Hog Island Oyster Co.

 

When it comes to sandwiches in New Orleans, there is one that rules them all – the po’boy. But when you find yourself in Napa Valley hankering for a flavor of The Crescent City get satiated at Hog Island’s Oyster Bar and their new take on the classic oyster po’boy. Featuring crispy, crunchy beer batter fried oysters and a zesty Old Bay aioli slaw piled high on a soft torpedo roll. Grab a nice cold beer, this stack of delicious, and enjoy on the riverside patio!

The Olive Press

 

Have you tried Herb-Infused Olive Oils? At The Olive Press, they hand-harvest locally-grown herbs, dry them in the sun, then infuse them in pure extra virgin olive oil. These beauties pack a fast, fresh, and incredibly flavorful punch and are the perfect way to freshen up any springtime recipe! Try them all, from Fresh Basil to Rosemary and everything in between!

 

Oxbow Cheese & Wine

When it comes to sandwiches you aren’t really making one, you’re building one. It’s all about good bones to guarantee ultimate tastiness, when in doubt, rely on the experts. Oxbow Cheese & Wine’s take of the Italian Sub, dubbed “the Italian Job”, comes packed with flavor and of course, deliciousness! Sandwiched between two slices of a Model Bakery baguette are thinly sliced soppressata, provolone cheese, red onion, pepperoncinis, tomato, crispy lettuce, aioli, then doused with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Be a wise guy (or gal) and get this Italian Job done, order yours today! (707) 257-5200

 

The Model Bakery

You might have your sights set on savoring an English Muffin or two when you arrive at Model Bakery but don’t order so fast. The perennially cute endlessly giftable, meringue-based confection that is the macaron just landed in the bakery case! They’ve whipped up two versions for you to lust after; raspberry with white chocolate ganache and chocolate with chocolate ganache. Scoop up a second order  (because we know you’re still getting those muffins)!

Gott’s Roadside

Ranging from silken and creamy to firm and chewy, tofu comes in many forms and is prized around the world for its versatility. Get ready for it to be known for its delectability. Introducing Gott’s Roadside’s new Crispy Tofu Sandwich: Hodo Foods organic tofu, a Cuesa farmers market fave, fried crisp and served with green cabbage & cilantro slaw, red onion, dill pickle and charred jalapeño mayo on a toasted egg bun. Give it a try and let us know what you think. It’s going to change the way you think about tofu.

 

Fieldwork Oxbow

Two favorites are back and ready for Spring sippin’!

Deepest Greenest Double IPA features Citra, Vic Secret, and Idaho7 hops and checks in at 8.2% ABV.

Destructive Devices Westcoast IPA is 6.3% ABV and made with Citra, Enigma, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops.

Both beers are now available for taster pours and by the glass at their Taproom. They are also available for Pickup and Home Delivery. Head over to FieldworkBrewing.com to get started.

 

Anette’s Chocolates

Brent Madsen, Master Chocolatier at Anette’s Chocolates has been having fun with BARS!

Two new deliciously decadent extra-large chocolate crispy bars:

Whatchamacallit Crisp and Milk Chocolate Crunch Bite Bars.
If you like The best  Indonesian Marshmallow combined with 60% dark chocolate and crunch — these are a must-order.

Napa Bookmine

March is Women’s History Month and Napa Bookmine is celebrating with these great kid’s books about inspiring women from the U.S. and beyond! Celebrate the arrival of spring and get inspired by women who have paved the way for future generations. All books available at Napa Bookmine at Oxbow or online at napabookmine.com.

Live Fire Oxbow

Whether it’s generous slices of pizza, refreshing spring salads or delightful small plates they always call for a libation to wash it all down. Live Fire is answering the call for their weekend diners with Mimosas!
Grab your pod, head to the market and keep the good times pouring.

With all of us hunkered down and riding out the latest shelter in place, our market merchants are making it easier than ever to support local! Tuck into your favorites, straight to your door from the follow Oxbow shops offering local, same-day delivery – with safe and contactless options.  A friendly reminder now, more than ever, it’s important to tip the restaurant and your driver well — we’re grateful to these essential works who continue to make and bring us the best from Napa Valley!

Hudson Greens & Goods

 

Forget busy supermarkets, and hoping your Instacart order is correct. Let Hudson Greens & Goods complete your shopping list and deliver it to your door Tuesday & Thursday from 12-4:00 – $10 delivery in Napa/ $20 outside the city. Email your grocery order to: order@hudsonranch.com. The Juice Bar is making fresh, organic & delicious juices every Tuesday, but you must pre-order by Monday. Limited menu: Green Jeans, Fiber Pants, Wowie Zowie, and Ginger-Tumeric-Lemon shots. They can also include orders placed with The Fatted Calf, Whole Spice, Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant, FiveDot Ranch and Fieldwork Brewing Co!

Gott’s Roadside

 

Find Gott’s most craveable menu items; classic burgers piled high with quality ingredients, vibrant salads with thoughtful toppings, hearty chicken sandwiches packed with flavor, inventive tacos, seasonal specials AND the best shakes in town all made to order and delivered straight to your door via Doordash.

Live Fire Oxbow

 

Live Fire Oxbow is open noon -7pm, Thursday – Sunday for take-out and delivery. Check out their current promotions and full menu here. Available for delivery through Doordash, Grubhub and Ubereats. While delivery is the easiest option, for those of us who need an excuse to get out of the house, Live Fire is offering a complimentary pint of Lappert’s ice cream with any pick-up order over $50!

Fieldwork Brewing

 

For beer lovers, it’s more important than ever to support your hometown favorites. Fieldwork continues to crank out the best and most delicious seasonal beer list, rotating on a regular basis. Peruse their current menu here, and pre-order your Crowlers and Cans now. They offer same-day delivery and pickup at the Napa Taproom. Select your beers and choose a pickup time or local delivery. It’s that easy!

C CASA

 

What are your plans for dinner? When you order C CASA you could be tucking into an evening at home with their rotisserie chicken or duck, a big glorious salad, fresh-made white corn tortillas, guac and chips, and of course margaritas. Good luck not over-ordering – their fresh menu begs to be enjoyed! Local delivery is available via Doordash.

Anette’s Chocolates

 

 

Whether you’re jonesing for some of her famous chocolate brittle, salted caramels or can’t stop thinking about a pint of housemade ice cream. Anette’s is your place. Delivery is now available via Doordash for all of your favorites plus some sweet extras including sundae kits, caramel corn and 16oz lattes all straight to your doorstep.

Kitchen Door

 

Skip your kitchen today, and let Kitchen Door Napa do the cooking. What’s your favorite way to indulge? How about a burger and beer? Or pizza and pinot? Or maybe you’re planning ahead and want your meal ready to heat. Check out their ‘Take and Bake” Pizza Kit, Soup Kits (Pho, Mushroom or Tomato) and more at their menu via Doordash.

Five Dot Ranch


Five Dot Ranch is making their Cookhouse delights available for you with quick delivery throughout Napa via Doordash. Their menu has all the bases covered with breakfast (biscuits and gravy, a breakfast tartine, chicken fried steak, and eggs) along with lunch and dinner options including pastrami Reuben, Cali Cheesesteak, beef ribs, wedge salad, and corn on the cob.

