Chef Tom’s Pursuit of Culinary Inspiration

Chef Tom’s Pursuit of Culinary Inspiration

Did Chef Tom Stafford find culinary inspiration in Peru and Chile? Earlier this spring, Vine Cliff’s savvy and intrepid Estate Chef, Tom Stafford, ate and drank his way through the Peruvian and Chilean culinary landscape. His goal: to identify and capture something unprecedented and share in his...

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For This Father’s Day, Try Chef Tom’s Vine Cliff BBQ sauce

For This Father’s Day, Try Chef Tom’s Vine Cliff BBQ sauce

Vine Cliff BBQ Sauce Vinegar-based barbecue sauces come in a variety of styles. Our Estate Chef touches on many of the expected flavors but puts his signature touch on a classic. Vine Cliff Estate’s BBQ sauce has the backbone of tang and spice making this a perfect sauce for anything coming out...

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Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Mushrooms are such a special ingredient. We use it in many recipes prepared at the Vine Cliff kitchen managed by Chef Tom Stafford. Chef Tom loves them because ‘they bring so much complexity to dishes because of their earthiness, woodiness, and their unique umami flavors. Vegetarians love...

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Vine Cliff’s Porcini Risotto Recipe

Vine Cliff’s Porcini Risotto Recipe

Risotto is one of those dishes that be good as a side or if you add some depth to it it can stand alone as a main course. I love making mushroom risottos because they pair so well with white and light bodied red wines. This Porcini  Risotto recipe pairs especially well with the 2013

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Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

I love cured Salmon. Always buy wild when available. It really makes the difference. Cured Salmon is great on Salads, toasted breads with a creamy cheese, or just by itself. INGREDIENTS 2 cups finely chopped mixed herbs (parsley, dill, tarragon, chervil, chives) 1 cup of Kosher Salt 1/2 cup...

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