Appetizer

Heirloom Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho

Heirloom Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho 2048 1365 Round Pond Estate

This delicious gazpacho was a hit at our recent Fall Wine Release Party, and pairs perfectly with our Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ingredients
3 red peppers
2 pounds Heirloom tomatoes (cut into chunks)
1 cucumber (peeled & seeded)
6 garlic cloves
½ red onion
1 baguette, cut in half
¼ cup Round Pond Estate Cabernet-Merlot Red Wine Vinegar
½ cup Round Pond Estate Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 stick butter
salt to taste
4 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Infused Basil Olive Oil
small basil leaves

For the gazpacho, toss the red peppers in olive oil and place on a baking tray and roast in a 375-degree oven until they are slightly charred on the outside.When done, remove them from the oven and place them in a mixing bowl.Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let them steam in the bowl until cool.When cool, peel off the skin and open to remove as many seeds as possible.

In a large container, place the roasted red peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, onion, half of the baguette, and Cabernet-Merlot Red Wine Vinegar.Toss together and let sit for at least 6 hours.Once fully marinated, use a blender to purée in batches, slowly adding the Italian Olive Oil.Once puréed, pour it into a container and season with salt.

Cut the baguette for the croutons into small cubes. Melt the butter and then pour it over the cubed bread and toss it together adding the salt. Bake in a 375-degree oven until golden brown and crunchy.

To serve, pour the gazpacho into bowls, garnish with croutons and basil leaves and drizzle with Infused Basil Olive Oil. Enjoy!

B.L.T. Crostini

B.L.T. Crostini 900 600 Round Pond Estate

Who doesn’t love a BLT?   With slow-roasted tomatoes, creamy French cheese, and fresh arugula, this is a refined take on the American classic in perfectly bite-sized pieces.

Ingredients
1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 small baguette
1 cup Fromage Blanc cheese
6 slices thick cut bacon, baked
1 cup arugula
pinch of salt & pepper

Toss tomatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet, and bake in 225 degree oven for 5 hours.

Slice baguette into thin slices and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Spread about a teaspoon of Fromage Blanc cheese on each toasted baguette (crostini).  Place a few tomatoes on top of the cheese and them a sliver of bacon on top of that.  Top with a piece of arugula and a few drops of Italian Olive Oil.  Enjoy!

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad 2048 1383 Round Pond Estate

Deliciously summery, this Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad will use the best and brightest from your summer garden and is an absolute vision when plated!

ngredients
12 oz burrata
4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp, plus 1 tsp Round Pond Estate Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups large diced Italian bread
1 tsp pepper
4 each heirloom tomatoes, cored and cut in 1/6
½ each small cantaloupe melon, quartered and sliced
2 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Basil Infused Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Cabernet-Merlot Red Wine Vinegar
8 each basil leaves

Place the burrata, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of Italian Varietal Olive Oil into a Kitchen-aid mixer with the paddle attachment and whip for 30 seconds.

Preheat your oven to 375*F.  Place bread, 2 Tablespoon of Italian Varietal Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a mixing bowl and toss. Bake croutons in oven until golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Toss cut tomatoes, basil infused olive oil, red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper together in a bowl.  Spread the whipped burrata evenly onto 4 plates.  Divide tomatoes, melon, croutons, and basil leaves in 4 equal portions, then place each portion on top of burrata with them. Drizzle a little juice left from the tomatoes over the top of each plate.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Green Olive Tapenade

Green Olive Tapenade 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This delicious Green Olive Tapenade is a part of our Vino & Olio tasting  experience.  It’s so easy to make a makes a light and cool summer appetizer!

1 cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
2 cloves garlic
3 tbsp capers
1 each lemon, juiced
1 cup Round Pound Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor and turn on.  Slowly add the oil and continue to puree for about 1 minute and then serve with fresh bread, crudité, or crackers.  Enjoy!

Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Tapenade

Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Tapenade 6720 4480 Round Pond Estate

This delicious spread is one of Chef Jamie’s most requested recipes from our Vino & Olio tasting experience and makes wonderful use of those summer red peppers from the garden!

Ingredients
4 each red peppers
¼ cup capers
1 each shallot, minced
1 cup Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
1 each lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt

Toss red pepper is in olive oil and roast until the skin blisters at 450F.  Take out of the oven and place in a mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let the peppers steam until they are cool.  Next, peel the skins off and take seeds out of the peppers.  Place the peppers in a food processor with all the other ingredients except the lemon oil.  Turn on and slowly add the lemon oil until all incorporated.  Continue to puree for 1 minute and then serve with fresh bread, crudité, or crackers.  Enjoy!

Brassica Salad

Brassica Salad 2048 1445 Round Pond Estate

This beautiful Brassica Salad is as bright and colorful as summer itself and pairs perfectly with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients
2 cups broccoli, sliced thin
1 cup cauliflower, sliced thin
1 cup purple cauliflower, sliced thin
1 cup cheddar cauliflower, sliced thin
1/2 cup toasted pistachios
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup parsley leaves
1/2 cup Meyer lemon vinaigrette
2 Tbsp Round Pond Infused Chili Oil

Place all ingredients except chili oil in a large bowl and toss together.  Let marinate for about 15 minutes and then place in a serving bowl and drizzle with chili oil.  Enjoy!

Serves 4

Chili-Braised Short Rib Sopes

Chili-Braised Short Rib Sopes 552 311 Round Pond Estate

Sopes are thick tostada that is only fried to cook the outsides while keeping the inside soft and delicious. Chef Jamie’s Chili-Braised Beef Shortrib Sope with radish, goat cheese, cilantro, and Chili Oil makes a fantastic appetizer and pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Red Wine!

Ingredients
For the short ribs
2 lbs beef short ribs
2 each carrots
2 ribs celery
1 each yellow onion
3 cups red wine
4 cups beef stock
4 each dried chili peppers
4 Tbsp Canola Oil
salt and pepper, as needed

For the sope dough
3 cups masa flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups warm water
2 cups Canola oil

1 cup fresh goat cheese
5 each radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Round Pond Estate Chili Infused Olive Oil
1/2 cup fresh salsa
1/4 bunch cilantro


Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and then sear them in a hot pan with the canola oil, making sure all sides are seared. Remove them from the pan and set them in a roasting pan. Add the carrots, celery, and onion to the pan that you seared in. Cook the vegetables until they start to get some color on them, then add the chilis and red wine, cooking until wine is reduced by half. Then add the beef stock and bring to a quick boil, then pour the broth mixture over the short ribs, cover the roasting pan with a lid or aluminum foil and place in a 250F oven for about 4 hours or until the meat is fork tender. Remove the short ribs from the roasting pan and let cool. Strain the liquid left in the pan, removing all chunks and then place the short ribs back into the liquid and cool completely. Once cool, dice the short ribs into 1-inch chunks and keep in the braising liquid. Set aside.

To make the sope dough, combine all ingredients in a bowl and form into a ball using your hands. Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes and then form into balls about half the size of a golf ball. Press your thumb into each ball, making an indentation. Fill a saute pan with about a 1 1/2″ of oil and turn on medium heat. Pan fry the sopes on each side until the edges start to turn golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on a tray lined with paper towels.

