FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY TICKETS ON SALE
TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING TODAY FOR THE FOUR‐DAY EPICUREAN EXTRAVAGANZA
IN THE LEGENDARY NAPA VALLEY
NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AT THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AT GREYSTONE
June 20, 2011 (Napa Valley, CA) – Tickets for Flavor! Napa Valley officially went on sale today,
offering up a stellar lineup of chefs, vintners and sommeliers presiding over dinners, seminars
and tastings throughout the inaugural four‐day festival, being held November 17 – 20, 2011 in
the legendary Napa Valley. With a wide variety of incredible gastronomic events situated at
Founding Sponsor Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
at Greystone in St. Helena, Flavor! Napa Valley offers something for every fan of world‐class
food, wine and fun. Net proceeds from the event will support programs and scholarships at the
CIA’s Greystone Campus.
Events include up‐close and personal cooking classes and demonstration with celebrity chefs
Michael Chiarello of Bottega, Thomas Keller of the French Laundry, Christopher Kostow from the
Restaurant at Meadowood, and a once‐in‐a‐lifetime gala dinner prepared by Iron Chef
Masaharu Morimoto of Morimoto Napa, CIA alum and Food Network personality Scott Conant
from Scarpetta restaurants in NY, Miami, Beverly Hills, Toronto, and Las Vegas, Jeffrey Jake from
Silverado Resort and Spa, and Cindy Pawlcyn, who helped define wine country cuisine with her
trio of Napa Valley restaurants Mustards Grill, Go Fish and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen.
The ultimate wine & food pairing event of them all, the Napa Valley Appellation Trail Tasting will
feature over 120 wineries from Carneros to Calistoga pouring their best examples from the
individual appellations, paired with dishes created by the Valley’s most sought‐after chefs
including Tyler Florence of Rotisserie and Wine, Ken Frank of La Toque, Brandon Sharp of Solbar
at Solage, Robert Curry from Auberge du Soleil, Bob Hurley of Hurley’s Restaurant, Curtis DiFede
and Tyler Rodde of Oenotri, and Stephen Barber from Fish Story.
For anyone thinking that wine will take second stage, think again as master sommeliers and
wine experts including Karen MacNeil, Andrea Robinson, Fred Dame and FOOD & WINE’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle will take tasters through some of the Valley’s most iconic wines.
In addition, a “curated” wine dinner with many of the Napa Valley’s most prominent
winemakers will guide you through the exquisite food pairings at the “Dinner with the Napa
Chef Todd Humphries of Kitchen Door at Oxbow Public Market will lead a
talented lineup of chefs to create a menu showcasing the country‐lane freshness of the Napa
Valley and surrounding areas.
Individual event tickets range from $95 To $250, with most events ticketed at the $95 level.
Special Flavor! Napa Valley festival packages including entry into many of the events during the
four‐day festival are available at two levels, $475 and $750. Tickets for many of the up‐close and
personal culinary classes and demonstrations are limited, and are available through the Flavor!
Napa Valley Website at www.flavornapavalley.com.
For more information on tickets, along with the complete Flavor! Napa Valley event schedule,
including information on extending your stay in the legendary Napa Valley, please visit
www.flavornapavalley.com, or facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FlavorNapaValley, and
follow @FlavorNV on Twitter.