From intimate dinners to gala events, the second annual Yountville Live once again pairs platinum-selling musicians with Napa’s finest restaurants and wineries for a weekend of tasteful must-see events.
March 31, day one, kicks off the festivities with a reception at Napa’s contemporary French-inspired Brix Restaurant and Gardens. Chicago-based pop rock outfit Plain White T’s, best known for their massive 2005 ballad “Hey There Delilah,” complement dishes from executive chef Cary Delbridge in an acoustic afternoon.
Day two, April 1, is a chic way to spend April Fools’ Day with Yountville Live’s Red Carpet Gala. Bottega’s chef Michael Chiarello, Stella Artois chef ambassador Grant MacPherson and James Beard Award–winning pastry chef Gale Gand rub elbows and show off their stuff while the Goo Goo Dolls play their biggest hits in a stripped-down fashion. A duo since 2013, songwriters Robby Takac and John Rzeznik (pictured) are still writing new material in addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of their double-platinum album, A Boy Named Goo.
April 2 is a full day of foodie-centric events featuring chef demonstrations and tastings before a VIP after-party that sees Grammy-nominated soul singer Mayer Hawthorne offering up a DJ set. April 3 finishes off the weekend with a bubbly brunch boasting mimosas and American Idol winner Kris Allen.
Yountville Live goes live on March 31 at various locations. $75 and up. yountvillelive.com.