Tandoori Shrimp Falafel with Lemony Mint Yogurt Sauce and Pickled Red Onions

Tandoori Shrimp Falafel with Lemony Mint Yogurt Sauce and Pickled Red Onions Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Finalist: April Timboe of Arkansas INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of Seedless cucumber, finely minced, 6 whole of Yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters 1/4 cup of Vegetable oil 1 tsp of Kosher salt 1 tbsp of Flour 1/4 […]

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Chevre Dumplings

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Sophia Rubin-Davis of Washington Congratulations to Sophia, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Denver. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of Canola oil, for pan-frying 1 tsp of salt, to taste 1/2 tsp of rice wine vinegar 1/4 tsp of toasted sesame oil 1/2 tsp of microplaned ginger 1 […]

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Smokey Fondue Bites w/ Shallot & Cherrywood Bacon Jam

Smokey Fondue Bites w/ Shallot & Cherrywood Bacon Jam Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Lidia Haddadian of California INGREDIENTS 3/4 lbs of cherrywood smoked bacon, sliced into thin strips 3 cup of shallots, thinly sliced 2 tbsp of unsalted butter 1 cup of Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut, divided 1/3 cup of packed brown […]

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Sweet & Savory Harvest Pizzette

Sweet & Savory Harvest Pizzette Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Finalist: Ashley Mincey of Florida INGREDIENTS 4 oz of pancetta 1/2 whole of white onion 1 tbsp of olive oil 1 tbsp of water 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour 16 oz of uncooked, refrigerated Italian pizza dough 1/4 cup of vegetable oil 2 tbsp […]

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Spicy Sausage and Cranberry Burrata Naan with Creamy Marmalade Feta and Tarragon

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Merry Graham livef California Congratulations to Merry, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp of whole leaf tarragon 1 tbsp of Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut 1 oz of orange marmalade 4 oz of feta cheese, room temperature 4 oz of mascarpone cheese, room […]

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Smoked Trout Waffles with Dilled Cucumber Slaw

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Ariene Eribach of Illinois Congratulations to Ariene, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 1 whole of small cucumber peeled 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of rice vinegar 1 tbsp of grated white onion 2 tbsp of cold water 2 tbsp of fresh dill […]

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Fajita Veggie Quinoa Cups with Cotija and Avocado Cream

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Sonya Goergen of Minnesota Congratulations to Sonya, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Minneapolis. INGREDIENTS 2 cup of cooked quinoa 1 tsp of salt, divided 1/2 tsp of cracked black pepper, divided 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp of minced garlic […]

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Glorious Apple Pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Veronica Callaghan of Connecticut Congratulations to Veronica, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp of chili infused honey 16 whole of fresh sage leaves 2 oz of Prosciutto, torn into large pieces 4 oz of Manchego Cheese 1 whole of apple (Gala, McCoun […]

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Lobster Corn Chowdah Cakes (ebelskivers) with Sriracha Aioli

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Lisa Keys of Pennsylvania Congratulations to Lisa, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1 tsp of fresh chives for garnish 1 whole of lemon, sliced for garnish 1/16 tsp of white pepper 1 tsp of honey 2 tsp of sriracha sauce 1 tbsp of […]

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Coconut Orange Crab Jalapeno Poppers with Spicy Orange Dipping Sauce 

Recipe created by 2017 Glorious Bites Semi-Finalist: Hidemi Walsh of Virginia Congratulations to Hidemi, one of our four Glorious Bites semi-finalists in Boston. INGREDIENTS 1/4 tsp of rice vinegar 1/4 tsp of sugar (adjust amount based on how sweet your orange is) 1 tbsp of sweet chili sauce 1 tsp of soy sauce 1/4 cup […]

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Glorious Bites Challenge 2017

We want to give you $5,000! No, really. A dash of salt, a sprinkle of garlic, and a basil garnish, attention to detail is key when creating a concoction worthy of the 2017 Glorious Bites Competition. For the third year running, the Glorious Bites Competition will be accepting appetizer recipes from anyone who believes they […]

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Summer Sips & Pairing Tips

Yesterday marked the official first day of Summer! Along with the summer heat comes backyard barbeques and poolside lounging, which could not be complete without the right wine and a delicious dish. There are so many summer activities that sometimes it can be hard choosing the perfect wine to bring along for the adventure, so […]

