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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!

Veal Osso Buco

Veal Osso Buco 1200 800 Round Pond Estate

Perfect for a cool autumn night, this Veal Osso Buco is classically comporting and satisfying.  It tastes even better the day after – although it’s hard not to finish it all at once.  Pairs wonderfully with our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ingredients
2 (8-ounce) veal shank pieces
1 ½ Cabernet Sauvignon
¼ cup Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ onion, large diced
3 small carrots, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch rounds
4 stalks celery, diced
1 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 anchovy fillets
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 ½ cups brown beef stock
1 bunch Italian parsley, washed and chopped fine
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs thyme
3 cups cooked rice or gremolata
Salt and pepper as needed

Season the veal with a small amount of Round Pond Italian Varietal Olive Oil, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you desire.  In a medium sauce pot, add the remaining olive oil, then add the seasoned veal shanks to the hot olive oil.  Brown both sides of the shank, about 5-minutes per side.  Add the celery, carrots, onions, garlic and anchovies.  Season with salt and pepper, sauté for 5 minutes.  Add the tomato paste, rosemary and thyme, then the 1 ½ cups of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Add stock to cover the veal, then bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cover, simmering for for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until the meat is very tender.  Season to taste and serve with rice or gremolata and garnish with fresh parsley.  Enjoy!

Serves 2

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

Summer Squash Spaghetti with Halibut

Summer Squash Spaghetti with Halibut 1922 1200 Round Pond Estate

Summery, elegant, and delicious, Chef Jamie Prouten has created a gorgeous dish that is full of garden-fresh flavors that pair wonderfully with our Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Ingredients
24 oz halibut, divided into 4-6-oz portions
3 zucchini
3 yellow squash
2 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Italian Olive Oil 
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
For the pesto vinaigrette
2 cups basil leaves
1 Tbsp pine nuts
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 garlic clove
1 cup Round Pond Estate Italian Olive Oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp Round Pond Sauvignon White Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp salt
For the herb bread crumbs
2 cups large diced Italian bread
3 Tbsp Round Pond Estate Italian Olive Oil
2 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 cup Italian parsley leaves         

For pesto vinaigrette, place basil, pine nuts, parmesan and garlic in a food processor. Turn on and slowly add the oil. Once all the oil is incorporated, pour the pesto into a mixing bowl and add lemon juice, champagne vinegar, and salt. Set aside.

For the herb bread crumbs, preheat your oven to 350F . Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until the bread crumbs are to your desired size.  Place bread crumbs on a baking tray and bake until crispy. Time will vary depending on how large or small your crumbs are.  Remove tray from oven but keep it on as you will be using it shortly for the halibut.

Using a mandolin with the julienne blade attached or a vegetable spiraler, slice the zucchini and yellow squash lengthwise so that it looks like spaghetti.  Heat olive oil in a pan and add squash, 2 teaspoons of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Cook until soft like spaghetti, approximately 5 to 6 minutes.

While squash is cooking, warm a sauté pan until hot and sear the halibut. Sear on one side and place in a 350F oven for 6 to 8 minutes. Once the fish and squash are ready, divide them amongst 4 pasta bowls by first twirling the squash like spaghetti onto a large fork and placing it in the middle of the bowl. Place a piece of fish on top, sprinkle it with bread crumbs, and spoon about 2 tablespoons of the pesto vinaigrette over the top. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Blood Orange Meringue Tarts

Blood Orange Meringue Tarts 1200 800 Round Pond Estate

Chef Jamie’s Blood Orange Meringue tarts are deliciously elegant, with the unmistakably sultry sweetness of fresh Blood Orange juice and our exceptionally pure Blood Orange Citrus Syrup.

Ingredients

2 pkgs mini phyllo dough shells (30each)
2 cups blood orange juice
4 each blood oranges, zested
1 cup sugar
½ cup Round Pond Blood Orange Citrus Syrup
6 each egg yolks
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
8 Tbsp butter
4 each egg whites
¼ tsp cream of tartar
1 cup sugar

Place blood orange juice in a saucepan and reduce by half over medium heat. Once reduced, let cool.

