Taste and immerse yourself in a selection of the world's best Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Napa Valley, Tuscany, and Spain. Jeff Meisel of Long Meadow Ranch, Napa Valley will guide you on a tasting journey where you will taste like a pro, and learn a lot about your own taste buds, what it means to be truly extra virgin, and which oil you want to drizzle on your fresh mozzarella, salad or pasta. Plus, we will dive into history, process, cooking and storage. To complement the oils, Nor-Joe imports will supply an array of meats, cheese and crusty bread. Plus, Pastry Chef Jasiah St. Pierre from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts will share his riff on a California Style Olive Oil Cake to end the seminar on a sweet note.
Jeffrey Meisel is Vice President of Brand Marketing at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in California. Jeffrey is an industry veteran with over twenty five years in the wine and spirits industry, and a decade of experience in luxury e-commerce. During his tenure as an executive of a boutique importer, distributor, marketing and branding company, Meisel was instrumental in the growth of some of the earliest craft distilleries including Tuthilltown Spirits, WhistlePig and Koval, along with the resurgence of venerable brands such as Averna Amaro. Jeff moved on to luxury consumer marketing and e-commerce when he joined Gilt Groupe, launching their wine and spirits business while working with the legend Ruth Reichl. Over his career, Jeffrey also had the chance to work with award-winning Chef / Author Joyce Goldstein in 2005 and 2006 when he paired each and every recipe of Goldstein’s for two books, Slow and Savory, and Antipasti.
In 2016, Meisel joined Long Meadow Ranch to lead brand development and marketing for the winery, olive oils, and provisions, as well as lead new projects, digital marketing, and communications.
March 18, 2020 - March 22, 2020
444 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
DISCLAIMER: Must be over 21 years of age to attend all Festival Events. No infants, strollers, animals or exceptions!