Just in time for the dog days of summer, Napa Valley Distillery (NVD) has bottled its ever popular brandy mint julep. In 1803, the Mint Julep was described as a “dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning.” The first Mint Juleps enjoyed by the American colonies were made with […]
Be sure to stop by The Olive Press to grab some artisanal mustard to complement your 4th of July Menu! While you’re at it, pick up some dipping oil for an easy marinade, tapenade for a quick appetizer, and almonds for the perfect snack! –
Curious about the wines of South Africa? Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant (OC&WM) has procured the 2011 Keermont Syrah for its red cellar trio wine club and shelves. This deeply flavored, complex red was grown in the beautiful amphitheater known as Paradise Valley in Stellenbosch. Production was quite limited, and the wine has received significant […]
Everything that you find in Cate & Co.’s bakeshop is created in their kitchen except for a couple of items that they discovered, fell in love with, and just had to share with their customers. They call these items “Cate’s Fantastic Finds!” The most recent “find’ is a line of nitrite-free salamis in a variety of […]
The Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is now offering cheese plates in an easy ready to-go, picnic-style pack. Currently they are available only on Saturdays and Sundays (all food on the menu can be prepared to go as well). There are two varieties of cheese plates with three different cheeses, dried fruit and almonds. You […]
Pre-order grad cupcakes and cakes in custom colors, decorations and themes. Give Kara’s Cupcakes a call to cater your graduation party and sweet celebration. Stop by the bakery, order online, or call the cupcake hotline to pre-order: 1-866-554-CAKE (2253).
Delicious Riverdog Farm chickens are back at The Fatted Calf. Riverdog’s freedom ranger flock is organically raised outside in the beautiful Capay Valley using a cleverly devised mobile coop system which allows them access to fresh alfalfa pasture daily. And the results are in the sweet, nutty flavor of these beautiful birds. Fresh whole and […]
The infamous Bloody Mary…a magical brunch libation that transcends tomato juice and vodka. The rich umami of the salt and spices, tangy tomato, hearty spirited backbone, and unlimited garnishes make this America’s favorite weekend beverage. If you love Bloody Marys as much as we do then you must pick up a bottle of Napa Valley […]
The Model Bakery knows how to celebrate Easter! From breakfast pastries (hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls, espresso bundt cake and more) to organic, artisan breads (bunny bread, bacon batard, ciabatta and more) to cookies, tarts and pies (iced Easter sugar cookies, strawberry mascarpone tart, strawberry rhubarb pie and more). And the cakes…carrot egg cake, berries […]
Super fragrant, locally grown loose gardenia blossoms are back! They’re all you need to transform a car/bedroom/bath/cubicle into a personal tropical island and make a great “just because” treat for yourself or a friend. Stop by The Monkey Flower Group for just a sniff, or take some with you to make springtime in Napa feel […]
The oak really comes through strong on this one, making it very dry and peppery on the front palate. Only on the finish do you get the cherry, which builds and lingers on the palate. The oak really gives this spirit a rye whiskey character, despite its true brandy nature. An esoteric spirit that eludes […]
You’ve come to know C CASA for its tacos and enchilada plates, but did you know that C CASA also features rotisserie Mary’s chickens and ducks? Their $30 dinner special features a whole rotisserie chicken, accompanied by some favorite sides: six made-to-order corn tortillas, two orders of beans (white or black) and shaved cabbage fuji apple salad. […]
Love is in the air, and what better way to show your Valentine how you feel than with a heart-shaped, iced cookie from The Model Bakery? Stop by and pick up a couple, or how about a dozen, to show your love for family, friends and co-workers…they’ll be sure to love you back!
If you smelled truffles in the air, it wasn’t your imagination. Last week’s Truffle Festival put Napastak in the mood to keep the truffle theme going for another week. Napastäk is extending its 10 percent discount on Urbani truffle sauces until next Tuesday, January 27. As quoted, “There are two types of people who eat truffles: “Those who think […]
Kara’s Cupcakes brings back a classic cupcake flavor – neapolitan – available all month. And introduces a special NEW flavor – chocolaty chocolate vanilla chocolate chip in support of the Napa Valley Vine Trail. Stop by the bakery or call the cupcake hotline to pre-order: 1.866.554.CAKE (2253). Order online at karascupcakes.com.
Receive 10 percent off wonderfully delicious gourmet products at Napastak. Choose from a wide selection of unique ingredients such as locally handcrafted, authentic style arugula, pepperoncini and capellini pasta; aged balsamic; balsamic jelly; locally produced elderberry, prickly pear, d’Anjou pear and mango vinegars, authentic Italian truffle oil; organic jam with a variety of unique flavors such […]
From holiday dishes and serving pieces to ornaments and decorations, this is your last chance to get holiday items at 50 percent off! Visit Poor House now through this Friday, January 9 to take advantage of this significant discount.
Celebrate the New Year with barks and brittles from Anette’s Chocolates! Both are available individually or in a combo-set and flavors include the award-winning chili lime tequila, beer, bourbon and Chardonnay brittles…even a hot and spicy one! Stop by Anette’s for a taste.
