What Chefs Bring To Holiday Dinner

Tis’ the season for gathering en masse and savoring the company of our nearest and dearest over tasty bites and decadent dinners.  Who knows better how to feed the whole clan than the “artists in aprons” called chefs? We asked a few of our favorite Napa Valley chefs what they bring for the table when they go visiting – and we…

Cauliflower and Potato Gratin

Chef Conor Esser at Kitchen Door in Napa gives us this fantastic potato au gratin recipe incorporating one of his favorite winter vegetables: cauliflower.  Chef says, “As a child, I always loved when my mom would make potatoes au gratin, often my favorite part of holiday meals…Cheers, and Happy Holidays!” Ingredients  1 small head cauliflower, 1.5-2 lbs, washed and…

Cauliflower Potage

Earthy and elegant, this creamy cauliflower soup is a “wow” for a dinner party.  Leave out the roasted apples and it’s easy enough for a weeknight. Pair with our Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. Ingredients 1 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 3 large heads cauliflower, diced Salt and pepper to taste 2 golden delicious…

Classic Bolognese

This traditional Bolognese recipe comes from our good friend, Joan Stagnaro. She says that just the smell of it simmering in the kitchen all day makes her think of cold weather & sweaters. Paired with our old-world style Proprietary Super Tuscan, this is la ottimo cena (the best dinner)! Ingredients 1 lb beef stew meat 1 lb lamb…

Sugo All’Amatriciana

This traditional pasta sauce is based on Guanciale (cured pork jowl), Pecorino cheese, and tomato.  Originating from the town of Amartice in mountainous Lazio, the Sugo all’Amatriciana is one of the best-known sauces in Italian cuisine, and pairs wonderfully with our Proprietary Super Tuscan. Ingredients: 1 lb guanciale or bacon, diced 2 Tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin…

Roasted Beet Salad

The addition of grapefruit that provides a balance of earthiness with a splash of acidity in this beautifully colorful Roasted Beet Salad. The acidity of the citrus is a perfect complement to our Proprietary White Wine. Ingredients: 4 red beets 3 yellow beets 4 Tbsp olive oil 4 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 4 Tbsp…

Wine Country Beef Stew

Wine Country Beef Stew

This simple beef stew is one we love here at Round Pond, using the bounty from the garden to warm our kitchens and tummies on cold days.  Pair it with our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 1 1/4 lb beef sirloin, diced 1 cup red wine 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Round Pond Italian Varietal Extra Virgin Olive…

kale and mushroom

Kale & Mushrooms With Bacon

Meaty Lacinato kale teams up with wild mushrooms and applewood-smoked bacon for a vegetable-based side dish that pairs perfectly with a grilled steak and our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Ingredients 2 bunches kale, stems removed 8 oz local seasonal mushrooms, chopped 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, chopped 8 oz applewood smoked bacon, medium diced 3 Tbsp shallots, minced…

Creamy-Cauliflower-Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Here’s simple, delicious cauliflower soup that will warm you up in no time!  Especially created to pair with our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, this creamy, satisfying soup is sure to drive the chill from your bones. Ingredients: 2 heads cauliflower 2 qts whole milk 1/2 lb butter 2 bunches scallions, diced 1/4 cup Round Pond Estate Infused Chili…

Greek Walnut Cake

Greek Walnut Cake

This traditional “Karidopita” is a well-loved Greek dessert, full of all kinds of autumn spices and packed with healthy walnuts.  In Greek cooking it is very common to bake with olive oil, adding an extra element of richness with healthy fats.   Drizzled with its honeyed syrup, the cake is delicious on a cold evening and…