A California-Inspired Menu

Staff Writer
Featuring classic dinner party dishes from Michael Chiarello's Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega.
Napa Valley

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Napa Valley

When you host your next dinner party, transport your guests to California with this hearty meal featuring recipes from renowned chef, cookbook author, and winegrower Michael Chiarello, and his Napa Valley restaurant, Bottega. Each recipe features a suggested wine pairing, for a truly Napa experience. And, after a filling dinner like this, keep dessert simple, such as biscotti with a glass of vin santo, or chocolate truffles with glass of port.

 

Salad:

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Marcona Almonds and Pecorino

A unusual method for preparing brussels sprouts renders them perfect for a salad such as this.

 

Pasta:

Ricotta Gnocchi with Salsa della Nonna

Cloud-like gnocchi pairs beautifully with a rich tomato sauce.

 

Main Course:

Oven-Roasted Cornish Hens with Panettone Stuffing

This panettone stuffing is a favorite of Chef Chiarello's, and is perfect for stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey, too.