Type of Cuisine: February 2012 Archives

Braised Pork Belly

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Caraway Sauerkraut & Potatoes

Wine Pairing: Dry Creek Kitchen Sommelier Drew Menro recommends the 2009 Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.  Freeman strives to make wines of elegance and is able to achieve wines with body and concentrated fruit flavors without high alcohol levels. Their 09 Sonoma Coast Pinot displays brooding flavors of black cherry, plums, and roasted strawberries with hints of mushroom and tobacco. Plus, it has the firm acidity that is needed to match up with the tangy sauerkraut.

In celebration of Epicurean Winter in Healdsburg and the annual Pigs & Pinot event, try this delicious braised pork belly recipe for dinner!

If you are planning a trip to Healdsburg in the next few months (and we encourage you to plan one!), then be sure to take advantage of the Pigs & Pinot Connoisseur Package offered by Hotel Healdsburg. For lovers of Pigs & Pinot that couldn't make Charlie's big event this year, Hotel Healdsburg has created a package for people with a passion for both.

This one-of-a-kind package includes:
  • Two nights in a Hotel Healdsburg premium king or double queen guest room.
  • Private tastings at esteemed Pigs and Pinot wineries - Williams Seylem and Merry Edwards. Tastings are extremely limited and subject to availability.
  • Pigs & Pinot Inspired Dining at Dry Creek Kitchen
  • Pigs & Pinot welcome amenity.

CLICK HERE for more details and to make reservations!

Seared Scallops with Citrus and Arugula

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recipe_Korbel_Scallops.jpgPlanning a visit to Sonoma County? Spend the day at Korbel Champagne Cellars...taste our delightful champagnes, tour our historic winery and gardens, and eat a delicious lunch at our gourmet Delicatessen. You are welcome to enjoy our complimentary tastings and winery tours.

RECIPE: Seared Scallops with Citrus and Arugula

  • Wine pairing: Enjoy this delicious seared scallop appetizer with Korbel Brut Rosé.  
  • Chef: Chef Robin Lehnhoff-McCray, Korbel Champagne Cellars

Filetto di Salmon Allo Dragonello

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Submitted By: Chef Antonio Ghilarducci at Depot Hotel Restaurant

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This is a delicate salmon dish, quick and easy to make. Prior to working as Executive Chef of the Depot Hotel, Chef Antonio Ghilarducci also has worked at La Folie in San Francisco, El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma, and Angele and the French Laundry in Napa.

Ingredients:

  • 4 fillets of fresh salmon, about 4 to 5 ounces each, with all visible bones removed
  • 1 cup water, or more as needed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 slices of lemon
  • Salt to taste
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  • 2 medium shallots, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces sweet butter at room temperature
 
Garnish: Fresh chopped tarragon, lightly fried salmon skin, and puff pastry crescents
 



Scallop with Matsutake and Lotus Root

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Healdsburg's Epicurean Winter Recipes
Submitted by Executive Chef & Owner Douglas Keane

recipes_CyrusRestaurant_chefPic.jpgScallop with Matsutake Mushrooms and Lotus Root, Dried Scallop Broth
Wine Pairing: Chardonnay, Terrien, Sonoma Valley 2007

Ingredients - Dried Scallop Broth
  • 1 qt dried scallops
  • 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 ½ qts dashi
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • ½ cup coriander seeds
  • Fish Sauce to taste (approximately ¼ cup)
Directions:
Combine scallops, shiitakes, lime juice, cilantro and lemongrass in a pot. Cover with dashi. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add toasted coriander seeds to hot broth.  Remove from heat and steep for forty five minutes. Add fish sauce and lime to finish.  Strain through a cone filter or coffee filter. 

Chocolate Cabernet Truffles

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Submitted by Kenwood Vineyards Chef, Robin Lehnhoff-McCray

recipe_KenwoodVineyards_CabernetTruffle.jpgThis delicious recipe is easy to make and perfect for Valentine's Day. Enjoy with Kenwood Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Planning a getaway in celebration of romance this month? Why not stop by Kenwood Vineyard's tasting room for a complimentary tasting of their wines, including the wine suggested in this recipe

Ingredients:
  • 10 ozs. semi sweet (60%-70% cocoa)* chocolate (chopped small) <photo id="1" />
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Kenwood Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6 T heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cup confectioners sugar (sifted)

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