Hosted by Acclaimed Cookbook Author & Wine Country Chef, MikeC of Raise the Root!

What better way to impress the pants off that special someone in life than a romantic weekend getaway in Napa, with sensuous food and decadent wines. Be greeted with roses and a bottle of chilled champange in your room, enjoy private dinners, wine tastings, pairings, and cooking class including some of the best wines in the valley. Hosted by acclaimed cookbook author and wine country chef, MikeC with Raise the Root and Wine Country Culinary Adventures, and accommodations at the stunning historic Cedar Gables Inn; you and your special someone are sure to have an unforgettable wine country culinary adventure!


Friday Feb 14th (Valentine’s Day)

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Happy Hour in the Cedar Gables Inn tavern with Napa Valley wines and appetizers

7:00pm – 9:00pm: Romantic candlelight wine pairing dinner at Cedar Gables Inn prepared by Chef MikeC. and paired with Napa Valley wines

Seductive Menu

  • Ahi Crudo with Orange, Fennel, Hazelnut Salad & Lemon Caper Aioli
  • Creamy Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, & Sherry Soup with Truffle Essence & Garlic Confit Toasts
  • Pinot Braised Pork “Short Ribs” with Prosciutto, Arugula, & Parmesan Risotto & Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Chocolate Decadence Torte with Sea Salt Caramel, Silky Chocolate Gelato, & Chantilly Cream

Saturday Feb 15th

9:00am -10:30am: Breakfast at Cedar Gables Inn

11:30am-12:30pm: Private wine tasting at Hope & Grace in Downtown Yountville

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Private wine tasting and food pairing experience at Jessup Cellars in Downtown Yountville

5:00pm – 9:00pm Hand-ons cooking class and wine pairing dinner with Somerston Wine Company at Cedar Gables Inn

Aphrodisiac Menu

  • Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Brown Butter, Shallot, & Chive Aioli
  • Roasted Fennel, Orange, Arugula, & Goat Cheese Salt with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette
  • Pan Seared Hanger Steak with Roasted Asparagus, & Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes, & Microgreen Salad
  • Chocolate Pudding Cakes with Candied Orange & Pomegranate Whipped Cream

Sunday Feb 16th

9:00am – 10:30am: Breakfast at Cedar Gables Inn

11:00am: Checkout from Cedar Gables

11:00am – 6:00pm: At your leisure, private pairing of small plates and wine at St. Clair Brown Winery in Downtown Napa

Pricing (based on room size and double occupancy)

Loft: $1650 -10% discount= $1485 per couple

Standard Room: $1825 -10% discount= $1642.50 per couple

Junior Suite: $1925 -10% discount= $1732.50 per couple

Deluxe Suite: $2000 -10% discount= $1800 per couple

To register for the package at the special 10% discount, contact the Cedar Gables Inn at or 800-309-7969.