The Olive Press spice pumpkin oil

The months of October, November and Pumpkins go hand-in-hand. The Olive Press presents pumpkin in a new way — pumpkin spice olive oil.  A great addition to fall meals, baked goods and always a great gift idea. Try raspberry balsamic vinegar with pumpkin spice olive oil for a unique fall salad flavor.

Kara's Halloween Cupcakes

Send spirits soaring with Kara’s Cupcakes‘ frightfully Spooky Dozen, a bewitching addition to any Halloween celebration. Available  at Kara’s Cupcakes throughout October. Stop by the bakery, order online or call the bakery at  707-258-2253 to place your order!

Model Bakery Halloween cookies

Don’t scare your friends with dry, stale store-bought cookies…BOO! This Halloween, spoil your family and friends and “treat” them to The Model Bakery’s spooky iced cookies! These homemade treats are sure to make any Halloween gathering sweet and tasty. Happy Halloween from everyone at The Model Bakery!

Anette's Harvest Brittle

The harvest brittle at Anette’s Chocolates is only available now through Christmas — with cranberries, pumpkin seeds, apples, a hint of brandy and fabulous fall spices. Stop by for a taste! Want something truly delicious to give as a hostess or holiday gift? Anette’s all-natural harvest brittle and chocolates can be wrapped together. Place your orders […]

C CASA breakfast tacos

When we think tacos, we think lunch, dinner or a late night snack, but breakfast? Oh yes! On top of their house made white corn tortillas C CASA layers fluffy scrambled eggs with complementary ingredients like roasted potatoes, pico de gallo, cojita cheese and avocado; or black beans and chorizo with garlic aioli and cilantro. […]

Gott's Oktoberfest

Gott’s Roadside is celebrating autumn and Oktoberfest with this month’s specials. Gordon Biersch’s Marzen (the style of beer served at the first Oktoberfest) is on tap—medium bodied with notes of caramel and spice, and a dry finish—alongside a Bavarian-style Bratwurst served with sauerkraut and house-pickled vegetables. The autumn salad on the specials menu has chopped […]

Napastak Tea

Autumn is here and tea is perfect for the season. Napastak offers a variety of tea collections such as Kusmi, Tea Forté, Terr d’oc, and more. Chef Napastäk is on a journey to find the most exquisite teas from fine tea-growing regions and bring them back to tea lovers here in the Napa Valley. The store will […]

Whole Spice Butter

Try making your own seasoned butter by following this Whole Spice recipe! Be sure to use grass-fed Irish butter for extra nutrition and higher butterfat content, or use avocados in place of butter if you’re vegan. Get creative and try your own flavored butter with other herbs and spices! Sweet Smoked Paprika Butter (About 5 […]

Hog Island Bubbles

Nothing beats the end-of-summer heat quite like a cold glass of bubbly and a dozen freshly shucked oysters at Hog Island Oyster Bar in Napa. A farewell summer toast. On September 27, Hog Island is toasting its employees and will be closed for the day, reopening on Monday, September 28.

Ritual Cold Brew

Ritual Coffee Roasters has unveiled a new nitrogen infused, kegge cold brew coffee service, made with Hacienda Carmona single origin coffee from Guatemala. Whereas the process of cooling hot brewed coffee to make iced coffee can change both flavor characteristics and dilute the coffee-to-water ratio, this special proprietary method ensures a velvety smooth extraction that responds […]

Model Bakery BLAT

What better way to enjoy a cool breakfast or lunch, than with a delicious BLAT — bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato. But not just any BLAT, one made on The Model Bakery‘s famous English muffin!  Model now offers a toasted English muffin with basil aioli, heirloom tomatoes, bacon, avocado and lettuce…can you say yum!

Cate & Co. egg salad sandwich

Bread, glorious bread is celebrated this month as August is National Sandwich Month. Cate & Co. is delighted about this as they are all about breads, in all shapes, forms and flavors; and with bread come sandwiches. Thanks to the fourth Earl of Sandwich in England, we actually have a sandwich to celebrate (“Sandwich” is actually the name […]

Craft Beer Links at The Fatted Calf

What’s better with your favorite frosty beverage than a sausage hot off the grill? The Fatted Calf has many beer-friendly meaty eats on its menu but a favorite is the Craft Beer Link made this week with the rich and malty Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro.  This smoky, snappy sausage is a beer’s best friend.  […]

Mint Julep Season

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 […]

Artisanal mustards to complement your 4th of July menu

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! –

South African Keermont

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 […]

Cate’s Fantastic Finds

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 […]

Cheese Plates To Go

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 […]

So Glad You’re a Grad!

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).

Sunday Bloody Mary

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 has you covered for Easter

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 […]

Is this paradise?

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 […]

New! Napa Valley Distillery Cherry Brandy

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 […]

Rotisserie Chicken Dinner and all the Fixins

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. […]

Cookies for Your Valentine

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!

Kara’s Cupcakes Benefits Napa Valley Vine Trail

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.

Discount on Gourmet Products

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 […]

Stock up at 50 percent off holiday items!

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.

Barks and Brittles for New Years

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.

Italian cakes, cookies & treats for the holidays

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!

Crab and Lobster for the Holidays

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.

Thanksgiving Oysters

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 […]

Napa Valley Distillery Thanksgiving Special

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!

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.

Wine and cheese for fall

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

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 […]

Fall texture is on the rise

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. […]

Back to School at The Fatted Calf

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 […]

Haven’t heard of sheep’s milk?

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 […]

Hog Island Farm-Style BBQ Bourbon Chipotle Butter Oysters

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 […]

Key lime pie cupcakes at Kara’s Cupcakes

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 “new” Five Dot Ranch

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 […]

Party Necessities for the 4th of July

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 […]