Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014
3:00pm to 7:30 pm
Garden to Plate-Tour de Olive
Join me for a special visit to an organic olive estate in Napa, with views to the San Francisco Bay. We will spend the afternoon with owners Jim and Patricia, walking among the olive trees in the gentle rolling hills of the Carneros region on their beautiful estate. They will provide an introduction to olive oil and unveil some of its mysteries as we taste their award-winning, handcrafted oil made from Tuscan varietals.
After the tasting, we will enjoy an aperitivo at their beautiful home, and take in the sweeping views of San Pablo Bay and the rolling hills of Los Carneros region, while Jim prepares dinner for us. The three-course dinner that follows will be paired with Napa wines. The meal will feature produce from their garden and (naturally!) olive oil in every course.
Tour de Olive Menu
Fettunta and Pinzimonio with Talcott olive oil
Fettunta is Tuscan for naked bruschette. Bruschette grilled rubbed with garlic and drizzled with Talcott Olive oil. Pinzimoni is an Italian vegetable platter from the garden served with Talcott olive oil mixed with a splash of wine, sea salt and black pepper.
Silky smooth cold tomato soup with a splash of basil oil.
Mediterranean Roast Chicken with Talcott olive oil infused with Napa Valley Herbs
A new technique yielding a lighter version
Goat Cheese Marinated in Talcott olive oil and Herbs with a Garden Salad
Olive Oil Ice Cream with Spiced Apple Olive Oil Cake
You've got to try it. Michel Rolland told me it was one the best things he ever ate!