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Calistoga Ranch, Solage and Auberge du Soleil Join Food & Wine Editors for World-Class Epicurean Weekend in California’s Wine Country

Calistoga, Calif. (September 16, 2019) – Auberge Resorts Collection’s award-winning Napa Valley properties, Calistoga Ranch, Solage and Auberge du Soleil have partnered with Food & Wine magazine to host the first-ever Best New Chefs Reunion Weekend November 14 – November 17, 2019. The world-class, first-of-its-kind epicurean event will be filled with innovative cuisine and incredible wines from the best chefs and vintners in northern California. The culinary weekend will be hosted by Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis and Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle.

Participating chefs include Chef Gustavo Rios of Solbar at Solage, Chef Robert Curry of The Restaurant and the Bistro & Bar at Auberge du Soleil, and past Food & Wine Best New Chefs, including: Chef Matthew Accarrino of SPQR; Chef Nite Yun of Nyum Bai; Chef Maria Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards; Chef Daniel Patterson of Coi Restaurant; and Chef Ravi Kapur of San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club.

The weekend kicks off on Thursday, November 14 with dinner at Calistoga Ranch hosted by Hunter Lewis and Ray Isle. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by an alfresco family-style dinner prepared by chefs from Calistoga Ranch, Solage and Auberge du Soleil paired with wines from Hourglass winery.

Friday, November 15 starts with an interactive cooking demonstration at Solage followed by an exclusive wine tour at Ovid Winery hosted by Ray Isle. The day will culminate with an unforgettable evening of incredible wine, food and rock ‘n’ roll at Cliff Lede Vineyards, in the heart of Napa’s Stags Leap District. Food & Wine Best New Chefs will create a dynamic menu with courses inspired by the estate’s “rock blocks,” vineyard parcels named after proprietor Cliff Lede’s favorite classic rock songs and albums. The evening will feature some of the top Bordeaux-style blends from Cliff Lede Vineyards, along with cool climate wines from FEL, the Lede family’s Anderson Valley wine brand, all enjoyed in the winery’s dramatic tank room.

Saturday, November 16 includes a luncheon hosted at Solage with Solbar Executive Chef Gustavo Rios in collaboration with the Best New Chefs. Dishes will highlight fresh and seasonal ingredients from Napa Valley. Dinner at the historic Louis M. Martini Winery will conclude the culinary weekend.

The Auberge Resorts Collection’s Napa Valley properties provide astounding backdrops for the exclusive winemaker dinners, curated lunches and interactive cooking demonstrations that make up the culinary weekend. Availability for all events are limited and requires tickets to be purchased in advance here.

About Auberge Resorts Collection

Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 19 hotels and resorts across three continents, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit aubergeresorts.com. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter and Instagram at @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.

About The Friedkin Group

The Friedkin Group is a privately-held consortium of automotive, hospitality, entertainment, golf and adventure companies. These organizations include: Gulf States Toyota, GSFSGroup, GSM, US AutoLogistics, Ascent Automotive Group, Auberge Resorts Collection, Imperative Entertainment, 30WEST, NEON, Diamond Creek Golf Club, Congaree and Legendary Expeditions. The Friedkin Group is led by Chairman and CEO Dan Friedkin. For more information, visit www.friedkin.com.

About Food & Wine

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