Bookmine Napa

 

Forget Amazon, buy those books LOCAL and for $4 get them delivered. Often by the smiling eyes of masked owner Naomi! From the newest bestsellers and a slew of classic collections and used books to children’s books, coffee table tomes and so much more – Bookmine is here to curate you’re at home library without you ever leaving….home!

 

While not all of our Oxbow merchants offer same-day delivery as listed above,  all these above as well as Hog Island Oyster Company, Oxbow Cheese and Wine, Ritual Coffee and The Model Bakery offer curbside pick-up as a safe and efficient option. Pre-order for pick-up here!

Our market merchants are ready to make next week as delicious as it can be. Oxbow is open during Napa County’s shelter in place. Call ahead to place your order for curbside pick-up or shop efficiently and safely during regular market hours.

To ensure a safe and healthy shopping environment, please read about our updated safety protocols here.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

The Model Bakery 

The Model Bakery, Napa Valley’s artisan bakery, will be preparing traditional favorites and special treats to take the pressure off holiday chef, (it’s still a lot to prepare a spread even if it’s for a smaller table this year)! Start the day with a pan of cinnamon rolls or sticky buns hot out of the oven, pumpkin gingerbread or cranberry orange nut loaf, Model Bakery’s famous morning pastries, and, of course, Oprah’s favorite English Muffins.
Roast and potatoes will taste even better with Model Bakery’s professionally crafted breads and rolls. Their signature Pain au Levain Boule and Walnut Sage Levain Batard are available, along with Pain de Mie Dinner Rolls. And, of course, desserts round out the meal with traditional pumpkin and pecan pies, plus apple pie with streusel topping. Kids and adults alike will be sneaking a pre-dinner Iced Sugar Cookies in festive holiday shapes.
For a complete menu, please visit their Oxbow location located at 644 First Street, or online at http://www.themodelbakery.com. All holiday orders must be placed and pre-paid by 4:00pm on Saturday, December 19, with pickup on Thursday, December 24 between 9:00am – 3:00pm at both locations. The Model Bakery is closed on Christmas day.
Orders may be placed by email at orders@themodelbakery.com, by phone or fax to the Napa store at 707.259.1128 (p) or 707.259.1169 (f) or the St. Helena store at 707.963.8192 (p) or 707.963.8037 (f).


The Fatted Calf 

At The Fatted Calf the kitchen is in full swing preparing all of your favorite seasonal delights. Their sales staff is ready to help you choose a succulent roast for your holiday table, prepare a perfect charcuterie platter for your celebration, or find just the right gift for all of the curious cooks and meat aficionados on your list. Click here to view the special holiday menu.

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant

No holiday should be without an epic cheeseboard; unsurprisingly the gang at Oxbow Cheese and Wine agrees. Skip the work and let the master mongers put together a board that is perfect for your bubble. From local must-haves to foreign favorites, they’ve curated a spread that might just make you forget about any other course.
Choose from these pre-chosen cheeses or curate your own (prices may vary):
  1. “Home for the Holidays” (plaid ribbon) – $45 platter shown serves 3-4. Larger platters available $14 per person
  2. “Season’s Eatings” (red snowflake ribbon) – $45 platter shown serves 3-4. Larger platters available $14 per person
  3. “Winter Wonderland”  Platter shown serves 7-8.
    This platter is their custom option and is only an example of what they can do. Price starts at $15 per person minimum, then is priced accordingly to what ingredients are selected.

Please allow 24 hours notice for ordering, In-store pickup, curbside pick up and delivery are all options.  Delivery fee $25 in Napa. Fee waived with the purchase of $100 or more.

Five Dot Ranch

Five Dot has everything you need for the perfect grass-fed, free-range holiday. Their case is filled with show-stopping beef-centric centerpieces and all the trimmings including your Christmas Rib orders. They have limited availability of certain cuts, so please call them directly at 707-224-5550 or shop efficiently in person to reserve one ahead of time.

SHOP HOURS:
Monday-Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

Hog  Island Oyster Co.

We’re so happy this holiday season we can still grab oysters, hogwash fixins, and canned cocktails to-go from Hog Island Oyster Co. and have our own oyster pop up in the living room, kitchen, bedroom, you name it! They’ve even got shucking tools, so you can shuck like a pro, no matter where you are. Order all the goods online via the ORDER FOOD button here.

Kara’s Cupcakes

Who says you have to have a party to have cake?  Kara’s Cakes are the perfect addition to any celebration, including virtual festivities. Order today for pick-up or local delivery! Not local? Get your mittens on Kara’s Cupcakes Christmas sugar cookies! Grab yourself a treat to-go or order for pick-up, local delivery and nationwide shipping!⁠ www.karascupcakes.com

Eiko’s Hawaiian Fish Market

It’s a team effort when it comes to this bagel boxed set from Eiko’s Hawaiian Fish Market! Indulge in  1/3 lb Ōra King salmon Cold Smoked Salmon, Cowgirl Creamery Fromage Blanc sourced from Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant, capers from Hudson Greens and Goods, housemade bagel seasoning from Whole Spice, red onion & cucumber and all you need to do is add a bagel from The Model Bakery!
We’re thinking this is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast, you’re only a few taps away from to-go goodness.
They’ll never outgrow this St. Nick. Share the magic of the season with Anette’s sweet Santas. Made of solid milk or dark chocolate, they’re perfect party favors or stocking stuffers. Individually wrapped. If your sweet tooth is saying ‘more!’ peruse their online shop for all the treats from sundae kits, caramels, marshmallows and more!
Safety for both our visitors and our merchants has and continues to be a top priority. Next time you join us, you will find newly installed Ionizing Fans throughout the main building, which studies show are 99.99% effective against Covid-19.
You can read more about the scientific evidence, white pages and testimonials about our newest clean air system here.
This potent addition adds to our already rigorous health and safety protocols and upgrades, which include:
• HVAC filters that are the highest level possible for our system.
• Increased Sanitation in common areas and tenant spaces
• Limiting Number of People in the building to promote social distancing
• Monitoring Social Distancing in the building and requiring facial coverings for all employees, vendors, and customers.
• Daily Door Monitoring and Temperature Checks

• The building is back to limited operations to better control the capacity of shoppers in the building.

•The Northeast Door (by Hog Island/C Casa) and the Southeast Door (by Fieldwork/Live Fire) are the only two primary guest entrances into the main building. All other doors are exit only.

•Expanding online ordering, phone orders, and installing three exclusive Curbside Pickup locations.

 

We’re dedicated to creating the safest and most comfortable shopping experience possible during this time. Thank you for your continued support of #OxbowPublicMarket!

The Model Bakery Pecan Pie
Makes 8 servings

The Model Bakery make plenty of pecan pies for their restaurant clientele as well as the bakery display case.

This recipe has a touch of bourbon, which seems to bring out the other flavors without tasting boozy.
Anyone who loves pecan pie will tell you to always serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped
cream to balance the pie’s sweetness.

1 recipe Pie Dough
Pie Dough
Makes one 9-in/23-cm piecrust

Every bakery has a proprietary recipe for pie dough. Their recipe includes butter and vegetable
shortening. Since butter tastes so good, why do many recipes use shortening or lard? Unlike
butter, these last two fats contain very little water. Since liquid toughens the gluten in flour, the
less water in the dough ingredients, the flakier the dough. Ours uses butter and shortening for a
light and tender crust, which will improve any pie. For a double crust pie, just double the recipe.

