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November 26, 2012



Steve Carlin
The weeks after Thanksgiving are always time for reflection and gratitude. This holiday season, be sure to consider giving to your favorite charity and supporting local businesses and important causes. We are fortunate, but others need our help more than ever before. This is a good time to make a difference.
Also, congratulations to all who participated in Flavor! Napa Valley earlier this month. The valley was buzzing with chefs, winemakers and guests from around the area and throughout the nation. With the success of the Napa Valley Film Festival and Flavor! Napa Valley, November is becoming one of the busiest months in our beautiful valley. Hope you had a chance to enjoy one or both of these events.
See you at the Market!   

Steve Carlin

Founder, Oxbow Public Market   


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Join us for Locals' Night every Tuesday when many of our merchants have special items on the menu and/or special offers. This week's specials include:
  • Get $2 off the Nutella/coconut crêpe topped with toasted almonds, whipped cream and meringue at La Crepe!
  • Get the beer and the iconic glass for $8, $3.50 refill during Trumer Tuesdays at Pica Pica   
  • Happy Hour tap wines ($6) and draft beer ($3.50) from 3 to 7 p.m. and starting at 5 pm, small  plate specials from Kitchen Door
  • Half-price oysters on the half-shell, beer and wine specials and small plates at Hog Island Oyster Bar
  • $3 beer and $5 guacamole and chips at C CASA 
  • 15% off The Olive Press extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars (including bulk oil and vinegar) and tapenades at The Olive Press
  • Calzone with prosciutto e funghi or calzone with ricotta e spinaci, plus a glass of Bianco di Napa or Rosso di Napa at Ca' Momi Enoteca   
  • $1 mini cupcakes (one per customer) at Kara's Cupcakes  
  • Pint of beer for $4, private label wine for $5/glass and $2 off an artisan cheese platter at Oxbow Wine and Cheese Merchant 
  • Receive a complimentary cup of house tea with any purchase at Tillerman Tea
  • Enjoy 15% off 12 oz bags of beans and a drink special (ask the barista) at Ritual Coffee Roasters plus try the new coffee flights
  • Fresh seafood with a twist! A lemon and lime twist that is...from halibut to scallops, Kanaloa Seafood is making ceviche 
  • Half-price cheeseburgers and veggie burgers, $2 fries and $3 glass of wine at Gott's Roadside 
  • Plus more...just ask when you're at the Market 
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Number One
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27: Locals' Night w/ special offerings from Oxbow merchants

Number Two
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29: Brewer's Night at Pica Pica featuring Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 

Number Three MONDAY, DECEMBER 1: Holiday Beer Dinner at Todd Humphries' Kitchen Door   
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HAVE YOUR EVENT AT OXBOW Special Events at Oxbow   

For a party with a fun twist, make Oxbow Public Market the venue for your upcoming special event. There are a number of different options from intimate parties to full market celebrations...

private parties from 25 at Ca' Momi to 90 at Todd Humphries' Kitchen Door, or celebrations from 5 to 500 in the main market hall. Call Jill at 707-227-9997 or email to find out more about the possibilities. 

BREWER'S NIGHT - 11/29 Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale   
This Thursday, November 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. is Brewer's Night at Pica Pica when they welcome winter in California with Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Wonderfully robust and rich, this brew is 

dry-hopped for a lively, intense aroma. Brewed especially for the holidays, it is perfect for the festive holiday season. ABV 6.8, $4 per glass.


And don't forget, every Friday through December is Yuca Fry Friday. Selected beers, paired with an order of Pica Pica's delicious yuca fries are $7.

Todd Humphries' Kitchen Door is hosting a special holiday beer dinner on
Monday, December 3. The five-course menu is $125 per person, all inclusive, and there are still a few seats available. Email Tim to reserve your spot for this festive dinner.

