November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012
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By 707 correspondent Heather Irwin. Sign up for the BiteClub Newsletter.

Top chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers gather at The Culinary Institute of America through Sunday for ~FLAVOR! NAPA VALLEY~, a celebration of wine, food, and fun. The annual event features exclusive demonstrations, tastings, and meals with chefs Christopher Kostow, Cindy Pawlcyn, Thomas Keller, Michael Chiarello, and Masaharu Morimoto, and the Chronicle’s Wine Editor Jon Bonné. Events are à la carte, meaning you can attend one or more, with tickets ranging from $85 to $125 per session. Details online.

Just a reminder that this weekend is also the fourth annual ~ARTISANO~ celebration, on Saturday November 17th from noon to 4pm at Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa. Discover local ultra-premium wines, delicacies from the finest restaurants that source regional seasonal ingredients, and meet many of the region’s most talented artists. Hosted by Vintners Inn in the heart of Wine Country, Artisano will feature a raffle and silent auction of Sonoma County’s most creative lots with proceeds benefitting Ceres Community Project. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $75; details online.