After all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, why not sleep in and enjoy a little leisure and luxury? Whether you have friends and family lingering from out of town or you’re back from a journey of your own, slow down and savor the moment with these decadent, chef-inspired recipes.
Along with being a fabulous addition to any brunch, sparkling cocktails are also fun and easy to personalize! All you need are a few of your favorite sparkling wines, seasonal fruits and flavored liqueurs. Give these refreshing recipes a try or see where inspiration takes you…
When you’re planning a party, your shopping list might be just as important as your guest list. In terms of stocking the bar, you can’t go wrong with a few party faithfuls like these. Whether your guests enjoy reds, whites or spirits, we’ve got something for everyone.
When it comes to dessert, extravagant indulgence is the very definition of the holiday season. Sophisticated sweets like homemade cheesecake, crème brûlée and chocolate fondue add that special something to any fine dining experience, and we have the perfect recipes. Sugar plums have nothing on these stunning desserts.
Feeling blue isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to cheese. Rich and savory cheeses like Stilton boast a distinct depth of flavor that just might make you rethink what it means to sing the blues. When it comes to pairings, jazz things up with sweet wines like sauternes or port, IPAs or stout, and vodka-based cocktails or sweeter liqueurs. Throw in some honey, fig jam, candied walnuts and hearty, rustic breads, or have fun and improvise.
Hosting a plant-based holiday dinner? We have something delicious for you, too! Our Vegan Holiday Meal includes a spread of scrumptious vegan sides handcrafted in-house, plus a meat-free Celebration Roast as the main course. Need a little extra of your favorite dish? Both the entrée and sides are also available à la carte!
Get the cookie sheets ready—it’s time to bake! Cookie swaps are a classic part of the holiday season and a wonderful way to share new recipes with throngs of willing taste testers. Think outside the cookie jar with gourmet cookie recipes like these.
Cookies are classic for a reason, but they’re not the only sweet treat worth sharing this holiday season. From homemade fudge to apple caramels and more, these festive confections are super scrumptious and easier than you think!
Stinky, sticky, pungent and meaty—we want the funk! From washed rinds to soft-ripened and Swiss Alpine cheeses like gruyere, funkadelic cheeses are an acquired taste well worth the trying. Keep the flavor train coming with crusty bread, savory jams and cured meats, plus strong sips like off-dry, earthy wines, bold and leathery ales or single malt Scotch for a one-way ticket to Funkytown.
Candying fruit is simple, sweet and incredibly versatile. Follow this basic formula to turn a variety of fruits into festive confections, perfect for topping ice cream or sorbet, giving as gourmet goodies or enjoying as a petite treat on their own.
Why put out a bowl of plain pretzels at a party when you can dress them up in a snap? Whether you prefer your salty snacks a little sweet, strictly savory or on the spicy side, we’ve got just the recipes to try, plus a Four Cheese Artichoke Dip that’s good with pretzels, crudité and basically almost anything. Enjoy!
Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with family and friends this Hanukkah with our brand new, chef-prepared Hanukkah Meal. Each meal includes an array of traditional, chef-prepared delicacies fresh from our kitchen. If you want to add on to your family feast, the entrée and sides are also available à la carte!
It may sound like the opening of a Dr. Seuss book, but this one’s just for adults. Our collection of festive boozy beverages is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Try mulling a batch of red or white glogg (a cozy, comforting wine-based beverage) or making your own eggnog with these easy recipes.
Black tie, schmack tie. For the casual get-togethers that don’t require white linens, fun and tasty finger foods are a must. Perfect for movie night or board games with friends, these easy recipes are sure to impress without needing too much time in the kitchen.
Comfort food is basically synonymous with the holiday season. From freshly carved turkey to your aunt’s famous pecan pie, some of the best memories are made in the kitchen. If you’re fixing the feast this year, don’t be daunted by the task. With the right recipes and a few pro tips, dinner is as good as done.
Cold winter days are the perfect time to stay in, bundle up and get cooking, which is why our latest Field Guide is 100% recipes. That’s right, our final Field Guide of 2018 is a beautifully festive cookbook full of delicious inspiration for your holiday cooking, and it’s FREE in stores now!
Hello, is it cheese you’re looking for? Let the mild, creamy and delicate flavors of young gouda and unripened brie wash over your palate. Pair every bite you take with sweet sensations like fresh berries, fruity jams and lemon curd, and set sail with easy-drinking sips of light, floral wine, herbal beer or a bourbon-based cocktail. Bon voyage!
When you’re on your way to your next dinner party with friends, don’t forget a little something for the host. Sonoma Market not only has everything you need to host a fabulous feast, but also everything you need for a quick gift grab. Along with fragrant candles, seasonal décor and many, many fine wines, we also offer gorgeous fresh flowers perfect for showing thanks to your host for their hospitality.
For a happy holiday indeed, just add cheese! Along with our array of gourmet sweet and savory party platters, Sonoma Market's famous artisan cheese boards are your key to easy, elegant and delicious entertaining. We prep, you party—it’s as simple as that. Get your perfect party started with one of these specialty cheese boards, or talk to our cheese specialistto build your own!
Wondering which wines to enjoy this holiday season? Our pros have put together pairings fit for a feast—specifically our Chef-Prepared Holiday Meals! From Traditional to Contemporary, whole roasted turkey to herb-crusted beef filet, we’ve got your perfect pairings right here.
Whether you're planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a casual turkey for two, a fun, foodie Friendsgiving or full-blown family feast, there's one thing they all have in common—great food! Make your holiday planning a breeze with these festive menus designed to fit any size or style of celebration with complete, chef-prepared meals or à la carte menu items.
Fixin’ to host a good, old-fashioned shindig? Bust out the rustic, deep and crusty flavors of aged gouda and Alpine cheeses. If you don’t have any sweet tea on hand, sip on bigger-bodied whites, medium reds, malty beers or whiskey straight up. As for the vittles, rustle up some milk chocolate, roasted nuts and dried fruit for sturdy, simple flavors that will stand by your jams.
What better way to hang out this fall than with food, friends and a few delicious combos? If you're into craft beer and delicious, fresh baked pie, try these fun pairings for sweet and sour, caramel and malt, or spicy and sweet goodness.
Feed your appetite for destruction with STRONG, HARD and AGGRESSIVE cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and SHARP aged cheddar. Wash it all down with a swig of a BIG red, BITTER IPA, FIERY cocktail or anything spiked. As for the nosh pit, sink your teeth into flavor-packed picks like SOUR apples, SALTY salami and RICH roasted nuts. Let the headbanging begin.