The holidays are here again. Don’t have time to bake? Visit Ca’ Momi’s pastry case. Bonus: Ca’ Momi pastries are made with fresh and natural ingredients. Order some crowd-pleasing bignè (optionally gluten free!) or plenty more delicious Italian cakes, cookies, and treats. To place your special holiday order, phone 707-257-4992 or visit the kiosk. Remember to […]
Poor House is chock full of great ideas for Hanukkah gifts, stocking stuffers and all sorts of holiday goodies – puzzles and games, vibrant color pencil sets and sketch pads for budding artists, whimsical stamps & ink pads, French shadow puppets, sweet Blah-Blah stuffed animals, knit-your-own dog or cat kits, even sparklers!
The Dungeness crab and lobster at Eiko’s at Oxbow is fresh and sustainable from California and Maine, respectively. The crab comes whole for $20.95/lb. or fresh meat is $55.95/lb. Lobster is market price. Add crab or lobster to your menu this holiday season. Pre-order (48 hours needed for special orders) at Eiko’s at Oxbow or by calling 707-501-4444.
Served raw on the half shell, baked in a classic Thanksgiving oyster stuffing, or served as a warming appetizer in Chef Ron Stainer’s Hog Island Oysters Fungi. Hog Island Oysters are a perfect way to welcome the holidays. Pre-order at Hog Island Oyster Bar. 707.251.8113. All orders must be placed by 3 pm Tuesday, November […]
In celebration of Thanksgiving, Napa Valley Distillery is offering a selection of its customer’s favorites at a discount, now through November 27. Take home a bottle of Napa Valley Distillery Ginn, Brandy Cordial and Apple Brandy, for just $85 — $15 off retail! Check out the Distillery website for recipes or try your own — […]
Say “Boo!” in the sweetest way with Model Bakery’s yummy iced Halloween cookies. The Model Bakery also creates delicious Halloween themed cupcakes…they put the treat in trick or treat! Bring home a dozen or two cookies & cupcakes to share with family and friends this spooky season.
As the evenings get cooler, Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant (OCWM) is stocking up on those famous fall and winter cheeses to go with your Belgian ales, hearty Chardonnays and luscious Cabs! Stop in to try a sample of new local cheese and imported favorites, and make sure to ask about the new wines in stock […]
Nana Mae’s apple sauce is the perfect side for pork or tucked into school lunches. The naturally sweet and juicy, organically-grown Gravenstein apples used are farmed by the family of Nana Mae, whose roots go deep into Northern California. The distinctive flavor of this sauce is a perfect harmony of sweet and tart, juicy and […]
The botanical textures just keep getting more and more abundant and beautiful in The Monkey Flower Group‘s vases this time of year, with berries, seedpods, heavily-spored ferns, grasses, grains, herbs, and changing foliage almost taking center stage in front of old-fashioned garden favorites like dahlias, garden roses, black-eyed susan, yarrow, statice, larkspur, zinnias, marigolds, and alstroemerias. […]
Before you know it, short, sweet summer will be slipping through your fingers, apples will be ripening on the tree and the class bell will be ringing once again. At The Fatted Calf, they are sharpening their knives and preparing their lessons for their autumn class series. Learn the basics of curing in the salumi […]
It tastes great and is good for you! Sheep’s milk is naturally homogenized, easily digestible and is the perfect alternative for people with lactose intolerance. Containing three times more protein than cow’s milk, sheep’s milk is high in calcium, low in saturated fat, and contains substantial amounts of vitamins A, D, E, B12, Folic acid […]
You’ve been asking for it. Begging for it. And now they’re back — Hog Island‘s smoky, spicy, slightly sweet tribute to summer: BBQ’d Bourbon Chipotle Butter oysters. Part 1: Hog Island’s signature Sweetwater Oyster. Part 2: House-made garlic-bourbon-chipotle butter. Part 3: a flaming grill. Now add you plus a cold beer. Picture complete. Summertime’s good […]
Pucker up for this seasonal favorite from Kara’s Cupcakes — key lime pie, vanilla cupcake and graham cracker crust filled with key lime curd and topped with a silky cream cheese frosting. Available now through September!