Reception: 6:15 p.m.: Unibroue "Ephemere" Apple Ale 5.5% abv (Canada) paired with warm spinach and cheese gougères

First Course: Brouwerij Bosteels Triple Karmeliet 8.4% abv (Belgium) paired with county style pork terrine, lentil salad, pickled celery root and apple
creamy walnut and mustard dressing

Second Course: Brouwerij Rodenbach "Grand Cru" Flanders Red Ale 5.0% abv (Belgium) paired with lobster bisque with tarragon and saffron

Third Course: Upright Brewing "Six" Dark Rye 6.7% abv (Portland, OR) paired with wild mushroom crepes, sautéed duck breast and green peppercorn sauce

Fourth Course: Firestone Walker 2010 " Parabola" Imperial Stout 12.5% abv (Paso Robles, CA) paired with whole beef shoulder roasted over mesquite
carrot puree, roasted parsnips and beef jus

Fifth Course: Jolly Pumpkin "Luciernaga" Artisan Aged Ale 6.5% abv (Dexter, MI) paired with fromage forte crostini, watercress, radishes and honey mustard vinaigrette 
Happy Hour
C CASA: Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.
$5 guacamole and chips and $3 beer

CA' MOMI ENOTECA: Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays,  5-9 p.m. 
Choose any pizza on the menu, plus a bottle of Bianco di Napa or Rosso di Napa wine for only $19.50.

HOG ISLAND OYSTER BAR: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.  
Chef's choice half- priced oysters on the half shell (varieties change weekly), small plates and beer and wine specials.
TODD HUMPHRIES' KITCHEN DOOR: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 3-5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, All Day
$6 wines on tap plus Mumm Brut Prestige, $3.50 draft beers and $5 small plates. Plus, Wednesday is Wing Wednesday -- $1 wood-fired chicken wings from 5 to 9 pm (in addition to the other specials)

OXBOW WINE & CHEESE MERCHANT: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  
A sandwich and a pint is $12; a pint for $4; or a pint of Pliny the Elder for $5.
PICA PICA BAR: Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m.  
Selected beers and sangria are $4. 
For the Home
GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT Holiday decorations   

In need of some holiday cheer? Poor House has a vast assortment of unique decorations for your home, tree or table. You'll find beautiful hand-blown glass Christmas trees by Simon Pearce, stunning ornaments, glass bead garlands, sparkling tinsel, and even old fashioned Christmas "snow!" To complete that vintage look at home, Poor House is happy to offer authentic Inge-Glas ornaments from the Muller-Blech family of Germany. These are the original style ornaments made by the same family since 1596. You can add to your collection, or start a new tradition with these mouth-blown and hand-painted ornaments. Come into Poor House and get in the holiday spirit! 

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This Christmas book box at Annette's Chocolate's contains chocolate Cabernet wine sauce, ensemble chocolates and truffles, plus beer brittle -- a gift anyone with a sweet tooth will appreciate!  Anette's has specialty holiday boxes in a variety of sizes, available from $9.95 to $55.  


The Olive Press has paired its favorite flavor combinations, wrapped them up in reusable jute tote bags, and slipped a recipe card and gift message into the front pocket. Whether it's sweet, savory, an oil and vinegar combo, or tapenades -- the variety in this gift collection will suit the culinary style of everyone on your list. Come by The Olive Press for a sample of these gift combinations and start checking people off your holiday gift list!

COFFEE GIFTS Coffee Gift Box
Do you have a coffee lover on your list? Ritual Coffee Roasters has the gift selection and knowledge to help you find the perfect fit this holiday season. Not all brewing methods are the same...some are best for a single cup, others for entertaining many guests, and others are perfect for travel. A Ritual barista can help you pick out a unique and useful gift for someone special on your list. And don't forget to stock up on coffee for your holiday party or gathering!
On the Menu
INVOLTINI DE BRESAOLAInvoltini de bresaola

Have you tried the involtini di bresaola at Ca' Momi Enoteca? Bresaola is rolled and filled with robiola cheese, which is a delicious herbed goat cheese, then laid on a bed of fresh arugula. This flavor-layered dish pairs beautifully with the Ca' Momi 2011 Napa Valley Merlot, displaying plum, cherry and well-balanced earthy tones. To help fill your glasses to toast, Ca' Momi is also offering 15% off three bottles or more of Ca' Momi wines including the Ca' Secco and Ca' Rosa Frizzante sparkling wines, 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2010 Napa Valley Pinot Noir and 2011 Napa Valley Merlot and 20% off a case or more! Take Ca' Momi home to be part of your holiday celebration.  

