Flavor! Napa Valley 2016 is just days away. The five-day, forty event food and wine festival, March 16-20, 2016, supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in St. Helena, CA.
Flavor! Napa Valley events range from local and celebrity chef demonstrations to intimate winemaker workshops, along with grand tastings and one-of-a-kind experiences to showcase world-class wines and culinary star talent in one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
While many events are at full capacity, limited tickets are still available. To view the list of events and purchase tickets, visit http://flavornapavalley.com/. A complete list of culinary talent, including chef biographies, may be found at http://flavornapavalley.com/talent/
Here is a highlight of the tickets that are still available:
Chef and Winemaker Golf Tournament
Thursday, March 17, 2016; 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Silverado Resort and Spa
$185 per person
Join local chefs and winemakers for a day on Silverado Resort and Spa’s championship golf course. Enjoy a continental breakfast and 18 holes featuring specialty beverages and the famed burger dog lunch. Then celebrate victory at the post-tournament reception where guests will mingle with the chefs, winemakers, and fellow golfers over some of Napa Valley’s finest wines and appetizers. Price includes pre and post reception, golf, cart, food and beverage, commemorative hat and sleeve of golf balls.
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.: Registration and breakfast
10 a.m.: Tee-off
2:30 – 4 p.m.: Reception
Please note: Tournament will happen rain or shine but subject to cancellation. Course aeration will occur two weeks prior to tournament.
A Celebration of the Judgment of Paris Wine Dinner
Starring CIA All-star Alumni Chefs
Thursday, March 17, 2016; 6 – 10 p.m. at Silverado Resort and Spa
$295 per person
Toasting the 40th anniversary of the legendary 1976 Judgment of Paris, guests will experience wines from participating wineries including Chateau Montelena, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Freemark Abbey, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Heitz Wine Cellars, Clos du Val Winery, and Veedercrest Wines. Participating chefs include:
- Richard Blais, Top Chef winner and owner of Trail Blais, Inc.;
- Matthew Accarrino, executive chef, SPQR, San Francisco;
- Bradley Ogden, president, Bradley Ogden Hospitality;
- Justin Yu, executive chef, Oxheart, Houston;
- Larry Forgione, culinary director/co-founder, American Food Studies: Farm to Table Cooking, The Culinary Institute of America
Legendary Napa Valley, The Grand Tasting
Saturday, March 19, 2016; VIP admission 6 p.m.; General Admission 7 p.m. at
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
$175 per person
This epicurean adventure showcases a collection of the Napa Valley’s most celebrated and innovative vintners and chefs. The Legendary Grand Tasting will feature nearly 80 wineries and fare from over 25 of the Valley’s best restaurants, all presented in The Culinary Institute of America’s historic Greystone building. Guests will meet the magic behind the wine labels as an unparalleled sampling of winemakers personally pour their favorite vintages and reveal how the soils, microclimates and topography influence the wide array of distinctive grapes in this premier wine-growing region.
Participating restaurants include:
1313 Main, Atlas Social, Angele Restaurant, Auberge du Soleil, Lucy’s at Bardessono, Bistro Jeanty, Ca’Momi, Cococlectic, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Del Dotto, FARM at The Carneros Inn, Harvest Table, Heritage Eats, Jamieson Ranch Vineyard, Siena at Meritage Resort and Spa, VINeleven at Napa Valley Marriott, One Market, Panevino and Subrosa Salumi, PRESS Restaurant, Sam’s Social Club, Scotland Yard and Silverado Resort and Spa
Participating wineries include:
Ackerman Family Vineyards, Acumen, Alpha Omega, Antica Napa Valley, B Cellars, Ballentine Vineyards, Barnett Vineyards, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, Cairdean Estate, Cakebread Cellars, Ca’Momi, Canard Vineyard, Chappellet Vineyard, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Conn Creek Winery, Crocker & Starr Winery, Darms Lane Wine, Del Dotto Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Duckhorn Vineyards, Eagle Eye Winery, eleven eleven wines, Etude, Farella Vineyard & Winery, Frank Family Vineyards, Gamble Family Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate, Hall Wines, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, Jean Edwards Cellars, Joseph Carr, Kenefick Ranch, Krupp Brothers, Laird Family Estate, Leto Cellars, Louis M. Martini, Merryvale Vineyards, Oakville Ranch, Oberon, O’Shaughessy Estate Winery, Parallel Napa Valley, Parry Cellars, Peju Province Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Pope Valley Winery, Priest Ranch, Provenance, Purecru Winery, Quixote Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Salvestrin Winery, Schweiger Vineyards, Signorello Estate, Stags’ Leap Winery, Sterling, Stony Hill Vineyard, Summers Winery, Trefethen Family Winery, Tres Sabores, Truchard Vineyards, Tudal Winery, V. Sattui Winery, Wallis Family Estate, William Cole
Brunch Party – Meet Your Maker: The Butcher, The Baker, and the Sparkling Winemaker
Sunday, March 20, 2016 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at The Meritage Resort and Spa
$132 per person
Cap off the weekend with an exclusive brunch party hosted by The Meritage Resort and Spa. Engage with the ‘makers’ and learn how to cure bacon with artisan meat purveyors, bake with local pastry chefs, build a benedict with Meritage chefs, and more — all while sipping local sparkling wines and imbibing from roving bloody mary carts!
Participating wineries include:
Baldacci Family Vineyards, Domaine Carneros, Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa, Priest Ranch, Pope Valley Winery and Schramsberg
Participating artisans include:
Cococlectic, Five Dot Ranch, Mr. Espresso, Napastak, Napa Valley Cookie Co., Olive and Poppy, Petit Pot, Platanito Pupusas, Sola Bee Farms
For those wishing to enjoy a “full” Flavor! Napa Valley experience by attending multiple events over the course of four days, Visit Napa Valley offers an array of overnight packages, many of which include tickets to select Flavor! Napa Valley events.
Visit Napa Valley is grateful for the sponsors for Flavor! Napa Valley 2016:
- Founding Sponsor -- Silverado Resort & Spa
- Presenting Sponsor -- American Express
- Imperial Sponsors -- Downtown Napa and The Meritage Resort & Spa
- Jeroboam Sponsor -- OpenTable and PG&E
- Double Magnum Sponsors – Celebrity Cruises and Mr. Espresso
- Magnum Sponsors – American Lamb Board, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, Treasury Wine Estates, TriMark, Chef Works, 21st Amendment Brewery, Tito’s Vodka, Pure Luxury, The Caviar Company and Uber
Flavor! Napa Valley is produced by Visit Napa Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, in association with San Francisco based event management companies Andrew Freeman & Co. and DPEM.