1 1/2 cups/220 g unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
5 Tbsp/75 g unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-in/12-mm cubes, chilled
1/4 cup/55 g vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-in/12-mm chunks, chilled

1/4 cup/60 ml ice-cold water, as needed

1. Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter and toss to coat with
flour. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the pieces are about half
their original size. Add the shortening and toss to coat. Continue cutting in the butter and
shortening until the mixture looks like coarse bread crumbs with some pea-size pieces of the fats.
Do not overmix. While stirring the mixture with a fork, gradually add enough of the water so
dough begins to clump together. Gather up the dough into a thick disk and wrap in plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. If the dough is well chilled and hard, let stand at
room temperature for about 15 minutes before rolling out.

Filling
1 cup/200 g packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup/180 ml light corn syrup
4 large eggs
4 Tbsp/55 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
2 Tbsp bourbon
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup/85 g chocolate chips (optional)
2 cups/230 g coarsely chopped pecans

1. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a round about 13 in/33 cm in
diameter and 1/8 in/3 mm thick. You will see flakes of flattened butter and shortening in the
dough—perfect. Fit the dough into a 9-in/23-cm pie pan. Trim the overhanging dough so it only
extends 1/2 in/12 mm beyond the rim; discard the trimmings. Working around the perimeter of
the pan, fold the dough under so the fold is flush with the rim of the pan, and flute the dough.
Freeze for 15 to 30 minutes.

2. Position a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 400ºF/200ºC/gas 6.

3. Place the pie shell on a large rimmed baking sheet. Line the pie shell with aluminum foil and
fill with pastry weights or dried beans. Bake until the exposed dough looks set and is just
beginning to color, about 15 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven on the baking sheet.
Remove the foil and pastry weights. Continue baking, pressing down the dough with the back of
a fork if it puffs, until barely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven.

4. To make the filling: Whisk the brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, melted butter, bourbon, and
vanilla in a medium bowl until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, if using. Pour into the
pie shell. Sprinkle the pecans over the syrup mixture.

5. Return the pie, on the baking sheet, to the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to
350ºF/180ºC/gas 4. Bake until the pie filling is puffed all over, about 50 minutes. Transfer the
pie to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. Cut into wedges and serve.

Fieldwork Brewing Company

We will begin by saying drink whatever you want this Thanksgiving. Honestly, the best beverage to pair with that plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, and veggies is your favorite beverage. Enjoy what you enjoy. BUT, that being said, if you’re looking to elevate the dining experience with food-friendly beers that can hang pre and post-dinner as well, Fieldwork is your place.

Check out their ever-changing line-up of beers and pre-order your Crowlers and Cans now. They offer same-day delivery and pickup. Select your beers and choose a pickup time or delivery location. It’s that easy!

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant

Pairing wine with food can be tricky even when a meal is simple. On a holiday like Thanksgiving—when plates are packed with a cornucopia of mains and sides—selecting an appropriate wine can feel downright befuddling.

Rather than trying to match wines to individual flavors or dishes, go for bottles that complement a wide variety of foods. Let the experts at Oxbow Cheese and Wine guide you through their extensive local, national, and international wine selection. They leave no stone unturned when it comes to sourcing the best, most interesting, and must discover.

Napa Valley Distillery

Of course, you need a delicious spirited beverage (or two)  to complete your holiday meal. To help you find the perfect cocktail for your Thanksgiving celebration, we’re sharing the best of Napa Valley Distillery’s cocktail recipe list including drinks that can be served before, during and after the big meal. So before you get swept up in preparing for the holiday, check out these drinks now.

All spirits listed in each recipe can be found and purchased at NVD’s Oxbow location and available for delivery.

Bar Lucia

Clink pink this Thanksgiving! Explore Bar Lucia’s carefully curated bottle shop full of all the favorites when it comes to rosé and bubbles. Not sure what to order? Stop by the bar and order a few pours, taste through the selection and see what pops out. These are a must if you’re ordering Kara’s Cupcakes for dessert, the perfect pairing!

Ritual Coffee

Push that plate away after you polish off that third helping of stuffing and take a few deep breaths to prep before the pie—but don’t let the tryptophan put the sleepy kibosh on your enjoyment of dessert by dozing you face-down into your à la mode. Brew up an easy and delicious jolt of caffeine that’s not just an afterthought but a complement to the meal and a perfect pairing for the last sweet bites that you may want to serve.

Ritual has full-bodied roasts, full-flavored decaf, and a wide assortment of fresh, herbal teas to end your meal on a satisfying note.

Anette’s Chocolates

Be sure to save some room for Anette’s Chocolates gourmet chocolate treats this Thanksgiving! Make their selections the star of your dessert table and gobble down the delicious milk chocolate delights. They also carry an array of seasonal brittles, toffees and other treats to enjoy.

Kara’s Cupcakes

Cookies, cupcakes, whole cakes – whatever your pleasure Kara’s delivers them in their signature sweet frosting, locally sourced ingredients, and cheery sprinkled finish. You’ve spent enough time over the hot stove this Thanksgiving, put in your pre-order for freshly baked desserts that’ll be the perfect ending to a delicious holiday. Available for pick-up at their Oxbow location and nationwide delivery.

El Porteno SF

Don’t stop at the ‘untraditional’ with your savory items; expand your sweet tooth with the decadent South American alfajor. After all, who can resist two buttery cookies around a creamy dulce de leche center? Not us!⁠ Nestled between two airy butter cookies, the creamy center of a traditional alfajor is made of dulce de leche, which you achieve by slowly heating sweetened milk until a chemical reaction occurs, in turn, changing the liquid to a caramel-like consistency and shade.

A few of their flavorful offerings include dulce de leche (the creamiest), Limon (lemon), frambuesa (raspberry), membrillo (quince), and white + chocolate covered alfajores too.

Pick up a box at their Oxbow location OR have them delivered right to your doorstep!

The Model Bakery

Let The Model Bakery help with home-baked goodies for your Thanksgiving feast! Start the day off with pumpkin cinnamon rolls with maple cream cheese frosting, then treat your family and friends’ “bubble” gathering with organic, artisan breads, including Pain au Levain Boule, Walnut Sage Levain Batard, and their Pain de Mie Dinner Rolls (as mentioned in previous blogs). But most importantly, their dessert options will be hard to choose between, including the bakery’s pumpkin gingerbread spice cake and, of course, their famous pies, including pumpkin and pecan.

All orders must be placed and pre-paid by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 20, and pick up is on Wednesday, November 25, between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving day. Many items are also available for nationwide shipping. Phone: (707) 259-1128    |   Email: orders@themodelbakery.com

Lappert’s Ice Cream at Live Fire Oxbow

Ice cream: It may not be the first thing you think of as November temperatures drop, but what good is pie if not a la mode? When you need more than a couple of scoops, enjoy Lappert’s 16 flavors by the pint! We can’t wait to join handmade pies and the creamiest ice creams so they can be united in a mess of gooey, half-melted, crusty deliciousness after Thanksgiving dinner. Who’s in?

Shop at their Oxbow location or order six or more pints for nationwide delivery. 

