St. Francis Winery's Smoked Salmon and Capers Deviled Eggs

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak came up with this fabulous twist on deviled eggs. Perfect for your next Sonoma picnic or to use leftover eggs from Easter, these salty, smoky, briny and unctuous eggs offer an explosion of flavors and textures to enjoy! Chef Janiak recommends pairing this with St. Francis' elegant Sonoma County Rosé. INGREDIENTS 6 each hardboiled eggs…

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Kunde Family Winery's Shrimp Crostini with Fresh Dill

Kunde Family Winery serves this appetizer at the height of spring, when fresh herbs like dill and green onions are in season. Serve this to start off a meal, or on its own for an afternoon picnic or winetasting. With bright lemony flavors, the crostini pair beautifully with Kunde's Block 4SB20 Sauvignon Blanc--yum! INGREDIENTS 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced Olive oil 8 oz package cream…

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Layla's Recipe for The Old Tradition

The Old Tradition is a wintery spin on an Old Fashioned--the hint of spice and Italian Amaro add warmth and richness, making this a great fireside sipper. Layla's cozy bar and lounge makes for a wonderful place to relax and unwind and their cocktails are a highlight of the drinks menu. Make sure to try this the next time you're here and listen to their line-up of great live music. INGREDIENTS 2…

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Dungeness Crab Cioppino

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn In Sonoma, winter means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family, highlighted best through Cioppino, a regional dish popularized by California's first Italian immigrants. Often served on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both, it's become a seasonal favorite. Cioppino is easy to make, but make sure you use the freshest seafood you can…

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Kunde Family Winery's Pear Cranberry Crisp

This recipe was created by Marcia Kunde Mickelson and was featured in her latest book Kunde Style-Family, Food and Wine. The crumble features all the fall flavors we love—pears, pecans, cranberries and cinnamon. It serves 6-8 people which is perfect for a family holiday dinner. Pair it with Kunde…

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Hanson of Sonoma Vodka Cocktail Recipes

The embodiment of true artisan craft, Hanson of Sonoma distills in a combination pot and 50-plate column still to create a pure, clean, and above all tasty vodka. Their vodka is always distilled from organic grapes and infused with real, organic ingredients. Hanson Organic Vodka is the first of its kind, and the product of countless hours of research, testing, and plain old hard work. We hope you…

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LaSalette’s Crab Stew, Hearts of Romaine Salad & Garlic Bread

Recipe by Caranguejo à LaSalette My mother has been making this dish on New Year’s Day for as long as I can remember. Although she lays out a veritable smorgasbord, I simply opt for a bowl of crab stew with a side of salad and garlic bread accompanied by a glass or two of red wine. I can’t think of a better way to start the year. The romaine salad is our adaptation of the common Caesar salad. The…

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