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SOURCE Flavor! Napa Valley
NOVEMBER 19-23 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ANNOUNCED
NAPA VALLEY, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Flavor! Napa Valley, November 19-23, the area's five-day celebration of food, wine and fun. Featuring legendary Napa Valley wineries, restaurants and chefs, the festival also showcases star culinary talent from across the U.S., including graduates of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the festival's beneficiary.
Festivities will include events such as celebrity chef demonstrations and intimate in-the-field workshops with purveyors as part of a series entitled Terroir to Table: Farm, Cellar, & Kitchen Experience. Area vintners will host wine-paired dinners at their wineries and top winemakers will lead wine tastings at the historic CIA Greystone campus in St. Helena – events only offered in the Napa Valley, setting it apart from other food and wine festivals. The biggest party of the long weekend, The Appellation Trail, will feature nearly 25 restaurants and 100 wineries. Tickets can be purchased at flavornapavalley.com.
Renowned chefs joining the festival for the first time include Dean Fearing (CIA '78) of Fearing's Restaurant in Dallas, Duff Goldman (CIA '98) of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Melissa Perello (CIA '96) of Frances in San Francisco, bestselling author of The Pound A Day Diet Rocco DiSpirito (CIA '86), Trevor Kunk (CIA '03) of PRESS in Napa Valley, and culinary author Lee Brian Schrager (CIA '79).
Celebrated returning chefs include Michael Chiarello (CIA '82) of Bottega Napa Valley and Coqueta in San Francisco, Todd English (CIA '82) of Todd English Enterprises, Larry Forgione (CIA '74) of The CIA's Conservatory Restaurant at Greystone, Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood Napa Valley, Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Napa, and Charlie Palmer (CIA '79) of the eponymous restaurant group and the CIA's Chairman of the Board.
Wine experts include Master Sommeliers Robert Bath, Tim Gaiser, Peter Granoff and Andrea Robinson, Napa Valley vintner Peter Mondavi, and winemaker Mike McGrath, among many others.
Tickets for this year's festival range from $75 for First Taste Napa to $295 for the Welcome Dinner. To read the full release please visit: http://flavornapavalley.com/files/2014/07/Flavor_ticket_schedule_release.pdf
About Flavor! Napa Valley®
The five-day Flavor! Napa Valley® Celebration of Food, Wine & Fun is an annual event featuring world-class Napa Valley wines alongside Napa Valley's master chefs and graduates of The Culinary Institute of America. Net proceeds from the event support programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America's Greystone Campus in St. Helena. The event is hosted in partnership with Visit Napa Valley, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa Valley Vintners, and founding sponsors Silverado Resort and Spa and Dolce Hotels and Resorts, and is produced by Karlitz & Company. For more details on the festival, including where to stay, please visit flavornapavalley.com. Additionally, visit us on Facebook at facebook.com/FlavorNapaValley, and follow @FlavorNapa on Twitter.
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