I love the evolution of life. I’ve gotten to a point in mine where I try not to take anything for granted. Every day is a gift which makes the celebration of a special occasion all the more meaningful.
Goodtaste stopped in at a very special family-owned grocery store in St. Helena, Sunshine Foods, to sample the diverse menu of premium quality meats, to include HeartBrand Akaushi…
If you’re cooking to impress this holiday season or perhaps wanting to break out of the traditional mold of serving a Christmas ham, a delicious duck entrée might be just the centerpiece your table is begging for. Duck is readily found on most high-end restaurant menus and certainly adds an air of formality to any table.
The knowledge that cooler temperatures are on the way sparks all kinds of creative juices in my kitchen, and I’m guessing it’s the same in yours! I often get inspired to try new meal ideas by attending a number of the fun food and wine events around town this time of year.
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!
There’s certainly more to do in Napa than just taste incredible wines. A girl’s gotta eat, right? Brix Restaurant is one of the best places to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the gorgeous setting and feasting upon homegrown produce from their garden.
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.
Harvest is in full swing in California wine country. We just returned from an incredible shoot there! You’ll soon start seeing some of our adventures on Goodtaste.tv here, but I wanted to tell you about a unexpected bit of fun.
I recently got a chance to meet up with one of the fun experts on Napa wines to not only talk about wine but also the town of Napa. Don’t overlook it when you visit the wine country…there’s a lot to see.
On my recent trip to Napa, I just had to re-visit the Inn at Occidental. This is one of my favorite Bed & Breakfast spots I think I’ve ever come across! The grounds are as pretty as you’d expect to find in wine country. This dish, like their entire menu, is fabulous!
Whenever I have a question about Texas wine, I call Steven Kruger, the wine savvy sommelier at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Already being an expert in wines from around the world (I call him about those too), Steven was one of the first pros to truly learn about and seek out […]
It’s party time, San Antonio! Ring in the New Year the right way with Paesanos 1604 location. Introducing their ‘Dinner for Two’ complete with all the Classics you’ve come to know and love. It’s an esteemed affair for only $112 per couple plus tax and gratuity – a real steal!
All month long we’ve been celebrating totally terrific tomato salad recipes, in honor of the ever-popular heirloom tomato. There are numerous varieties that come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, which in turn only add to the diversity and depth of flavor!
A trip to the California Wine Country would not be complete without a stop at one of the most spectacular wineries anywhere. In fact, any time my husband and I go to Napa, Domain Carneros is always our first stop.
Plan on spending some time at this beautiful Sonoma winery. The grounds are spectacular—you’ll want to walk through their lush gardens. Be sure to look for the ‘cork’ tree…you’ll see up close and personal where those precious little wine stoppers come from.
The tasting room here is spacious with a great offering of gift items.