By Amy Reiley
10. Since I am considered an authority on aphrodisiac foods, this one’s pretty much a given: Truffles are, of course, a noted aphrodisiac. (They are particularly effective for women.)
9. I may not be able to afford truffles all the time but I can surely eat my weight in truffles over four days with all the events on the schedule!
8. I love dogs. I love truffles. And the two will be combine in a truffle-finding mission on Saturday, Jan 14 and Sunday, Jan 15.
7. The opening reception is at La Toque, one of Napa’s finest restaurants with one of its most personable chefs.
6. Tickets to the Truffle Marketplace at Oxbow are only $40, which means all my friends can afford to come.
5. My favorite Los Angeles chef, Michael Cimarusti, will be there. (He is among the featured chefs doing the Truffles & Wine Michelin Star Dinner–the event’s hottest ticket.)
4. Dinners and seminars are held at the Westin, host hotel where I will be staying, which means truffle dreams are only a hallway stroll.
3. There is an 8:30am Truffle Brunch on Monday, Jan 16. Truffles: breakfast of champions!
2. Lunches at Raymond and Robert Mondavi ensure great wine with truffles.
1. Truffles are a low carb, fat free, cholesterol free source of protein. Now who doesn’t love that!