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| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Our beef finalists are putting the finishing touches on their burgers! Sonali Ruder from NYC is up first. (After a short pause for the Wine Train to go by--that horn is loud ! It makes the Food Network audio crew's job a little more difficult) The judges love the use of frizzled onions. (I heart...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Our region 5 finalist, Sharyn Hill, has presented her burger and the judges are impressed with the use of regional ingredients, a theme from this year. Hailing from Las Cruces, NM, the southwestern influence is apparent (apparently delicious according to the judges!) Learn more about Build a Better...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Kathleen Stubler is up with her Region 4 and so far, she seems to be winning the prize for a burger that runs down your face and arms! The judges don't mind the use of extra napkins if it means that they get to enjoy Kathleen's burger! James McNair tastes Kathleen's burger... The slaw is receiving...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Lisa Huff is presenting her burger to the judges. It's called a Yooper burger. Wanna know what a yooper is? Well, Lisa explained that a yooper is a a person who resides in the upper pennisula of the Michigan area (I think she said Michigan? I was trying to keep one ear open whilst typing...) Her...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
They are just going too darn fast for my fingers of fury. Our region 1 finalist hit the stage with her burger and the general consensus was that it was a very moist burger, which is difficult to accomplish with seafood burgers. Valerie has impressed the judges with the flavors. Region 2's Susan...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The above is a reference to not only that glorious sound of burgers on the grill but also to the temp here in Napa Valley today. It is HOT . And I'm not even in front of a grill! Check out our beef finalists as they prep their recipes... Sonali Ruder- Region 1 Mary Thompson- Region 2 Jamie Miller-...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
On my way to the beef grills, Sutter Home Commander-in-Chief Bob Torkelson brought the judges onto the stage. These are the people who will be crowning a $50,000 winner this afternoon! Learn more about Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
OK, I got sidetracked by the Ben & Jerry's cart. I'm sorry. I'm only human! With an affinity for ice cream. For the record, ice cream before noon still tastes good. Learn more about Build a Better Burger
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The alternative finalists have gotten underway and I literally hopped a velvet rope into the cooking arena. (I guess the large camera made me look official because no one told me to get back!) Region 1 Finalist Valerie Szlatenyi is putting together her swordfish burgers. For the record, today wil...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
It's finally here! the 18th annual BBB contest is (almost) in full swing! The sun is out, people are out walking around and the Sutter Home Victorian Inn is all a buzz of activity. I sneaked in a little early, with my camera in tow (both of them!) to get some prelim shots... Don't you just wish...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
The temperatures are slowly starting to drop here in the Napa Valley and fall means a few things aroud the winery: harvest (that goes without saying), Build a Better Burger and Sutter Home for Hope . Since everyone is pretty much up to speed with BBB insert shameless plug here: we will be live...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: The 2008 Sutter Home Build a Better Burger finalists! In the Beef category: Region 1- Sonali Ruder; New York, NY: New York Steakhouse Burger Region 2- Mary Thompson; Lexington, SC: Palmetto Pride Pimento Cheese Burgers Region 3- Jamie Miller; Maple...
| Posted by BBBAssistant for Sutter Home
I can't move and I am currently wishing I had elastic-waisted pants. Today was Build a Better Burger finalist selection day and because I'm so incredibly dedicated to my job of informing you about the goings on of BBB , I insisted on trying all 15 of the beef burger semi-finalists. I don't know all...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Check out some of our Sales and Marketing team working the launch of Sutter Home Red ! I'd say this goes above and beyond the call of duty! How can you not love this company spirit? Have you tried Sutter Home Red yet? Learn more about Sutter Home Wedding Wines
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
There are many perks to working at a winery. Let's face it, the product is awesome! But sometimes it's those little things that can make a difference. For instance...can you believe the view outside the Sutter Home administrative offices? I took this picture this morning. This is what the team sees...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Hi Folks, If you've tried to enter your recipe today for Build a Better Burger you probably noticed that entry submission was disabled. Entry closed at noon today. If you insist you have that winning $50000 recipe don't worry, submission will be open next year! And the year after that! There are...
| Posted by BBBAssistant for Sutter Home
Well here it is, halfway through the month of August (I'm sorry, but where did the summer go??) There's only a few days left to get those burger recipes in! The deadline is August 18. Aside from that nugget of valuable information, I have some very exciting news to share! Food Network will be...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
Yes tomatoes are in season right now. But save those tomatoes for a fresh heirloom salad (check back soon for the recipe!). Put a new spin on the classic bruschetta with this recipe from our Culinary Director and Executive Chef Jeffrey Starr. We love us some Jeffrey Starr! Enjoy with Sutter Home...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
We at Sutter Home were super enthused with your feedback on the last survey regarding what you'd like to see featured on the Sutter Home blog. The results show that what you're craving the most (besides our wines, of course ;-) ) is info on new products. With that in mind, we'd like to announce the...
| Posted by Megan for Sutter Home
This is going to be fun! Here at the Sutter Home Blog we'll be talking about all our upcoming events, features, and products. We have a lot of exciting things to discuss so please check back soon to learn more about a new product, Build a Better Burger, Promotions, Prizes, and Surveys. In the...