Savory Pesto & Sundried Tomato Christmas Pinwheels

By: Spritz  |  December 19, 2012  | 

Entertaining friends and family for the holidays are such a pleasure, but can also incite anxiety and chaos. To keep hungry guests from lingering in the kitchen while you make the last few arrangements, here is a tasty and easy appetizer to keep pre-dinner grazers out of the kitchen!

These crisp and golden Christmas Pinwheels take only 30 minutes, and look very festive with green pesto and red sundried tomatoes. Here are the ingredients and tools you will need:

  • 1 box Frozen puff pastry (thawed and unfolded)
  • 3/4 cup Basil pesto (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Jar Sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Paring knife
  • 1 Nonstick Silpat, or baking parchment paper
  • 1 Cookie sheet or baking tray
  • Pastry brush

Preheat your oven to 400°F.

1. Using a sharp knife, cut each sheet of thawed puff pastry into 3×3 inch squares. This can be done by slicing each sheet into thirds along the fold creases, then into as many squares as it will accommodate.

2. First, make an egg wash by whisking the egg in a small bowl. Using the pastry brush, gently brush each square until lightly moistened. This will help the pastry turn golden brown when baked, and help the pinwheel corners stick to each other and stay in place during baking.

3. To fill the pinwheels, make a cut from the tip of each corner of the square towards the center, stopping about 1/2 inch before the middle. Spoon a dollop of pesto onto the middle of each square.

4. Fold the top left-hand corner of each square down over the pesto. Moving around the square clockwise, fold the left-hand corner of the three remaining sides into the center. Top the center of the pinwheel with a pinch of chopped sundried tomato.

5. Transfer the pastries to a parchment paper- or Silpat of parchment-lined baking sheet, and brush the pastries with remaining egg wash. Bake the pinwheels for 10-12 minutes, or until they are a beautiful golden brown. Let cool for a 2-3 minutes before transferring to a platter and serving.

*Optional: You can also sprinkle the pinwheels with grated Parmegiano Reggiano or cheese of choice for a richer, saltier flavor profile.

Voila! Now your guests can enjoy this savory treat while you put the finishing touches on dinner. Bon appetite!

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Spritz Website Nomination

By: Spritz  |  December 7, 2012  | 

The Spritz team is excited to announce that our recently launched website has been nominated for a CSS Design Award! Our designer and team worked long and hard to create a site we are proud to call our own. According to the CSSDA, the Design Awards is a “living archive of the world’s greatest websites and an inspirational showcase celebrating emerging talent. The goal of CSS Design Awards is to capture every step in the rapid evolution of web design and to shine a light on designers that inspire us all.” The decision is made by YOU the voters and a panel of highly qualified judges who are all professional designers. Whether we win or not, we are thrilled to be a part of this amazingly creative and talented group of companies and individuals.

See all the nominees at the link and be sure to vote for us if you like our site! Thank you for your continued support.


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Spritz Holiday Gift Guide

By: Spritz  |  December 7, 2012  | 

We have a lot of exciting new offers coming your way just in time for the holiday season. Having trouble deciding what to gift your loved ones? Let Spritz be your one-stop shop.

For your adventure-seeking sibling

Join the crew for a thrilling 2 1/2 hour sail on the America’s Cup racing yacht, USA 76 on San Francisco Bay. With ACsailingSF, sail the official race course as you learn the most intimate details of the upcoming America’s Cup. Perfect for the adrenaline junky friend!

Get a 10% discount now through December 31 by using the coupon code: Spritz2012.


For your friend that enjoys the finer things in life

Moreno BHLV offers award-winning California sparkling wines that . Hand-adorned with Swarovski Crystals, the bottles can be customized, making them a fantastic gift for the host of a holiday party, your parents, your neighbors, or yourself 🙂

Get free shipping on your order!


For your highly cultured Aunt and Uncle

A perfect blend of world-class cuisine, exceptional local wine, and inspiring cinema, the Sonoma International Film Festival is a 5-day event in the heart of Northern California’s wine-country. Join renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities at this worldly celebration.

A 15% discount on passes are available now through January 9: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4785640981


For your sports enthusiast husband

Players Sports Grill & Arcade offers 35 tvs with over 200 sports channels to choose from, arcade games to make you feel like a kid again, and tons of specialty cocktails to make the season warm.

Receive 15% off when booking your private party by mentioning “Spritz” by January 15th, 2013 (min. 30 people). Mention “Spritz” to your server for $6 off your purchase of $30 or more when dining in. Limit one per table.


For the last-minute holiday party planner

Know someone who always throws together a holiday dinner at the very last second? Beat them to the punch and surprise them with a reservation at Tommy Toy’s Cuisine Chinoise – an upscale Chinese restaurant in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Private banquet rooms can host anywhere from an intimate dinner of 8 to a lavish party of over 150! Open on Christmas Eve/Day, and New Year’s Eve, go to tommytoys.com to see their special holiday prix fixe menus.


For anyone who wants to give back

There’s no gift like the gift of giving. America SCORES works with urban schools to provide a high quality, team-based program that integrates soccer, poetry and service-learning. Their innovative approach improves students’ health, academic achievement and civic engagement.





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Swinging into the Holidays

By: Spritz  |  December 3, 2012  | 

November has come and gone, bringing in the cool winter air and delightful holiday treats! While others may have been growing impressive Movember Mustaches, here at Spritz we were busy tending our portfolio. We are excited and proud to share the addition of our newest client…the Sonoma International Film Festival!

The 16th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival will take place from April 10–14, 2013 in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country. With the goal to welcome, entertain and inspire, this boutique celebration of film, food and wine welcomes cinephiles and gourmands alike, and will screen more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and a showcase of Spanish language films. All the films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance on Sonoma’s historic plaza.

This unique five-day festival also offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Danny Glover have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

For more information about Sonoma International Film Festival, please visit www.sonomafilmfest.org. You can also keep updated on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @ SonomaFilmFestival.

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Spritz – Classic with a Modern Edge

By: Spritz  |  November 6, 2012  | 

On October 24, the Spritz team rallied in the spirit of San Francisco pride, and went to the first game of the World Series at AT&T Park. Decked out in Giants gear and twirling our rally towels, we remained standing for just about the entire time, cheering loud enough for Hunter Pence to hear us from the outfield. When Pablo hit his first of three homeruns just rows away from us, the stands went absolutely wild. The air buzzed with electric energy throughout all nine innings. We made friends with fellow fans, giving high-fives every time our team got a run or base hit.

Three games and one sweep later, the Giants secured their spot as the 2012 World Champions and were welcomed home with a victory parade through the city by an estimate of over one million fans. During and after the game, we shared our photos and videos with friends on social media, and even included some of it in marketing efforts for our clients in sports related industries. It’s a great feeling to be able to say that we were a part of this historic championship, it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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