Hudson Greens and Goods

Forget long (and overly crowded) chain store supermarkets. Fresh is the name of the game at Hudson Greens and Goods, stocking only the best and most local vegetables and fruits. Of course, it doesn’t stop there. Check off all the items on your holiday ingredients list, including fresh produce, flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and so much more.

Shop safely, quickly, and stressfree with us at Oxbow Public Market.

Image by Bob McClenahan 

Whole Spice

The iconic holiday flavors of your grandmother’s pumpkin pie, your favorite stuffing, or mom’s prized green bean casserole are primarily due to a handful of popular winter spices. Here are the top Thanksgiving spices of the most notable turkey day dishes you need to stock up for the holiday season: Sage, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Thyme, and Rosemary.

These essentials, along with Salt-Free Turkey Brine, steak rubs, finishing sugars, and signature spice blends, can all be found and freshly ground at Whole Spice in the market.

Free shipping on orders over $75.

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant

Holiday or not, we’re always happy for a reason to order a massive cheese board from Oxbow Cheese and Wine. In addition to picking up cheeses to grate and garnish with, don’t forgo a spread to kick off the festivities. A cheese course is a lovely way to start a Thanksgiving meal. It buys the cook extra time to finish the bird and sides or pour him/herself a well-deserved cocktail, and it gives everyone something to snack on. Choose your cheeses or let the experts curate something perfectly paired. Call 24 hours in advance for next-day pick-up at (707) 257 -5200.

The Model Bakery

Bread isn’t the flashiest part of Thanksgiving dinner—when you’re trying to fit meat, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a thousand other dishes onto your plate, the slice bread and butter is always the proverbial cherry on top. Bread is a vital part of the meal—how else will you soak up every drop of gravy or make leftover sandwiches on Friday? The Model Bakery has epi-baguettes perfect for slathering fresh olive oil and make crostinis (pictured above) as well as sourdough, Pain de Mie, rolls, buns, and a litany of sweets (more on that here).

Open their regular hours on Wednesday, November 25th, stop in to get the freshest breads straight from the oven.

The Olive Press

For Thanksgiving, olive oil is flowing in the creative minds and kitchens of chefs and home cooks alike. EVOO elevates holiday flavors without changing the beloved classics. It takes the expected holiday fare and enhances them with a range of flavors and strengths. Where butter may disguise or dominate the natural accents of ingredients, olive oil accentuates and complements them in a pleasantly unexpected way. With that in mind, peruse the shelves of The Olive Press for the perfect bottle or two to add to your arsenal.

Their shelves are full of options but don’t miss their limited edition Olio Nuovo — their freshest olive oil of the season available while supplies last. All available for in-store pick-up and nationwide delivery.

The Kitchen Door

Making everything from scratch is all well and good, but maybe you just want to focus on the main and cut to the chase when it comes to the sides. But of course, you don’t want to compromise quality and taste. Don’t worry; The Kitchen Door will come through in the form of their Thanksgiving Fixin’s To Go Menu. It’s all there but the bird.

Build your own Thanksgiving

Chef Todd’s Famous Mushroom Soup…………. $23 qt

Sourdough Stuffing…………….. $10 qt

Peppercorn Gravy…………….. $8.50 pt

Fresh Cranberry Sauce………………$8 pt

Mashed Potatoes……………. $9 qt

Roasted Root Vegetables……………… $8.75 qt

Pre-order only by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd.

Contact: tim@kitchendoornapa.com or eddie@kitchendoornapa.com, 707-226-1560

Pick-up: Wednesday November 25th

The Fatted Calf

Each year at The Fatted Calf, they excitedly await the arrival of their truly heritage turkeys from Good Shepherd Ranch. Good Shepherd Ranch turkeys are pasture-raised on the Kansas prairie. They are naturally mated, slow-growing, vegetarian-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free, always fresh, never frozen, and richly flavorful. They are now accepting pre-orders for these amazing birds and all of their Thanksgiving specialties. To place your turkey pre-order for pick up at the Napa location, email napashop@fattedcalf.com or call (707) 256-3684.

The Fatted Calf – other options

While turkey orders take center stage for Thanksgiving, Fatted Calf also has a host of other holiday offerings beyond the big bird. Our turkey brine kits make easy work of seasoning. Rich, golden turkey broth is essential for making gravy or braising turkey legs. Bulk sage and onion sausage make excellent stuffing. Bourbon and chestnut honey glazed ham is ready to heat, slice, and serve. Stuffed quail and duck are delicious and simple turkey alternatives for a smaller gathering. From platters of pâté and salami to tubs of leaf lard for perfectly flaky piecrust, Fatted Calf has all of your meaty Thanksgiving needs covered!

Five Dot Ranch

Beef might seem an unorthodox Thanksgiving main, but don’t discount it just yet. Beef cuts are delicious and varied; some cook in no-time and can be served in an elegant and beautiful way to be carved or cut at the table. We’re so lucky to have family-owned and operated Five Dot Ranch call Oxbow Public Market home. If you’re craving the red meat, good luck choosing from options like Dry Aged Bone-In New York, Porterhouse, and Tri-tip roast to Filet Mignon and T-Bone Steak. For Thanksgiving, they will be offering a New York Roast Special that feeds 4-6 people and comes with a seasonal recipe with purchase. They are available to order in the shop now until November 25th.

Inspired this holiday but don’t live local? Visit their website to shop for some of the most popular beef cuts and beef boxes! If you are indeed a local, they are also doing curbside pick up and deliveries within the Napa city limits.

Eiko’s Hawaiian Fish Market

Here’s something you might not know. Originally, seafood was a big part of Thanksgiving. Settlers of America first came to New England, where to this day, shrimp, oysters, and seafood, in general, is a main staple. In fact, we wouldn’t even recognize a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from back then. Forget rolls and biscuits. You had hush puppies and porridge with your fish and oysters!

Meaning, if you deck your holiday table with the freshest seafood, you wouldn’t really be that untraditional. Eiko’s Hawaiian Fish Market is always stocked with the freshest Ora King Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, and Scallops, available daily. Looking for a specialty fish, they’ll need 24-48 hours’ notice and sushi platters for the holidays are 24 hours in advance as well. They offer delivery on orders over $250.00.

 

Hog Island Oyster Co.

Oysters made a showing at the first Thanksgiving and by the turn of the century, oysters were still a Thanksgiving standard. They were on Thanksgiving menus everywhere from New York City’s Plaza Hotel to train dining cars, in the form of soup, cocktails, and stuffing.

Here in Napa Valley in 2020, we like them raw, on ice, and from Hog Island Oyster Company. Have these babies shipped directly to your door. The last day to order on time for Thanksgiving is November 23rd for overnight for delivery on November 25th via FedEx.

If you’re local, pick-up is available with 24 hour lead time. They’re also offering oyster + shellfish for direct pick up from the Hog Island Oyster Bar in Napa on Wednesday 11/25, pre-orders can be made here. Browse their selection of Hog Island Oysters, Manila Clams, and Tomales Bay Mussels – ready to take home and shuck. 

 

C CASA 

Give your menu a new twist with the help of C CASA! Holiday pre-orders include Rotisserie Chicken or Duck PlattersEnchilada traysSalad traysCranberry salsa by the pint, Heirloom Roasted Potatoes by the quartCarnitas by the pound, and their infamous housemade White Corn Tortillas, plus Salsa Bars and chips, and margaritas. Look for more details coming soon to the C CASA website!

