Monthly Archives: September 2008

Angel Hair Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

The kitchen is the place where I feel the most creative and get lost in the lastest experiments.  Tonight I did angel hair pasta boiled in herbed water.  At this time of year the herbs are fading and I am … Continue reading

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New Menu items at the Vintage House

Chef Joseph Kramer has begun changing the Vintage House menu.  It will debut on October 1st at the  Vintage House.  The exciting thing about this menu is the focus on our local Brazos Valley producers, artisans, and growers.  This is an expansion on the … Continue reading

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Life with Paul Bonarrigo

Paul Bonarrigo is such a bigger than life personality. People often ask me how it is to have shared this life with him for the last 31 years. Well, it has been amazing. He is truly a renaissance man. He … Continue reading

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Inaugural Tailgate Dinner at Messina Hof

Paul and I had the pleasure of hosting our first tailgate dinner last night.  It was so much fun that we plan to do it every TAMU home game.  It was so special to break bread and share a great … Continue reading

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Go Texas Restaurant Roundup

Texas Department of Agriculture has created a great program to promote resaurants that actually do support local – producers and wineries.  On October 1st a select group of restaurants in Texas who support and promote local producers, growers, and artisans, … Continue reading

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South Beach Living Pizza with Messina Hof Wine

The next combination we tried was the South Beach Living Spinach and Mushroom Pizza with Harvest Wheat Crust paired with several different wines.  We really expected to prefer the whites with this since it had a creamy style sauce.  However, it … Continue reading

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Totino’s Combination Pizza and Messina Hof Wine

Totino’s Crisp Crust Combination was sausage and pizza topping with pepperoni seasoning.  It turned out to be spicier than expected so while it went well with the Paulo Cabernet Sauvignon and other reds, it also went really well with the Muscat … Continue reading

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Pizza Pals with Messina Hof Wines

The Pizza Pal was a cheese pizza that was lighter flavored than the Red Baron’s 4 Cheese pizza we had tried earlier.  It was good with the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Muscat Canelli.  The Muscat was light and frity and really balanced … Continue reading

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Red Baron Pizza and Messina Hof Wine

On a roll from t.v. dinners and wine we decided to try some individual pizza with wine.  Again I went to the pizza freezer section of the grocery store and selected the most depleted items.  The first was Red Baron’s … Continue reading

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