Tickets to the city’s popular Harvest Table event sold out in record time last year, and it has people wondering if that record can be broken when this year’s event tickets go on sale soon.
About 800 tickets sold in 39 minutes in 2017, but Calistoga Chamber of Commerce staff don’t think tickets will sell much faster than that this year.
Tenae Stewart, membership and events manager at the Chamber said it’s unlikely to happen in much less time simply because of the process and way tickets are sold online.
Tickets for this year’s fifth annual Harvest Table that will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, go on sale at noon on Monday, July 16.
“We welcome guests near and far to our Calistoga Harvest Table® event to celebrate the Harvest Season,” said Chris Canning, executive director at the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. “This event offers an awesome platform for Calistoga to restate our claim as a premier wine region and to showcase our culinary talents.”
This year’s list of participating restaurants include: All Seasons Bistro, Café Sarafornia, Calistoga Inn, Restaurant and Brewery, Checkers Restaurant, Culinary Institute of America, Hydro Bar and Grill, Evangeline, Lovina (formerly Calistoga Kitchen), Napa Valley Crust, Sam’s Social Club, Tanit Pan-Asian Cuisine and Veraison. Menus for each of the 12 participating restaurants will be available to view online at CalistogaHarvestTable.com beginning July 9.
The event opens at 4:30 p.m. when more than 40 wineries will be selling wines by the glass or bottle at eight wine bars at the event that is held at a 1,000-foot-long table down the middle of a closed-off Lincoln Avenue. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.
“Participating restaurants will provide pairing suggestions, helping attendees choose wine varietals to best complement the flavors of each menu,” said Charlene Peters, public relations and marketing director. “Many winemakers – primarily from small-production Calistoga AVA wineries – will also be in attendance, adding to the ultimate wine country experience.”
Ticket prices vary, based on restaurant selection, and a portion of every ticket sale will benefit the Calistoga Cares Food Bank, operated by Community Action of Napa Valley (CAN-V), Ticket prices range from $95 to $150 per person.
There is a contest being held through July 12 to win two tickets to the Calistoga Wine Experience in Pioneer Park on Sept. 8 and two tickets to Harvest Table the next day. The winner will also receive one bottle of Calistoga wine and a two night stay for two people at The Bergson with breakfast one morning. The winner will be announced July 13 at noon on CalistogaHarvestTable.com.
Peters said during the event, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #CalistogaHarvestTable and #TastesFromTheTop to post images on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues.
Although Lincoln Avenue will be closed to traffic during the event, downtown Calistoga will be open for business throughout the day of Calistoga Harvest Table®.
For more information or to purchase tickets and book your stay, visit CalistogaHarvestTable.com or call (707) 942-6333.