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Morimoto, Lefebvre, and Fox Are Among Meadowood’s Holiday Lineup

Vinny Dotolo (left), chef at L.A.'s <a href=Animal, joining Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow (center, obscured) in the kitchen during one of last year's dinners.">
Vinny Dotolo (left), chef at L.A.’s Animal, joining Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow (center, obscured) in the kitchen during one of last year’s dinners. Photo: J. Barmann/Grub Street

We know, we know… it’s way too early to start thinking about Christmas and even the word probably stresses you out right now. But just a teaser for those of you for whom it is still the hap-happiest season of all: The Restaurant at Meadowood announced the all-star lineup of guest chefs for their Twelve Days of Christmas Dinners. We thought you might want to know, given that these dinners are pretty special. Some of the chefs are traveling from far-off cities you don’t get to often, and Napa can make for a nice, countrified holiday retreat in the midst of a crazed December. Some of you like planning ahead, right? See the list below, and once again, you’re welcome.

Each dinner, which will take place between December 3 and 18, will feature pairings by a different Napa Valley vintner (that list, and the exact dates are TBA), and proceeds for the dinners go to Share Our Strength. If you have the means, you may want to just book a week at the resort during that time, and eat like kings every night…

The 2010 Twelve Days of Christmas Chef Line-Up


Masaharu Morimoto
Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA (and the soon to arrive Morimoto Napa)

Michael Mina
Michael Mina, San Francisco, CA

Linton Hopkins
Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA

Ludovic Lefebvre
Ludo Bites, Los Angeles, CA

Mark Fuller

Spring Hill, Seattle, WA

Mathias Dahlgren

Mathias Dahlgren Grand Hôtel, Stockholm, Sweden

Nancy Silverton
Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA

Roland Passot
La Folie, San Francisco, CA

Shawn McClain
Spring Restaurant Group, Chicago, IL

Jeremy Fox
Plum, Oakland, CA (not yet open)

Trey Foshee
Georges at the Cove, La Jolla, CA

Christopher Kostow
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA


See our slideshow from last year’s dinner featuring Animal chefs Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook.

Related: Christopher Kostow Pushes Himself Harder Than Those Four Stars Do [Grub Street]

Morimoto, Lefebvre, and Fox Are Among Meadowood’s Holiday Lineup