Our Cucina (Italian for kitchen) page is our dedicated culinary corner. There is something beautifully primal that happens in the kitchen when preparing food. On this page we will feature recipes that we enjoy making, and recommendations for the ultimate food and wine experience. We consider ourselves spoiled working at a winery where the owner loves to cook. The, “Frankie 5,” they call it (weight gained after working for Frank for a few months), is a real thing. But we consider it pounds of love, and we welcome all forms of love here at Essere Franco Wines. Below are a few images of dishes prepared by Frank for his staff, and wine club events.

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With this spring’s wine club we included one of Franks recipes that we had the pleasure of testing out before we printed our newsletters. It did not disappoint!

Spring 2017 Club Newsletter Recipe

We will be updating this page soon with additional recipes to go along with some of our most popular dishes to make. Please stay tuned as we continue to grow, and thank you for visiting our blog!

Looking to have a private party catered? We highly recommend Food Network All Star Chef Sharon Damante. She is local, lovely, and an amazing chef. She has worked with us for many of our wine club functions and you can visit her website here: Sharons Traveled Tablesharon-damante-sharon-s-traveled-table-at-chateau-lane