Heritage Fire is bringing the heat to Napa Valley August 20

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I first learned about Cochon 555, now, Heritage Fire, at the Aspen Food & Wine Festival in 2011. And the event, now known as  Heritage Fire, grows every year in size and talent. and has developed into one the nation’s preeminent food events with its national tour.  The foodie event is a celebration of culinary ingenuity, mixed with a passion for social responsibility and awareness for the last 13 years.


 Heritage Fire competition gathers renowned chefs from across the country creating dynamic tasting menus that highlight the importance of food sustainability and sourcing local. The food fest strive towards a true Farm to Table experience for both chefs and lucky ticket holders. And, America’s beloved, live-fire culinary experience is returning to Napa Valley to showcase pasture diversity and family farming. The Heritage Fire Napa Valley will be held at Charles Krug Winery on Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 4PM for VIP entrance and 4:45PM for general admission until 7PM.


An all-star cast of top chefs will be on-site dishing up delicious bites prepared over live fire. Participating chefs include some of the best of the best and include from the North Bay Area, amongst others. The list is quite an impressive bunch:


KNIFE DALLAS /John Tesar, executive chef + owner

EATING HOUSE & LUCA OSTERIA / Giorgio Rapicavoli, executive chef + owner

NIXTACO MEXICAN KITCHEN / Patricio Wise, chef + proprietor

ONE MARKET RESTAURANT / Mark Dommen, chef + partner

ONEHOPE WINERY / Esteban Soria, chef

THE 7TH STREET STANDARD / Ravin Patel, executive chef

MAC BBQ / John Valenton, pitmaster

CANON EAST / Brad Cecchi, executive chef + partner

MAGO / Mark Liberman, chef + owner

IMAGINATION ON FIRE / Erik Hangman, chef + owner

BEAR AT STANLY RANCH / Garrison Price, executive chef

CAFE FED / Dennis Sydnor, executive chef + owner

STICKY BUSINESS BARBEQUE / Tedd Romero, pitmaster + owner

URBAN ROOTS / Gregory Desmangles, culinary director

THE BATTERY / Brandon Hicks, executive chef

TEAM TOAST / Peter Jacobsen, chef + certified organic farmer

TRY THIS CATERING / Chef T, head chef + owner

EAT PLAY EVENTS & CATERING / Aaronette King, executive chef + co-owner


Seen left: Chef John Valenton and Chef Chris Cave truly brought the smoke show to Napa 2022, with their smoked and seasoned wagyu picanha and St. Louis pork ribs. Following their passion for flavor and quality, the Mac BBQ team sourced their protein from Papa Wagyu and TREX.


the format is simple, after indulging in each dish, attendees will vote for the ‘Best Bite of the Day’, resulting in one chef being crowned the ‘Heritage Hero’ of Napa Valley. Get your tickets here. Adults over 21 only.


For tickets:

VIP Access - $175 ($150 for Early Bird): Celebrate early with an extra 45 minutes to beat the lines, enjoy an exclusive welcome beverage and get up close with the chefs, winemakers, brewers and farmers who make it all happen.


General Admission - $125 ($99 for Early Bird): Feast on responsibly-raised heritage breed animals cooked over live fires, an impressive showcase of ethically sourced food and a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries—all created by some of the nation’s most forward-thinking food-and-drink leaders.


All tickets are all-inclusive of unlimited curated dishes, beverage pairings, live entertainment and more. For an in-depth look at the Heritage Fire event series, watch the save the date video, and for more details, visit https://heritagefiretour.com/napa/. Attendees must be 21+ to attend.


Want to stay in the know? Simply email patti@citypeek.com to get on the list.

Patti Neumann is Founder of CITYPEEK.com & an award-winning website & blog. Based in Napa Valley, Patti is one of the USA's top Social Media Publicists, Columnists and Influencers on food, sips, hospitality & the good life.CITYPEEK.com has its finger on the pulse of what's hot in the world of food, wine and travel trends. 

Journey along with our CITYPEEK Publisher, Patti Neumann, as she nibbles, sips and shares her taste buds as she travels


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