Are you a foodie but can’t spend the whole weekend at the festival? Don’t despair! There are plenty of gastronomic truffle experiences available à la carte, including:
- The Dig Truffles? Experience offers a unique opportunity to taste, learn and experience all things truffle. If you want to become your local resident truffle expert, then this experiential program is for you. Includes tour of an operating truffle orchard/dog training demo and Winery Truffle Lunch, plus a fascinating culinary presentation by Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, along with appearance of and discussions with this year’s team of Michelin-starred guest chefs.
- The signature Truffles & Wine Dinner at La Toque, prepared by four Michelin star chefs, converging from around the world to conjure an extraordinary multi-course truffle dinner that is perfectly paired with exquisite wines. This is a highlight of the culinary experience of the weekend. If you are a foodie who loves truffles, you won’t want to miss this! Nowhere else can you experience a dinner prepared by this many Michelin starred chefs!
- Can’t make the Truffles & Wine Dinner? Then join us on Sunday for the Winery Truffle Lunch. This is a great way to experience Michelin star level truffle cuisine.
- Or, for a more casual truffle experience, join us on Monday for the Truffle Festival Marketplace at Oxbow Public Market. Admission is FREE and includes cooking demos, truffle menu items à la carte, meet the truffle dogs, and so much more!
If you are seriously considering growing truffles, then the Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar is for you. This one-day seminar focuses on the science and business of truffle cultivation and truffle dog training. We will review the newest research and key scientific considerations, as well as the economics of truffle cultivation, plus the science of canine truffle location and its practical implementations. A buffet lunch, plus a visit to the first truffle orchard planted in Napa Valley with a truffle dog training demo are included.
The Wild Mushroom Forays are always in high demand. It is available à la carte for Saturday and Sunday.