Imagine this – while being guided through a blindfolded, aroma-enhanced wine tasting and partaking in an exquisite meal prepared by an award-winning chef in an exclusive setting, you get to explore new ways to be more playful, more connected and more delicious to your someone special.
Are you ready to become that much more irresistible in world of love? Do you delight in good food and wine?
If "YES!" then the Couples' DEVOURED Experiential Dinner Soiree in Napa is where you need to be on Saturday, February 10th.
Please note, this Special DEVOURED is also a Fundraiser for the Victims of the North Bay Fires. Part of ticket sales and proceeds from a silent auction held during the event will be given to a special cause toward rebuilding the beautiful communities of Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa.
DEVOURED Experiences in San Francisco, watch this:
- Gourmet Five-Course Lunch – Cheese Plate, Appetizer, Salad + Main Course and Dessert
- Guided Tour of Our Aphrodisiac Paired Cheese Plate from the Renowned Master of Cheese Matt Gil & Director of Specialty Foods at Club Wingtip
- Gourmet Meal Prepared by Executive Chef Malcolm Hood (of Lake Tahoe’s Historic Thunderbird Resort) and Sous Chef Jose Gabriel Cevallos, Jr.
- Blindfolded Aroma-Enhanced Wine Tasting Lead by a Wine Expert & the Founder of Joy of Romance, Inc.
- Fabulous Conversations with Interesting People
- Around the Kitchen Collective choose from Several Special Guests and their Series of Mini-Lessons in:
Ways to Be Irresistible
Creating Playful Meals with Aphrodisiacs
Artful Foreplay Techniques with Master Japanese Rope Artist
New Tools & Techniques to Bring More Joy into Your Life and Future Relationship
Archery with a Love Lesson
- Profile Photo Mini-Sessions with one of Our Professional Photographers (Nominal Extra Cost)
Listen and Dance to the Local Band: Stella Heath’s Black Oak Gypsies – a delightful band playing French classics and the music of the likes of Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Get the most for your money with this evening’s well-priced selections, all astonishingly good values. Imported and domestic, these beauties will impress you with their price-quality ratio. Because we’re saving on the cheese, we’ll splurge a bit on the wine.
Dive into the world of sheep cheese, both fresh and aged, from near and far. Discover why so many cheesemakers dream of working with this exceptionally rich milk. It’s the foundation of some of Europe’s most beloved cheeses, from Tuscan pecorino to Spanish Manchego to the nutty French Basque wheels. Now America’s sheep dairies, once practically non-existent, are inspiring some fabulous new domestic wheels.
Taste timeless French classics and exciting new creations from the country that invented the cheese course. We’ll “travel” from Normandy to the Auvergne to Provence, and we’ll venture off the beaten path so you’ll meet some regional cheeses that even many French people don’t know.
Find the perfect cheeses for the craft brews you love. Or vice versa. IPAs, porters, Belgian ales, wheat beers: they all have their cheesy soul mates. You’ll be a cheese-and-beer pairing whiz after this tasting, whether you start with the cheese or start with the brew.
Taste the cheeses that floated to the top at the annual American Cheese Society competition. I’ll be attending the annual conference in late July and will be scouting out seven category winners to present to you—including (if possible) the Best of Show. This popular class is your opportunity to discover what the experts consider the epitome of American cheesemaking.
We’ll pop the cork on sparkling wines in a range of styles this evening, then sample them with cheeses that love that effervescence. Get ideas for holiday entertaining and discover why sparkling wine is among the most versatile and successful choices for cheese.