Grand Sierra Resort and Charlie Palmer present Napa's Backyard

2010-04-29

A WEEKEND OF CULINARY ADVENTURES May 14 - 15

Grand Sierra Resort and Charlie Palmer are revolutionizing the Reno culinary landscape with a one of a kind experience like you have never encountered before. Prepare to have your senses tantalized, for two incredible days, taste Progressive American Cuisine, sample fine wines and spirits, mingle with sensational chefs from around the nation and hobnob with local culinary stars.

Napa's Backyard features four unparalleled events and extraordinary dining catapult the Reno region onto a new culinary plane. Never before has a foodie event of this caliber been attempted in The Biggest Little City.

Backyard Brawl
Friday, May 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
Joining us for the weekend - world-renowned chef Charlie Palmer, nationally recognized top chefs and 20 of our own “neighborhood” chefs will compete for bragging rights in a fierce food and wine pairing competition. Stroll around the booths at Grand Sierra Resort in the Summit Pavilion while tasting the chefs' delectable creations paired with carefully chosen fine wines (provided by Wirtz Beverage). There will be more than 50 wineries in attendance with over 250 wines to sample. 
Tickets are $60 per person, VIP tables are available by calling 1.829.CARE, prices vary.

Backyard Crawl - Rain or Shine
Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Crawl around The Beach at Grand Sierra Resort with a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand! For just the price of addition you will sample delicious morsels (including Hog Island Oysters from Bodega Bay) and taste some of the finest BBQ you'll ever consume, provided by Reno's own Men Welding Fire. Meet stellar chefs from our Backyard Brawl, sip outstanding and innovative Tito's Handmade Vodka cocktail creations whipped-up by 15 “home grown” Reno mixologists. Finally, test your own mixing skills by bartending at Northern Nevada's largest “build your own” Bloody Mary bar.
Tickets are $30 per person

Sommelier's Seminar
Saturday, May 15, 3 - 5 p.m.
Explore exquisite wines with master sommeliers Thomas Burke and Larry O'Brien, in an intimate, advanced tasting seminar in the Charlie Palmer's Reserve Wine Lounge. Expand your knowledge of viticulture with some of the best wine experts in the business.
Tickets are $25 per person

Sommelier's Backyard Sprawl
Saturday, May 15, 7 - 9 p.m.
This rendezvous combines a masterfully crafted menu by Charlie Palmer Group chefs and acclaimed wines paired by master sommeliers Thomas Burke and Larry O'Brien in the Charlie Palmer Steak private dining room.
Tickets are $150 per person, limited to 50 guests

This event promises to revolutionize and electrify our food and drink culture and is not to be missed. Space is limited, to reserve your tickets visit:  www.grandsierraresort.com/nby. A portion of the proceeds will benefit C*A*R*E Chest of Northern Nevada.

Accommodations - Napa's Backyard room packages are available (all packages are double occupancy). A one-night stay on Friday at Grand Sierra includes tickets to the Backyard Brawl and the Backyard Crawl - Rain or Shine for $239. A Friday and Saturday night stay and tickets to both events is $289. Packages are also available in The Summit, Grand Sierra's luxury suites. For a one-night stay in The Summit on Friday and tickets to the Backyard Brawl and the Backyard Crawl on Saturday night is $289. Two nights in The Summit on Friday and Saturday is $339 and includes tickets to both events. Book Napa's Backyard packages by calling 1.800.648.3568 using code: NBY2010