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Science Matters
the business of truffle cultivation

get a preview at Toutsuite's live stream on December 28

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3rd annual

Napa Truffle Festival
January 18-21, 2013
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Learn about the science and business of truffle cultivation!
Saturday, January 19 at the Napa Truffle Festival
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Truffle orchards are highly profitable and are an excellent and viable way to diversify land usage. The demand for European black truffles, the most sought after truffles in the culinary world (aka "the diamond of the kitchen"), far exceeds supply. Current black truffle production is almost exclusively in Europe - predominately France, followed by Spain and Italy, with small amounts in Slovenia, Croatia and Australia. But now these truffles can be cultivated in select areas around the world - and Northern America, especially regions like Napa and Sonoma, offer particularly suitable climates/soil.
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Get an in-depth overview of the science and business of cultivating European black truffles with American Truffle Company's Managing Director
Robert Chang and Chief Scientist Dr. Paul Thomas.

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Saturday's
Scientific Grower Truffle Package
($225/person, *with lunch: $375/person)

  • Breakfast with Keynote by Colman Andrews
  • Seminar: Science-based Truffle Cultivation
  • *Truffle Lunch Paired with Wines at Silver Oak Cellars (optional, add $150/person)
  • Truffle Orchard Tour
  • Seminar: The Economics of Truffle Cultivation

The day begins with a Continental Breakfast and keynote by Colman Andrews - co-founder of Saveur, internationally renowned food writer/editor, award-winning cookbook author and the current editorial director of the new culinary megasite The Daily Meal.
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The lunch this day (optional/sold separately), will be at the magnificent Silver Oak Cellars where you'll be treated to a divine truffle lunch prepared by winery Chef Dominic Orsini, paired with their legendary wines.
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After lunch, there will be a truffle orchard tour at
Robert Sinskey Vineyards with everyone's favorite truffle dog Rico on hand to sniff things out.

Get Social!
Catch a live preview/overview of truffle cultivation with Robert Chang, Dr. Paul Thomas and Rico the truffle dog in the Toutsuite Social Club studio on Friday, December 28, 9-10am.
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Toutsuite invites your questions - they'll be taking them live!  To login, go to www.toutsuite.com, click on UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS, select the date and click on VIEW LIVE VIDEO to watch, or click on START YOUR WEBCAM and join in the fun - live from anywhere!
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Can't make the live show? No problem, login to Toutsuite at any time to view the archives.

Festival Highlights
2013 Schedule

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view the exciting 3-day program

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register to attend

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 read about our Michelin star chefs

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read about the wild mushroom forage
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take advantage of special room rates at Westin Verasa
Festival rates EXTENDED through December 28, 2012!
Register Today!
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Join in the fun
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science and culinary adventure of a lifetime at the 3rd annual Napa Truffle Festival, January 18-21, as we pursue the rare and elusive winter Périgord black truffle: Tuber melanosporum (aka black diamond), which will be discussed, examined, probed, prepared, demonstrated and, finally, paired with wines and feasted upon for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
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Napa Truffle Festival Marketplace
Oxbow Public Market


Monday, January 21, 10am-2pm
FREE admission - come browse/purchase truffle menu items directly from the merchants.

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Here's your chance to sample the extra-ordinary flavors of fresh black truffles prepared in every sort of way, plus taste superb Napa Valley wines and shop for specialty foods, beverages and home products...and oh-so-many other good things...

($25/wine tasting ticket)


Festival Packages/Tickets
Select the weekend package that works for you (accommodations NOT included), or purchase your choices à la carte.
 
Grand Truffle Weekend Package
Friday-Monday, January 18-21
All inclusive

 
Epicurean Truffle Package
Friday-Monday, January 18-21
Does not include Truffles & Wine Dinner

 

Scientific Grower Truffle Package
Saturday, January 19
Includes truffle orchard tour

 

Winery Truffle Lunch
Silver Oak Cellars
Saturday, January 19

 

Truffles & Wine Dinner
La Toque
Saturday, January 19

 

Wild Mushroom Forage
Sunday, January 20
Available with Grand or Epicurean Packages

 

Cooking Demo with Chef Nico Chessa and Winery Truffle Lunch
Beringer Winery
Sunday, January 20

The third annual Napa Truffle Festival is presented by


Many thanks to our
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A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Napa Valley Food Bank/CAN-V

 
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