Yes, we know, it's the middle of June. But today the ultra-exclusive Twelve Days of Christmas dinner series at Meadowood goes on sale, and chef Christopher Kostow has once again tapped some big names from around the world to visit as guest chefs. After several years of pestering, as Bloomberg reports, Momofuku chef and Lucky Peach co-founder David Chang will be coming to St. Helena for one of the December dates, which fall between December 6 and December 21. Also on the roster are Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, Carlo Mirarchi of Brooklyn's Blanca, and Rasmus Kofoed of the Michelin two-star Geranium in Copenhagen, who also was the big winner at this year's Bocuse D'Or. Kostow will be cooking alongside his guests, just like last year, creating multi-course, one-time-only feasts, with December 21 being the big final feast that Kostow cooks alone (with his sous chefs).
And, as always, a portion of the proceeds from the series will go to charity, with this year's beneficiaries being Napa Emergency Women's Services, and the Holly Cranston Memorial Fund. Seats are $395 per person, and will sell fast, with a few $750 seats also available at the chef's counter. Also, there are packages available for overnight stays at the resort as well. Call 707-967-1205 for reservations, or check back at the website for the complete 2013 schedule (which has not yet gone live).
Update: Meadowood has shared the full roster, and list of dates. And look! Nick Balla and Cortney Burns from Bar Tartine! And David Kinch!
December 6: Andy Ricker (Pok Pok, Portland and New York)
December 7: Rodolfo Guzman (Boragó, Santiago, Chile)
December 10: Carlo Mirarchi (Roberta's and Blanca, Brooklyn)
December 11: Tim Cushman (O Ya Restaurant, Boston)
December 12: Ashley Christensen (Poole's Diner, Raleigh, NC)
December 13: David Chang (Momofuku Restaurants)
December 14: Matthew Accarrino (SPQR)
December 17: Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley (Del Posto, New York)
December 18: Rasmus Kofoed (Geranium, Denmark)
December 19: Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns (Bar Tartine, San Francisco)
December 20: David Kinch (Manresa, Los Gatos)
December 21: Christopher Kostow & Sous Chefs (The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, CA)