Flavor Napa Valley
Lights! Camera! Action! Cut – take two: Wine! Food! Fun! That’s more like it. It’s true. Food Network stars, along with Napa Valley’s leading chefs and winemakers, will align themselves with the stars and shoot for the moon in Napa Valley this fall.
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and Silverado Resort and Spa are the places to be mid-November for rubbing shoulders with Napa Valley’s food and wine leaders. Napa Valley’s own culinary creation, Flavor Napa Valley, will feature four days of wine, food and fun in Calistoga and Napa, California.
Napa Valley High Profile Chefs
High profile chefs including Tyler Florence, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Chiarello, Thomas Keller, Jeff Jake, Ken Frank and Cindy Pawlcyn will participate in the November 17-20, 2011 food and wine celebration.
Michael Chiarello CIA Graduate
Chiarello, a graduate of the CIA, was one of the catalysts involved in the creation of Flavor Napa Valley.
“A signature event in Napa Valley was long overdue,” said CIA graduate and Bottega Chef and Owner Michael Chiarello.
Proceeds from Flavor Napa Valley will go to support scholarships at the CIA Greystone campus.
The four day event will launch with a welcome dinner at the Silverado Resort featuring Chef Jeff Jake, Go Fish, Mustard’s Grill and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen Chef Cindy Pawlcyn and Scarpetta Chef Scott Conant.
Friday features The Appellation Trail a Napa Valley wine tasting event at CIA Greystone.
Food and Wine Magazine hosts a lunch with Bottega Chef Michael Chiarello on Saturday, along with cooking demonstrations and winemaker dinners at Silverado Resort.
Sunday closes with a brunch by Mill Valley’s Tyler Florence, more cooking demonstrations and wine tasting with Napa Valley’s best.
Napa Valley Food and Wine on Twitter
Social media types may follow Flavor Napa Valley and participating chefs on Twitter and follow Nancy D. Brown on Twitter, too.
Chef Michael Chiarello
Chef Tyler Florence
Chef Ken Frank @LaToque
Chef Jeff Jake, @SilveradoResort
Chef Cindy @Pawlcyn
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Chef photo courtesy of James Carriere. Photos of Thomas Keller and Masaharu Morimoto by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown.