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Wild Foraging with Chef Justin Wills and Travel Oregon
Recently Travel Oregon went foraging on the Oregon coast with regular forager and rising star, Executive Chef Justin Wills of the elegant Restaurant Beck in Depoe Bay, Oregon. Chef Justin Wills lead Travel Oregon to two sites, Siletz Bay for sea beans, sea lettuce, and salal berries, and Culter City Wetlands Park in Depoe Bay for yellow-footed chanterelle mushrooms, huckleberries, oxalis and oakmoss, for ingredients to use in his latest dishes. For Chef Justin Wills, the hunt for “sea to forest” ingredients found in our own Oregon backyard inspires him to create the sophisticated and seasonal Pacific Northwest dishes that capture the epitome of what it means to eat locally.
Click here to watch the Travel Oregon’s video of Chef Justin Wills’ Wildly Local Cuisine.
To taste Chef Justin Wills’ latest dishes, visit Restaurant Beck where traditional and progressive cooking techniques are presented in playful, artistic dishes, and are served in a comfortable atmosphere with owner-selected wines and classic, seasonal cocktails. Chef Wills has been nominated as a James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef Northwest in 2012 and 2013, was nominated for People's Best New Chef, Food & Wine Magazine in 2011, and is heralded as one of the most innovative young chefs in the region.