Oxbow Cheese and Wine Merchant

Kickstart the season with Oxbow Cheese and Wine’s Halloween Special Board: “Trick or Cheese” available all month. Their ghoulish offering is packed with delights to scare anyone into eating!

Cheeses include Midnight Moon, Mimolette, & Red Witch along with Prosciutto, soppressata, apricots, figs, pepitas, chocolate covered raisins, olives, cornichons, honey mustard, and @modelbakery baguette. All for $40, pumpkin included.

Orders yours today @ (707) 257-5200 for curbside or delivery.

 

El Porteno Oxbow

Nothing like the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from biting into our mouth-watering pumpkin empanada. It’s here just in time for Fall and available for a limited time at El Porteño Empanadas at Oxbow Market!

 

Kara’s Cupcakes

It’s finally pumpkin spice everything season! Kara’s Cupcakes long-awaited Pumpkin Spice cupcake is now available. While you’re picking up a dozen (or two), make sure to check out their festive fall sugar cookies and treats.

Order cupcakes and fall sweets for local delivery and nationwide shipping!

Bar Lucia

Bar Lucia is serving up everyone’s favorite frozen treat to keep cool as we transition into fall. Sip on a frozé at the bar, or order one to go! Whether you enjoy on the patio or from the comfort of your couch, you don’t want to miss a glass of the good stuff.

Click here to order your frozé to enjoy in-house or to-go!

Fieldwork Brewing Co. Napa

Nothing says Fall to Fieldwork Brewing Co more than drinking some fresh craft beer and watching a full slate of football games on a Sunday. 32oz Crowlers and select 4-Packs of 16oz cans available for Curbside Pickup throughout the pigskin season!

The Model Bakery

In Pumpkin Spice you trust?  Dig into a treat from those who have been at it well before the trend. The Model Bakery has been making wine country’s pumpkin pies for generations, but don’t take their word for it order your pies and other home-baked, harvest goodies from their 2020 fall menu!

Anette’s Chocolates

Summer is still here, but Fall is near. Anette’s perfectly balanced fruit puree, raw sugar, and a splash of wine Pate de Fruit pieces are freshly stocked. While you might think Anette and her team have only mastered the art of chocolate. These gorgeously flavored bites of flavor are a welcomed addition to the sweet stash and the perfect post-dinner treat.

Napa Bookmine

Things are getting spooky at Napa Bookmine at the Oxbow! Autumn is upon us and the Halloween vibes are strong. Stop by to shop fall essentials like adorable plush pumpkins, cute Halloween kids books, and classic scary stories!

Open Monday-Thursday: 10AM-3:45PM and Friday-Sunday: 9AM – 7PM.

If you’ve ever been to Argentina (first off, lucky you), then you’re familiar with resisting the urge to stockpile one of their most famous desserts. Yes, alfajores. This Argentian delicacy pronounced “alpha jor” in its singular format is an embodiment of the perfect dessert. They are, according to the Huffington Post, “the best cookie you’ve never heard of,” and they are enormously popular around the world.

Is it a cake? A massive cookie? Does it matter? You’ll simply relish putting it in your mouth. An alfajor can combine chocolate, dulce de leche, meringue, icing, jam, and even mousse. In the deft hands of El Porteño, you can trust the fillings strike the right note of sweetness.

As any armchair linguist knows, Spanish words beginning with “al” have Arabic roots, and this favorite sweet Argentinian food is no exception. The name may be derived from an old Arabic word, al-fakhor, which means luxurious or excellent. Many sources believe it may have come from al-hasu, meaning “filled” or alfahua, meaning “honeycomb.”

No matter what the origin, the cookies came to be known as “alaju” by the time, the Moors made their way to Spain. The word got transliterated to “alfajor” there. By the time the Spanish began exploring South America, we had the treat “alfajores” that we know and love today. 

Alfajores, or the ancestors of them, started showing up in Spanish cuisine in the 1600s. This was at the height of the Spanish colonization, so it wasn’t long before the cookies made their way to the Americas. Historians believe a Spanish friar brought the dish with him to Peru in 1668.

As they spread throughout the Americas is really when alfajores began to change when bakers of different regions began experimenting with filling options that were made from regional abundances. Alfajores can still be found all over the world, from Spain, where they still resemble the flat pie-like pastries of the 17th century, to much of South America. But they found their home in Argentina, where El Porteño owner, Joseph, continues to visit to garner new ideas for his offerings.

As food writer, Julie R. Thomson describes in the Huffington Post, “Cornstarch isn’t an ingredient that many bakers get excited about, but it has a magical effect on the alfajor. With almost equal parts Cornstarch to butter, sugar, and flour, the easy-to-work dough creates a cookie that’s crumbly and tender. On its own, the cookie might not be much to write home about, but when filled with dulce de leche they are elevated to a whole new realm. “

The shortbread cookie – a desired accompaniment in so many situations- can have a hard time supporting dulce de leche. Whether it’s from crumbling underweight or just becoming too sweet as a pairing. But cornstarch-based shortbread cookies – known as Alfajores de Maizena — are light when the dulce is dense and flake beautifully with the stickiness of the dulce de leche. Truly the perfect dessert. 

The Argentinians eat alfajores at any time of the day, whether that be as a breakfast pastry, a snack with coffee, or an evening treat. With the opening of the El Porteño in early September do like the Argentinians do – order your alfajores for a treat any time of day. 

Gott’s Roadside

Gott’s Roadside never fails to knock our tastebuds off when it comes to their seasonal specials.

Their late summer line-up is begging to be ordered:

Heirloom Tomato “A” BLT
Thick slices of organic heirloom tomatoes topped with 6 pieces of crisp Zoe’s bacon, romaine lettuce, Haas avocado & house-made lemon mayo on toasted sourdough bread.

Strawberry Lemonade
House-made lemonade with strawberry puree.

Mexican Street Corn
Grilled sweet California grown corn with mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, Asado seasoning & lime.

Their Oxbow Market location is open 11a – 8p for outside dining, curbside pick-up and delivery at www.gotts.com!

Hog Island Oysters

New hours! Get your oyster fill 6 days a week at Hog Island Oyster Co.! Now open Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays) for outdoor dining and take-out. The bar is open Monday, Tuesday + Thursday 11 – 4 and Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 – 5. Come for the oysters and local seafood specials and stay for the summer weather and patio dining!

Keep up to date with all of Hog Island’s happenings here!

Fieldwork Brewing

No outdoor adventure is complete without a 32oz Crowler of your favorite Fieldwork beer! Fieldwork Brewing Company is offering Curbside Pickup of all 32oz Crowlers as well as select 4-packs of 16oz cans from their Taproom in the Oxbow Market every day! From light to Belgian, to sour, hoppy, and dark, Fieldwork Brewing Co. offers a wide variety of constantly rotating brews for your adventures to-go…

Order freshly poured cans and crowlers for pick-up at www.fieldworkbrewing.com.

C Casa

NEW! Vegan Menu at C CASA

C CASA  is delighted to now be offering a dedicated Vegan Menu featuring Share Plates (including nachos!), Tacos and Salads (including the infamous Taco Salad!) all made from fresh ingredients in their Reimagined Mexican Food style. All of the salsas, vegan cremas and aioli are made in-house without preservatives–so simple yet so delicious. Non-GMO white corn tortillas are made-to-order for tacos, and the entire menu (both vegan and non-vegan) happens to be deliciously gluten-free!

