Flavor! Napa 2013: The Ultimate Food and Wine Extravaganza

Robert Mondavi WIne

English: Wine Press at Robert Mondavi Vineyard...

English: Wine Press at Robert Mondavi Vineyard, Oakville, California, USA (Napa Valley) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley, California

Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Autumn in Napa Valley

English: Autumn in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are you ready for Flavor! Napa 2013? This is the ultimate food and wine extravaganza!

WHEN: November 20-24, 2013

For tickets visit: www.flavornapavalley.com

Here’s a list of the events:

Wednesday, November 20th
Terroir to Table®: Farm, Cellar & Kitchen Experiences
First Taste Napa: A Downtown Napa Culinary Stroll
Thursday, November 21st
Terroir to Table®: Farm, Cellar & Kitchen Experiences
Wine Lovers Boot Camp
Welcome Dinner
Friday, November 22nd
Terroir to Table®: Farm, Cellar & Kitchen Experiences
Wine Lovers Boot Camp
A Tasting to Honor the Life of Robert Mondavi
Culinary Demonstration with Cindy Pawlcyn
Exploring the Rutherford Appellation: A Guided Tasting Tour
Private Tasting and Lunch at Grgich Hills Estate
Cakebread Cellars Retrospective Tasting
Top TasterTM Blind Wine Tasting Competition
Culinary Demonstration with Michael Chiarello Ryan McIlwraith
The Appellation Trail: Tasting Napa Valley
Saturday, November 23rd
Culinary Demonstration with Roy Choi
The New California Wine
Culinary Demonstration with Masaharu Morimoto
Interactive Lunch with Todd English
Premiere Napa Valley Wines: The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Culinary Demonstration with Christopher Kostow
10-Year Insignia Vertical Tasting (1998-2007)
Culinary Demonstration with Michael Chiarello Brian Bistrong Mario Carbone Rich Torrisi
Discover the Diversity: A Taste of the Valley
Louis M. Martini Retrospective Tasting
Culinary Demonstration with Scott Conant
Dinner with Napa Valley Winemakers
Sunday, November 24th
Terroir to Table®: A Sustainable Brunch
English: Vineyard in Napa Valley

English: Vineyard in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: A photo of chef Cindy Pawlcyn, taken ...

English: A photo of chef Cindy Pawlcyn, taken at Congregation Beth Sholom in Napa, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I loved the Flavor Napa Valley Appellation Trail Event at the Culinary Institiute in Saint Helena. It was truly the ultimate celebration of Napa Valley Food and Wine!

Here’s a short video:

http://youtu.be/WOrNJ1fyEhM

Greystone in Napa California

Cakebread Wine

At the Appellation Trail  there were more than 100 wineries pouring everything from Albariño to Zinfandel.

Ca’Momi

Along the “trail” there were plenty of delightful small savory plates and desserts from over thirty of Napa Valley’s terrific restaurants:

These are some of the local restaurants that were serving:

Gott’s Roadside: House Smoked Tri-Tip Sliders with Spicy Point Reyes Blue Cheese Sauce

La Toque: Heirloom Shelling Bean Salad with Fresh Local Seafood

PRESS: Steak Tartare/Kampachi Tartare Duo

Silverado Resort & Spa: Marash Pepper Spiced Sweet Georgia Shrimp, Preserved Local Meyer Lemon-Fennel Purée, County Line Chicories and Bellwether Farms Crème Fraîche

VINeleven: Local Five Dot Ranch Carpaccio with Point Reyes Blue, Wild Arugula and Truffle Vinaigrette

The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant: Lobster Pâté, Lavash, Herb Salad

Auberge du Soleil: Pumpkin Angel Food Cake, Espresso Cremeux, Pumpkin Confiture

I loved Brother Timothy’s Corkscrew Collection!

Part of Brother Timothy’s Corkscrew Collection in Greystone

Brother Timothy is Legendary in Napa!

Robert Mondavi

>> Learn more about The Appellation Trail

English: Fall in Napa Valley

English: Fall in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Vineyard in Napa Valley

English: Vineyard in Napa Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

See Recipes From Flavor! Napa Valley Chefs
Many CELEBRITY CHEFS like Michael Chiarello, Larry Forgione shared recipes from their exciting new seasonal menus.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30:  'Next Iron Chef'...

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: ‘Next Iron Chef’ castmember Michael Chiarello attends the ‘Next Iron Chef’ interactive experience kick-off on the Streets of Manhattan on September 30, 2011 in New York City. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Download the F!NV Recipe Booklet
For more information visit: www.flavornapavalley.com 
Flavor! Napa Valley
English: Napa valley vineyard Français : Vigno...

English: Napa valley vineyard Français : Vignoble de Napa Valley, Comté de Napa, Californie, États-Unis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was a perfect time to visit Napa. The leaves on the vines were russet and burgundy. Many of the shops were decorated for the holidays. I loved the holiday selection at Ivy Twig & Twine in downtown Napa.

Christmas in Napa

Christmas in Napa

Christmas in Napa

Downtown St. Helena also had an interesting assortment of decorations.

There are many Holiday Events in Napa:

Beringer is hosting a Holiday Open House in Saint Helena on December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm;

www.beringer.com/events.

Yountville is having the 23rd Annual Festival of Lights on Washington Street.

Calistoga will have a Holiday Village starting on December 1st and the 17th annual Lighted Tractor Parade.

The Napa Holiday Historic Tour and Taste Event is December 1st from 3-7 pm www.napaholidaytour.com

Attend the Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood Napa Valley with twelve unique evenings of ffod and fun to benefit Share Our Strenth. For reservations call 707-963-3646.

Here’s a list of the top five reasons to attend Flavor! Napa:

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Happy Holidays from Vino con Vista

I love Napa Valley

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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