Food & Film in Napa Valley

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Wine isn’t the only thing there is to enjoy in Napa Valley, CA, this fall. In fact, the destination will introduce two major events—Flavor! Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Film Festival—in November that are sure to be a hit among film buffs and culinary enthusiasts.

The inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival will debut Nov. 9-13, and will showcase the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema. Visitors will have access to more than 60 films, including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, and have the opportunity to attend interactive panel discussions with over 150 visiting filmmakers, and even sample delicious cuisine in the Food & Wine Pavilions that will be scattered around the festival villages. The festival will also include a number of special events, including an opening night gala, VIP receptions and a wrap party on Sunday evening.

Also debuting this year is Flavor! Napa Valley, a 4-day extravaganza that will celebrate the region’s world-class wines and farm-to-table cuisine. Taking place Nov. 17-20, Flavor! Napa Valley will feature a variety of wine tastings and seminars—including “What Makes Wine Great? A Woman’s View,” “The Mountain Cabernets of Napa Valley” and “Wine From a Chef’s Perspecitve”—as well as a number of cooking demonstrations showcasing everything from sushi to truffles. Guests will also have a chance to attend a winemaker’s dinner and interactive lunch.

Book your client’s stay at Silverado Resort and Spa and they can take advantage of the property’s Napa Valley Film Festival package. Priced from $199 per night, this package includes accommodations in a 1-bedroom suite, breakfast for two at the Grill at Silverado and $50 off festival passes (use promo code LP-Silver) when purchasing festival tickets online.

The hotel is also offering Flavor! Napa Valley package that includes accommodations, breakfast for two and a welcome amenity. Flavor! Napa Valley tickets are additional. For more information, visit silveradoresort.com.

Or, recommend a stay at Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, which is offering a Film Festival & Flavor Special! that gives guests a $75 spa credit when they stay at the property between Nov. 6-23. Be sure to use promo code FESTIVAL when booking. For more information, visit millikencreekinn.com.

For more information on Napa Valley’s two inaugural fall events, visit napavalleyfilmfest.org or flavornapavalley.com.