Tag Archives | Wine Pairings

Rested and Sliced, the Steak with Bay Leaf Branch Awaits its Platter and Trip to the Table

The Tomahawk

We talked to our butcher about cutting some big steaks for us. Asked to create a menu to pair with an iconic Napa Valley Cabernet, we met the challenge by offering a dry-aged, prime beef bone-in ribeye steak for 4 grilled over mesquite wood. The steaks, AKA the ‘Tomahawk’ cut, are taken from the largest […]

The Winner's Circle with Sun Setting in Background

The Winners Circle

We were extremely pleased to prepare hors d’oeuvre and dinner for a small group of wine aficionados in early March ’16 at Winner’s Circle at Vine Hill Ranch. The house and grounds are stunning and the views are a great example of what makes people from all over the world want to come and visit […]

Cab Braised beef with Aligot

A couple of Cabernet Pairings

No better time to pull out that stash of Cabernet Sauvignon than mid-winter. The days are chilly and short, the nights can be perfect with a warm fire and a culinary spread of braised meats and potatoes, mineral rich greens and savory mushrooms. Here are a couple of pairing suggestions for that next bottle:   The […]

Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter & Sage

We refer to ourselves as a 100% from scratch cooking company. This doesn’t mean we make everything we use (cheese, bread, etc often come from local artisanal sources) but we do not buy packaged or pre-made foods to use as ingredients in our recipes. Ravioli is something that is available to caterers everywhere as fabricated and frozen, […]

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