Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6 a.m.
This upcoming Wednesday, January 11th, Binkley's
in Cave Creek will be hosting their very first Winemaker's Dinner
of 2012 with the talented winemaker Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores
Winery. Chef Kevin Binkley has put together a pretty amazing seven-course menu for the evening which will be paired with wines straight from the Tres Sabores cellars including the debut of their very first Chardonnay from the Farina Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain and a new vintage of their prized red, ¿Por qué no?.
Menu highlights include poached pears, crab cakes with sugar snap peas and crispy prosciutto, guinea fowl flown in from Tres Sabores' Napa farms, seared seven-pepper braised bacon, elk Osso Bucco with creamer potatoes and a chocolate souffle for dessert. Dinner with wine pairings isn't cheap -- $110++ per person -- but we've heard they're worth it. Binkley's winemaker dinners also have a habit of selling out -- if you want to go give Victoria a call at 480-437-1072.
Tofu 4 You
Who says tofu has to be boring? We love this recipe for Tofu with Roasted Chilies
because it's super quick and super easy. Plus it's healthy and has just the right amount of heat. Click here
to check out the recipe.