Plan a Culinary Christmas in Napa Valley

You may not be hauling out the holly just yet, but if you want to experience a standout holiday dinner this year, it’s time to reserve your place at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Meadowood Napa Valley for its epicurean twist on the 12 Days of Christmas. Forget 12 drummers drumming; Meadowood Napa Valley’s gift to you is an all-out, 12-day celebration of gourmet feasting.

The Restaurant at Meadowood is the Four-Star setting for your ultimate Christmas dinner. Between December 7 and 22, Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow will welcome star chefs from around the U.S. and as far away as Paris to collaborate on specially crafted holiday menus. The planned chef roster includes: Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco, Jason Franey of Canlis in Seattle and Nick Anderer of Maialino in New York. Each guest chef will team up with one of 12 well-known Napa Valley vintners — including John Conover of PlumpJack Wines, Joe Wender and Ann Colgin of Colgin Cellars and Charles Thomas, Quintessa — who will pair vino with your meal.

Count on a sparkling reception, too. As one of only 60 guests each evening, you’ll be invited into the kitchen to meet the chefs and vintners while enjoying small bites and wine. And this holiday spirit extends to the event’s proceeds, a portion of which will benefit Share Our Strength, an organization fighting childhood hunger in the U.S.

With only 60 spots open each night, seats will go fast. Reserve yours now and then go see about that holly.

Photo courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley

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