Dear Registered Guest,

On behalf of the Puratos Corporation, we would like to officially welcome you to Taste Beyond Imagination, which will take place in beautiful Napa Valley, California from October 10th – October 11th, 2017.

Now, you may have asked yourself this question during registration:

Why Napa Valley?

The answer, you see, is simple…

  • All good things in life—cheese, wine and bread—have one thing in common: fermentation.
  • Slow fermentation is how nature, Napa Valley’s wineries and Puratos develop flavors like no other, and as a result, produce excellent products.
Below you can find an initial list of event information that will assist you in coordinating logistics, such as extending your stay at the Napa Valley Marriot, airports to fly into and more.

Over the course of the coming weeks, you will receive logistical information from your sales representative, as well as material that reveals the importance of sourdough biodiversity & the value of bread innovation.

We look forward to beginning our journey with you through the flavorful world of sourdough. If you have any questions, you can contact us at:

May the flavor be with you,
Karl De Smedt
Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa 3425 Solano Avenue Napa, CA 94558
Tuesday, October 10th from 11:30am -1pm.
Please bring with you a form of identification (i.e. Passport or  driver’s license).
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 1pm*
*A sourdough bread pairing lunch will be available as of noon.
The event program is available on the Taste Beyond Imagination website at
The final program will be sent to you in the coming weeks.
Puratos will pay for your accommodation on October 10th at the Napa Valley Marriot Hotel & Spa. If you wish to extend your stay at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa, please contact the hotel directly:
Attendees are expected to make their own transportation arrangements.

  • From San Francisco International Airport to the Napa Valley Marriot:
    The SFO airport is located about 61 miles south of the hotel via I-80 E and is a journey time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • From Sacramento International Airport to the Napa Valley Marriot:
    The SMF airport is located about 70 miles north of the hotel via I-5 S to I-80 W and is a journey time of 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Taxis are readily available outside the arrival section of both airports.

Should you be unable to attend this event for any reason be so kind as to let us know by email to:

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