Posts Tagged ‘todd knoll’

Visiting Jordan: new cheese pairings

by on April 7, 2010 in From the Kitchen, News

Guests who visit the Jordan estate to experience our tours and tastings sample little tastes from our kitchen to complement Jordan Chardonnay, followed by artisanal cheeses paired with two vintages of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon. When we changed our Chardonnay pairing tastes in March (see previous blog post), I also decided to select a few new artisanal American cheeses to serve with our current [...]

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Creating a master blend: 2009 Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil

by on February 26, 2010 in From the Land

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Like winemaking, a critical step in crafting extra virgin olive oil is creating the master blend. One week after our EVOO is racked (see recent blog post), we re-taste each barrel drum of Arbequina, Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino oil in preparation for our annual blending trial exercise. Yesterday, our consultant Kevin Rogers and I tasted three potential blends of [...]

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Helping The Salvation Army in a culinary pinch

by on February 11, 2010 in From the Kitchen

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During dinner service last night, John Jordan received a call from one of his colleagues at the local Salvation Army. Watch a quick video to find out what happened and why I decided to work in the Jordan kitchen on my day off.

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A Valentine’s Day recipe recommendation

by on February 5, 2010 in From the Kitchen

Last week, I interviewed with Tom Simoneau from our local news talk radio station, KSRO, for his Wine Minutes segment in honor of Valentine’s Day. Here’s a quick video discussing the Duck Confit recipe recommended to his listeners. The recipe, as well as a link to download it from our website, are included below. Wishing [...]

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White asparagus arrives two months early

by on January 15, 2010 in From the Kitchen

In the Jordan estate garden, we focus on growing heirloom varieties and other fruits and vegetables that demand meticulous care. Our white asparagus arrived two months early this year (see winter garden post), so Sous Chef Manuel Reyes rushed out to the garden on Friday to bury all the asparagus spears in the ground. White asparagus [...]

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