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Step into Spring: New Wines & Food Pairings

Spring is in the air and the rain is finally coming to an end! If there was ever a spring for Gloria to celebrate then this year is definitely the year. We have quite a few exciting new wines that were released this Spring in our tasting room. Two wines were released the beginning of April: […]

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Bacon Gremolata Scallop Spoons

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Kadija Bridgewater This glorious appetizer from Kadija Bridgewater, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish melts in your mouth with flavors of garlic, lemon, and bacon! The toasty finish combined with the citrus notes of the wine blend with the dishes salty and […]

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Seared Scallops in Lemon & Thyme Brown Butter Sauce With Crispy Potatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes and Avocado

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mike Hultquist This glorious appetizer from Mike Hultquist, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This dish is not only beautiful to look at but it is also bursting with flavor. The pear and citrus notes of the wine pair well with the avocado […]

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Shrimp, Zucchini, Corn Fritters with Spicy Tomato Jam, Lime Crema and Crispy Prosciutto Chip

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Mary Souchek This glorious appetizer from Mary Souchek, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This salty and creamy appetizer is a zesty combination. The bright citrus and floral flavors of the Sonoma Brut pair well with this creation. Ingredients Fritters 2 cups shredded zucchini […]

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Spicy Cheese & Quackers (Goat Cheese and Duck Liver Mousse Crostini with Figs and Fizzy Aguachile)

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Davon Hatchett Robinson This glorious appetizer from Davon Hatchett Robinson, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This delicious gourmet rendition of a traditional “cheese and crackers” has all of the flavors you want, salty, spicy, sweet, tangy, creamy and savory. The jalapeño and […]

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Bubbly Manchego Funnel Cakes w/ Charred Onion Mascarpone, Jamon and Blackberry Jalapeno Mostarda

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Leah Lyon This glorious appetizer from Leah Lyon, one of our Austin Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This fried funnel cake with a little bit of a jalapeño kick has a great combination of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. The citrus notes of the wine […]

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Gloriafied Crab Appetizer

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Becky Ellis This glorious appetizer from Becky Ellis, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. This layered appetizer brings to life different flavors with every bite; all of which pair very well with bubbles. The citrus notes in the wine go very well with […]

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Crispy Corn Fritters with Tomato Jam, Whipped Herb Goat Cheese, & Crispy Pancetta

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Christina Schurr This glorious appetizer from Christina Shurr, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The tomato jam and whipped herb goat cheese are the perfect balance of creamy and tangy. The citrus and pear notes in this wine complement the bright flavors of tomato jam […]

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Bacon-Topped Loaded Squash Crackers

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Ronna Farley This glorious appetizer from Ronna Farley, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The flavors of bacon, parmesan and onion on squash crackers were a delicious combination. The toasty almond paired well with the squash and the pear notes helped to […]

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Pasta Nests with Roasted Tomato Pesto and Poached Quail Eggs

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Brett Youmans This glorious appetizer from Brett Youmans, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The roasted tomato pesto, with poached quail egg and pasta nests was a savory dish. The citrus and toasty finish of the wine complement the flavors of the dish. Ingredients 3 […]

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Apricot Brie Pecan & Ham Puff-Pastry Pops

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Josie Lanzi This glorious appetizer from Josie Lanzi, one of our Washington, D.C. Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The apricot and brie with ham in a pastry is creamy and flavorful. The apple flavors and toasty finish mesh well with the flavors of […]

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Crispy Prosciutto-Blue Cheese-Dried Fig-Kettle Corn

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Laurie Figone This glorious appetizer from Laurie Figone, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The crispy proscuitto, bleu cheese, dried fig and chocolate, over kettle corn is a brilliant combination of salty, sweet, and savory. The bold flavors from […]

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Pan Pacific Tostado Bites with Korean Pulled Pork and Lemongrass Strawberry and Asian Apple Salsa and Strawberry Sriracha Drizzle

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Merry Graham This glorious appetizer from Merry Graham, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The Korean Pulled Pork drizzled in strawberry siracha is just the right amount of sweet and spicy and the avocado cream, lemongrass strawberry and Asian […]

