TRACTORS & TRUFFLES
Special to the LVN
One of the West Coast’s top chefs, Ryan Scott, serves up some local flavor during the fifth annual Tractors & Truffles farm-to-table dinner on Sept. 14 in Fallon.
Tickets for this trendsetting event are on sale now at http://www.TractorsandTruffles.com and include tours of local farms and vineyards providing components of the evening’s meal, cooking demonstrations, a cocktail reception, concert in the Barkley Theatre and a multi-course dinner.
Scott, joined by chef and Slanted Porch restaurant owner Steve Hernandez and Chef Director for the International Culinary Institute at the Art Institute of California, San Francisco, Mark Davis, highlight western Nevada’s thriving agriculture industry during the annual event. The dinner is sourced directly from local farms and ranches in the Fallon area, and is set for broadcast on the Live Well Network’s “Food Rush,” hosted by Scott.
“This event showcases Fallon’s small farm ag industry and vibrant arts scene,” said Rick Gray, director of tourism for the city of Fallon. “We have three of the region’s top chefs working together with the agricultural industry to highlight the abundance that we have to offer here in Nevada — and now we have the chance to put it on display for the rest of the world to see.”
Scott is an alumnus of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and is also host of radio show, “Cooking with Ryan Scott” on San Francisco’s KGO radio. He is owner of two San Francisco-based restaurants, Market & Rye, as well as catering company, Ryan Scott 2 Go. Scott has also visited the “Rachael Ray” show, cooking for First Lady Michelle Obama, and sells a line of kitchen tools on Home Shopping Network.
This year’s dinner features a family-style service, with seating in view of the outdoor kitchen where guests can see the meal come together expertly, piece by piece, in Fallon’s Oats Park. Farmers contributing to the dinner also attend the event to help guests better make the connection between farm and table.
Before dinner commences, a tour of Lattin Farms, a family-owned, fifth-generation Fallon farm known for producing vine-ripened fruit and crisp, flavorful produce, begins at 11 a.m. and includes a light lunch and cooking demonstration with Ryan Scott. Lunch is followed by a 1 p.m. tour and wine tasting at Churchill Vineyards with winemaker Colby Frey. Deb Nelson of Fallon’s Courtyard Café provides snacks and cakes to accompany the wines. A music workshop featuring Hot Buttered Rum follows the winery tour at 3 p.m. A wine and beer tasting keeps guests entertained before dinner begins at 5 p.m. After dinner, at 8 p.m., Hot Buttered Rum again takes the stage for a full performance in the Barkley Theatre.
For information, to purchase tickets or for the complete Tractors & Truffles schedule, visit TractorsAndTruffles.com or call 775-423-4556.