 

Order online or enjoy at their outdoor cantina at www.myccasa.com.

The Model Bakery

The sweltering dog days of August deserve the ultimate icy treat – Stumptown cold brew here we come! Stop by The Model Bakery and sip some coffee-coolness on these warm summer mornings, or anytime you need a chilled, refreshing pick me up. Those who’ve had Stumptown coffee know just how good it is…discover it for yourself, you can thank us later!

Online ordering now available for quick pick-up at www.themodelbakery.com!

Bar Lucia

We’ve heard it described as summer in a glass, a grown-up slushie, and pure happiness. If you haven’t tried frozé yet, it’s time to head to Bar Lucia! Pair your favorite pink drink blended to perfection with an assortment of seasonal salads, sandwiches and small bites.

Take a peek at Bar Lucia’s NEW menu and join us for the ultimate summer sips on the patio or to-go!

Kara’s Cupcakes

A great day is just a cupcake away! Kara’s Cupcakes is serving up summer sweetness, including Strawberry Cream, Meyer Lemon, and Fleur de Sel alongside your year-round flavor favorites.

Order now for curbside, pick-up, or delivery!

Annette’s Chocolates

SUNDAE,SUNDAE, SUNDAE! Whether it’s #SundaeSunday or any old day, Anette’s Chocolates sundae experience can now be enjoyed at home! Their curate kit is simply the best of the best from their menu — Anette’s Hazelnut brittle pieces, mini choco chips, crunchy marshmallows, Salted Caramel, and Belgian Chocolate Sauce. BYOIC (bring your own ice cream) and you’re ready to dig in.

Order now or pick-up at their Oxbow location:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

 

If you’ve had El Porteño’s food – you’d remember. Whether it’s the melt in your mouth savoriness of their superstar empanadas or the decently sweet alfajores, guests have been lining up around the SF Ferry Building for years to dig into Joseph Ahearne’s traditionally modern take on this famous Argentinian fare. Now you don’t have to choose between catching your ferry and digging into your favorites as El Porteño arrives to Napa next month!

For Joseph, it was a foregone conclusion he’d get into food. He was born into it, growing up in his mom’s St. Helena restaurant. There was no escaping it. Argentina is abundant in beautiful food traditions, of all things the choices, how did a young man from Napa Valley decide to put his life’s work into empanadas?

My mom being from Buenos Aires, I grew up with them, they were part of our lives. It wasn’t until after my wife, Teresa, and I returned from a trip to Buenos Aires that we realized they were not represented in the bay area at all (in 2008 anyway). That and a desperate longing for Buenos Aires made Teresa and I, with two toddlers in tow, decide that giving up our financial security during a recession while so many other restaurants were closing around us, was a good idea.”

Starting a business in a recession environment surprisingly turned out to be a good thing. It opened the doors to a lot of innovation in the food industry. It gave rise to the street food movement that allowed micro-businesses to vend almost anywhere. The Burlingame Farmer’s Market was where El Porteño first debuted, giving the Bay Area a taste of what Ahearne had in store. 

“Simple and sophisticated at the same time.” is the best way Joseph describes his offerings. The empanadas are a flaky handheld pastry pie filled with savory and sweet fillings. They only partner with high-quality local producers (grass-fed certified humane beef from Keller’s Crafted Meats, Mushrooms from Far West Fungi, and local farms for the vegetables), which they believe sets their empanadas apart. Alfajores, a decadent crumbly cookie filled with house-made fruit pastes and dulce de leche, create the perfect (after your savory ‘pie’) dessert. 

Joseph and Teresa search out different fillings while in Buenos Aires that are deliciously memorable and recreate them in their kitchen while building on old family recipes. It’s as if flavor knows where to find them. On their last trip to Buenos Aires, they met a butcher in the Mercado Progresso, (a really old market in BA), where he kindly shared some of his secrets for the perfect empanada filling. Those innovations are paired with a special dough recipe developed by Joseph’s sister, who trained as a pastry chef in Biarritz and at La Varenn in France. 

Are you ready to order yet?

In addition to their traditional empanadas, they plan on introducing some new flavors through the new year. As well as alfajores, a traditional shortbread sandwich cookie with various fillings such as dulce de leche, mebrillo (quince paste), a Yerba Mate bar, and salads.

When wondering what the perfect El Porteno order would be, there is no better answer than from the creator:

• For traditionality, you have to try the Carne, we use Keller Crafted meats that do a great job of matching Argentine beef. It’s a simple and very traditional filling. It has a balance of spice from the cayenne pepper coupled with the sweetness of the raisins and cinnamon that can’t be beaten. 

• The Jamon y Queso is more than the name suggests, using prosciutto and Fontina cheese really highlights the European influence in Argentine food. 

• The Fugazzeta is a must. We don’t do pizza but felt we owed it to the US to try to bring this mouth-watering Argentine pizza here. Thinly sliced white onions drowned in melted aged white cheddar with a dash of oregano does a worthy representation. 

• For your sweet tooth, there’s the banana y dulce de leche, banana with dulce de leche, what more needs to be said. 

We didn’t get far when asked to share secret ingredients or a family recipe. But Joseph indulged us with his favorite drink recipe with a few caveats.

“My favorite recipe is a simple one, 1 part Fernet to 2 parts Coke, but it has to be served while watching 8 or 9 different types of meat grilling outdoors at my uncle’s house and watching soccer.”

We’ll stick with his housemade empanadas and a glass of wine on the north Oxbow deck. 

In our most recent newsletter, we shared some of The Olive Press‘ favorite ways to celebrate grilling season. From searing corn and adding some amazing Sriracha butter, (just mix up their Olive Press Sriracha spice), dousing Portabello mushrooms with their classic balsamic to marinading your best meats with their Italian blend, up your grill game with their line-up of spices, oils and vinegars.

But they’re not done sharing more delicious inspiration:

Basil-cally

 

 

Nothing says summer quite like basil does, whether that means you’re whipping up a Caprese salad, making bruschetta, pesto, or simply using some basil olive oil in your cooking, basil always adds a signature summer freshness to every dish. Try the infused basil olive oil on pasta dishes or the Arbequina EVOO for pesto and the heritage mission EVOO for bruschetta!

Need to perfect Caprese recipe? Here you go. 

Colorful Summer Tables

 

 

One of our favorite things about summer is that ALL the best produce is in season, and that means colorful tables! From cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and peppers, to zucchinis, carrots, and beets. This rainbow of food helps us not only eat healthier, but tastes delicious, and makes for some pretty pictures too! Our favorite place to stock up on the freshest ingredients from the garden? Hudson Greens and Goods of course. Their produce aisle is looking resplendent right now!

Olive Oil, Not Just For Dinner

 

Napa summer is definitely here and that means it’s hot and dry! Give your skin some relief with The Olive Press spa products, all handcrafted and made with extra virgin olive oils to help lock in hydration and nourish your skin.

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Try our new favorite duo: ice cream and olive oil! You may think we’re crazy, but trust us, this is a showstopper. Drizzle any Extra virgin olive oil over plain vanilla ice cream, top with sea salt – and thank us later!

