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Napa Valley ushers in the New Year with star-studded restaurant month

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Foodies rev your appetites, the fourth annual Napa Valley Restaurant month returns January 1, 2014 and it’s going to be an epic event with two-dozen top restaurants and superstar chefs spreading the culinary joy.

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To sweeten the pot, several local hotels are offering deals on lodgings. It’s a recipe for fun, feasting and sipping some mighty fine wines. Check out the upcoming highlights below:

Noshing in Napa

• Michelin star Chef/Owner Ken Frank of La Toque at the Westin Verasa is providing a Taste of La Toque three-course dinner menu Sunday through Thursday for $50 per person or $82 per person with Napa Valley wine pairings.

• The Carneros Inn is doling out a $100 dining credit to guests reserving a cottage, suite or home at the resort during January for use at any of the three restaurants on property. Additionally, FARM, the resort’s signature restaurant, will feature three-course prix fixe menu for $49 per person on Thursday nights throughout the month.

• The Inn at Randolph has a free meal for two on the table at the Michelin Bib Gourmand-rated C Casa at Oxbow Public Market when a stay is booked for two or more weekday nights in January. Rates start at $430 per night.

Feasting in Yountville

• Chef Victor Scargle of Lucy Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono gives you two choices: a signature Lucy Lunch Box for $20 per person with an optional wine pairing for $12 (available Monday through Friday); or a three-course, farm to table dinner for $35 per person with an optional wine pairing for $20 (available Monday through Thursday).

Roaring Rutherford

• Michelin star Chef Robert Curry of famed Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil is creating a two-course lunch for $20.14 in honor of the year. Menus will be available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a weekly wine pairing to complement the meal.

Sweet St. Helena

• Michelin star Chef/Owner Hiro Sone of Bar Terra is dishing out a three-course menu using ingredients sourced directly from his local purveyor friends. The menu costs $39 per person with optional Napa Valley wine pairings for $12.

• The charming Wydown Hotel is partnering with modern Mexican eatery La Condesa for a “Dine and Stay” package. Located in the heart of St. Helena’s historic district, the restaurant is located walking distance from the hotel. Rates start at $225 per night (including the $75 dinner for two at La Condesa).

• Pet-friendly Harvest Inn is offering a Max and Relax two-night experience including a welcome bottle of wine, wine tasting at two of St. Helena’s premier wineries and dinner at Tra Vigne Restaurant. To add a little pampering to the pot, the hotel is offering two 60-minute detox massages and a complete two-day cleanse from Philosophie for $859 per night plus tax with a two-night minimum.

Cool Calistoga

Solbar at Solage Michelin star Chef Brandon Sharp is offering weekday specials Sunday through Thursday. Selections change daily and include 50 percent off Club Solage member wines, oysters shucked to order, a lounge menu by the bocce courts and Chef’s special fried chicken.

• The new 1226 Washington, the spot for comfort food, will be serving a seasonal lunch and dinner prix fixe menus with an optional Calistoga wine pairing Wednesday through Saturday throughout January starting at $15 for lunch per person and $25 for dinner per person with optional wine pairings for $24.

For more information on Napa Valley Restaurant Month visit



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