Get Connected at The Epicurean Connection

sheana_davisA mention of Sonoma often comes in the same breath as discussions of great wine. And, of course, any discussion of great wine must include a mention of artisan cheese. Luckily, Sonoma has a new house of fromage to satisfy both the turophile (cheese lover) and oenophile – The Epicurean Connection.

Located just off the Sonoma Square, The Epicurean Connection offers specialty cheeses, local artisan food fare, and fresh soups and sandwiches to enjoy on a wine country picnic. Sheana Davis – local cheese maker, caterer and culinary educator – opened the shop to showcase the wide variety of delicious local ingredients available for cooking in the Sonoma Valley as well as her two own artisan cheeses: Delice de la Vallee and Crème de Fromage.

Whether you’re looking for a few special ingredients for your own culinary endeavors or some delectable bites to bring on a wine country tour, The Epicurean Connection will make sure you don’t leave empty handed.

Try your hand at one of Sheana’s signature gourmet meals with her recipe for a porter house steak hot off the gourmet grill.  Simple ingredients and savory grilled meat yield the perfect entrée for a cold winter night.

Grilled Porter House Steak & Worcestershire Butter

Yields 1 cup

1 cup Sweet Butter, room temperature

2 tabelspoons Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic

1 tabelspoon coarse ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 each Porterhouse Steaks

1 teaspoon olive oil

  1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, blend the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.  Taste and adjust flavors.
  2. Prepare butter one day prior to serving to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high.
  4. Pat dry steak and rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place steak on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes.  Turn steak and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes.
  6. Remove steak from heat, place in grill pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve rare with Worcestershire Butter or place plan back over flame for 6-8 minutes for medium to well-done steaks.

Serve over grilled steak or stir Worcestershire Butter into mashed potatoes.


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