The American Truffle Company returns to Napa January 16-19, 2015 with the fifth annual Napa Truffle Festival – bringing together two complementary aspects of European truffles: the best chefs in the world known for their truffle cuisine, and the best truffle experts/scientists in the world recognized for their expertise and data on truffle cultivation. Gourmands and aspiring truffle growers alike will find a bounty of activities throughout the festival weekend to satisfy their appetite and curiosity for the flavor and knowledge of one of the world’s most prized and delectable foods.
Recognized around the world as a wine and culinary Mecca, Napa Valley will again serve as the host for the festival weekend, partnering with The Westin Verasa Napa as “truffle central” for check in and programs. They also extend exclusive, special room rates for Festival guests.
Unique to this Festival is the Michelin star team of chefs led by Ken Frank of La Toque, presenting culinary demonstrations, and showcasing their extraordinary skills and talents in a tour de force Truffles & Wine Dinner on Saturday evening. Leading the scientific track will be American Truffle Company cultivation expert Robert Chang and mycorrhizae expert Dr. Paul Thomas.
Other special guests include master truffle dog trainer Alana McGee, wild mushroom foragers/mycologists David Campbell and Stephanie Jarvis, the team at Robert Sinskey Vineyards Truffle Orchard and Rico the truffle dog.
The festival concludes on Monday with the Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market showcasing local artisan vendors and their specialty food products, plus cooking demos, fresh truffles for sale and a chance to win a real black truffle.
The Marketplace is free to the public to browse and buy truffle menu items à la carte. For full details, visit www.napatrufflefestival.com
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