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The Restaurant at Meadowood.
The Restaurant at Meadowood.
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To get you in the holiday spirit, the three Michelin star California restaurant The Restaurant at Meadowood just released the lineup for its sixth annual Twelve Days of Christmas dining series, and it is a doozy. This year's event will feature the culinary talents of resident chef Christopher Kostow as well as those of David Chang (Momofuku), Andy Ricker (Pok Pok), David Kinch (Manresa, CA), Tim Cushman (O Ya, Boston), Matthew Accarrino (SPQR, SF), team Mark Ladner/Brooks Headley (Del Posto, NYC), Nicolaus Balla/Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine, SF), Ashley Christensen (Poole's Diner, NC) and Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta's/Blanca. Brooklyn). Expect some international talent this time around too: Rodolfo Guzman (Boragó, Santiago, Chile) and Rasmus Kofoed (Geranium, Denmark) will also be there. Each night's dinner will be paired with wines from a different California winery.

The event kicks off December 6, and runs until December 21. A seat in the dining room will run you $395. If you're the the market for a close-to-the-action experience, Chef's Table seats are available for a cool $750 before tax and tip. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of each dinner as well as $2,000 per chef to various Napa Valley charities. For more details, check out the video of last year's event and the full press release:

Video: The Twelve Days of Christmas 2012


James Beard Award-winning Chef Christopher Kostow invites 12 of the brightest chefs and vintners from across the country to Napa Valley for a series of unforgettable dinners this winter

(June 18, 2013—ST. HELENA, CA) From December 6-21, The Restaurant at Meadowood and Chef Christopher Kostow—2013 James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef: West—will host the sixth annual Twelve Days of Christmas® dining series benefitting Napa Valley charities The Holly Cranston Foundation and the Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS). Since 2008, this collaborative event raised more than $230,000 to battle childhood hunger in partnership with Share Our Strength, and this year, they are hoping to make a significant impact on local children in need.

"It's our honor to support children in need around the Napa Valley area as we continue this truly unique Christmas tradition," says Restaurant Director Nathaniel Dorn.

"This event has always been an opportunity for us to give back; to promote the ethos of our Restaurant and community, and to create an opportunity for prolonged cross pollination and enduring friendships," says Kostow.

Kostow works closely with the invited guest chefs throughout the year to explore their unique flavors, inspirations, and cultures giving each night of the series a distinctive fingerprint. The 2013 chef and vintner lineup includes:

Friday, December 6
Andy Ricker (Pok Pok in Portland and New York)
Mike Grgich and Violet Grgich, Grgich Hills Estate

Saturday, December 7
Rodolfo Guzman (Boragó in Santiago, Chile)
Juan Mercado, Realm Cellars

Tuesday, December 10
Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta's and Blanca in Brooklyn)
Andrew Mariani and Adam Mariani, SCRIBE Winery

Wednesday, December 11
Tim Cushman (O Ya Restaurant in Boston)
Stephen Martin and Dennis O'Neil, Checkerboard Vineyards

Thursday, December 12
Ashley Christensen (Poole's Diner in Raleigh, NC)
Freddy Constant, Constant, Diamond Mountain Vineyard

Friday, December 13
David Chang (Momofuku Restaurants in New York)
Larry Turley, Turley Wine Cellars

Saturday, December 14
Matthew Accarrino (SPQR in San Francisco)
Tuck and Boo Beckstoffer, Beckstoffer Vineyards

Tuesday, December 17
Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley (Del Posto in New York)
Glenn Salva, Antica Napa Valley, Antinori Family Estate

Wednesday, December 18
Rasmus Kofoed (Geranium in Denmark)
Spring Mountain Vineyard

Thursday, December 19
Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine in San Francisco)
Lily Berlin, Oliver Berlin, and John Berlin, El Molino Winery

Friday, December 20
David Kinch (Manresa in Los Gatos, CA)
May-Britt and Denis Malbec, Notre Vin, Malbec and Malbec Cellars

Saturday, December 21
Christopher Kostow & Sous Chefs (The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, CA)
H. William and Deborah Harlan, Harlan Estate

Tickets to dine in The Restaurant dining room are $395 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Guests who prefer an expanded menu amidst the kitchen action may reserve seats at the Chef's Counter for $750 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Meadowood donates $2,000 in honor of each chef plus 20 percent of every dinner ticket sold to be split between The Holly Cranston Foundation and NEWS. In addition to the charity partners, this year Meadowood also wishes to welcome and thank Napa Valley Tours & Transportation, for their continued support as transportation partner. To book reservations for the dinner series, please call 707.967.1205 or email

· The Twelve Days of Christmas 2012 [Vimeo]
· All The Restaurant at Meadowood Coverage on Eater [-E-]
· All Twelve Days of Christmas Coverage on Eater [-E-]

The Restaurant at Meadowood

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