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Few foods can claim truer American roots than the beautiful, bountiful bean. The wild ancestor of the common bean was domesticated both in Mexico and in the Peruvian Andes many thousands of years ago. The species Phaseolus Vulgaris spread its creeping tendrils throughout the Americas where early cultures cultivated it into the varieties that comprise the bulk of the great canon of today’s heirloom beans. From mashable Mayacobas to Midnight Blacks, winking Yellow Eyes to creamy Cranberry Beans, all are variations of P. Vulgaris. What could be more American than this boisterous bunch of industrious beans traveling millennia, sustaining its civilizations? When hungry colonists arrived on American soil they, too, recognized what a nutrition packed boon the heirloom bean was and jumped on the bandwagon. The boats were going both ways so beans hopped aboard and became one of the first American foods to gain wide acceptance in other parts of the world. Today we think of Flageolet and Tarbais as uniquely French and can’t imagine Italian cuisine without the belissimo Borlotti, but those beans are just American ex-pats in disguise. This summer there will be burgers and barbecue aplenty but don’t forget to make room at your feast for the real American hero, the bean.

Cowboy Beans

These beans, simmered with sweet and hot peppers, are a perfect side for grilled and smoked meats. We love to make this dish with the tiny Pinquito beans available from our friends at Rancho Gordo but you can also substitute good quality Pinto Beans, Yellow Eye or other favorite heirloom beans if Pinquitos prove to be elusive.

Serves eight as a side

6-8 cups of cooked Santa Maria Pinquito or Other Favorite Heirloom Beans
1 cup small diced bacon
1 diced white onion
1 diced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1-2 dried chile de arbol
1 cup tomato puree
1 ½ cups pork broth
1 sprig of fresh oregano
1 sprig of fresh epazote (optional)

Slowly render the bacon in a Dutch oven or clay pot over medium heat. When it releases some of its fat and begins to brown, add the onion, pepper, garlic and cayenne. Season lightly and cook until tender. Add the tomato and cook for five minutes, then add the broth and the herbs.

Strain the cooked beans reserving the bean cooking liquid. Add the beans to the pot then add enough of the bean cooking liquid to cover the beans by about 1/2 inch. Bring the pot to a simmer and taste for seasoning. Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer the beans for about forty-five minutes. Alternatively, if the coals are aglow in your grill, the beans can be simmered over indirect heat or where their flavor will benefit from the perfume of the wood smoke.

Hog Island Oyster Co.

With Hog Island promising all things fresh and briny, a must eat when you’re at the market is the humble oyster. And why stop at just 6 or 12, when there are so many ways to enjoy these salty fruits of the sea? Grab a bushel and have them shucked immediately, or transport home for later enjoyment.But we’d love for you to stay awhile and enjoy our new and improved back patio! Now open Friday and Saturday from 11-8 and Sunday from 11-5 for full-service outdoor dining. Join Hog Island for freshly shucked oysters, local bay area seafood, and shellfish specials, like these beautiful steamed Tomales Bay grown mussels.

Kitchen Door Napa

Feast your eyes on this Classic Santa Maria BBQ spread Kitchen Door Napa is serving up for the Fourth of July! This celebratory meal includes 2 lbs of sliced Mesquite Smoked Prime Niman Ranch Tri-Tip with all the fixings – feeds up to four hungry people. Available for pick up on July 4 from 4-6 p.m. Online ordering only.

Go to their online ordering page, and select “Celebrate 4th of July with Kitchen Door” from the choose a menu drop-down.

Model Bakery

Make your 4th of July a star-spangled affair with some homemade goodies from The Model Bakery! They’ve got your BBQ covered, from fresh-baked hot dog and hamburger buns (their famous English Muffins make for great burgers too!), and all sorts of sweet desserts like pies, cakes and, of course, their popular holiday-themed iced cookies. Avoid store-bought, mass-made breads and pastries and celebrate America in style this year!

All orders must be placed and pre-paid by 4:00 pm today. Pickup times are Saturday, July 4 from, 6:30 am – 4:00 pm.

C Casa Oxbow

Keep the celebration outside when you visit the C CANTINA! at the Oxbow Public Market. Order cocktails, beer or wine plus new Bar Bites (Crab Cocktail, Shrimp Cocktail & Mexican Street Corn in a Cup!), and their entire menu at the outdoor bar. Open Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 7:30pm.

If you’re keeping the celebration at home, their Family Meals, plus quarts of Margaritas to go, will make for a fabulous July 4th Fiesta in your own backyard!

Gott’s Roadside

OK, folks. Grab your maps because you’re about to get lost in the sauce since Gott’s Roadside is now selling their homemade ranch and secret sauce by the jar. We’re not sure about what goes into those toppings (hence the name secret sauce), but we do know these condiments are pure magic, and we’ll be lathering them all over our foods at home with enthusiasm. Find the sauces under Fries & More online or order at the register: bit.ly/ordergotts

Looking to get more than sauced? Their July specials are made to order including, fresh Maine lobster (tossed with diced celery & lemon mayo, served in a split-top, butter-toasted bun with crisp romaine spears, green onion & lemon,) as well as their seasonal staple, Mexican Street Corn, hits all those sweet summer notes! Cotija cheese is salty and creamy, Asado seasoning is full of spice and lime finishes the job with a hint of zest. Don’t miss out!

Fieldwork Brewing Napa

 

One of the great unifiers in this country is craft beer — it has the ability to bring all people together. While we might not be drinking Fieldwork Brewing together this year, we’ll be sharing them at a distance. Check out one of the superstars of their tap list: Gleaming Cubes is a throwback Westcoast IPA blending some of the hypiest new school hops with one of the defining hops of the style. Melding new and old, you’ll find some of the orange and citrus you expect with Citra but also loaded with pine and resin from Vic Secret. Keeping things divergent there’s a mouthfeel and stickiness you would normally find in a super dank Westcoaster but this time with brighter notes of grapefruit peel, lemongrass, and pine needles, and with ABV sitting nice and crushable at 6.6% this is definitely the semi-retro Westcoastie we want to be crushing in the summer.

Gleaming Cubes (and their full list) is available in four-packs of 16 oz cans for Curbside Pickup from their Napa Taproom!

* Go to fieldworkbrewing.com

* Choose “Order Same Day Delivery Or Pickup

It’s the holiday season and Oxbucks make a great gift. Learn more HERE.

The holidays are just right around the corner. Whether you’re ready or not, Napa Valley Distillery has you covered on all your gift shopping needs!

Napa Valley Distillery’s Bar Shop has a variety of pre-made cocktail sets for Old Fashioned, Martini and Margarita lovers alike. But don’t worry – if you don’t see a pre-made cocktail set that you’re looking for, the staff can assemble one for you! The Distillery has one of the widest varieties of bitters on the west coast, in addition to simple syrups, shrubs, glassware and even cigars.

And if you or a loved one are especially into cocktail making, Napa Valley Distillery is known for the country’s very first Bar Club! Similar in structure to a wine club, they send out a curated package of spirits and mixers that can retail for up to $150. Each bar club shipment starts at just $80! In addition to the quarterly shipments, Bar Club members enjoy discounts on everything and free spirits tastings at both the Oxbow shop and their main location downtown.

Come visit Napa Valley Distillery’s Bar Shop and tasting room – just tell them you’re gift shopping and they’ll find you the perfect thing!

