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…

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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…

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…

Thyme Gougère

These delicious French cheese puffs make phenomenal hors d’oeuvres!  This easy recipe comes to us from our Winery Chef, Jamie Prouten.  Chef says: “These are the perfect pairing with red wine and are something that I just love to make around the holidays.” Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tsp kosher salt 18 Tbsp unsalted butter 12 eggs…

Sesame Buttermilk Crackers

This fun cracker recipe comes to us courtesy of Napa Valley Chef, Marvin Martin, of Marvin Martin Olive Oils.  Chef likes to serve these freshly-made crackers with an artisan cheese platter or with any kind of hummus or dip. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter 1…