Chris Hanna's Spring Open House


Serve this menu for an elegant baby shower, as an alternative to the usual Easter ham, and as a springtime feast for your friends and neighbors.

INGREDIENTS
An ideal menu for a Spring Open House would include

  • Red Blis Potatoes with Herbed Creme Fraiche
  • Fava Bean Puree with Crudites and Crostini
  • Lemongrass Tiger Prawns and Thai Noodle Salad
  • Orange and Dijon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
  • Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Onions
  • Strawberry Cardamom Shortcakes with Orange Blossom Cream
DIRECTIONS
Greet your guests at the door with a festive glass of sparkling wine from Sonoma's Russian River Valley.  Platter so of hor d'oeuvres are plentiful, and a buffet celebrates the gorgeous colors of spring.

Choose a HANNA Sauvignon Blanc to match the aromatics of a prawn and noodle salad, and a light red like our Russian River Pinot Noir to pair with the delicate springtime flavors of a pork tenderloin.

It's a good idea to post a menu for a large party.  Including not only the courses, but also the wines so that guests can appreciate the terrific wines you are sharing.

The Winemaker Cooks
The Winemaker Cooks by Christine Hanna
Chronicle Books

Chris embodies the Sonoma Lifestyle, as she is a gourmet cook, cookbook author, wine enthusiast, gardener and entertainer.  When asked about her life in Sonoma, Chris says, "When we craft our wines and prepare our meals with locally grown ingredients it makes for a memorable experience. And it is not about impressing people, it's quite the opposite, it's about making them feel comfortable."


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