The Twelve Days of Christmas, Meadowood’s annual series of elaborate guest-chef dinners benefiting Share Our Strength, kicked off on Friday with a dinner featuring chef Scott Anderson from Elements in Princeton, New Jersey, and wines from Realm Cellars. This is the fifth year for the series, which started around the time Kostow came on as executive chef, and the list of guest chefs was co-curated this year by Ulterior Epicure’s Bonjwing Lee. This year’s dinners are different in that it’s a tag-team effort each night, with Kostow doing several of his own dishes to complement those of the guest chefs’ menus. Today we bring you some highlights from Friday’s and Saturday’s dinners, the latter featuring wines from nearby Failla Wines, and Virginia chefs John and Karen Shields — formerly at Town House, and now contemplating a new venture, possibly in the D.C. area.
Later this week, we’ll show you some highlights from Day 4, which will feature an undoubtedly inventive menu from Kostow and State Bird Provisions chef Stuart Brioza.
And please note that you can keep up with all the action this season at Meadowood by liking their Facebook page — and the resort is donating a dollar to Share Our Strength for every new Facebook fan they get, so you should definitely do that.