What happens when you combine exclusive live performances by emerging and established musical artists, cuisine from world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, and world-class Napa Valley wines? You get a wildly successful, thoroughly enjoyable, second annual event that just keeps getting better and better.
Yountville Live returns for its second year from March 31st to April 3rd. This multi-day event begins on March 31st with the Volvo Vineyard Welcome at Napa Valley’s Brix and includes cuisine prepared by Chef Cary Delbridge’s team, a live performance from Plain White T’s, and outstanding wines from select winemakers.
“Without music, life would be an error.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche
The evening continues with the spectacular Eight at Eight Dinners. Each dinner takes place at a premier winery or restaurant, and is limited to 30 guests. The list of chefs includes “Top Chef” Chef Victor Scargle, and, Chef Bob Hurley (owner of Hurley’s Restaurant). Along with delicious cuisine paired beautifully with local wine, guests will enjoy a live performance from a list of artists that includes Blue October, Castro, Jillette Johnson, Olivia Somerlyn, Scott Innes, and Zach Heckendorf.
The celebration picks up again on April 1st with the Red Carpet Gala at the Yountville Live main stage and tent. Chefs Michael Chiarello (owner of Bottega Napa Valley), award-winning Chef Julian Serrano, the iconic Chef Grant MacPhearson, and nationally acclaimed Chef Gale Gand will cook alongside each other and their talents will be witnessed live on big screens. Guests will enjoy more incredible cuisine, plus Napa Valley wines and craft beers paired with each course. The Gala also features an acoustic performance by Goo Goo Dolls.
The Taste of Yountville on April 2nd is not to be missed! Guests will partake in unique tasting experiences at participating Yountville restaurants and winery tasting rooms. Plus, inside the Yountville Live Pavilion, guests will be able to enjoy live musical performances, a vast selection of Napa Valley wines, a beer garden, and chef demos. This day’s activities continue with a VIP After Party at Bottega for late night bites, craft cocktails, Napa Valley wines, and a performance from Grammy-nominated Mayer Hawthorne.
“I always knew that food and wine were vital, with my mother being Italian and a good cook.” ~Robert Mondavi
The weekend comes to an end with a Bubbles Brunch on April 3rd. The captivating, American Idol winner, Kris Allen performs, the talented Chef Morgan Robinson the owner of Smoke Open Fire Cooking leads the team on cuisine, and your job is to take it all in with a glass of sparkling from the Bubbles and Mimosa Bar.