Wine Pairings for Beets and Roasted Beet Salad: as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo 5 Things to know about Pairing wines with Onions: Onions, like garlic, are staples in most kitchens. They can be prepared raw in salads, slaw, or as a last minute addition to cooked dishes to add texture and tanginess. […]
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.
Onions- Gardening Tips from the Culinary View as recommended by Michael Vidrine We’ve always enjoyed having a garden to putter around in but it has become an extra special blessing these past few weeks while we stay home and stay safe. Overall May is a pretty pleasant weather month with average highs in the mid […]
Wine Pairings for Dishes with Plums as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo & Merrill Bonarrigo Plums are more of a texture and taste food rather than flavor. They can be sweet to tart, have a waxy surface and crisp meaty texture. Different plums have different flavors that range from a woody lemon to apple. It is […]
Tablescape Tips: Guest VIP Tablescape Artist, Vana Stiller “April showers bring May flowers” but they also bring vegetables and fruits from the garden and the vineyard. Recreate a similar tablescape by gathering random items from around your home (keeping your theme in mind): • Containers and/or objects of varying heights and sizes including wooden or […]
Spring has blessed the Vineyard. The vines are reaching to the heavens as we refer to this time as the hallelujah phase. The fruit is setting & we are now 60 days away from harvest. Messina Hof estates will have its 1st harvest this year producing revenue for the HOA. The wildflowers were more beautiful […]
Enjoy small moments together… Paul and I just harvested our potatoes. They were all sizes. It was so much fun and easy to do. The small marble sized ones are great just thrown into the frying pan over medium heat. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper until just tender. They are delicious and you […]
WINE PAIRINGS FOR POTATO LYONNAISE as recommended by Karen Bonarrigo Lyonnaise – heralding from Lyon, France – suggests that French-style wines would be great matches for this dish. Lyon is part of the Rhone region of France and is known for great grape varietals such as Viognier, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah among others. Recommended Wines: […]
as prepared by Chef Chris Shepley of The Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof Winery Click here to view wine pairing tips with this recipe.