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IfOnly Plans the "Perfect" Valentine's Date in Napa Valley Featuring Famed Chef Gary Danko

Feb. 7th, 2013 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
Photos Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley
The “Ultimate Valentine’s Date,” crafted by the IfOnly group, encourages all the men out there to go hard or go home this Valentine’s Day. Unconventional ladies out there shouldn’t be exempt either from having the option to surprise their significant other with this whirlwind, Northern Californian experience — champagne, helicopters, and fine dining included. From the Traina Interactive Corporation, based in San Francisco, IfOnly provides unique luxury experiences for the affluent, allowing clients to meet some of the most respected luminaries in the culinary, sports, and professional world. All of the events help to support important causes, from youth mentoring and hunger issues to aid for domestically abused women and cancer funding.
Meadowood Napa Valley
Photo Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley

Created specially with this year's visit from cupid in mind, IfOnly has put together a $16,000 date with proceeds benefiting the San Francisco Food Bank. The day begins with a scenic helicopter ride from the San Francisco Airport to the AAA Four Diamond rated Meadowood Napa Valley retreat. Before touching down on the private helipad in Rutherford, guests will absorb an aerial view of the San Francisco skyline (however, if either you or your honey are paralyzed by heights, because let’s face it, flying in helicopter somehow seems much more precarious than a spacious 747, ground transportation will also available along with a $2000 credit). The power date will continue with a chauffeured drive from Rutherford to Napa Valley inside a streamlined Bentley, complemented by champagne and caviar.
Photo Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley

Guests will be settled in the luxury accommodation of the Estate Suite at Meadowood Napa Valley, which is settled on the eastern slope of the resort’s private valley. Appointed in elegant, cottage-style décor, the Estate Suite is considered Meadowood’s most luxurious accommodation with 2,140 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, thick wool rugs, two-person soaking tubs, heated floors, and a wood-burning fire place. Built-in window seats look out onto forested hillside property—a small retreat within the room ready-made for reading, daydreaming, or cuddling-up with your loved one.
Photo Courtesy of Meadowood Napa Valley

Couples will be treated to an in-suite massage before venturing to an exclusive Harlan Estate wine tasting and intimate meal. Dinner may perhaps be the crown jewel of the experience as it will be prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Gary Danko. Danko was the winner of the James Beard Foundation “Best Chef-California” Award and his 14-year-old restaurant GARY DANKO, located in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, has received six Five Star ratings from the Mobil Travel Guide as well as a Relais & Chateaux designation. On the morning of the fifteenth, couple’s can enjoy breakfast for two from the talented chefs inside the Meadowood kitchens before making a return trip to San Francisco via limo. IfOnly suggests this opportunity as “perfect for the ultimate Valentine’s Day proposal,” but if this trip doesn’t suit you, IfOnly also provides custom experience planning for most any occasion.
Gary Danko
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