MEATY SANDWICHES Meatloaf sandwich

Check out the new menu items at Five Dot Ranch, like its original roast beef sandwich, perfect for the winter season -- medium-rare roast beef, pickled red onions and horse radish aioli on sourdough bread. Five Dot has also expanded its menu with its most recent creation, a meatloaf sandwich -- house-made meatloaf with spicy ketchup, caramelized onions and blue cheese cream on an roll. Enjoy!! 

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Whole Spice is extending its 15% off special offer on its holiday collection spice gift box until Christmas! The gift box includes turkey brine seasoning, turkey stuffing seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, mulling spice, Panch Phoron Bengali 5 rice spice and soup base. Six essential holiday spice blends for all of your holiday meals or for the perfect hostess gift! The turkey brine seasoning is salt-free adding flavor to your bird but allowing you to add the salt. Try adding a generous amount of turkey stuffing seasoning to a stick of softened butter and massage the entire turkey in butter and flavor!  Panch Phoron is a delicious seed blend that adds great flavor to any grain dish. 

"Like" Whole Spice on Facebook and enter the weekly recipe contest to win a fabulous collection of spices!


With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season has officially begun. Five Dot Ranch has prime rib roasts, which have been dry-aged and carefully selected to make sure you have a holiday feast of a lifetime. They are guaranteed to be tender,  juicy and packed full of flavor.Call 707-224-5550 or stop by Five Dot Ranch to pre-order your prime rib roast today.  Five Dot has a limited supply so hurry in and place your Christmas order.  

Specials this Week


Oxbow Cheese Merchant is offering the Highway 1, a cow's milk cheese from Valley Ford, California as its Friends of Oxbow special this week at 15% off.
Made by the Valley Ford Cheese Company in California this farmstead cheese is made of 100% Jersey cow's milk in a fontina style. It is aged for over 80 days to reach its maximum complexity. It is mildly fruity with a nutty flavor and aroma. As a fontina this cheese pairs well with Italian wines and foods. Highway One is their version of an old style fontina with a texture that is silky and creamy. Highway 1 is another farmstead product from their closed herd of jerseys in Valley Ford. Mountain View Jerseys is a 640-acre dairy farm in Western Sonoma County, continuously operated by the same family since 1918. Paul Bianchi and his two children Karen Bianchi-Moreda and Steve Bianchi currently own and operate Mountain View Jerseys. This soft, fruity, creamy cheese matches the dry Riesling in intensity and complements the flavors wonderfully.  


The 2009 Brooks Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon is the Friends of Oxbow special at Oxbow Wine Merchant this week. Yes, this is a Riesling; NO, it is not sweet at all. This classic Oregon Riesling is bone dry, mineral driven, with a touch of petroleum that tends to develop when it is well aged. This tastes like Riesling, yet without the residual sugar that often is found in the wines of many producers. The wine drinking public has continually avoided this noble grape capable of producing some of the world's finest, longest lived wines. Oxbow Wine Merchant believes this is due to the wine's reputation for being off-dry and that is a shame. The Wine Merchant hopes this lip-smacking, refreshing beauty will prove that this grape can produce high acid, crisp, dry wines that exhibit loads of minerals laced with citrus fruit. The exceptionally long, lingering finish is clean and crisp making the wine extremely refreshing and versatile. It is a great bargain for the price and pairs well with a wide variety of dishes including smoked trout, delicate fish, spicy foods, salads and much more, but can easily be enjoyed on its own!  Both the Brooks Riesling and the matching cheese are 15% off this week only. 



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