Holiday Dinner Menu and Recipes

Holiday Entertaining Menu

The holidays are here and there's no better way to enjoy it than with family and friends around the table. We are pleased to share one of our favorite winter meals. It is perfect for relaxed entertaining when friends and family linger at the table, sharing stories and of course, great food and wine.

Appetizers
Pumpkin Soup with Creamy Roquefort
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Viognier

Main Course
Braised Turkey
Butternut Squash and Cheddar Strata
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Side Dishes
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic
Roasted Cauliflower
Parsnips, Pearl Onions and Bacon
Braised Fennel with Garlic
Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Fresh Ginger

Dessert
Cheesecake
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Eisrébe


To start, serve a winter favorite Pumpkin Soup with Creamy Roquefort.  Paired with the Joseph Phelps Viognier, this soup is rich, creamy and takes the winter chill off quickly. 

Braised Turkey anchors the main course with sides of Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, Roasted Cauliflower, Parsnips, Pearl Onions and Bacon, Braised Fennel with Garlic, and Cranberry Sauce with Pears and Fresh Ginger.  If you would like a vegetarian main dish, try the Butternut Squash and Cheddar Strata.  With these main courses, put several wines on the table including the Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and (of course) either Jospeh Phelps Vineyards Insignia or Joseph Phelps Vineyards Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

The perfect way to finish the evening is with a rich Cheesecake paired with the Joseph Phelps Vineyards Eisrébe.

Bon appétit! Here’s wishing you and yours a healthy and happy Holiday Season.  If you are in Napa Valley, please stop by for a visit.