If you are planning on hosting a party there are three things that are essential to its success. Good food, good wine and great friends!
We recently hosted a holiday party for my husbands company and we provided just that. My husband’s prime rib roast was amazing, (you can find the recipe below) as was our variety of Wente Vineyard wine! We provided both white and red bottles for our guests. During our cheese plate appetizer hour we opened Wente’s Southern Hills Chardonnay as well as Wente’s Morning Fog Chardonnay.
Both were big hits!
Did you know that Wente Vineyards Vintage 2014 Morning Fog Chardonnay was recently awarded with a wine enthusiast score of 90 points?
Its no wonder that bottle was the first to be finished off during our party!
For dinner, we focused on Wente Vineyards Sandstone Merlot and Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon. Both bottles paired amazingly with our main dish, a prime rib roast.
- 1 15lb prime rib roast
- 3 tbs of dried thyme
- 3 tbs of salt
- 3 tbs of pepper
- 3 tbs of olive oil for seasoning mix, another 3 tbs to spread over your roast
- 15-20 cloves of minced garlic.
1. Prepare your seasoning mix of dried thyme, salt, pepper, minced garlic and olive oil.
2. Place your prime rib roast in your baking pan, fatty side up. Spread your seasoning mix evenly over the top of the roast and coat the sides of your roast with olive oil. Let your prime rib roast sit to reach room temperature (no longer than one hour).
4. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Bake, uncovered, at 500 degrees for about 20 minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and cover your roast with foil. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue baking until the internal temperature reaches 135 for a medium rare roast.
6. Remove from the oven and let the roast sit (covered) for 10 minutes. This allows the internal temperature to continue rise while also allowing the juices to flow!
Please be sure to follow all health and safety standards when handling and cooking raw meat.
Are you heading to a holiday party this year with your friends or family?
Don’t forget to bring your host a gift to show thanks for all their hard work (because let’s face it, hosting is HARD work) and remember that you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Wente Vineyards wine!