As you make your way into the heart of the holiday season, kick the festivities up a notch with unique cocktail ingredients from Napa Valley Distillery. From dirty martinis to hot toddies, the Distillery Bar Shop has you covered. One thing you’ll want to grab before it’s gone is the apricot old fashioned set for just $99 (regularly $110)!

Aged for two  years in sorghum whiskey barrels, this limited-release apricot brandy is rich and complex. To bring out more of the brandy’s apricot sweetness, pair it with a few dashes of Cecil & Merle Apricot Bitters. Then, to really give it that holiday character, add a splash of Petaluma-made Monarch smoked maple pecan syrup!

Whether for a holiday gathering, a cozy night in or a gift, it’s the perfect time of year for an old fashioned with a twist!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
1 375 mL NVD Apricot Brandy
1 5 oz. Cecil & Merle Apricot Bitters
1 16 oz. Monarch Smoked Maple Pecan syrup

APRICOT OLD FASHIONED RECIPE:
Mix 1 oz. Smoked Maple Pecan Syrup, 2 oz. Apricot Brandy and 3 dashes Apricot Bitters into rocks glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Serve neat, on ice or warmed up!

Celebrate the season “Napa Style” with a 100% handmade Napa Mule Kit from Napa Valley Distillery. Regularly $67, now just $49 for a limited time only.

This is California after all, not Moscow. It’s still 80 degrees in mid-November. So be a good host and mix up a few rounds of the Distillery’s amazing Napa Mules for your friends — poolside or fireside. Either way, they’re a mouth-wateringly delicious crowd pleaser. They’ll have your friends coming back from more all season long.

What’s included:
1 375ml bottle of Napa Valley Distillery – Neutral Brandy (think Vodka: clean, crisp, smooth)
1 8oz bottle of Napa Valley Bitters – Island Ginger Syrup (rich, spicy, exotic)
1 1oz bottle of Napa Valley Bitters – Island Time Bitters (lime, lemon, island spices)

Napa Mule Recipe:
Mix 2oz NVD Neutral Brandy, 1oz (or to taste) NVB Ginger Syrup, 10 drops NVB Island Time Bitters in a copper mug (or rocks glass) filled with crushed ice.
Stir very well.
Add 4oz Sparkling Water.
Add 2 lime wheels as garnish.
Sip, enjoy, repeat responsibly.

In a world, where one Ginn just isn’t enough, we’re back, with Part 2!

One of Napa Valley Distillery’s most well-known products is the Old Hollywood Ginn, and it is a timeless classic. Inspired by the graceful and renowned Hollywood glamour of years gone by, their original Ginn should evoke the feeling of a stylish movie premiere, the theatre brimming with energy, the flash of cameras on the red carpet, men and women dressed to the nines, the faint smell of a cigarette or fine French perfume. Pure elegance.

After the premier, the stars of the motion picture need to get away from the lights and cameras, so they take a little time off and head to the desert oasis of Palm Springs. This is the inspiration for the Summer Sequel.

A very different, yet equally scandalous, blend of nine botanicals will transport you to a relaxing poolside on a summer dessert morning. The yellow mandarin and geranium hints in this bright and invigorating Ginn will keep you refreshed and cool all day in the summer sun and the sweet notes of peach and raspberry give just the right amount of fruity character to set this Ginn apart.

Make sure to take the Summer Sequel on location with you this summer, it is ready for its close-up in a Ginn & Tonic, Bees Knees or a Martini.

What do you give the bride and groom who have everything? Jerky, of course! This June Fatted Calf’s Jerky of The Month is a Korean style beef jerky, known as yukpo, typically given as a ceremonial wedding gift. The happy marriage of pear juice, soy, honey and Korean gochugaru chile give this beef jerky a perfect salty, tangy, sweet and mildly spicy balance. For the special occasion, they’ve dressed this June bride with a gorgeous veil of crunchy sesame seeds, making it as beautiful to behold as it is fun to eat. It will be available all month long at The Fatted Calf or you can learn to make this irresistible meaty treat using the recipe for The Wedding Present in Fatted Calf’s new book Jerky: The Fatted Calf’s Guide to Preserving and Cooking Dried Meaty Goods.

Do something special for your loved one and whip up the decadent, ultimate-chocolate-lovers extra virgin olive oil mousse. The delicate extra virgin olive oil used in this recipe adds a heavenly, silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Stop by The Olive Press today and knock your Valentine’s day dessert out of the park!

Taste tested and higly approved by The Olive Press employees, this decadent dessert is sure to be your new favorite! The delicate extra-virgin olive oil adds a wonderful, silky, melt-in-your-mouth texture to this heavenly chocolate mousse.

For this recipe, we used our Heritage Misson Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is harvested from Mission olive trees that are 125 years old! These trees can be found in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California. They have never seen a pesticide or an herbicide, nor a petroleum based fertilizer. These trees are majestic in their stature, as well as their representation of a pure heritage product, unadulterated by the petrochemical age we all live in.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse
Serves 4

Ingredients
1/4 cup The Olive Press Heritage Mission Olive Oil
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons warm water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
Chocolate shavings for garnish

Directions
Put finely chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water, making sure not to let the bowl touch the water
Stir chocolate until melted and smooth
Remove from heat and whisk in egg yolks, olive oil, warm water and salt until well blended
In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer until frothy
Add sugar and continue to beat until soft peaks form
Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Combine gently until no whites streaks are visible, then repeat with the remainder of the egg whites
Divide mousse into ramekins or glasses and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, then garnish with chocolate shavings before serving
Enjoy!

This Valentine’s Day, head on over to Napa Valley Distillery where they can help transform your champagne into a unique and memorable champagne cocktail. With an expansive variety of brandies, syrups, and bitters they have everything you need to specialize a cocktail for that special someone. Toast with one of their vintage glasses for an extra splash of elegance.

Looking for a fun new way to celebrate with your loved one? Let the Distillery’s spirit educators pour you an array of spirits from vodka to aged brandy. Don’t forget to ask them how you can add a sample pulled straight from the barrel at no cost!

Winter is California citrus season and Hudson Greens & Goods currently has an abundant and delicious assortment of fruit: tangerine, pomelo, cara cara navel, ruby grapefruit, yuzu, pink variegated lemon and makrut lime to name a few.

The health benefits of citrus are extensive — they provide a good source of fiber, contain flavonoids which promote heart health, have a low glycemic index, deliver a healthy dose of vitamin c, pack a punch of potassium, are hydrating, and a weight loss staple. Besides being delicious, adding citrus to your diet is easy and good for you so start the new year off right and healthfully. New varieties arriving weekly.

No matter what your resolution is, Napa Valley Distillery has something to help you out! Still recovering from your New Year’s festivities? Step up to the bar for a hangover cure. Want to build your bar and learn to mix cocktails that will impress all of your guests? Their bar club is the perfect way to start your collection. It even comes complete with customized cocktail recipes created by local bartenders. With the new year, Napa Valley Distillery has brought in new flavors, and has seen the return of some old favorites!

Give up drinking for the new year? No problem! Napa Valley Distillery has hundreds of products to jazz up your tea, coffee, and sparkling waters. With the largest collection of bitters, shrubs and syrups on the west coast you’re sure to find your new favorite cocktail or “Mocktail.”