The Twelve Days of Christmas

I know, I can't believe the holidays are creeping up (extra unbelievable with this beach weather we're currently having). But for those of you who can afford it, I wanted to make sure you knew about these special dinners since some of them are filling up: ~THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS~ is a Meadowood signature event, when twelve renowned chefs from around the country collaborate with twelve of Napa Valley's preeminent vintners to present holiday feasts on twelve December evenings. Here's a two-minute short film about the event.

The event is a fundraiser for Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Share Our Strength receives a percentage of the dinner seating revenue throughout the event. 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.

The 2009 Twelve Days of Christmas line-up of guest chefs and partner vintners includes:

Day 1 ~ December 4th
Mark Sullivan, Spruce, San Francisco
Chuck & Ann McMinn, Vineyard 29

Day 2 ~ December 5th

Marcus Samuelsson, Aquavit, New York
Philip & Carol Norfleet, The Napa Valley Reserve

Day 3 ~ December 8th
Josiah Citrin, Melisse, Santa Monica, CA
Darioush Khaledi, Darioush

Day 4 ~ December 9th

Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, Animal, Los Angeles
Hugh Davies, Schramsberg Vineyards and J. Davies Vineyards

Day 5 ~ December 10th
Gabriel Rucker (Le Pigeon), Jason Barwikowski (Clyde Common)
and Naomi Pomeroy, (Beast) in Portland
Susan Boswell, Chateau Boswell and Joshua & Jacquelynn Peeples, Jacquelynn Wines

Day 6 ~ December 11th
Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles
Michael Polenske, Blackbird Vineyards

Day 7~ December 12th
Nancy Oakes and Ravi Kapur, Boulevard, San Francisco
Kelly & Paul Fleming, Kelly Fleming Wines

Day 8 ~ December 15th

Paul Liebrandt, Corton, New York
John Conover, PlumpJack and CADE Wineries

Day 9 ~ December 16th

Laurent Gras, L20, Chicago
Bob & Stacy Bressler, Bressler Vineyards and Mia Klein, Selene Wines

Day 10: December 17th
Cat Cora, Bon Appetit Magazine
The Stephens Family, HUNNICUTT and D.R. Stephens Estate

Day 11~ December 18th
Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina, Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Lindy, Mary and Beth Novak, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Day 12: December 19th
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood
Bill and Deborah Harlan, Harlan Estate

There will only be one seating per evening and space for each dinner is very limited. A sparkling wine reception runs from 6pm–7pm, and dinner is 7pm–10pm. Pricing begins at $950 per couple per night, and includes one night's lodging at Meadowood and dinner seating for two.

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Dec. 4th–19th, 2009

Meadowood Napa Valley
900 Meadowood Ln.
St. Helena, CA 94574


$950 per couple, per night, with lodging