Tag - Summer Recipes

Backyard Barbecue Wine & Spirits Basics

Monday, August 1, 2022 1:00 PM

“Drink what you like,” may seem like a great rule for wine and food pairing, but any seasoned Sonoma wine pro will tell you that the right pairing does make a difference and it can really maximize your enjoyment of both food and drink. And by considering a few backyard barbecue wine-pairing basics, you can apply the rules to almost anything you want to serve, even inside during the winter months.... Read More »

Kina's Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 4:00 PM

When Kina's mom would cook up a delicious salsa it would require open-fire roasted tomatoes as a key ingredient. As Kina starting dabbling in American cuisine she thought of incorporating this style of Tomate Tatemado (fire roasted tomatoes) as a key differentiator for her version of Roasted Tomato Soup. Enjoy with a nice grilled white-cheese sandwich for the full experience. Try it fresh at... Read More »

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate. ... Read More »

This is a great way to use your under-ripe tomatoes (and it's also delicious in your BLT!). This recipe is written in components, so if you don't feel like making corn stock, you can also make a quick aioli and that will work too.



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ large white onion, diced
  • 1 leek, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

LaSalette's African Piri Piri Chicken

Monday, June 8, 2020 1:00 PM

By Manuel Azevedo, Chef/Owner of LaSalette Restaurant

Piri piri chicken or frango piri piri is one of the most famous Portuguese dishes outside Portugal. Piri piri chicken is now popular in many African countries, in Macau (where it’s known as African chicken), and in various parts of Europe, especially in areas with a strong Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) community. You’ve probably even seen... Read More »

Tasca Tasca's Sopa de Agua

Monday, June 8, 2020 1:00 PM

By Manuel Azevedo, Chef/Owner Tasca Tasca

This refreshing “soup” is commonly enjoyed in the hottest regains for central Portugal. When I first encountered it, I thought this unique soup sounded wonderful, so I adapted it by adding more distinctive yet basic ingredients I thought would work well and came up with the idea of serving the soup in a shot glass so that these flavors could provide one... Read More »