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Top California Chefs Compete at the American Fare Festival

Top California Chefs Compete at the American Fare Festival

By Alejandra Saragoza
October 17, 2019

Visitors have long flocked to the city of Napa to experience its famed Oxbow Public Market, tantalizing tasting rooms, and acclaimed eateries. Now, there’s another reason to hit the town: Top chefs will descend on the destination to compete in a cook-off highlighting the best flavors of American cuisine in a fun, interactive tasting event. 

Napa is known for its extraordinary bites, but this festival is taking the culinary scene to a whole new level. Photo courtesy of Paige Green. 

Hosted by award-winning chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, American Fare will showcase an array of American-inspired bites by Palmer himself, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa’s executive chef Francisco Lopez, and Dry Creek Kitchen’s executive chef Scott Romano—along with creations from several visiting chefs. Each chef will choose a recipe from Palmer’s new American Fare cookbook and add their own special twist, with attending guests tasting every dish and determining the winner. It all takes place on November 18 at Charlie Palmer Steak, tucked inside local hot spot Archer Hotel Napa.

Renowned chef Charlie Palmer is hosting the American Fare Festival this November and you won't want to miss it. Photo courtesy of Paige Green.

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To join in on the foodie fun, buy your tickets today and start planning your trip to Wine Country. You can sip and swirl as you savor delectable dishes from acclaimed California chefs, and you can even meet them—yes, that’s right. Guests can continue the American Fare experience by attending the VIP After Party at Archer Hotel’s buzzy Sky and Vine Rooftop Bar, where they can mingle with the chefs while taking in panoramic views of Napa, lounging by firepits, and challenging friends to a round of corn hole. Best of all, the net proceeds will benefit the Children’s Museum of Napa Valley.

Want to make a weekend out of it? The upscale Archer Hotel is offering package deals for guests that include two tickets to American Fare and two tickets to the after party, so you can enjoy a relaxing escape. Make sure to check out our guide to Wine Country and our overview of the Napa Valley so you don’t miss any of the sites while you’re there.  


Alejandra Saragoza

Alejandra Saragoza

Alejandra is the managing editor of California.com. She's a California native based in the Bay Area and enjoys writing about all things food and travel related. Her work can also be seen in Diablo, T…

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