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.