July 24, 2014

Taste of Yountville Weekend Celebration, March 23-24

Yountville, the “culinary capital” of the Napa Valley, will host this 19th, annual celebration , culminating  in a town-wide  (FREE )  block party on Saturday, March 24 in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street.

In addition to Saturday’s signature block party event, the Taste of Yountville weekend will play host to several special events throughout Yountville:

Friday, March 23

NapaStyle will host a special cooking demonstration featuring James Beard Award winner, New York Times best-selling author and NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg, RD ($50.00)  Details at: www.napastyle.com/culinary.
The Yountville Arts Committee will also present the popular Taste of Yountville Show & Sale Artist Reception hosted by Napa Valley Open Studio Artists from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.- 10$

The artist reception will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet 30 of Napa Valley’s most prestigious local artists, and view their work on display, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media, at the Yountville Community Center. ” Admission is $10 and includes wine and cheese tastings.  All works will be available for purchase during the two day sale – for more information,  visit: www.napavalleyopenstudios.info/taste-of-yountville.html.

Saturday, March 24 – FREE ADMISSION EVENT

Enjoy the 19th Annual Taste of Yountville block party, where the town’s acclaimed restaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews and wine along  pedestrian-friendly Washington Street. The event, hosted by ABC7 News Arts and Entertainment Reporter Don Sanchez, will take place from noon to 5 p.m., and admission is free. Tasting tickets to experience many of Yountville’s restaurants and dozens of Napa Valley wineries are only $1 each.

A special garden tour of The French Laundry’s two-acre culinary masterpiece by culinary gardener Tucker Taylor is also available (weather permitting, check website for details). In addition, a one-day Passport will be available to visitors to get stamped along the event route during Taste of Yountville for a chance to win special prizes at day’s end.

Key sponsors of the event include the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Yountville, KVON 1440 AM and 99.3 THE VINE, Bardessono and V Marketplace 1870. For more information and updates on Taste of Yountville and the weekend’s events, visit www.yountville.com or Yountville’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/YountvilleChamber.