Black Truffles,
Potato Mille-feuille, Wood-Roasted Carrots, Chestnut-Bacon Sauce.
2010 ROBERT RAMSAY CELLARS PAR LA MER, COLUMBIA VALLEY
Field & Hive
Walnut & Mushroom Flatbread, Truffled Honey,
Rogue River Creamery "Brutal" Blue Cheese.
Tree & Bog
Douglas Fir Sorbet, Candied Cranberries, Oregon Vermouth.
Black Truffle Cannoli with Spiced Bartlett Pear,
Hazelnut Ice Cream, Caramelized Pear Sauce.
Native Beverages, Herbals, and Teas
Choice of Coffees, Teas, Herbal Infusions,
And Historic Bark & Root Decoctions of the American West.
Blackberry Milk Chocolate • Shortbread Dipped in White Chocolate
Peach Pâtés de Fruit with Anise Hyssop • Truffled Caramel Corn
2012 PATTERSON CELLARS LATE-HARVEST ROUSSANNE
Housemade Holstein Cow Butter • Whipped Lard with Roasted Garlic
Epi • Wild-Yeasted Tevaldi Skagit Valley Wheat Loaf