Wente Vineyards, Phillips Seafood Partner in Crab Challenge

May 03, 2012 Industry News
Industry News

For a second year, Wente Vineyards and Phillips Seafood have partnered in a cross-promotional program in the retail grocery channel. Once again offering savings on Phillips products, this year the wine and seafood companies teamed up for their inaugural “East Meets West Crab Challenge” to include custom wine and crab meat pairing recipes, retail coupons off the purchase of Phillips Seafood, and an online Sweepstakes.

Competing in the program were Wente Vineyards chef Owen Nattrass and Phillips Seafood chef Todd Weisz. Both chefs were challenged to make two different dishes using Phillips Crab Meat paired with Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay and Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon.

Consumers could download these exclusive recipes online and enter to win a trip for two to Wente Vineyards in the Livermore Valley, California.

One lucky winner, Delano Jennings from Yakima, Washington, will be visiting Wente Vineyards June 8-10, 2012, for a two-night stay at the Cottage at Wente Vineyards. Additionally, Jennings and a guest will enjoy a customized food and wine pairing dinner at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, and several private wine tours and tastings. 

Custom recipes developed by Wente Vineyards' Chef Owen Nattrass included Green Garden Gazpacho with Crab, Almonds and Avocado, and Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Duck Fat Fingerlings, Red Wine Crab Butter, Trumpet Mushrooms and Cabernet Jus. 

Phillips’ Chef Todd Weisz newly created dishes included Lemon Caper Crab Cake and Crab Farfalle Puttanesca.

Recipes:

Green Garden Gazpacho with Crab, Almonds, and Avocado
Paired with: Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay
Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Duck Fat Fingerlings, Red Wine Crab Butter, Trumpet Mushrooms, and Cabernet Jus
Paired with: Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Lemon Caper Crabcakes
Paired with: Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay
Crab Farfalle Puttanesca
Paired with: Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

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