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February 7, 2017

2017 Flavor Napa Valley

This spring, indulge your culinary ambitions with exclusive events that invigorate both mind and palate. During Flavor! Napa Valley®, you’ll soak up inspiration from iconic chefs and winemakers while experiencing the best that Napa Valley has to offer. As you discover new flavors, you’ll also support emerging talents, with net proceeds benefiting the Culinary Institute of America.

Now in its sixth year, the 2017 Flavor! Napa Valley features more than 20 events. Highlights include:

Wednesday, March 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
First Taste, Napa Valley: Celebrate under the stars with more than 15 of downtown Napa’s best restaurants and more than 40 of the Valley’s amazing wineries at the new Culinary Institute of America Downtown Campus at Copia, which will be transformed into an elevated epicurean marketplace as only Napa Valley can offer. Chefs will get a chance to showcase their favorite dishes while wineries pair unexpected wines. There will be live entertainment and the chance to bid on Magnum editions of rare wines at unbelievable prices in the silent auction.
Participating Restaurants: Angele Restaurant, Annie the Baker, Azzurro Pizzeria & Enoteca, Basalt, Bounty Hunter, Compadres Rio Grille, Jax Diner, Kitchen Door, Mimnashi, Napa Cookie Company, Napa Valley Wine Train, Norman Rose Tavern, nuri, Silverado Resort & Spa, Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, and Torc.
Participating Wineries: Amici Cellars, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Benessere Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyard, Ceja Vineyards, Charles Krug Winery, Chateau de Vie, Croze & Smith Wooton, Durant & Booth, Hagafen Cellars, Juslyn Vineyards, Lobo Wines, Napa Cellars, Napa Valley Distillery, Next Door Wine, Pallet Estate, Pope Valley Winery, Saddleback Cellars, Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards, Shadowbox Cellars, St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery, Stanton Vineyards, Steele Canyon Cellars, Takara Sake, Terra Valentine Winery, Three Clicks Wines, Tournesol, Volker Eisele Family Estate, Von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery, Y. Rousseau Wines, Young Inglewood Vineyards

Thursday, March 23
The Celebrity Chef and Vintner Golf Tournament and Reception: Join local chefs and winemakers for a day on Silverado Resort and Spa’s championship golf course. Enjoy a continental breakfast and 18 holes, featuring specialty beverages and the famed burger dog lunch. Then celebrate victory at the post-tournament reception where you can mingle with the chefs, winemakers, and fellow golfers over some of Napa Valley’s finest wines and appetizers.
Participating Chefs: Silverado Cooking School and Napa Valley Wine Train
Participating Wineries: Croze-Avatar Vintners, Spoto Family Wines, V. Sattui Winery

Thursday, March 23
Napa Valley Icons Dinner: Celebrate some of our favorite food and wine icons at this exclusive dinner at Silverado Resort and Spa. Featuring iconic chef talent from Napa Valley, The Culinary Institute of America, and beyond, and honoring legendary winemaker Heidi Barrett, a multi-course dinner will be paired with outstanding, rare Napa wines. Join us as we pay homage to the legends who have helped shape Napa Valley and the Bay Area into one of the most renowned food and wine regions in the world.
Participating Chefs: Host Chef Jeffrey Jake (Silverado Resort and Spa), Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski (State Bird Provisions and The Progress), Waldy Malouf (CIA), Ken Frank (La Toque) and Michael Schulson (Schulson Collective)

Friday, March 24
New Stars of the Napa Valley, Presented by Robert Mondavi: Napa Valley is home to some of the world’s most legendary talent in the food and wine industries – but what about the next generation? Experience the names breaking exciting new culinary ground in the Valley and beyond, paired with spectacular wines from Robert Mondavi Winery at a special dinner honoring the rising stars of Napa Valley.
Participating Chefs: Host Chef Jeff Mosher (Robert Mondavi Winery), Ethan Speizer and Josh Balague (nuri), Sharon Li (PRESS restaurant), Curtis di Fede (Miminashi)
Participating Wineries: Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg

Saturday, March 25
Legendary Napa Valley, The Grand Tasting: The sixth Annual Grand Tasting event takes place at the enchanting Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Taste a selection of bites from more than 25 Napa Valley restaurants, paired with wines from more than 80 Napa Valley wineries. Mix and mingle as you taste your way through Napa Valley's best food and wines. VIP tickets provide early access to the Grand Tasting, with an exclusive tasting of library wines from each participating winery.
Participating Restaurants: Angele Restaurant, Annie the Baker, Azzurro Pizzeria & Enoteca, Brasswood, Cocolectic, Harvest Table, Jax Diner, Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Napa Cookie Company, Norman Rose Tavern, nuri, Oak Avenue Catering, PRESS Restaurant, Sam's Social Club, Silverado Resort & Spa, Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, FARM at Carneros, The Meritage Resort and Spa, The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, VINeleven
Participating Wineries: Acumen, Antica Napa Valley, Apriori Cellar, B Cellars, Ballentine Vineyards, Barlow Vineyards, Bougetz Cellars, CADE Estate Winery, Cakebread Cellars, Charthia Cellars, Clif Family, Clos du Val, Conn Creek Winery, Cornerstone Cellars, Farella Vineyard, Fortunati Vineyards, Freemark Abbey, Fuse, Gamble Family Vineyards, Hall Wines, Herta Peju, Kenefick Ranch Winery, Laird Family Estate, LATERAL, Leaf and Vine, Louis M. Martini, Maldonado Family Vineyards, Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, Monticello Vineyards, O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery, Oakville Ranch Winery, Parry Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Priest Ranch, PureCru Winery, Raymond Vineyards, Riboli Family Wine Estates, Rocca Family Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Rutherford Ranch Winery, Somerson Estate, Spring Mountain Vineyard, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Summers Estate Wines, Tamber Bey Vineyards, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Tres Sabores, Truchard Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, Wallis Family Estate, Y. Rousseaum Yao Family Wines, ZD Wines

Sunday, March 26
Bubbles and Brunch: After an indulgent weekend, join us for brunch at one of Napa Valley’s most renowned sparkling wine houses, Domaine Chandon. Enjoy a selection of over-the-top brunch dishes by some of your favorite Culinary Institute of America alumni, accompanied by a selection of Domaine Chandon’s finest still and sparkling wines. Take a seat, sip, savor, and celebrate!
Participating Restaurants/Talent: Host Chef Brian Whitmer (VINeleven), Richard Blais (Top Chef Winner and Owner, Trail Blais Inc.), Rick Moonen (RM Seafood/Feast it Forward)
Participating Wineries: Domaine Chandon

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A complete listing of Flavor! Napa Valley events, including ticket prices and additional events, can be found at FlavorNapaValley.com.

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