BottleRock Napa Valley has announced a star-studded culinary lineup and the addition of a fifth stage, the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage for the three-day festival coming up, May 29 through 31, in Napa.
The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will feature chefs, vintners, actors, professional athletes and sommeliers. The chef lineup includes Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Mina, Iron Chef Marc Forgione, Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, Larry Forgione, Top Chef Mei Lin, Brandon Sharp of Solbar, Ken Frank of La Toque, and Robert Curry of Auberge du Soleil, 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, Bryan Forgione of Buddy V’s, Rick Moonen of rm Seafood, Oenotri’s Tyler Rodde, and Dario De Conti of Ca’Momi.
Providing memorable mash-up moments on the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will be Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav, Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Franti, Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders, Portugal. The Man, Scott Weiland, actor Michael Rapaport, PGA legend Fred Couples, Joe Kwan of the Avett Brothers, ZZ Ward, Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons, actor Earl Brown, Brett Dennen, Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers, The Mowgli’s, activist Wavy Gravy, Twitch from the Ellen Degeneres Show, Allison Holker of Dancing with the Stars, Zella Day, Mayor of Napa Jill Techel, and KTVU Sports Director Mark Ibanez.
Chefs, vintners, and breweries will also showcase their talents in the VIP areas and Platinum Lounge. Noted Napa Valley restaurants including Redd and Redd Wood, Goose & Gander, and Atlas Social will provide exclusive offerings for Platinum guests.
Global tour of culinary offerings for all guests features Japanese, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, American, Mediterranean, and Vietnamese cuisines. Dishes include Morimoto Sticky Ribs, wood-fired pizzas, pork belly sandwiches, Vietnamese shrimp rolls, barbecue, fried chicken, vegetarian, vegan and more.
Culinary hotspots to be showcased include Morimoto Napa, Ca’Momi, The Thomas at Fagiani’s, Whole Foods, La Condesa, Tarla Grill, Taqueria Rosita, Eiko’s, Fume Bistro, Il Posto Trattoria, Eight Noodle Shop, Ristorante Allegria, The Q Restaurant and Bar, Bui Bistro, Napa Palisades Saloon, Smoke Open Fire, Jax White Mule Diner and food trucks like Bacon Bacon, Curry Up Now, Kara’s Cupcakes, Mark’s The Spot, MeSoHungry, Drewski’s, and Napa Valley Crust.
Participating wineries include Miner Family Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Del Dotto Family Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Gia by Gia Coppola, Goosecross Cellars, Round Pond Estate, Aviary Vineyards, Hill Family Estate, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, JaM Cellars, JW Thomas Group, NakedWines.com, JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset, Ca’Momi Wines, OneHope Winery, Piazza Del Dotto, Starmont Wines, Twomey Cellars, and Vezer Family Vineyards.
Wine cabanas and beverage bars will be located throughout the festival grounds. All bars will be stocked with wines, craft beers other premium and cocktails. The craft brew garden will feature 20 brews from premium brewers and distillers such as Lagunitas, Crispin Cider, Boston Beer, 21st Amendment, Pyramid Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Green Flash, Ninkasi, Heretic, and local favorite Napa Smith brewery. Fan favorites including Coors and Blue Moon Brewing round out the brew selections.
“BottleRock Napa Valley is all about blending great music, food and wine,” said David Graham, CEO of Latitude 38. “For 2015, we are ramping up our culinary experience with the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage. Where else but the Napa Valley can you pull off a food and wine festival within a music festival? There’s just no other music festival that matches the quality of wine and food star power that BottleRock provides.”
President of Williams-Sonoma, Janet Hayes, adds, “Williams-Sonoma’s Culinary Stage will showcase some of the country’s top chefs and sommeliers with musicians and celebrities. We are excited to create unique culinary experiences for festival attendees that will differentiate BottleRock from all other food and music festivals.”
The complete festival lineup of entertainment can be found at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.
Packages include three-day VIP passes that start at $595, three-day general admission passes that start at $275, single-day VIP passes that start that $240, and single-day passes general admission start at $119. A very limited number of single-day Platinum passes and three-day Platinum passes are also available starting at $1,250 and $3,000 respectively. Passes can be purchased at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com and Eventbrite.com.