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    The Great Chefs series at the Robert Mondavi Institute brings world-class chefs to the UC Davis campus for a morning of private instruction for 24 people in the Food Innovation Kitchen, followed by an evening lecture in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater. Our Fall 2014 program welcomes chef Daniel Olivella of Barlata in Austin, Texas, and B44, a Catalan Bistro in San Francisco, California. The afternoon portion of this event (the lecture) will feature a paella-making demonstration and a selection of Spanish wines.

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      Essential for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, and producer, this advanced course will address official methods of the International Olive Council as well as protocols used by major food and beverage companies.  The compact three-day course is packed with smelling, tasting and other opportunities to hone your evaluation skills.

      A private gathering to thank Friends and Supporters of the Robert Mondavi Institute, including wine, food and live music in the Sensory Interaction Area.

      The four-day course will be held at the Silverado Vineyard Sensory Theater at the Robert Mondavi Institute, and taught by Pablo Canamasas, among the world’s top experts in olive oil production. Olive oil will be processed on site at UC Davis by Olive2Bottle Mobile Services.

      • October 12: Harvest Festival

      In conjunction with the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, the Fall Harvest Festival will feature food, wine and live music in the Good Life Garden, as well as a silent auction at the Robert Mondavi Institute. The evening will conclude with a performance at the Mondavi center.

      A joint tasting of insects and beer, led by the inimitable Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser Busch-Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science, and celebrated bug cooking authority David George Gordon. Waxworm tacos and sweet-and-sour silkworms are just the start...

      • November 6: Walt Klenz Lectureship Series: Don St. Pierre, Co-Founder, ASC Fine Wines

      The Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series is a bi-annual event sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates, which brings world-famous wine makers and wine industry professionals to the UC Davis campus. The lectures attract a wide audience, and have featured myriad topics relating to the wine industry and its diverse array of professionals, each with unique perspectives, fascinating insights, and captivating stories. Past speakers include Zelma Long, owner of Vilafonté Vineyards, James Beard Award-winner Merry Edwards, and David Pearson, CEO of Opus One.

      This series of tastings, which are organized by Matthew Lewis of wineCentric, cost $200 and are geared for serious lovers and scholars of wine. Along with a flight of vintage wine and Darrel Corti’s always erudite presentation, the event includes aperitif wines and a post-tasting soiree with snacks, more wine and a chance to socialize with fellow tasters.

      After the sell-out Mead Makers Short Course earlier this year, hosted by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, the next eagerly-awaited mead event has a date. This is an introductory course, and features a lineup of speakers including Chik Brenneman, Michael Fairbrother, Ken Schramm, Mike Faul, Petar Bakulic and Amina Harris. Registration is now open!

      • December 4: Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute Holiday Soiree

      As a thank you to all of our the Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute, we will host a holiday gathering with wine, food and live music in the Sensory Building Interaction Area.

      • December 5: Uncorked: Cantus, Winery – TBD

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      The Great Chefs series at the Robert Mondavi Institute brings world-class chefs to the UC Davis campus for a morning of private instruction for 24 people in the Food Innovation Kitchen, followed by an evening lecture in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.

      For more information about our events contact:

      Stephanie Shimada

      Industry Relations, Event Coordinating

      shimada@ucdavis.edu

      (530) 752-4180

       

       

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      Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.

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      Sep 13, 2014

      Great Chefs Series: Daniel Olivella

      The Great Chefs series at the Robert Mondavi Institute brings world-class chefs to the UC Davis campus for a morning of private instruction for 24 people in the Food Innovation Kitchen, followed by an evening lecture in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater, accompanied by food prepared by the chef. Our Fall 2014 program welcomes chef Daniel Olivella of Barlata in Austin, Texas, and B44, a Catalan Bistro in San Francisco, California.

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