Chef Stef’s Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 29, 2015

A lighter option for your Super Bowl Spread Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground chicken ¼ cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil 2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced ½ cup chopped ...

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'Tis the Season…

December 16, 2014

...For Dungeness crabs! Tomorrow morning, for the third year running, George will make the trek south to Half Moon Bay to pick up a rather large order of live (delicious) Dungeness crabs from our friends aboard The Cricket. A few weeks back, he took orders from the Montelena Team and we've been anxiously awaiting and pondering how to ...

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Estate Zinfandel Brownie with Zinfandel Chocolate Ganache

July 22, 2014

Zinfandel Brownie 2 eggs ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup butter, melted ½ cup Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel ¾ cup good quality cocoa powder (such as Ghirardelli) ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup chocolate chips (bittersweet is best) ½ cup Zinfandel Ganache (recipe follows) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixer ...

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From Our Kitchen: Lamb Burgers with Nick's Spicy Tzatziki Sauce

March 10, 2014

A perfect paring for our spring red releases: Lamb Burgers with Nick's Spicy Tzatziki Sauce. Best with a glass of our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or 2011 Montelena Estate Zinfandel! Lamb Burger  serves about 4 Ingredients 1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped 1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sweet paprika Pinch of ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 cup feta cheese, ...

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On the road with Montelena…Pork & Cab

February 26, 2014

BY JUDY BARRETT Most of us don’t automatically put “pork” and “cabernet” together when we think of food and wine pairings, but in the hands of a talented and creative chef, the combination can be magic.   At a recent Montelena dinner at Table 6 in Denver, Chef Carrie Shores partnered our ’06 and ’09 ...

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