To celebrate the release of our 2009 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we’re pleased to announce our first online contest—a recipe challenge—conceived to inspire fellow epicures. If you have, or wish to create, an inventive recipe in which Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a key ingredient, we’d love to hear from you. Watch the video from Nitsa Knoll, Director of Hospitality & Special Events, to learn how your recipe, inspired by Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, can be featured at our Spring at Jordan event on May 1, 2010. Deadline to submit a recipe has been extended to Friday, April 9. (Because our 2009 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil was just blended and bottled, it isn’t available yet to purchase. If you watch this video, however, you’ll get an idea of its flavor profile.) Our favorites will be announced here on April 21, 2010. Contest details—including Chef Todd’s pound cake recipe for inspiration—are included below. Complete Official Rules are available here.
Click here to view Chef Todd’s Jordan Olive Oil and Chardonnay Pound Cake recipe.
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Submissions: Recipes must inventively use Extra Virgin Olive Oil and be appropriate for service at a reception-style event. Pictures of your dishes will assist us in evaluating these culinary creations. Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil Recipe Contest” and must contain the recipe name, your name, your address, your e-mail address and your date of birth. Three winning entries will be posted on Jordan’s website and the top entry will be featured at the Spring at Jordan event, as well as profiled in the Jordan newsletter. See Official Rules for complete details.
Prize: Winning entries will be chosen by a panel of food and wine experts based on specified criteria. Three winning recipes will be selected on April 16, 2010. The best of the three will be featured at the Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting station, or as a passed hors d’oeuvre, at the Spring at Jordan event, held at the winery May 1, 2010, and also profiled in Jordan’s annual newsletter, Estate Tales. See Official Rules for complete details.
Maximum of two recipes per household; must be 21 to enter. No purchase required. Alcohol beverage industry members not eligible. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Jordan Winery, 1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448. See Official Rules for complete details.