Wine and Food Experiences at California Wineries

If wine goes well with everything, then why shouldn’t you look for wineries that include everything with their wine? That’s an interesting question, and a good one to consider when voyaging around wine country. Fortunately in California this is more of a philosophical question than a real one, as so many places allow you to pair great food and great wine in the same visit.

Top Healthy Snacks to Satisfy Your Hunger

The search to find a truly healthy snack is one that is extremely valuable, and fortunately, one that we do every year for the Healthy Snack Awards. See some of our top picks!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the San Francisco Bay Area

we are pleased to announce the TASTEABLE CALIFORNIA television series’ top picks for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Panko Crusted Salmon with Ginger

When you feel like having something light and tasty, panko-crusted fish is always a good choice. The fish, with its own seasonal and delicious flavors, combines well with the slightly crunchy aspect of the panko.

TASTEABLE CALIFORNIA Season 4 Episode 2

TASTEABLE: California takes viewers on a weekly tour of California food and wine creators and destinations.

This episode includes a visit to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay for a cooking class and lunch with MasterChef Season 6 Winner Claudia Sandoval, a trip to the Swing into Spring event in San Francisco, and a recipe for grilled shrimp.


Produced by TasteTV, www.TasteTV.com

View the Episode Intro Online on this page
(note: entire episode only airs on television, not online)

For more about this TasteTV television series, visit the TASTEABLE page

Chef Calvo’s Spring Lamb Roast Recipe

If you are looking for food and tradition with “Maximum Flavor”, Miami’s Chef Adrianne Calvo shares her tasty recipe for Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops + Melted Gorgonzola + Fried Blueberries.

Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops + Melted Gorgonzola + Fried Blueberries

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

4 New Zealand Lamb Chops, frenched
1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
Canola Oil
¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
¼ cup Blueberries
1 teaspoon chives, minced

Directions:

steak seasoning and brown sugar in a small mixing bowl. On a clean work surface, lay out the lamb chops and season generously with mixture. Place on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, preheat an electric fryer to 375 degrees F. (or a small pot with canola oil to medium high heat) Flash fry the blueberries until the skin starts to break. Set aside. In a small pan, melt gorgonzola over medium heat. To serve, place lamb chops on the center of plate, spoon melted gorgonzola on each chop, add fried blueberries, and garnish with minced chives.

ABOUT CHEF ADRIANNE CALVO:

Adrianne Calvo is the Executive Chef and owner of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Host of Maximum Flavor Live on NBC’s 6 in the Mix, author of four cookbooks: Maximum Flavor (2005); Chef Adrianne: Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire (2008); #MaximumFlavorSocial (2014); and Play with Fire (2015), and founder of the Make it Count Foundation. Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar opened in 2007 and offers a varied and rotating menu with something for everyone. Monthly, the restaurant holds its signature event, Dark Dining, where guests are blindfolded for a sensual experience eliminating one sense in order to enhance another, providing maximum flavor. For more information, visit:

Chefadriannes.com
Instagram.com/chefadrianne