BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2016 Culinary Lineup Creating an Inspired Food, Wine and Brew Festival to Complement the Musical Lineup
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Situated in the heart of America’s wine and food playground, BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has once again tapped into the region’s renowned culinary scene, creating an inspired food, wine and brew festival to complement the BottleRock musical lineup. In addition to the roster of more than 100 chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and craft brewers participating in the festival, Multi-Michelin Starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Food Network’s Chef Tyler Florence will headline the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage, leading a star-studded lineup delivering memorable mash-up moments at the three-day festival, May 27-29, 2016, in historic downtown Napa.
“There’s no other music festival that matches the culinary star power that BottleRock Napa Valley provides,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and Latitude 38 Entertainment. “When you produce a festival in the Napa Valley, you better bring it with your culinary programming. We are presenting many of the finest chefs, restaurants, wineries and craft brews found anywhere, creating a food and wine festival within a music festival for our attendees.”
The return of the wildly popular Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will feature many of the world’s most talented chefs and food personalities paired with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment for “only-at-BottleRock” demonstrations, performances and surprise hi-jinx. Additional culinary stars appearing on the stage include Michelin-Starred and James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina, Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb, Top Chef Mei Lin, Charles Phan of San Francisco’s Slanted Door, Michelin Starred Chef Ken Frank of La Toque, Michelin Starred Chef Mourad Lahlou of Mourad and Aziza in San Francisco, Maya Erickson of Michelin Starred restaurant Lazy Bear in San Francisco, Ari Weiswasser, Food & Wine Magazine’s “People’s Best New Chef”, Curtis Di Fede of Napa’s Miminashi and Sean O’Toole of Napa’s Torc, among others.
President of Williams-Sonoma, Janet Hayes adds, “For the second year in a row we’re partnering with BottleRock to combine the best of food and music on one stage. The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will showcase some of our rock star friends in the culinary world for a series of events you won’t be able to find at any other food or music festival.”
Joining the culinary talent on the Williams-Sonoma Stage are musicians Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day, GROUPLOVE, Michael Franti, X Ambassadors, R5, Atlas Genius, The Pharcyde, Misterwives, Andrew McMahon and The Struts. Athletes including 49er great Dwight Clark, future Hall-of-Famer and former Oakland Raider Charles Woodson, former 49er Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins, Mark Sanchez of the Denver Broncos and Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants Legend Vida Blue will also be joining the fun. Festival attendees will also enjoy antics from Billy Bush of Access Hollywood, comedians/musicians Cheech and Chong, radio host Robin Quivers of The Howard Stern Show, actor Thomas Ian Nicholas, celebrated photographer Danny Clinch, Iron Chef Judge Billy Harris, KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez, Mayor of Napa Jill Techel, and Culinary Stage Emcees actor and NBC and Travel Channel host Adam Richman and KCBS “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem.
Due to popular demand, festival organizers have made several upgrades to the culinary stage for an enhanced guest experience. Renovations include an expanded stage and viewing area, complete with upgraded audio and video capabilities to provide a close-up look at the cooking demonstrations and allow for maximum fan participation.
In addition to the Williams-Sonoma stage, guests will enjoy a global tour of culinary offerings throughout the festival grounds featuring Japanese, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, American, Mediterranean and Vietnamese cuisines, including special vegetarian and vegan options. The 2016 festival lineup is a foodie’s wish list and includes Morimoto, Bouchon Bakery, Estate Events by Meadowood, Oenotri, La Toque, La Taberna, Ca’Momi, Mustards Grill, Angéle, Hurley’s, Bounty Hunter, Cole’s Chop House, REDD, Goose & Gander, Tarla Grill, Pizzeria Tra Vigne, Atlas Social, Bistro Don Giovanni, The Q Restaurant and Bar, Heritage Eats, Taqueria Rosita, Fumé Bistro, Ristorante Allegria, Napa Palisades Saloon, Il Posto, Eight Noodle Shop, Jax White Mule Diner, Bui Bistro, Smoke Open Fire, Drewski’s, Krave Jerky, MeSoHungry, Seoul of Taipei, Gerard’s Paella, farmerbrown, El Porteño, Bowl’d Acai, Curry Up Now, The Middle Feast, Bacon Bacon, Wanna-E, Eureka!, Tips Tri-Tip, Kollar Chocolates, Pinup Girl Coffee Co., Ben & Jerry’s, Three Twins Ice Cream, Kara’s Cupcakes and Sweetie Pies, among others.
Presenting a music festival in the heart of one of the most renowned wine regions allows BottleRock Napa Valley to pour the finest wines offered at any festival. Vintner John Anthony Truchard of presenting sponsor JaM Cellars says, “In addition to producing world-renowned wine and food, the Napa Valley is well known for its gracious hospitality. BottleRock exemplifies that hospitality to a tee. We are excited to help make this year’s BottleRock the best yet – sharing our Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet Sauvignon and Toast sparkling wines with guests throughout the festival.”
Joining JaM Cellars, many of the region’s most heralded wineries will offer their finest vintages, including Miner Family Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Del Dotto Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, HALL Wines, Cakebread Cellars, Schramsberg Vineyards, Chappellet, Clos Du Val, Cliff Lede, Blackbird Vineyards, Goosecross Cellars, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Etude, Sterling Vineyards, Ca’Momi Winery, Brown Estate, Piazza Del Dotto, Starmont Winery, Naked Wines, Meiomi, ONEHOPE Winery, JW Thomas Wines, Ménage a Trois and Des Amis. Platinum guests will enjoy rare and cult wines presented by Master Sommeliers and wine experts.
Wine cabanas and beverage bars will be conveniently located throughout the festival grounds. All bars will be stocked with delicious pours from premium Napa Valley vintners, dozens of craft beers and artisanal cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. The craft brew garden will feature a mix of fan favorites and brews from premium brewers and distillers, such as Coors Light, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Blue Moon Brewing, Crispin Cider and Napa Smith.
In addition to the delicious menus on hand, BottleRock Napa Valley features an exciting and diverse lineup of artists, bands and performers. This year’s performers include Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Walk the Moon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ziggy Marley, GROUPLOVE, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gogol Bordello, Cold War Kids, Iration, MisterWives, Andy Grammer and dozens more on four music stages. The complete festival lineup can be found at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.
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About BottleRock Napa Valley
BottleRock Napa Valley features the world’s top musicians on four music stages, plus the famed BottleRock Culinary Stage showcasing one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity mash-ups. Master Sommeliers, celebrity chefs and dozens of the region’s finest vintners, restaurateurs and brewers rub shoulders with guests in an intimate setting. BottleRock offers the best in wine, food and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. For additional information, please visit BottleRockNapaValley.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock) and Instagram (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock).
About Latitude 38 Entertainment
Formed in 2013, the vision of Latitude 38 Entertainment is to blend world-class music, food, wine, brew and community to enhance and elevate Napa Valley’s offerings and reputation as a world-class destination in which to live, work and play.
About JaM Cellars
JaM Cellars based in Napa California produces Butter Chardonnay, JaM Cabernet and Toast Sparkling wines. These nationally distributed California and Napa brands are easy-to-love, quality wines that live up to their names. These wines are made for sharing with friends—whether it’s a special occasion, everyday celebration, or at BottleRock Napa Valley where JaM Cellars is the presenting sponsor for 2016! JaM Cellars wines are crafted in the tradition of great winemaking by second-generation Napa Valley vintners John and Michele Truchard, the “JaM” in JaM Cellars. Follow #JaMCellars on Facebook and Instagram and at JaMCellars.com.