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Seared scallop on a shrimp and quinoa cake drizzled with a chili lemon grass dressing

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Claire Preen This delicious appetizer from, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists, pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The seared scallop combined with the shrimp and quinoa cake drizzles in chili lemon grass dressing . The bright acidity of the wine and the Asian […]

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Seared Ahi with Sweet Tamari Marinade on Watermelon Cubes

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jodi Taffel This glorious appetizer from Jodi Taffel, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The seared ahi marinated in sweet tamari on watermelon cubes is delightful on your taste buds. The bright acidity of the wine with a […]

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Blackberry Ginger Chutney with Prosciutto Roses on Savory Butter Puff Crackers

Recipe created by 2016 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Suzanne Clark This glorious appetizer from Suzanne Clark, one of our Los Angeles Glorious Bites 2016 Semi-Finalists pairs perfectly with our Sonoma Brut sparkling wine. The blackberry ginger chutney over a savory butter puff cracker is topped with prosciutto and basil. The characteristics of apple and citrus in the wine […]

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Spiced Butternut Squash in Point Reyes Toma Frico Cups

SPICED BUTTERNUT SQUASH IN POINT REYES TOMA FRICO CUPS Recipe created by Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead Makes 8 – 10 appetizer portions Ingredients: For Frico: 1 cup grated Point Reyes Toma Pinch cayenne pepper (optional) For Puree: 1 ½ cups cooked Butternut squash (Red Kuri & Hubbard varieties also work well) 1 clove garlic, […]

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Triple “B” Won Tons

TRIPLE “B” WON TONS By Diane Williams, Glorious Bites 2016 FINALIST Winner of the Los Angeles Semi-Final event Diane Williams is from San Fernando Valley but has resided in Northern California for the last 20 years, where she and her husband raised their son and daughter. Diane grew up cooking with her mom and two sisters who […]

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Miso-Maple Glazed Cod Wonton-Cho’s with Crispy Bok Choy Slaw

Miso-Maple Glazed Cod Wonton-Cho’s with Crispy Bok Choy Slaw By Chera Little, Glorious Bites 2016 FINALIST Winner of the Austin Semi-Final event Chera Little is a native of Austin, Texas and she cannot wait to represent her city in the finals. She is a seasoned cooking competitor and has entered various competitions across the country. Through […]

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Lobster and Brie Dogs

Lobster and Brie Dogs By Jerry Edwards, Glorious Bites 2016 FINALIST Winner of the Washington D.C. Semi-Final event Jerry Edwards is from Baltimore, Maryland.  All his life he wanted to cook, having spent many days at his Italian grandmother’s knee when he was a child (he’s a direct descendant of the Mona Lisa).  He was studying […]

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Citrus-­Rosemary Roasted Olives

We partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the […]

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Fried Chicken Sliders with Spiced Mayo, Cabbage Slaw + Original Blue

We partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the […]

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Seared Lamb on Original Blue Polenta Cakes

We partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the […]

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Crispy Potato Chip + Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche & Dill

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Toma, Peach Chutney and Basil

This year, we partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze […]

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Spicy Shrimp with White Bean Puree on Toma Frico

We partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the […]

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Apple-Onion Chutney Point Reyes Original Blue Crostini

We partnered with our friend, Chef Jennifer Luttrell of Point Reyes Farmstead to create a delicious appetizer using the iconic Point Reyes blue! The secret to all the cheeses made on the farm lies in the unique combination of 3 key ingredients: Grade A milk from a closed herd of Holstein cows that graze on the […]

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Lemongrass & Ginger Crab Crisps with Asian Apple & Vietnamese Avocado Mash

Lemongrass & Ginger Crab Crisps with Asian Apple & Vietnamese Avocado Mash Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Merry G. These Asian inspired crab crisps are an alluring combination of Asian ingredients, decadent crab meat, and crisp mini tortilla bites. The classic apple and pear notes of our Sonoma Brut work well with this dish because just like […]

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Glorious Lobster Tempura Grapefruit Salad Bowls Dressed With Ruby Red Miso Champagne Vinaigrette

