Truffles are among the world's most luxurious foods, and Napa Valley, being the epicenter of America's fine dining, celebrates these aromatic fungi with the annual festival. Napa Truffle Festival takes place every January at Westin Verasa, located in the Oxbow District, famous for its vibrant food scene.
Napa Truffle Festival features celebrity chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants in North America and Europe as well as truffle growers and scientists. The festival's host chef is Ken Frank, the only American who participated in the Fiera Internazionale Tartufo Bianco D’Alba in Italy. World-class cuisine is the main attraction of the festival. However, visitors can also learn a lot about gastronomy, history, truffle hunting, and harvesting.
Napa Truffle Festival was founded in 2010 by the American Truffle Company. It features truffle orchard tours, dog training at Napa Valley vineyards, truffle lunches and dinners at local wineries as well as tastings and fresh truffles for sale at Oxbow Public Market. Interactive truffle exhibits are available at the Westin Verasa Hotel and Culinary Insitute of America (CIA-Copia). Foodies from all over North America flock to the festival to smell and taste various species of truffles.