Thanks to the accessible ticket price for the final day of the Festival, this walkaround event has historically drawn a diverse crowd of people looking to indulge their inner truffle pig, including attendees of the Festival’s educational seminars and feasts, as well as truffle-lovers of more modest means.
This next year’s Marketplace is going to be even more diverse and accessible — as in, totally FREE to attend! You’ll be able to get up close and personal with the aromatic wares, ogle the genuine article, and learn more about the many ways to eat the world’s sexiest food with no cover charge.
Truffly goods and wine tasting tickets ($25 each, benefiting the Napa Valley Food Bank) will be available to purchase on an à la carte basis from the participating vendors at the Oxbow that day (January 21, 2013). A variety of merchants will be devising delectable truffle-themed dishes to include on their menus, letting you pick and choose each mouthful you’d like to try on your truffle crawl.
We’ll keep you posted on the details of participating merchants and their Marketplace offerings as those develop, but for now, let’s flash back to some of last year’s delectable highlights: truffled duck liver pâté from Fatted Calf, white bean tostadas with black truffle-infused goat cheese from C Casa, truffled pizza from Ca’Momi, mushroom-truffle bread pudding from Model Bakery, petite roll-up crêpes filled with truffled crème pâtissière from La Crêpe, and more….
Tell your grumbling stomach we only have five months left to go, and mark your calendars for Monday January 21, 2013, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.