Curse Me Now, Thank Me Later


I know, I KNOW, I don’t even want to think about Christmas right now. But Meadowood Napa Valley just announced the lineup of chefs for their annual holiday event, ~THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS~, and trust me, once people get a look at the chefs who will be cooking (and winemakers who will be pouring), tickets will get snapped up! Well, for those of you who can afford it (pricing begins at $990 for weekday events and $1065 for Friday and Saturday events—the price is per couple per night and includes one night’s lodging at Meadowood and dinner seating for two).

Anyway, it’s a great event from December 3rd through December 18th, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength. Meadowood will also make a $2,000 donation to Share Our Strength in the name of each of the twelve chefs who have generously donated their time and talent. Here’s the lineup, with chefs coming from Los Angeles, Sweden, Atlanta, and other places:

Day 1 ~ December 3
Masaharu Morimoto - Morimoto, Napa, Honolulu, Philadelphia, and New York
Shari & Garen Staglin - Staglin Family Vineyard

Day 2 ~ December 4
Mathias Dahlgren - Mathias Dahlgren, Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden
John, Janet, Loren & Hailey Trefethen - Trefethen Family Vineyards

Day 3 ~ December 7
Roland Passot - La Folie, San Francisco
Kary & David Duncan - Silver Oak Cellars, and Twomey Cellars

Day 4 ~ December 8th
Michael Mina - MICHAEL MINA, San Francisco
H. William Harlan & Deborah - BOND Estates

Day 5 ~ December 9th
Ludo Lefebvre - Ludo Bites, Los Angeles
Koerner Rombauer and KR Rombauer - Rombauer Vineyards

Day 6 ~ December 10th
Mark Fuller - Spring Hill, Seattle
Cherie & Philippe Melka - Melka Wines

Day 7~ December 11th
Linton Hopkins - Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta
Delia Viader - VIADER

Day 8 ~ December 14th
Trey Foshee - Georges at the Cove, San Diego
Margaret Duckhorn - Duckhorn Wine Company

Day 9 ~ December 15th
Jeremy Fox
Daphne & Bart Araujo - Araujo Estate Wines

Day 10: December 16th
Shawn McClain - Sage, Las Vegas
Ann Colgin & Joe Wender - Colgin

Day 11~ December 17th
Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina - Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
John Conover - PlumpJack and CADE, and winegrower Andy Beckstoffer - Beckstoffer Vineyards

Day 12: December 18th
Christopher Kostow - The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena
Jae Chun - Dana Estates

For reservations, call 707-963-3646 or via email.