To assemble, warm up the short ribs in the braising liquid. In the well of each sope, place a little piece of goat cheese, then top with a chunk of short rib. Put about a 1/4 tsp of salsa on top of the short rib, a slice of radish, a few drops of Chili Infused Olive Oil, and finally a leaf of cilantro to top it off. Enjoy!Makes 50 bite size portions


Braised Shortrib Flatbread

Braised Shortrib Flatbread 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This delicious flatbread recipe was a hit at our recent Spring Wine Release Party! With juicy braised shortrib, smoked gouda, and pickled chilies, it was amazing paired alongside our newly-released Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless beef shortribs
2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
salt and pepper
1 each yellow onion, diced
2 each carrots, peeled and diced
2 each celery stalks, diced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
2 ½ cups beef stock
1 cup red wine
4 each stonefire brand flatbreads
4 cups shredded smoked gouda
1 cup pickled chilies, sliced
2 cups baby arugula
8 Tbsp Round Pond Infused Garlic Olive Oil

Season the shortribs with salt and pepper.  Add the Italian Olive Oil to a very hot Dutch oven and sear shortribs on all sides. Remove them from pan. 

Add the onion, carrot, and celery into the Dutch oven.  Sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add tomato paste and stir together.  Cook for another couple minutes, stir in the red wine and simmer until liquid is reduced by half.  Add the beef stock and the short ribs back to the pan, covering pot tightly with a lid. Cook on low heat for about 2 hours, stirring every half hour to avoid sticking.  When the short ribs are tender enough, shred them with a fork. 

To assemble the flatbreads, spread the shredded shortrib over the flatbread, top with shredded smoked gouda. and pickled chilies. Arrange flatbreads on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees until flatbread is golden brown and crispy and cheese is melted.  Remove from the oven and top with arugula and drizzle with Infused Garlic Oil.  Slice into squares and enjoy!

Herbed Focaccia Bread

Herbed Focaccia Bread 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

This focaccia bread recipe was created by our Executive Chef Jamie Prouten to serve in alongside our Il Pranzo Lunch and Garden to Table Brunch.  It’s a wonderfully versatile and always welcome side to any meal or cheese plate, and so easy to make.

Ingredients
4 cups warm water
3 Tbsp yeast
2 ½ Tbsp sugar
12 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp sea salt
2 ½ cups Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Round Pond Infused Garlic Olive Oil
2 Tbsp assorted dried Italian herbs (optional)

Place water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl and place in a warm environment until mixture begins to bubble – about 10-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix flour and salt in a kitchen-aid mixer bowl.  When yeast mixture is ready, add to the mixer bowl along with 1 ¼ cups of Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Mix on low speed with the dough hook attachment for 4-5 minutes, or until the dough forms into a ball.  Increase the speed to medium and mix for 3-4 minutes more.

Remove dough from mixing bowl and place in a separate oiled mixing bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and put the bowl in a warm place to proof until it has doubled in size (about 2 hours).

Once the dough is proofed, brush two ½ sheet trays with Italian olive oil.  Cut dough in half and place a half on each sheet tray.  Using your hands, start to form the dough into the shape of the pan, making sure it is evenly spread to the edges.  Use your fingertips to poke holes into the spread-out dough creating holes and wells.  Cover with plastic wrap as before and let the dough double in size once again.

When the dough has doubled, drizzle with garlic olive oil and season with sea salt and herbs as desired.  Bake in a 400F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown. Slice and serve.  Enjoy!

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Roasted Vegetable Medley 1200 750 Round Pond Estate

Chef Jamie combines colorful winter vegetables with the smoky garlic flavor of our Infused Garlic Oil with the sweet tang of our Meyer Lemon Citrus Syrup in this simple roasted vegetable medley.  Pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Super Tuscan.

1/2 head cauliflower
1/2 head purple cauliflower
1/2 head orange cauliflower
1/2 red onion, thickly sliced
6 each rainbow carrots
1 head broccoli
2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Tbsp Round Pond Infused Garlic Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Round Pond Meyer Lemon Citrus Syrup

Pre-heat over to 400F.  Cut all the cauliflowers and broccoli into florets, and cut carrots into 1/4 inch thick rounds.   Place all vegetables in a large bowl and toss with Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt and pepper.

Spread evenly on a sheet pan and roast for about 15 minutes or until “al dente”.

When done, toss the veggies in the Meyer Lemon Citrus Syrup and Infused Garlic Olive Oil.  Enjoy!

Serves 4-6

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