Your Perfect Holiday Trip For Exquisite Dining And Wine
It may be hard to believe that it's time for holiday planning, but with such wonderful choices for travel, such planning is hardly a burden. Recently the wonderful Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley let us know about amazing offerings they have prepared for the upcoming holiday season.
We've been to the Meadowood, and all we can say is if you haven't been yet, you are missing one of the most wonderful opportunities in fine dining on the west coast. The luxurious setting is breath-taking and everything about is even more elevated during the holidays.
Chef Christopher Kostow, Director Nathaniel Dorn and The Restaurant at Meadowood team this December for the tenth season of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Their twelve-day charitable celebration invites influential chefs from around the world to cook in collaboration with Chef Kostow, utilizing the products and inspiration of the Napa Valley.
Over the last ten years, The Restaurant has welcomed over 100 guest chefs into its kitchen and thousands of community members, friends, and family into its dining room to celebrate the holiday season. As this annual event has evolved over the years, their commitment to our community has remained a constant.
This year’s celebration will benefit Saint Helena Preschool for All, Inc., a local non-profit organization providing scholarships to young children. The Restaurant at Meadowood will donate $2,000 in honor of each participating guest chef, plus 10 percent of every dinner ticket sold. In the spirit of giving, guests are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys to the event which will then be distributed to the Saint Helena Preschool for All, Inc. and to Fire Departments throughout the Napa Valley just in time for Christmas morning.
And the chef's tapped are amazing. For example, Friday, December 7th features Jose Enrique. Born in Puerto Rico, Enrique graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park in 1998. In 2007, he returned home to Santurce to open his restaurant Jose Enrique with a menu surrounding fresh produce and local ingredients, putting them on the list of "105 Best New Restaurants" by Conde Nast Traveler. In 2013, Chef Enrique was featured in Food & Wine's 25th Anniversary edition of "Best New Chefs". This marked the first time in history a Puerto Rican held a position among the ten “Best New Chefs” across the United States. Chef Enrique continued to make history as a Puerto Rican chef after receiving nominations for James Beard Awards from 2015 to 2018.
Enrique is followed the next evening by David Pynt. He is the chef-patron of Burnt Ends, a modern Australian barbecue restaurant located in Singapore. Born in Perth, Chef Pynt studied commercial cooking at the TAFE West Coast Institute of Training before traveling the world to learn from some of the best chefs. Collaboration remains one of Chef Pynt’s key tenets, participating in major food events and festivals including Gastronomika, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Taste of Hong Kong, Tasting Australia, Meatopia, Postrivoro, and many more.
To see the full list, ask further questions or to make reservations, please contact The Restaurant at Meadowood.