The Napa Valley is just a hop, skip and a jump from Sacramento, and if you’re a food lover, you won’t mind making the jaunt in mid-January for the Napa Truffle Festival. Celebrating all things truffle, the festival offers cultivation seminars, a truffle marketplace, cooking demonstrations, an orchard tour and even a unique opportunity to watch trained truffle-hunting dogs locate this precious culinary “black gold.” Renowned mycologists will also lead a hike into the woods of Napa Valley to demonstrate foraging for exotic mushrooms in their native habitats. Several meals will be offered, including a spectacular multi-course Truffles & Wine dinner at La Toque in Napa, which will be prepared by four Michelin star chefs from around the world. The festival runs from Jan. 16 through Jan. 19. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.