Monthly Archives: April 2010

Chasseur Sauce

Have you heard of Chasseur Sauce?  Sometimes it’s called hunter’s sauce because it goes great with venison and other game. Since deer season is such a popular time in Texas, we experiment with many sauces. Chasseur is usually made using demi-glace and Espagnole as … Continue reading

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Ketchup: The Original Sauce

Ketchup, also known as tomato sauce or red sauce is a condiment usually made from tomatoes. The ingredients in modern ketchup are: tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, salt, spice and herbs. Allspice, cloves, cinnamon, onion, and other vegetables can be included. Ketchup … Continue reading

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Porto and Madeira

Madeira: Named after the island it is produced on, Madeira is said to be like no other wine. Its makers go through great lengths to get the wine just right. The success of this wine is accredited to the ancient shipping conditions … Continue reading

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Port Wines

Port is a great pairing for Cajun and Creole foods.  Some people think it is too sweet, but we have customers who drink it with everything. The flavor weight of port balances the dark roux plus the sweetness complements the bold … Continue reading

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Personalized Wine Labels

Need that special gift?  Have a business client you would really like to impress?  Design your own personalized wine label at Messina Hof Winery and Resort!  With our label design team you can create your own label; or choose a … Continue reading

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Russian Sauce

I just learned recently that many of our e-business programs are actually hosted in Russia. What a small world, someone in Russia is managing the economic e-life of those in the USA. In honor of that new recognition I thought I would throw … Continue reading

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Clam Sauce

When I was growing up we ate oysters, pickled herring in wine, and delicate white fish grilled. Paul introduced me to clams on our first trip back to New York after we got married. As I learned about veal cutlets from Nonna … Continue reading

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