Napa Valley Chefs And Local Veterans Celebrate At 10th Anniversary Party On November 5


Celebrity chefs, winemakers and dignitaries in Yountville – the Napa Valley town known for its fine restaurants and Michelin stars – will salute almost a thousand residents of the local Veterans Home – average age 88 – when they collaborate on a multi-course, gourmet feast in honor of Veterans Day. The highly-anticipated 10th Annual Celebrity Chefs Veterans Day Luncheon on November 5 will kick off a week of festivities, including movie nights, dancing and an ice-cream social.

Spear-headed by Chef Bob Hurley of Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar, and the Yountville Chamber of Commerce, the 10th anniversary luncheon will feature the culinary talents of Chef Ian deRouin of Bistro Jeanty; Chef Victor Scargle of Lucy, the restaurant at Bardessono; Chef Brandon Rosen of Redd; Chef Kevin Miller of The Vintage Estate; Chef Perry Hoffman of étoile at Domaine Chandon; Chef Cary Delbridge of Brix Restaurant; and, Chef Douglas Gregory of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery.

“Preparing this meal is a small gesture of our gratitude to the men and women who have served our country, and who are such an important part of our community,” said Chef Hurley. “Because most of them cannot make the trip to our restaurants, we decided to bring our restaurants to them.

The Veterans Home of California in Yountville houses 966 United States military veterans, a third of the town’s population. Many of them are on fixed incomes and unable to afford the upscale, nationally-acclaimed restaurants that make Yountville a culinary destination.

“This is a once-a-year experience for most of our residents,” explained Public Information Officer Terri Mejorado. “They appreciate so much that the chefs and the town donate their time, staff and culinary creations to celebrate Veterans Day in their honor.”

The three-course, gourmet meal will be served restaurant-style by dozens of volunteers and restaurant staff, and accompanied by some of Napa Valley’s finest wines, including wines from Domaine Chandon, Cornerstone Cellars, Girard, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Goosecross Cellars, Clos du Val, Keever Vineyards, and Paradigm.

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Soup with Bacon & Scallions

Chef Cary Delbridge, Brix Restaurant

Grilled Filet Mignon, Red Wine Mushroom Sauce
Chef Kevin Miller, The Vintage Estate
Chef Brandon Rosen, Redd

Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise
Chef Ian deRouin, Bistro Jeanty

Lemon Thyme Roasted Root Vegetables
Chef Victor Scargle, Lucy at the Bardessono

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cream
Chef Perry Hoffman, etoile, Domaine Chandon

Freshly Baked Rolls
Chef Douglas Gregory, Bouchon  Bakery

Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Yountville was the site of Napa Valley’s first planted vines in 1838. Home to world-renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs, Yountville is an ideal base for wine lovers, and has its own American Viticultural Area (AVA) and dozens of unparalleled wineries and producers. Yountville is home to 11 premium hotel properties, the county’s only hot air ballooning launch, five National Register of Historic Places sites as well as shopping, galleries and performing arts.

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