Gruyère Gougères

Gougères are amazingly easy and elegant hors-d’oeuvre for any party, and pair with almost any wine flawlessly.  They also freeze exceptionally well, which makes it even easier come party time. Just reheat in a 375-degree oven until warmed through. Ingredients 1 cup water 2 ounces unsalted butter 1-1/2 ounces Round Pond Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil…

Olive Risotto Arancini

Our most popular appetizer and most-requested recipe, this fried olive risotto arancini is perfect for any party and is a real show-stopper!  Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1/2 lb arborio rice 1/4 yellow onion, minced 1/8 lb butter 3 cups vegetable stock 1/4 lb grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 lb Castelvetrano olives, minced 1/4…

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Pork Paillard with Arugula & Pomegranate Salad

Juicy grilled pork sets the perfect stage for a fresh, autumn-inspired salad with the bright tartness of pomegranate, toasted pumpkin seeds and a fresh vinaigrette with subtle orange essence.  Pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Left Bank Blend. Ingredients 4 boneless pork chops (4 oz each) 8 cups arugula 1 cup frisée 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1…

Heirloom Tomato and Baby Mozzarella Tart

Summer gives us some of the best fruits and vegetables of the year, but probably the best of all are beautiful, ripe, juicy tomatoes!  This Heirloom Tomato and Baby Mozzarella Tart with fresh arugula is the perfect way to enjoy the simple, fresh tastes of the season. Ingredients 3 sheets puff pastry dough (8″ x 10″)…

Bacon and Bleu Cheese Gougeres

These simple and delicious baked Bacon and Blue Cheese Gougères are filled with creamy bleu cheese and smoky bacon, making them the perfect bite to pair with our layered Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1 ½ cups water 9 Tbsp butter 1 ½ tsp salt 1 ½ cup flour 2 tsp thyme, chopped fine 6 eggs ½ cup grated…

Top 5 Tips For Entertaining In Napa Valley Style

With its pleasing laid-back vibe and beautiful attention to detail, Napa Valley is famous for its rustic yet elegant aesthetic.  This combination translates perfectly into an approach to entertaining that wows guests with sophistication and polish, yet is easy (and fun!) to pull off We asked our Special and Private Events Manager Jenn Sarkisian for…

Chanterelle Risotto

Searching for wild chanterelles is kind of like an adult Easter egg hunt – they usually pop up after the second big rain of the autumn.  Once you are SURE that you have chanterelles in your basket, try this risotto with your finds.  Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 pound chanterelle mushrooms (or shiitake)…

Spinach And Chorizo Frittata

This spinach and chorizo frittata is super delicious and very ketogenic (very low carb) – friendly.  Full of rich flavor, this makes a wonderful brunch dish or bake in a muffin tin for an easy on-the-go breakfast for the week to come! Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 1/3 lb chorizo, diced 1/2 lb fresh spinach 1/4…

Giant White Bean Salad With Herb Salsa Verde

Another fabulous summer creation by Chef Jamie Prouten, and one of the most requested recipes from our Il Pranzo experience menu.  Simple, rustic, and super tasty, this is our favorite summer salad!  It pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Red Wine. Ingredients 1 lb giant white beans 2 Tbsp salt 2 bunches parsley 2 bunches tarragon 2…