AUTUMN SQUASH AND CARAMELIZED ONION TART

AUTUMN SQUASH AND CARAMELIZED ONION TART

HOLIDAY RECIPE FROM THE VINE CLIFF KITCHEN Just in time for the Holidays! Estate Chef Tom Stafford shares the Autumn Squash and Caramelized Onion Tart recipe, a seasonal favorite at our St. Helena Tasting Room. This recipe is shared at the request of  our Vine Cliff Wine Club members...

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VINE CLIFF ESTATE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS

VINE CLIFF ESTATE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS

FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION, FOR AN OFFICE EVENT OR A CELEBRATION AMONG FRIENDS, THE ESTATE AT SILVERADO TRAIL OFFERS A WIDE SELECTION OF OUTDOOR VENUES It could be a wine tasting and tour experience followed by a luncheon, late afternoon meal or dinner in the private gardens. Estate Chef Tom...

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NELL’S GARDEN

NELL’S GARDEN

SUMMER IS THE SEASON AND EVERYTHING IS COMING UP FRUITS & VEGGIES. When you have two sets of green thumbs at work in the fruit and vegetable garden at the Oakville estate, it’s understandable why there is a generous summer crop to be harvested. Just as the vineyards are turning color...

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND GOOSE IS ON THE MENU.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND GOOSE IS ON THE MENU.

While turkey is the favorite bird for the Holiday table, there was a time when goose was the preferred Christmas meat especially in Europe. Chef Tom Stafford has decided to serve goose at his Christmas dinner this year and he shares this recipe for goose stuffing and confit with us. For The...

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FROM VINE CLIFF’S KITCHEN – THANKSGIVING STOCK

FROM VINE CLIFF’S KITCHEN – THANKSGIVING STOCK

Chef Tom Stafford provides us with a Thanksgiving Stock recipe for your turkey. We have so much to be thankful for and next week, we get to be together with family and friends and celebrate all our blessings, including a quick comeback for the Napa Valley. THANKSGIVING STOCK FOR YOUR TURKEY...

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Sofrito As A Flavoring Base For Cooking

Sofrito As A Flavoring Base For Cooking

Sofrito in Spanish, Soffrito in Italian –  Flavoring Base Chef Tom Stafford Favors for his Spanish and Italian Dishes The Vine Cliff Tasting Room in St. Helena stocks in its Chef’s Corner home-made pickles, jams and now Sofrito Sauce, used as a flavoring base for cooking. Sofrito is...

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Verjus Poached Pears

Verjus Poached Pears

A Recipe with Verjus and Poached Pears I love Poached Pears served on top of a salad with a nice topping of blue cheese. I prefer poaching with verjus because of the heightened acid. I also love these on top of ice cream for dessert. I reduce the poaching liquid to a syrup consistency and

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