The wait for that reuben is over! Five Dot Ranch had a soft opening for Five Dot Ranch Cookhouse in the Market last week. The official opening is this Friday, July 11, but many of your favorites, like the reuben, hot dog and roast beef sandwich are available now. On July 11, the full menu […]
Stop by Poor House for all your party necessities for the 4th of July… like sparklers in a variety of sizes to make the night a little brighter! Great for kids and adults! Pick up supplies to make a refreshing summer cocktail. Mix up one of Mason Shakers recipes from their cocktail book, Shake, like the spicy mezcalita, […]
With the arrival of summer, The Model Bakery knows there will be plenty of BBQs, picnics and parties with family and friends to take advantage of the glorious Wine Country weather. For your next gathering, bring along a taste of summer with the bakery’s watermelon and hot dog shaped iced cookies…tasty treats that always bring plenty of […]
The newest addition at Oxbow Public Market. Finally, a food geek’s dream-come-true! Napastäk (Armenian for “The Rabbit”) is a unique chef’s shop and epicurean boutique. A place where both professional chefs and home chefs can visit and find high-end ingredients and delights. You’ll find epicurean delights from Napa to the far reaches of the globe and beyond, many of which […]
Whole Spice has added a few new seasonings to the list. The hummus seasoning is full of garlic and spices that will jazz up your hummus. Also on the list are two really delicious seasonings for green olives. Both the fennel and the rosemary have lemon peel, blood orange, bay, garlic and chili flakes. Sprinkle on […]
Can you believe it’s Memorial Day weekend??? The Model Bakery has fresh baked, hearty buns for hamburgers, hotdogs and sausages! Fatted Calf Charcuterie has pork chops, basque sausage coils, and more. Cate & Co. has delicious (gluten-free) hamburger buns and hot dog buns. And Kanaloa Seafood Market, Napa as the ultimate — a clambake to go!
Congratulations to The Olive Press, who has received a record-breaking number of awards for 2014. Stop by The Olive Press and taste their award-winning oils! This year they’ve won more awards than ever before and competition season still isn’t over! Out of 43 medals so far this year, their Picual has garnered 10, so pick some […]
Oxbow Produce & Grocery now has extended hours to accommodate your needs. Start the day off right with a delicious and healthful all-organic juice. Green Jeans with kale, romaine, spinach and lemon lime or Queens Greens with added fruit. Also the popular carrot or beet based juices each made freshly, one-at-a time. Oxbow Produce is […]
It’s not too late to help the Easter Bunny create the perfect basket…eggs, eggs and more eggs, plus three different chocolate bunny sizes and more, all available at Anette’s Chocolates for the perfect Easter gift. Prices range from $5.25 to $160 for Anette’s 10 lb. chocolate rabbit. Anette’s will be sampling their Easter creations daily through April […]
Easter is just around the corner and The Model Bakery has a variety of specialties for your holiday celebrations. In addition to individual chocolate raspberry eggs and iced Easter sugar cookies, a wide assortment of breads, rolls, cookies, tarts, pies and desserts are available. Hot cross buns, bunny-shaped breads, coconut bunny cakes and an assortment […]
Spring is here and The Model Bakery is busy creating all sorts of tasty treats to celebrate the season, including their new mango rum cake, a white buttermilk cake soaked with rum simple syrup, then layered with fresh mango slices and a pastry cream, whipped cream and flaked coconut filling. It’s finished with buttercream, flaked coconut and […]
Seven new springtime menu additions at Ca’ Momi are as fresh and bright as the season! New offerings include: Crespelle ai Fungi, a thin pancake filled with Wine Forest mushrooms and mascarpone, and Tagliatelle with fava bean pesto, pecorino romano and mint. Trying a new dish? Why not try a new wine, too? Opt for a Ca’ […]
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen is six years old this month and they’re celebrating with a brand new arepa. Stop in to wish the team a happy birthday and try the new crunchy chicharron arepa for $6. They’re so good, you’ll want more than one!
It’s great to know there is an alternative natural sweetener available that is sweeter than table sugar, and has virtually no calories. Does that seem too good to be true? In a sense yes, but it is a fact. This natural sweetener is called “Stevia,” which is an all-natural herbal product with origins in parts […]
St. Patricks day is coming up on Monday, and St. Paddy’s Day isn’t St. Paddy’s Day without corned beef! Both Five Dot Ranch and The Fatted Calf have their own versions of corned beef available for your St. Paddy’s Day celebrations. And, of course, leftover corned beef makes amazing sandwiches, perfect corned beef hash, and is great chopped into […]
The busy bakers at The Model Bakery are always coming up with great new baked treats to entice us, and their new pretzel bread is no exception. Made with organic whole milled California wheat, organic whole milled Montana hard red/white wheat, Strauss organic whole milk, organic butter, organic malted barley syrup, sea salt, grey salt and […]
When you hear the term “organic” you may dismiss it. It connotes a “status” and often conjures up two different images: lifestyles of the rich and famous or perhaps some alternative, hippie thing. The term “organic” actually refers to the way agricultural products are grown and produced. Oxbow Produce & Grocery is committed to bringing only organic […]
Whole spice suggests a very special (and simple) dinner, perfect for a weeknight or for company. Ingredients: 2 lamb shanks 1 Tbs olive oil ½ oz Whole Spice lamb rub 3 carrots, sliced in big chunks 3 celery stalks, sliced in big chunks 3 shallots, cleaned and quartered 6 cloves of garlic, minced 1 red […]
Hai, Arigato! Hog Island Oyster Bar is now serving premium Japanese sake from Sake Tengoku of St. Helena. A partnership of three local industry veterans — acclaimed sushi chef Ken Tominaga, Sake master Stuart Morris and business manager Julie Bath, Sake Tengoku imports high-quality, small production sakes that have never before been imported to the […]