In a stainless steel mixing bowl, add the zest, egg yolk, blood orange syrup, and sugar and beat until fluffy and lighter in color.  Next, add the cooled blood orange juice to the egg yolk mixture along with the lemon juice and salt.  Place the bowl over a double boiler and whisk until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 170 degrees).  Once the correct consistency and temperature are achieved, add butter in small portions and continue to mix.  Strain this curd through a fine strainer and chill.  When the curd is fully chilled, fill the phyllo cups.

To make the meringue, place the egg whites and cream of tartar into a very clean kitchen-aid mixing bowl and whip using the whisk attachment.  Whilst whisking, slowly adds the sugar until incorporated.  Continue to whisk until the meringue is at stiff peaks.

When the meringue is finished, place a dollop on each of the tarts.  Using a blow torch, torch the top of each tart and then serve.  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

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Greek Yogurt Cheesecake 1200 800 Round Pond Estate

This Greek Yogurt Cheesecake would leave even Persephone wanting more. Deliciously creamy with the sweet-tartness of pomegranates, it’s a beautiful dessert fit for the gods.

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs, finely ground
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tsp powdered gelatin
1 ½ Tbsp water
1 ½ lbs cream cheese
1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
1 cup, plus 2 Tbsp Round Pond Pomegranate Syrup
1 cup pomegranate seeds
¼ cup pomegranate juice

Combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and ¼ cup sugar in a mixing bowl and toss together until all of the butter is absorbed by the graham cracker crumbs.  Place that mixture into a 9″ springform pan and press it evenly into the bottom.  Take care not to go up the sides of the pan with the crust.  Place the pan in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

To make the filling, in a small mixing bowl add gelatin and 1 ½ tablespoon water and set aside to allow to swell.  In a food processor combine cream cheese, yogurt, ¾ cup sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, salt, and 2 tablespoons syrup, and pulse until completely smooth.  Place the bowl with the gelatin over a double boiler and start to stir until the gelatin dissolves.  With the food processor running, slowly add dissolved gelatin until incorporated.  Pour filling into prepared crust and chill for at least 6 hours.

Place pomegranate seeds and 1 cup pomegranate syrup and juice in a pan and heat on medium until the mixture comes to a simmer.  Chill and reserve.  Remove the outside of the springform pan, slice the cheesecake into the desired number of slices and top each slice with a couple of tablespoons of the pomegranate sauce.  Enjoy!

Chocolate-Cabernet Truffles

Chocolate-Cabernet Truffles 1200 800 Round Pond Estate

These Chocolate-Cabernet truffles are incredibly decadent and perfect with a glass of our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.  What could be more perfect?

For Centers
14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
2 tablespoons crème de cacao
2 tablespoons crème de cassis
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

For Coating
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

To Finish
1 cup cocoa powder

For Centers: Place chocolate in a glass or stainless steel bowl.  In a saucepan over medium heat, bring wine, crème de cacao, crème de cassis and salt to a simmer.  Add heavy whipping cream and return to a simmer.  Remove from heat.

Pour hot cream mixture over chopped chocolate and stir until smooth. Chill in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours or until firm.  Fill a pastry bag with the cooled chocolate.  Pipe table grape-sized mounds onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.  Refrigerate 1 hour, then roll each mound between your palms to form perfect spheres.  Refrigerate 15 minutes to set centers before dipping.

To coat the truffles, melt coating chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over simmering water, stirring frequently, until smooth.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.  Using two forks, submerge centers into coating chocolate and remove.  Place on a wire rack to set slightly. Refrigerate approximately 15 minutes to harden.  You also can freeze truffles in an airtight container for up to a month.

When all truffles are dipped, rolled and cooled, toss in cocoa powder to coat.  You may freeze the truffles until ready to serve.  If frozen, allow truffles to come to room temperature before final coating.  Enjoy!

Makes 75 truffles

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!

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