"As Calistoga continues to establish itself as a world class destination for epicureans, Solage Calistoga is delighted to host the Calistoga Food and Wine Event," said Marcus Mueller, General Manager of Solage Calistoga. "From our Michelin Star-rated cuisine, to our renowned local wineries, our annual festival showcases the very best flavors of the Upper Napa Valley region."
In an area of Northern California renowned for culinary creativity and unique wines, the food and wine-filled weekend will boast world-class cuisine, distinct regional wines, and live entertainment. Participating Calistoga wineries will include 2880, Amici Cellars, Barlow Vineyards, Bennett Lane Winery, Canard Vineyard, Chateau de Vie, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Coquerel Family Estate Wines, Davis Estates, Dutch Henry, Envy Wines, Harris Estate Vineyards, Hindsight Wines, Homage Vineyard, Jack Brooks Vineyard, Jax Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Jones Family Vineyards, Larkmead Vineyards, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Knighton Family Vineyards, La Sirena, Laura Micheal Vineyards, Madrigal, Next Door Wine, Phifer Pavitt Wine, Samuel Brannan Vineyards, Shypoke, Sterling Vineyards, Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Summers Estate Winery, Tamber Bey, Tom Eddy Winery, T-Vine and Vermeil Wines, while participating local and global chefs will include Chef Jason McClain of Jonathan Club in Los Angeles; Chef Ewald Notter, widely considered a leading expert in modern day confectionary arts; internationally-awarded pastry competitor Chef Sally Camacho; Chef Lars Kronmark of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, Napa Valley, and Chef Donald Wressell, Executive Pastry Chef at San Francisco Bay area-based Guittard Chocolate. Additional participating chefs will be announced in the coming months.
Attracting the attention of epicureans throughout the country, the weekend of events will include:
- Friday, April 22: Guest Chef Winemaker Dinners, 7pm-10pm
The Guest Chef Winemaker Dinners will take place at award-winning restaurants throughout Calistoga and put a new twist on chef and wine pairings by combining the talents of Calistoga's finest chefs with the talents of guest chefs from all over the United States. Each dinner will feature a custom menu showcasing the works of both participating chefs, paired with wines from local Calistoga wineries. Participating chefs will include Evangeline's Chef Gustavo Rios working with Chef Bradley Borchardt, JoLe's Chef Matt Spector working with Chef Lars Kronmark, The Calistoga Inn Restaurant's Chef Nicolas Montanez working with Chef Jason McClain, and Kory Stewart of Sam's Social Club working with Chef Sally Camacho. $125 per person including tax and gratuity.
- Saturday, April 23: Grand Tasting at Solage Calistoga, 3pm-7pm
Cheers to Calistoga wine at the Grand Tasting event taking place at Solage Calistoga's Solstice Event Lawn and Barn. Solage Calistoga will provide an elegant backdrop to showcase the incredible food from Solbar Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and visiting chefs from around the globe serving small bites at live cooking stations to complement world class wines from over 30 Calistoga wineries. $95 per person.
- Sunday, April 24: Chef & Somms Brunch at Solage Calistoga, 11am-2pm
Rise late and make your way to the Solstice Event Lawn and Barn at Solage Calistoga for the Chef & Somms Brunch. Showcasing seven guest chefs cooking at live action stations, guests will enjoy a gourmet brunch complemented by breakfast cocktails created just for the occasion. $65 per person, including food and breakfast cocktails.
Tickets for all portions of the Calistoga Food and Wine Event are on sale at http://calistogafoodandwine2016.eventbrite.com. Availability for all events is limited and requires tickets to be purchased in advance.