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WineFairy chats about Truffles and the inaugural "Napa Truffle Festival" with Dr. Paul Thomas, Chef Ken Frank, Scott Tracy and Robert Chang

1st segment of this weeks Show: The American Truffle Company introduces The Inaugural Napa Truffle Festival - Dr Paul Thomas
 
The American Truffle Company proudly introduces the inaugural Napa Truffle Festival, presented by Lexus, December 10-12, 2010, featuring a unique gathering of leading truffle cultivation experts and scientists, along with internationally renowned Michelin Star chefs and special guests from the food and wine world. The focus of the Festival is primarily black truffles specifically, Tuber melanosporum (the winter or Périgord truffle) and Tuber aestivum/uncinatum (the summer or Burgundy truffle), which will be discussed, examined, probed, prepared, demonstrated, and finally paired with wines and feasted upon. Cultivation experts and scientists include Dr. Paul Thomas, partner and chief scientist, American Truffle Company and Managing Director, Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd (UK).
 
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2nd segment of this weeks Show: Napa Truffle Festival Features Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque Napa Valley - Chef Ken Frank
 
Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque Napa Valley joins us to discuss the multi-course truffle menu (each course prepared by a Michelin Star chef) and wine pairing. The highlight of the Festival will be Saturday, December 11th night's Michelin Star Truffle Dinner, hosted by Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque restaurant featuring a multi-course truffle menu (each course prepared by a Michelin Star chef) and wine pairing. Michelin Star chefs, with 13 stars among them, include Josiah Citrin of Mélisse, New York, NY; Ken Frank of La Toque, Napa, CA; David Kinch of Manresa, Los Gatos, CA; Gabriel Kreuther of The Modern, New York, NY; Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, San Francisco, CA; and Sylvain Portay of Le Louis XV (Monte Carlo), Mix (Las Vegas) and Adour (NY).
 
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3rd segment of this weeks Show: La Toque Napa Valley Wine Director Deftly Pairs Wines with Truffles at Napa Truffle Festival - Scott Tracy
 
The Napa Truffle Festival weekend kicks off Friday evening, December 10th with an opening reception at The Westin Verasa and organized dinners at select Napa restaurants. Scott Tracy, La Toque Wine Director will be focusing on Champagnes to pour with Chef Ken Frank's Soft Farm Egg with Burgundy Truffle and Truffle Toast. Saturday, December 11th events includes science-based cultivation and culinary seminars, cooking classes, a truffle orchard tour excursion and the Michelin Star Truffle Dinner. Sunday concludes the Festival with a Champagne Truffle Brunch, followed by an Epicurean Marketplace.
 
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4th segment of this weeks Show: Napa Truffle Festival Pinnacle of Haute Cuisine... Truffle The Most Lucrative Legal Agricultural Crop - Robert Chang
 
Robert Chang founded the American Truffle Company on the principle of applying significant scientific advances in the cultivation of truffles. Rooted in over a decade of truffle research and field experience, American Truffle Company has pursued cutting-edge truffle research both in the laboratory and in their ever-growing global community of partner truffle orchards, resulting in one of the most technologically advanced truffle cultivation methodology systems. Napa Truffle Festival Truffle Seminars include: Science-based Truffle Cultivation with world-renowned truffle scientists Dr. Paul Thomas and Dr. Alexander Urban; and The Economics of Truffle Cultivation with Robert Chang and Dr. Paul Thomas. For all scientific and truffle cultivation inquiries, contact Robert Chang at ATC or Napa Truffle Festival.
 
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lynn krielow chamberlain is an independent wine and food journalist and host of the "Wine and Dine" radio show heard on VinVillageRadio broadcast on wsRadio, the world-wide leader in internet talk-radio with over 4-million listeners a month!


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