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 […]

Don’t miss the February special at Cate & Co., Oxbow’s new gluten-free bakeshop. It features a chop chop salad made with fresh Dungeness crab, avocado and chili lime vinaigrette, and a chocolate crinkle cookie, for $17. C CASA also has a tasty special this month: a chicken enchilada with poblano cream sauce, accompanied by a chop salad […]

Olio Nuovo is here! Hudson Ranch olive oil is a true celebration of the moment! The first batch of the season is available today at Oxbow Produce & Grocery. It is prized for its grassy flavors and spicy finish, and full of very fine olive particles that are suspended in the oil giving it more intense […]

Whole Spice soup base is a premium, all-natural blend of spices, using only the highest quality of ingredients, with no chemicals or MSG. And with no meat products added, it is truly a vegetarian’s delight. In addition to using in soup, Whole Spice soup base may also be used as a dry rub for meats or […]

Feeling a little empty without the tree and lights? Fill the void with fresh, locally grown flowers fromThe Monkey Flower Group! As usual, materials will be selected based on whatever is looking freshest and most beautiful from California’s growers, but likely candidates include parrot tulips, ranuculus, acacia buds, ferns, freesia and orchids. There’s no better […]

Whole Spice has many curry powder blends to choose form, including Vindaloo. Warm up your family during the holiday season with this delicious and easy recipe. Take two skinned and boned chicken breasts cut in one-inch cubes. Toss the chicken in a Ziploc bag with one oz. of the curry blend to cover the chicken. Slice […]

Planning a New Year’s Eve party? Stop by Poor House in the market hall for the perfect party accessories. Pick up a cocktail book to brush-up on your mixology skills. Keep your party classy with glassware and bar accessories from Simon Pearce. And don’t forget to ring in the New Year with sparklers!

The holidays are in full swing with parties, gift swaps, dinners and more. The Fatted Calf has more than just amazing meat. Stock up on pantry basics as you cook you way through the holidays with Katz olive oil, Straus butter and Claravale raw milk. And you’ve got to have Fatted Calf bacon and apple cider syrup […]

This holiday season, be the hit of the party! Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant is your first choice for local, handmade cheeses and exceptional boutique wines. Oxbow Cheese & Wine offers an outstanding selection of jams and preserves, crackers and crisps, nuts and dried fruits, caviar and champagne, everything you need to wow your friends and family! […]

Start the holidays with a twist on your table! Try Pica Pica‘s hallacas as a dish to start your meal.  A Venezuelan delicacy served only during the holidays, it is a corn flour dough, stuffed with a three meat stew, profiling a mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors, wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed […]

Enjoy 50% off the 100 gram size on a wide range of Tillerman Tea‘s selection of fine teas from now through Christmas. This is the perfect opportunity to get a wonderful Christmas gift, hostess gift, or perhaps a treat for yourself. This sale is limited to supplies on hand, so hurry while they last!

Looking for a great hostess gift or two? In addition to wines and sweet treats, Ca’ Momi is now selling a variety of gift baskets ranging from $70-$120 at its kiosk. And don’t forget to pick up a bottle of their brand new 2011 Pinot Noir Reserve — the ultimate turkey wine. After the party, don’t stress if you’ve […]

It’s not too late to feature The Model Bakery‘s professionally crafted breads and rolls at your holiday feast. Their pain au levain boule, apricot-pecan levain and walnut sage levain batards as well as pain de mie, French, sourdough, ciabatta, focaccia and walnut sage rolls can be purchased in the store up until Wednesday afternoon as long […]

Take Chef Todd Humphries home with you this Thanksgiving. Let Kitchen Door prepare your Thanksgiving dinner for you — with all the fixin’s — simply email or call Tim at 707-226-1560 to pre-order by  5 pm on Friday November 22. Your Thanksgiving dinner for four will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, November 27. Dinner includes:  1/2 turkey, breast and leg […]

Need a quick bite? Enjoy sustainable seafood that is fast and delicious at Kanaloa Seafood Market, Napa. Choose from a rotating selection of individually prepared, ready-to-eat items, such as Ahi poke, bay scallop ceviche, Alaskan halibut ceviche, shrimp quinoa salad and more.

With the cold and rainy nights of fall upon us, nothing says comfort like an order of Ca’ Momi‘s Spätzle allo Speck. This dish, found throughout regions of Germany, Austria and Alto Adige, consists of small flour dumplings prepared with speck and cream. Pair a bowl with the 2011 Ca’ Momi Napa Valley Pinot Noir, […]

Congratulations to  C CASA, selected for the fourth year in a row as a Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” Restaurant for 2014. Also known as the Michelin “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value,” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). C CASA, […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join Kara’s Cupcakes as they partner with 99.7NOW to support the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Twenty percent from the sale of their chocolate raspberry cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake on a graham cracker crust, filled with raspberry cream and topped with silky cream cheese frosting adorned with a custom 99.7 […]

Congratulations to The Olive Press for winning three out of seven medals awarded to the United States at Argentina’s International Olive Oil Competition, OLIVINUS. Blood orange took home a Gran Prestige Gold Medal, and two more golds were awarded to Picual and Koroneiki. Stop by The Olive Press for a taste of these award-winning olive […]

The chefs at Ca’ Momi have continued to expand their menu with two more exciting pasta dishes. Linguini al Pesto Genovese is linguine with organic basil pesto, potatoes and green beans and is the first delicious addition to the menu. The second Ca’ Momi Bottarga pasta item is a bit more exotic — it is Spaghetti […]

Did you know that the Sidecar cocktail was created in 1920 at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris? Actually, the exact origin of the Sidecar is unclear, but it is thought to have been invented around the end of World War I in either London or Paris.  Some credit the invention of the drink to an […]

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant recently installed a new beer cooler behind the bar, which has enabled them to expand their offering to eight taps. The focus is on craft beers brewed in the western states, with a special preference for Bay Area and west coast specialty brewers. All draft beers are available by the […]

A little known fact about Leonardo (the masterful farmer in charge) at Hudson Ranch (which supplies much of the produce at Oxbow Produce & Grocery) is his passion for growing giant pumpkins. Each spring he seeds an incubator with “Atlantic Giant” pumpkin seeds, and when the sprouts are just right he hardens them off and plants them […]

Gott’s farm is yielding a bounty of plump and sweet heirloom tomatoes. Relax on the patio and enjoy these last days of sunshine with a summer tomato and mozzarella sandwich, with Gott’s vine-ripened tomatoes, slices of creamy mozzarella, pesto oil, balsamic reduction and basil served on a toasted Acme torpedo roll and a bowl of award-winning, farm-fresh […]

Ritual Coffee Roasters introduces Michael Recchuiti chocolate to the menu! Stop by and savor the rich and dynamic flavor combinations of Ritual espresso, perfectly steamed organic milk, and a chocolate created with the same passionate attention to detail. You don’t have to wait for hot chocolate season to indulge in this delightful pairing…treat yourself today!

The Napa Farmers Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 3 and runs every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 am to 12:30 pm through the end of October. Located in Oxbow’s northeast parking lot, the Farmers Market offers locally-grown, farm-direct produce, gourmet food and handmade crafts. The Napa Farmers Market features chef demos each week on everything from […]