Wine Pairings for Dishes with Broccoli as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Broccoli is America’s favorite vegetable according to a survey by Green Giant. It is one of the most versatile vegetables prepared in many different ways and can work with any wine depending on preparation! Broccoli served raw or blanched tastes lean […]
Inspired by Executive Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant features vineyard cuisine and locally grown fresh from the garden produce in his recipes. He conducts Cooking Parties with the Chef on the third Sunday of each month at Messina Hof Winery.
BROCCOLI – GARDENING TIPS FROM THE CULINARY VIEW as recommended by Michael Vidrine It’s official, we are now in the Winter season. In fact, January is usually our coldest month of the year with an average high of 60 and an average low of 40. Farther North, these would be considered Springtime temperatures. We […]
Wine Pairings for Sugar Snap Pea Salad as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Raw Sugar Snap Peas can be a crisp, sweet but tangy raw vegetable snack or ingredient in any salad. Add a bit of lemon juice and kosher salt to taste to enjoy as a snack. Adding creamy cheeses or asian […]
Each year January 1st is filled with traditions. Ours begins with the official Midnight Sparkling Wine toast at the annual Messina Hof New Year’s Eve party. On January 1st we enjoy our good-luck black-eyed peas and cornbread while watching the Rose Bowl parade. But the best of all is taking the time to reflect on, […]
Tips for your Garden in January as recommended by Charla Anthony January – who knew, there is so much going on in the garden and landscape this month? Get ready, get set, go plant! Wow, loads of edibles can be planted and there are trees to prune, too. The mostly leafless winter landscape is opportunity […]
WINE PAIRINGS FOR ROAST BROCCOLI WITH LEMON YOGURT as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Broccoli is a vegetable with wide range of tastes – vegetal flavors dominate when its raw and savory notes develop as it cooks Roasting broccoli unlocks beautiful candied and nutty elements that have depth and weight. Roasting also creates crispy and crunchy […]
as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery CLICK HERE FOR SUGGESTED WINE PAIRINGS