Tapas Recipes from May 19th RoxyAnn Cooking Class

May 19th Cooking Class

At RoxyAnn Winery

With Chef Mario Chavez

An Evening of Tapas

Featuring RoxyAnn wines

RoxyAnn Recipes

Chef Mario Chavez


Spanish Cheese Plate

Manchego, 100 % sheep’s milk cheese,

Quince paste also known as Membrillo, thin sliced Jamon Serrano

(meaning mountain ham very similar to prosciutto)

RoxyAnn 2008 Reserve Pinot Gris


Fresh Watermelon Gazpacho

Serves 8

1 seedless watermelon

1 bunch fresh mint

1 cup orange juice

1 yellow pepper

2 cucumbers

1 Spanish onion

1 jalapeno

Salt and pepper

1 lime juiced

Blend or process half the watermelon with the orange juice,

Transfer to a bowl and chill, the other half and the remaining ingredients,

Cut a fine dice all about the same size.  Transfer to bowl and season to taste add fresh mint at the end.

RoxyAnn 2008 Viognier


Poached pears in phyllo with Sherry glaze and dark ganache

Serves 8

1 bottle Spanish Sherry

4 pears, peeled halved and cored

1 cinnamon stick

1 lemon zested

1 clove

1 package phyllo dough

2 oz butter

1 cup sugar

6 oz dark chocolate

½ cup heavy cream

Simmer pears in Sherry with the lemon, cinnamon, sugar and clove

They are done when a knife goes through soft, remove and let cool,

Reduce poaching liquid until thickened, make ganache by bringing cream to a boil,

Add to chocolate and stir.   Once cooled take pears and wrap with buttered phyllo and bake about 15 minutes at 400.

RoxyAnn 2008 Night Harvest Viognier



Serves 4

1 cup Arborio rice

4 cups saffron stock

2 bay leaves

1 onion

1 cup roasted red peppers

1 cup roasted garlic

1 cup green peas

1 cup tomatoes

½ cup olive oil

4 chicken wings

4 prawns

2 oz calamari

2 oz halibut

4 mussels

2 oz chorizo

½ oz fresh thyme

Salt and pepper

2 cups white wine

Brown chicken, add extra oil, add rinsed rice, sauté until translucent,

Next deglaze with white wine, add peppers, garlic bay, toms. and onion add part of stock till covered and continue to ster.  Add stock little at a time until all is used and  keep sterring, add seafood at the end add thyme and season to taste, add chorizo and peas at the end,  finish with a coating of paprika.

RoxyAnn 2007 Honor Barn Red