When we talk truffles at the Napa Valley Truffle Festival, we’re not referring to chocolate-covered bon-bons. We’re talking about the subterranean fungus that’s a delicacy in the global marketplace, selling for thousands of dollars a pound.
The fifth annual festival was a celebration of the humble but revered “culinary diamond.” More than 700 foodies attended the four-day party, which offered an a la carte lineup of tastings, food-and-wine pairings, cooking demonstrations and truffle-centric meals.
The festival attracts foodies from all over California and a few foreign countries.
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To get an early start on the sixth annual event – Jan. 15-18, 2016 – visit www.napatrufflefestival.com.
Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.