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North Point-Loreto Napa Valley reunion August 27-28, 2011


A reunion never to forget!

What do we get for our money?

If not the being together with good old friends who trust you and know you, then the education of fine cuisine and superb wines from the country's most famous valley.

The personalized tours on off-the beaten tourist track (read Hwy 29) of hidden treasures.

A not-to-forget meal at the renowned Culinary Institute of America that has a waiting list of 12 weeks.

An education in the 5000 year old art of cultivating grapes, the food of the Grecian isles and it's transformation into the nectar of the Gods.

The unbeatable landscape comparable in it's element to the wine trails of Cape Town, the undulating hills of Australia's Barosso Valley and France's Loire region.

Don't forget the weakness of the US dollar, too, that renders a similar European trip a joke on the amount you will spend.

We will not be supping in the likes of Fizzlers, Pizza Nut, Mr Wong's all-you-can stuff-your-face buffet, Taco Hell, Coup Kitchen, McDoNot, Bugger King and other siblings but in the lap of unsurpassed epicurean delights that are world-class.

SATURDAY, August 27th
4:00 p.m. - ASSEMBLY aka* Registration
Arrival and check-in at:
Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fairfield-Napa Valley Area
4755 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, California 94534
5:00 p.m. - GAMES HOUR aka cocktail hour.
In private room at hotel. Room location to be announced.
6:00 p.m. - NIGHT OUT aka dinner outside.
Coaches depart for dinner at a fine, cared-for establishment that values the preparation and presentation of food with quality-sourced ingredients accompanied by exceptional service. Here we will be taught food and wine pairing.
9:00 p.m. - LIGHTS OUT aka return to hotel
After dinner drinks in private room same as during cocktail hour.
SUNDAY August 28th
8:30 a.m. - PORRIDGE aka breakfast.
Massive American breakfast buffet provided by hotel - eggs, sausages, bread basket, cereal and fruit selection, juices, coffee and tea.
9:30 a.m. - CAMPING aka wine country tour.
Coaches depart to a very special artisan winery for a private wine education and vineyard tour. Tastings of cabernet, cab franc, syrah and a gewürztraminer.
12:15 p.m. - FEAST aka gourmet lunch.
At the exclusive Culinary Institute of America - CIA - for that food-and-wine-pairing experience conducted by their chef and sommelier.
2:30 p.m. CAMPING Part II
Coaches depart for wine country tour with a stop at another boutique winery for a tasting in sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir.
5:30 p.m. - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL aka adjourn.
Return to hotel and our parked cars.
*aka - also known as

On time coach departures mean boarding takes place 5 minutes prior to departure time.

Leave your cars parked in Hotel parking lot.

Special rates of $159 for studio suites and $179 for one-bedroom suites have been blocked for us till July 22, 2011. Book
online or call 1-707-863-0300 referring code: North Point Reunion. Your contact at this number is Pamela Davis, Director of Sales. Booking early ensures allocation from the limited number of rooms available.

Event Fee: $265 per person;
includes two winery visits with tastings
wine country tour
an epicurean lunch
a signature dinner
cocktail hour reception
NP T-shirts for every one
our own private coach to transport us around

Payment of Event Fee:
Please deposit to PayPal account (ashok@asmara.com) or mail check to 11301 Olympic Blvd #578, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Cash on site is also an option provided you send in your attendance confirmation and it has been accepted.

Because of the specialized nature of this get together in custom establishments with limited space, coupled with peak season crowds, the attendance must unfortunately be limited; the total number capped. This event is now based on first-come first-served.

Send confirmations to:  ashok@asmara.com

Published on July 10, 2011
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