Posts About Napa Valley Chefs
July 24, 2008
Report from Taste3
Last week Robert Mondavi Winery hosted the third annual TED-inspired TASTE3 at COPIA in Napa’s Oxbow District. For us, this super-charged brain spa is an annual ritual around which we will juggle work, vacations and pretty much anything else. In other words, it’s a must. In fact, we suggest you register now for next year’s TASTE3 , scheduled to run for three days beginning May 31, 2009.
To give you a taste of what to expect, here are a few things I learned at TASTE3 2008:
January 29, 2008
Your Port In A Storm for Valentine's Day
Napa Valley confectioner Penelope Orsini makes chocolate truffles in exotic flavors from yuzu to coconut. For Valentine’s Day, she teams up with Yorkville Highlands winemaker Karen Meyer to create gift packs of port-infused chocolate truffles and Meyer Family Cellars Port.
To order visit: Meyer Family Cellars online store.
Both working moms met their husbands in the line of duty. Australia-born Karen Meyer met husband Matt while interning at an Oregon winery. Penelope met chef husband Dominic in the restaurant world. Today, Karen and Penelope have their young offspring nearby as they work. Karen says daughter Sidney supervised her first crush last year and Penelope is pretty sure son Giovanni has strong opinions about chocolate.
March 2, 2007
Taste3 Conference Releases Video Content
Robert Mondavi Winery's inaugural Taste3 conference July 13-16, 2006 at Copia in Napa Valley was filled with thought provoking, enlightening and humorous presentations from a diverse, interdisciplinary group of speakers. We'll be releasing a selection of talks from each conference starting with these three talks from the 2006 conference.
Greg Jones, associate professor of geography at Southern Oregon University on global warming's impact on wine growing regions worldwide. (watch video)
Dan Barber, Chef/Owner, Blue Hill & Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Creative Director, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, on carrots and castration. (watch video)
Bryant Simon, Professor of History and Director of the American Studies Program at Temple University with his study of how the desires of daily life are revealed from the comfy coaches and in the drive-thru of Starbucks. (watch video)
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Editor’s Note: For additional information contact Pam Hunter- 707-258-1699 x 15 or Pamela@studio-707.com