Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our 2012 Passport to Dry Creek Menu

As promised, here's the menu we served at the gorgeous Frick Winery for this weekend's "Passport to Dry Creek Valley." We got rave reviews, and a great time was had by all. I'd like to extend an extra special thank you to Edward and Karen from Dehesa Foods, who not only created three of the proteins you'll see below, but also worked alongside us the whole weekend. Just some amazing food by some very talented, passionate people!

By the way, if you're into Rhone varietals, be sure to check out the Frick Winery website. In our humble opinion, Bill produces some of the most exquisite wines in Northern California. A sincere thanks to everyone there for again hosting such an amazing event. Enjoy!

Dehesa's Local Rabbit Pate with Pistachios on Toasted Brioche topped with
Castelvetrano Olive Tapenade and Carrot “Threads.”
Paired with Grenache Blanc and Viognier.
Ripe Cambozola Cheese on Fig Bread with Fresh Strawberries.
Paired with Cinsaut and Cinsaut Rosé.
Wild Mushroom and San Marzano Tomato Spread on Croccantini
topped with Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Baby Italian Herbs.
Paired with Counoise and Grenache.
Dehesa's Duck Breast Pastrami on Savory Pecan, Raisin, Rosemary Toasts
topped with Micro Mustard Greens.
Paired with Syrah and Carignane.
“Tonno del Dry Creek” – Dehesa’s “Tonno del Chianti” (Pork Confit)
with Pickled Red Onions and “Hearts of Fire” Greens on Baguette.
Paired with C3 and Cotes du Dry Creek.

9 comments:

Chibby said...

It all looks amazing:)

Anonymous said...

Looks wonderful! You should do a pate demo sometime :)

Anonymous said...

That is a great assortment of food served on edible plates!

Anonymous said...

Water is coming out of my mouth and it's only 9 AM...
Yes, good idea above a good liver pate recipe/video.
Thanks for all your postings chef John.
Dorothea

Nguyet Le said...

This looks amazing!!! are you going to demo finger food soon that would great if you did.

Alexis said...

Looks amazing! are you going to demo finger foods?
I'm having a party and would be elated if I can feature your ingenious dishes.

Monica said...

Your food looks so great we have put the winery on the next list for visiting.

Unknown said...

Dear Chef John. I have been so obsessed with your videos and my husband is starting to worry. ;) Anyway, thanks for sharing all the great recipes and tips. Like other comments above, I will be so psyched to see a video about finger foods especially pate. Love liver more than anything else in the world.

Unknown said...

Dear Chef John. I have been so obsessed with your blog lately and my husband is starting to worry. ;) Thanks for all of your great videos and tips. Like some of the comments above, I will be so psyched to see a video about finger foods especially pate.