Meadowood’s Twelve Days of Christmas Dinners to Include Talks at the CIA

Kostow plating during last year's series.
Kostow plating during last year's series. Photo: Creel Films

The Restaurant at Meadowood is getting set to kick off their annual Twelve Days of Christmas dinner series on December 7 with an event featuring guest chef Scott Anderson of Elements in Princeton, New Jersey. Along with the dinners this year, which benefit Share Our Strength, chef Christopher Kostow wanted to extend the collaborative experience with the visiting chefs by having some speak at the nearby Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. As Ulterior Epicure reports, Scott Anderson and chef John Shields (formerly of TownHouse in Virginia) are presenting together the first week; Stuart Brioza and Chicago chef Phillip Foss are doing a talk the second week, and with chefs Jason Franey, Matthias Merges, and Morihiro Onodera doing another at the end of that week; and Oakland’s own James Syhabout will conclude the series in the third week. The talks are geared toward CIA students, but a limited number of public seats will be available. Look to Meadowood’s Twitter and Facebook for times and locations. For reservations to the Twelve Days, for which there may still be a few seats, call 707-967-1205. [Ulterior Epicure, Earlier]