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World of Honey: North America

February 1, 2017

Delve into varietal honeys from around the state, the continent and the world! Participants will receive beginning sensory tasting guidelines and delve into a unique honey tasting experience. This tasting will feature a selection of North American honeys and is complemented with a short lecture about bees, related beekeeping practices and issues. Presenters: Amina Harris, Director, Honey & Pollination Center; Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis; Neal Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UC Davis

The Feast: A Celebration with Mead and Honey

February 11, 2017

A seasonally inspired menu has been created by Ann Evans, author of the Davis Farmer's Cookbook. The evening begins with mead cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Candlelight and music set a relaxed atmosphere. Select wines, honey lemonade and sparkling mead will also be paired to each course. A rich tomato aspic salad will be followed by chicken with plumped dried figs and apricots. Roasted musquée de province squash with couscous will fill out the main course. A cheese interlude will accompany a mead flight led by legendary Darrell Corti. The evening finishes with a dessert of pears with blue cheese, walnuts, and honey.

Uncorked: Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti

February 25, 2017

An exclusive wine tasting in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room for Friends of the Institute at the Reserve Level (and above) before selected Mondavi Center presentations. Boeger Winery will pour from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, before a performance by the Venice Baroque Orchestra.

Picnic Day

April 22, 2017

Join the Honey and Pollination Center in the Good Life Garden, at the Robert Mondavi Institute, for Picnic Day on Saturday, April 22, 2016. Beginning at 10:00 AM, the day will feature an array of delicious honeys to taste, as well as sales of our very own UC Davis California Wildflower Honey and California Orange Blossom, the proceeds from which support the Center's efforts. We will have craft making for kids, as well as our bee costume - come dress up as our favorite pollinator! This is a free event and is great for people of all ages. Take a break from the heat for two showings (movie TBD) at 11:00AM and 1:00PM in our Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building.

Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course Parts I & II

June 26-29, 2017

The essential sensory course for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey. The lessons are useful for tasters at any level of experience. Attendees receive the Olive Oil Defects Wheel, a booklet with presentations, and a flash drive with presentations and supplemental materials (part II).



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