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The 12 Nights Of Christmas At Meadowood has become a bit of a San Francisco tradition where Napa Valley chef Christopher Kostow ( of the Restaurant at Meadowood) invites 12 guest chefs to serve dinners with 12 legendary wine producers. Each of the 12 Days dinners cost $1,240 per couple and includes an overnight stay — with some of the profits benefiting Share Our Strength along the way

The events, running from Dec. 7 -22, kicked off on Friday when chef Scott Anderson — of New Jersey’s Elements and the subject of a recent FR Interview — travelled across the country to serve dishes like a winter square consommé with Monterey abalone, chicken skin and broccoli and a now pretty famous mole made with Jersey Saskatoon berries. He sources those from a farmer down the road from his Princeton restaurant. At the dinner, which Inside Scoop SF covered, Juan Mercado of Realm Cellars paired wines with the course prepared by Anderson and Kostow. 

Here is a lineup of the remaining dinners, which are limited to only 60 seats per night. For reservations you call 707-963-3646 or e-mail

Tuesday, December 11
Chef Phillip Foss, EL Ideas, Chicago, IL
John Conover, PlumpJack Wines

Wednesday, December 12
Chefs Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA
Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Thursday, December 13
Chef Jason Franey, Canlis Restaurant, Seattle, WA
Joe Wender & Ann Colgin, Colgin Cellars

Friday, December 14
Chef Matthias Merges, Yusho, Chicago, IL
Philippe Melka, Melka Wines

Saturday, December 15
Chef Mori Onodera, Formerly of Mori Sushi, Los Angeles, CA
Cleo and Jayson Pahlmeyer, Pahlmeyer

Tuesday, December 18
Chef James Syhabout, Commis, Oakland, CA
Ann and Dick Grace, Grace Family Vineyards

Wednesday, December 19
Chef Nick Anderer, Maialino, New York, NY
Donald Bryant, Bryant Family Vineyard

Thursday, December 20
Chef David Toutain, Agapé Substance, Paris, France
Bart and Daphne Araujo, Araujo Estate

Friday, December 21
Chef Josh Habiger & Erik Anderson, The Catbird Seat, Nashville TN
Charles Thomas, Quintessa

Saturday, December 22 
Chef Christopher Kostow & Sous Chefs, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA
H. William and Deborah Harlan, BOND

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