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…

Crab A Choux

These delicious easy crispy crab puffs come to us courtesy of Napa Valley Chef Marvin Martin.  Chef says: “This is one of my favorites to serve at home or take to a holiday party. These puffs pair with any wine you like from Champagne to a big red wine because of the cheese and richness of…

Sweet Potatoes With Fernet Marshmallow

This elevated sweet potato casserole with freshly-made Fernet Blanca-flavored marshmallow creme comes to us from Chef Nicholas Jones of Farmstead at Longmeadow Ranch in St. Helena.  It’s a delicious take on a holiday classic! Ingredients for Sweet Potatoes 4 pounds red-skinned sweet potatoes (or yams), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces 5 Tbsp Round Pond Italian…

Halibut With Leek And Fennel

This Halibut with Leek and Fennel recipe makes an elegant meal with minimal effort, and pairs wonderfully with our  Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 2 halibut fillets 3 Tbsp Round Pond Meyer Lemon Olive Oil ½ medium leek, sliced lengthwise in half then sliced thin ½ medium fennel bulb, cored and sliced thin 1 clove garlic, peeled…

Beet And Bulgar Wheat Salad

The perfect segue between summer and fall, this fantastic recipe with its beautiful autumnal colors comes to us courtesy of Chef Victoria Acosta from The Grill at Meadowood Resort. Ingredients 5 lbs. assorted color baby beets (reserve one of each color for shaving raw) 3 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp salt ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice…