Bruschetta, an antipasto from Italy, is simple, yet can be very satisfying if you have good extra virgin olive oil.
A simple, yet elegant appetizer featuring ripe pears.
Jazz up store-bought hummus with cucumber, sundried tomatoes, almonds and sesame seeds.
Crunchy, sweet roasted pecans are great for wine tasting nibbles or to toss on salads and soups.
Enjoy this slow roasted eggplant and tomato appetizer as a prelude to your meal or accompaniment to a wine tasting, with bread or crackers.
Looking for an appetizer or nibbles for a wine tasting? Try this easy and quick smoked whitefish spread.
This is a light spread for bread or crackers with very little fat and loads of mellow mushroom taste.
These tasty tapas-style eggplants can be an appetizer, an entrée or the hit at your Superbowl party.
Sweet caramelized onions complement the nutty, slightly salty taste of Gruyère. Enjoy as an appetizer course or with a tasting of pinot noirs.
Crispy, succulent prawns in a creamy Grand Marnier sauce are easy and elegant.
The rustic appearance of this nut tart creation by Maggie adds to the charm. A tasty dessert, side or appetizer for a Pinot Noir tasting.
Sweet roasted beets and crunchy cucumber make a visually appealing and healthful appetizer. The recipe includes an option for dairy-free preparation and an option for goat cheese lovers.
Serve these fig tarts and everyone will want the recipe.
This versatile recipe is fun for experimentation! Try different kinds of herbs on these toasted almonds to see how they pair with different Buttonwood wines.
The appetizing aroma of fresh garlic and oregano will whet your appetite for a creamy goat cheese spread perfect for an appetizer course with crackers, or for a cheese course.
This fabulous twist on a traditional pesto uses kale instead of basil and pecans instead of pine nuts for a healthy and tasty spread great with toasted bread and a refreshing glass of white wine.
The clean Japanese flavors of “maguro” sushi are brought together in this dazzling appetizer. A sesame-soy marinade lifts the tuna flavors, and the wasabi (horseradish) and pickled ginger give these delectable rollups a real punch.
Fire up the grill and enjoy oysters paired with spicy sausage. Cool the heat with a chilled glass of dry white wine, like the handcrafted Harney Lane Winery Albarino.
So easy to make, and so delicious, this crab salad appetizer impresses with its fresh flavors.
Eggplant and Mediterranean flavors combine to make a tasty twist to the usual party salsa.
Another fabulous recipe from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: canapes made with endive leaves and tender lobster in a creamy, lemony sauce spiked with Dijon mustard. Terrific with a crisp white, like the sparkling Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut.
For Halloween: Spook your friends with this "bloodbath" of marinara sauce, bread "bones" to gnaw on, and Mozarella and olive "eyeballs". Especially bewitching with a bold red wine.
Chef Jordan C. Mackey of Cuvée at the River Terrace Inn dresses up chicken beautifully with a sweet/sour fig jam. Bite into these beauties for a burst of warm fig flavor.
The sharpness of the bleu cheese is the perfect compliment to the rich sweetness of the roasted pear and candied walnuts, making this a most decadent appetizer.
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