BottleRock Napa Valley Announces 2016 Culinary Lineup of Celebrated Chefs, Vintners and Artisanal Craft Brewers, Creating an Inspired Food, Wine and Brew Festival to Complement the Musical Lineup
Multi-Michelin Starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Food Network’s Chef Tyler Florence, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and Top Chef Michael Voltaggio to headline the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage, leading an all-star roster of top chefs, renowned vintners, master sommeliers, professional athletes, entertainers and musicians, including Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt of Green Day, Cheech & Chong, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Michael Franti, X Ambassadors, R5 and more
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.
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.
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.
The complete festival lineup can be found at