Glorious Lobster Tempura Grapefruit Salad Bowls Dressed With Ruby Red Miso Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jill G. This lobster grapefruit salad bowl is glorious due to its refreshing tangy and miso vinaigrette taste. The crunchy element of the tempura battered lobster and the crunchy salad provide a unique and likeable factor […]

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Passionfruit Shrimp on Macadamia Crackers (with cilantro butter)

Passionfruit Shrimp on Macadamia Crackers (with cilantro butter) Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Carla J. Passionfruit is a unique ingredient, especially when combined with spicy wasabi and delicious shrimp. Unsurprisingly it matches the unique personality of our Sonoma Brut. The bright fruit-forward characteristics of this wine match the tang of the passionfruit in a […]

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Mango Basil Shrimp in Wonton Cups

Mango Basil Shrimp in Wonton Cups Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Tanya B. How can you go wrong with ingredients like basil, mango and shrimp? These adorable wonton cups are a tasty combination of exotic flavors. The briny shrimp pairs perfectly with our classic apple and pear sparkling wine, Sonoma Brut. The acidity of the […]

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Roasted Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Salmon Roe

Roasted Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Salmon Roe Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Elise L. Caviar, or salmon roe, goes with dry sparkling wine like two peas in a pod. Our Sonoma Brut is a dry style that complements the fishy elements of the roe. The creamy goat cheese and earthy beets balance the […]

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Ahi Tuna & Green Apple Guacamole Recipe

Ahi Tuna & Green Apple Guacamole Recipe Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Lorin C. Who doesn’t have a love for Hawaiian inspired ahi tuna? Not only is it tasty but it reminds you of being on a warm, beautiful island relaxing in the sand. Top that Ahi Tuna with a crisp, acidic apple and avocado […]

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Ceviche Tostadas with Nectarines and Thai Basil

Sara Deseran is a longtime San Francisco-based food writer and the editor-at-large for San Francisco magazine. Her work is regularly selected for the annual Best Food Writing anthology and she’s worked as a James Beard Foundation cookbook judge. While contributing to magazines such as Saveur, Women’s Health, and C magazine, Sara has published four cookbooks, […]

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Appetizer Tacos

Linda Nguyen is addicted to travel and delicious bites and sips. She shares her adventures in travel and cuisine on her food blog Girl Eats World   and has been doing so since 2009. Her favorite social media platform is instagram. Currently she serves on the board of Austin Food Bloggers Alliance as their social chair. She […]

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Spicy Asian Mini Crab Cakes

Stuart O’Keeffe is an Irish celebrity chef, food writer and TV personality best known for his appearances on Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Talk and his AOL series Kitchen Daily 101. His recent cookbook “The Quick Six Fix,” which focuses on recipes that consist of 6 Ingredients, 6 […]

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Caviar Torte

Nycci Nellis, a mother of five; a foodie born and bred; founder and publisher of www.TheListAreYouOnIt.com (The List), referred to by the Washington Post as “one of the DC area’s premier resources for information about all things food and wine in DC and beyond” for more than 36,000 subscribers.  Nycci also co-hosts the radio show, Foodie and the Beast, DC’s […]

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Zesty Smoked Salmon Bites With Chive Pancakes

Zesty Smoked Salmon Bites With Chive Pancakes Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Karen H. When we traditionally think of smoked salmon, we think of breakfast. And that is just what Semi-finalist, Karen Harris, did – with a twist of course. She combined a savory chive pancake with hot smokey salmon, lime zest, Serrano […]

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Best with Bubbles Brioche Bites with Pâté, Shallots, Blue Cheese and Figs

Best with Bubbles Brioche Bites with Pâté, Shallots, Blue Cheese and Figs Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Jamie B-M. This sweet and savory appetizer recipe is not only gorgeous to look at but also delectable as can be! The incorporation of sweet fresh figs with the elegant pairing of pork pâté, just brings […]

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Glorious Spicy Lobster Wontons

Glorious Spicy Lobster Wontons Recipe created by 2015 Glorious Bites Semi-finalist: Veronica C. These spicy wontons fixed with mascarpone cheese, chili paste, and perfectly cooked fresh lobster is a glorious pairing to our sparkling wine. The classic apple and pear notes of our Sonoma Brut work well with this dish because the dosage of the wine balances out […]

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