Having just returned from a welcome retreat to Wine Country, I can tell you – now’s the perfect time to go get lost on the West Coast! We’re entering a GORGEOUS time of year for out there…the air cool and crisp, the scenery exploding with indescribable color. The time of year growers and wine makers live for!
If you’ve ever wondered what goes into making a wine, the Franciscan Estate & Mount Veder Winery insist that you partake in one of their blending exercises…a process that true wine makers live for!
Typically a tapenade is roughly chopped. For a smooth sauce consistency, I like to use a Vita-Mix blender. Most people do not have one at home. A home blender will achieve a similar consistency. This is an ideal sauce for lamb or game meats with big flavors! Watch Chef Cory Strike perfect this purée HERE! […]
You’re looking at one of the most beautiful heirloom tomato salad presentations I’ve ever seen! Chef Cory Strike of Franciscan Winery in Napa is a true talent in the kitchen.