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Want to know all there is about truffles? Starting with a glass of Schramsberg's bubbly, this breezy, two-hour All About Truffles experience, emceed by CBS Foodie Chap Liam Mayclem, will reveal some fun truffle tricks as you smell, touch and evaluate various species of truffles and products. Learn how to select, store and prepare truffles with Michelin starred Chef Ken Frank of La Toque. Discover surprising aspects of truffles with world-renowned truffle scientist Dr. Paul Thomas of American Truffle Company. You'll also savor tasty truffle bites prepared by Chef Ken and Sandy Sauter, CIA’s Executive Chef of Public Programs, paired with a selection of Schramsberg's superb wines. Plus, meet Rico the friendly truffle dog (petting allowed).
Looking for an outdoor adventure? Join us for a Wild Mushroom Foray led by David Campbell, a veteran of many Bay Area’s mycological societies, along with American Truffle Company's Dr. Paul Thomas. Start the foray with delicious black truffle quiche canapés prepared by Chef Jodie Rubin of Davis Estates winery before venturing forth to enjoy nature as you learn the basics about mushrooms, including the process of mushroom identification, as well as proper handling and cooking options for edible mushrooms. “We’ll see what we find and find what we see! With a little luck, perhaps we’ll find porcini, hedgehogs, chanterelles or candy caps.” – David Campbell