Food Network’s Flay Drops By HGTV’s Dream Home

Crossing over to an upcoming special on a Scripps sister service, Food Network chef Bobby Flay will leave behind a custom menu for the winner of the 2009 HGTV Dream Home in Sonoma, Calif.

The Victorian-style home, part of a $2 million grand-prize package that includes a 2009 GMC Acadia, will be awarded to one lucky viewer in March. Until then, online users can see a photo gallery and a 360-degree virtual tour of the 2009 HGTV Dream Home at

In addition, viewers can get a peek inside the new, fully furnished, custom-designed home during the HGTV Dream Home 2009 special on Jan. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). During the taping of the special, Food Network’s Flay visited the 2009 HGTV Dream Home where he prepared a special meal from local ingredients. He left behind a copy of the custom menu for the future winner of the home.

The HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2009will open for entries on New Years Day at 9 a.m  through Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Entrants may enter once per day on or as often as they wish by regular mail.

“This is the first time in 13 years that the HGTV Dream Home has been located in California and what could be more exciting than building the home in one of the most scenic and romantic areas of the country,” said HGTV President Jim Samples in a statement. “The myriad of outdoor activities, indulgent spas, world-class dining, art and culture make Sonoma a great place to live.”