Entries by Taste-the-Love

White or Red? Navigating the Wine List Waters – Part 2

Part Two: From Grape to Glass In our last blog post, we explored grapes and their color schemes, and encouraged exploration on your part. Now let’s understand the science of fermentation and cover Rose, Sparkling (Champagne), Dessert Wines, Port and Sherry. The Science: The Yeasts and Fermentation Harvested grapes become crushed grapes which contain yeasts. Yeasts exist […]

Father’s Day Menu

This Year Give Dad Something He Can Really Sink His Teeth Into… Alpine’s Father’s Day Features (Available on Father’s Day, June 21st) Gazpacho Garnished with fresh parsley Steak Tartare featuring capers, shallots, and hardboiled egg served with fresh crostini finished with a house made Dijon-Worcestershire Avocado Salad Arugula, roasted pistachios, and parmesan cheese dressed with […]

Father’s Day: A Q & A to Embrace the Day

Here at Alpine, we would love to help you celebrate Father’s Day. Let’s take a look at some of the traditions, origins and fun facts. And to all you Father’s out there…Happy Father’s Day! Q: Who invented Father’s Day? A: A Woman! In 1909, a woman named Sonora Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in Spokane, […]

We’ve Changed Our Chicken…and You’re Going to Love It.

Classic staples on the menu of many Italian restaurants, Chicken Piccati, Marsala, and Scallopini almost always start with thinly sliced chicken. Both the preparation of the meat and flavor profiles are distinctive and traditional, leaving little room for interpretation. However, unfortunately, thinly sliced meat that is overly tenderized (READ beaten half to death) in an effort to make […]

The Magic of Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are an integral part of Italian cooking and we use a wide variety year round in all of our dishes. They can magically flavor up recipes without using loads of salt and butter. Herbs have their own distinctive flavors ranging from earthy to lemon, and when used fresh require much less than when using dried. With […]

Fresh and Lovely Mozzarella Cheese

With a delicate and fresh milk taste, Mozzarella is a staple among cheese lovers. It is available in many different forms and varieties, the most popular being fresh mozzarella or mozzarella fresco. This is a type of mozzarella that is just been made and ready to be consumed at room temperature. At Alpine, Mozzarella is […]