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Recipes

Recipes

The sparkling life encompasses the whole table, not just the glass, and we believe the right food paired with the right wine makes both better. Explore some of our culinary experts’ favorite wine-loving recipes that will make your occasion sing.

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Mini Crab Cake Appetizers

Here is a true American classic that just begs to be paired with a top-quality California sparkling wine. Whether you choose blue crab from the Chesapeake Bay or Dungeness crab from the Pacific Northwest, these miniature cakes will melt in your mouth. For the sake of convenience, you can do the prep work a day in advance and pop the baking pans in the oven while your guests are enjoying their first glass of wine.

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Saffron Lobster Pappardelle

Here is a rich and luxurious recipe that is perfect for your time-starved holiday schedule. It is made with pappardelle, the widest and most flamboyant of the traditional egg noodle pastas. (The name comes from the Italian word pappare, which means “to gobble up.”) The secret ingredient is saffron, which, while a bit expensive, gives seafood an indescribably wonderful flavor. Serve this dish family style on a large decorative platter as a culinary centerpiece for your New Year’s Dinner.

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Tuna Tartare

With fresh, high-quality tuna now available year-round in most parts of the country, it's easier than ever to make this elegant pink delicacy at home.

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Summer Picnic Sandwiches

The perfect picnic meal is a delicious sandwich, bursting with fresh seasonal ingredients and big enough for two hands to hold. Here are two of our favorites, created by Chef Perry Hoffman from our étoile Restaurant and paired with two food-friendly wines.

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Beet Panna Cotta with Orange and Cucumber

Created by the chefs at étoile Restaurant, this naturally pink appetizer has become one of the signature dishes at our annual Pink Party, a fundraising event held at the Domaine Chandon winery to benefit Breast Cancer Research.

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Easy Crêpes For Mother's Day

If Mom is expecting flowers for Mother's Day, or maybe just a card, she'll be delighted when you serve her a bubbly brunch with crêpes made from scratch.

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Red Jambalaya

Creole Jambalaya is authentic New Orleans cuisine, with origins in the French Quarter. Like the Crescent City itself, it's a melting pot of Spanish, French and Native American influences. Jambalaya is a terrific party dish.

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Hot and Spicy Nuts

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a little nutty, a little spicy. The language you hear on Bourbon Street can be a little salty too, which makes this a perfect recipe for kicking off your Mardi Gras party.

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Our 4 Favorite Oyster Recipes

Oysters are the finger food of the gods. And with so many ways to serve them, you simply must treat your guests to a plate of fresh Pacifics, Belons or Olympias when they're in season.

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Little Cream Puffs

If you like hearing your guests say, "you made this yourself?" when you serve a dessert, then you must try this recipe from the chefs at étoile Restaurant.

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