Today, Napa Valley gem and culinary destination The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California announces this year's 12 Days of Christmas schedule. For the seventh year in a row, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant invites some of the world's best chefs into its kitchen to host special dinners over a dozen days around Christmastime, and it's all for a good cause. This year, proceeds will benefit The Holly Cranston Memorial Fund, which helps children with disabilities and their families; and the Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS), which provides a refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence.
The 12-day lineup reads like a list of chefs on the culinary cusp: Chef Kobe Desramaults of In De Wulf (Dranouter, Belgium) will command the kitchen on day 3; Chef Alexandre Gauthier of La Grenouillère (La Madelaine sous Montreuil, France) takes over on day 4; Chef Virgilio Martínez of Central in Lima, Peru and London will cook on day 7; Alinea's chef and creator Grant Achatz flies in from Chicago for day 8; Chef Corey Lee of Benu and the new Monsieur Benjamin will drive over to cook on day 9; and Chef Esben Holmboe Bang (Maaemo, Oslo, Norway) will be in town for day 10. The event kicks off on Friday, December 5. Tickets start at $395 per person. For the complete schedule, pricing options, a teaser trailer, and the official release, see below.
Video: The Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood Napa Valley
The Seventh Annual Twelve Days of Christmas® at Meadowood Napa Valley
The Nation's Only 12-Day Charitable Food & Wine Celebration
St. Helena, Calif. – July 15, 2014 – Hosted by Chef Christopher Kostow, Director Nathaniel Dorn and The Restaurant at Meadowood team, the country's singular twelve-day, charitable food and wine celebration: The Twelve Days of Christmas® at Meadowood Napa Valley returns for its seventh season, December 5 through 20. Eleven influential chefs from around the world will cook in collaboration with Chef Kostow and each will be paired with one of twelve legendary vintners.
This year's celebration will once again benefit two Napa Valley charitable organizations with the goal of making a positive impact on locals in need: The Holly Cranston Memorial Fund, dedicated to helping children with disabilities and their families; and the Napa Emergency Women's Services (NEWS), which provides a nurturing refuge for women and children suffering from domestic violence. Meadowood will donate $2,000 in honor of each participating chef plus 20 percent of every dinner ticket sold to be shared equally between the local charities.
The Twelve Days of Christmas 2014 Chefs and Vintners
Day 1: Friday, December 5
Chef Matthew Orlando of Amass Restaurant, Copenhagen, Denmark
Armand de Maigret, The Hilt / Jonata
Day 2: Saturday, December 6
Chefs Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats, Brooklyn, NY
Boots Brounstein, Diamond Creek Vineyards
Day 3: Tuesday, December 9
Chef Kobe Desramaults of In De Wulf, Dranouter, Belgium
Ted and Heidi Lemon, Littorai Wines
Day 4: Wednesday, December 10
Chef Alexandre Gauthier of La Grenouillère, La Madelaine sous Montreuil, France
Mark Malpiede, Williams Selyem
Day 5: Thursday, December 11
Chef Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn, Lummi Island, WA
Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla, FAILLA
Day 6: Friday, December 12
Chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene's and Roman Candle Baking Co., Portland, OR
John and Maggy Kongsgaard, Kongsgaard
Day 7: Saturday, December 13
Chef Virgilio Martínez of Central, Lima, Peru and Lima London, London, England
Mondavi Family, Continuum Estate
Day 8: Tuesday, December 16
Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea, Next and The Aviary, Chicago, IL
Cam Baker and Kate Solari Baker, Larkmead Vineyards
Day 9: Wednesday, December 17
Chef Corey Lee of Benu and Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco, CA
Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson, Matthiasson
Day 10: Thursday, December 18
Chef Esben Holmboe Bang of Maaemo, Oslo, Norway
Joe Wender and Ann Colgin, Colgin Cellars
Day 11: Friday, December 19
Chef Ignacio Mattos, Estela, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Hi Sang Lee, DANA Estates
Day 12: Saturday, December 20
Chef Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA
H. William and Deborah Harlan, BOND
Pricing options for The Twelve Days of Christmas 2014:
Dinner-only tickets – $395 per person, plus tax & gratuity
Chef's Counter tickets – $750 per person, plus tax & gratuity
For guests wishing to dine in the kitchen in the midst of the action.
Twelve Days Overnight offering – Begins at $1375 for weekday events and $1450 for weekend events, plus tax & gratuity. Price is per couple per night and includes one night's lodging at Meadowood, dinner seating for two and a copy of Chef Kostow's upcoming book, "A New Napa Cuisine."
Chef's Counter Seats and Overnight Offering – Begins at $2100 weekday events and $2175 for weekend events, plus tax & gratuity. Price is per couple per night and includes one night's lodging at Meadowood, dinner seating for two and a copy of Chef Kostow's upcoming book, "A New Napa Cuisine."
For dinner-only reservations, please call (707) 967-1712
For package reservations, please call (855) 953-2435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Meadowood also wishes to welcome back and thank our partners for their continued support of our holiday tradition: United for flying our guest chefs to the Napa Valley; Napa Valley Tours & Transportation, Schramsberg Vineyards and Cayson Designs.