By Amy Reiley
The truffles are here! And admission is free.
At 5:30pm Thursday evening (January 3, 2013), two of Napa Valley’s top toques will give us a preview of what’s in store for this year’s Napa Valley Truffle Festival, as they illuminate the fine art of cooking with truffles at the Tout Suite Social Club. Chef Ken Frank of Michelin-starred La Toque restaurant, and Chef Dominic Orsini of Silver Oak Cellars will offer their pro tips on how to pair wines with one of the world’s most expensive foods, and discuss some of the countless ways humans have devised to indulge our primal gluttony for all things truffle.
The chefs will also step up to the stoves to demonstrate a dish or two for the studio audience — so naturally I will be there in the front row to help inhale the truffly aromas, and dispose of any leftovers. Somebody’s got to do it. Join me in person if you can! There is space for about 20 people in the downtown Napa studio, but you must call Tout Suite to reserve: 707-363-1539.
If you can’t attend in person, you have my condolences… but you can still take advantage of the visual and auditory aspects of the show live via Tout Suite’s website, here. The show will be live streaming starting at 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time, and anyone with an internet connection can tune in. If you’ve got a webcam, you can also participate in a live Q&A session. Don’t miss this opportunity to have two world-class chefs answer your questions about truffle cuisine!
And… if you haven’t already, buy your tickets to the Festival! With only two weeks to go, places are filling up….