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September 9, 2013



Taylor and Toponia
At the Fatted Calf, we are known for our charcuterie. It's a centuries-old craft we're delighted to see coming back to the forefront of the food world. All of our products are handcrafted in small batches, and all of our meats are pasture-raised on small farms.


We love being part of Oxbow Public Market and the larger Bay Area food community, and we are always excited to see our regulars and new faces alike. Each week we strive to bring our customers the best tasting food made from the well-sourced ingredients you've come to expect. 

Our cookbook, In the Charcuterie, comes out September 17.  It features recipes, butchery instructions, stories and in-depth explanations of the curing process. It is a book full of the answers to the questions we're asked each day at the shop, framed in the beauty of the Napa area and the farms we use. We are excited to share the recipes and techniques that really make the Fatted Calf special.

Come and taste the mortadella or some White Rock salami (made with wine from White Rock Vineyards). Decide what you like best and learn to make it yourself in one of our hands-on classes or at home with our new cookbook. We love seeing people excited to take home a porchetta roast or some pork chops. We're equally flattered when people show up early and eager for one our of classes or Butcher's Happy Hour demonstrations. Engaging with each of you across the counter is important to us. We're happy to share tastes of our patÚs or guide you to ingredients for a perfect meal. 

We look forward to having you in soon to pick up some beef jerky, meat sticks, or to help you plan for that holiday party. Thank you for being a part of the community we value so very much. 

Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller
The Fatted Calf
MARSHALL'S FARM HONEY            Marshall's Farm Honey    

Welcome Marshall's Farm Honey to Oxbow Public Market! Offering the finest in natural and organic gourmet honeys from the San Francisco Bay Area, all of their honey is produced in California and the West Coast. Marshall's Farm honey is raw, 100% pure, unheated, uncooked, unfiltered, natural and certified kosher. Each jar features natural pollens because they use no pumps, pipes or filters when extracting and hand-bottling their pure local honeys. Marshall's Farm Honey kiosk is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm.

MONKEY FLOWER GROUP             The Monkey Flower Group    

Welcome the Monkey Flower Group to Oxbow Public Market! An environmentally conscious florist specializing in locally grown flowers and botanical materials, The Monkey Flower kiosk features whatever is most abundant and beautiful at the moment, allowing Market patrons to enjoy affordable, locally grown flowers any day of the week. The Monkey Flower kiosk is open Monday, Wednesday through Friday from 9 am to 7 pm, Tuesday from 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm.

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CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY - 9/12   Three Twins milkshake   
This Thursday, September 12 is National Chocolate Milkshake Day and Three Twins Ice Cream is celebrating the special occasion. Smooth, frothy, rich and sweet are just a few of the words that describe the reason to celebrate. In honor of National Chocolate Milkshake Day this Thursday, Three Twins Ice Cream is offering its delicious chocolate milkshakes, including your choice of one free topping, for just $5 all day. 
CULINARY CINEMA- 9/12-10/10 Chocolat

Make a date at Oxbow Public Market for dinner and sit under the stars for some of the greatest food movies of all time. Starting this Thursday, September 12, for five straight Thursdays, we will screen a food-themed movie al fresco on the Oxbow River Deck...a culinary adventure that makes for the perfect Napa Valley date. Each movie begins at dusk (approximately 7:20 pm this Thursday) and seating is first-come, first-served, so arrive early to reserve a spot, order dinner from one of the Market restaurants, and enjoy the show! Chocolat is sponsored by Anette's Chocolates, who will be on-hand to share chocolates with attendees. Bring a wrap, jacket or a blanket for comfort. Click here for film descriptions.


September 12: Chocolat (2000) 
September 19: Mostly Martha (2001)
September 26: Kings of Pastry (2009)
October 3: Ingredients: A Documentary Film (2009)
October 10: Napa Valley Film Festival Short Film Sneak Previews 

FORK IT OVER - 9/21 Fork it Over

Join us for the second annual Fork it Over, a special market-to-table dinner featuring Oxbow Public Market's artisan merchants serving it up to raise funds in support of the Napa Valley Food Bank. Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 5 pm and enjoy delicious food, wine and live music on Oxbow's River Deck in a one-of-its-kind evening including a sit-down, family-style dinner expertly paired with world-class Napa Valley wines. Guests are invited to bring non-perishable foods to the Market from September 1 -21 and on the 21st, artist Gordon Huether will create a work of art out of food cans to celebrate Oxbow's community donation to the Napa Valley Food Bank. Seating is limited and last year's event sold out, so get more info on the event's Facebook page and order your tickets now. 

OKTOBERFEST - 9/28  Fatted Calf cookbook
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Kitchen Door

on Saturday, September 28 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. This special craft beer lunch includes five courses and six beers for $75, tax and gratuity included. Plus, Taylor Boetticher from The Fatted Calf will be on hand to do a sausage making demo and sign copies of his new book, In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits and other Meaty Goods. Reserve your spot now by calling or emailing Tim at 707-226-1560. 

Farmers Market

The Napa Farmers Market takes place 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 craftsClick here for more information, including a list of vendors, workshops and special events. And make sure to bring the little ones for Story Time, every Tuesday and Saturday from 10-10:30 am. This Saturday, don't miss Peggy Cerasoli's chef demo on how to use those end-of-summer veggies, freeze them for later and make harvest soup.

For the Home
POOR HOUSE SALE           Poor House sale    

The Poor House sale is still happening so don't miss out! Poor House is clearing out summer items in preparation of its holiday inventory. You'll find great decorative pillows that are 20-50% off, and in-stock outdoor furniture, rugs and pillows are now 30% off! The sale continues through 

Tuesday, September 17, but merchandise is going quickly, so grab it while you can!


The Model Bakery's first ever cookbook is here and already receiving rave reviews! Chronicle Books says, "This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from The Model Bakery, a mother-daughter-run baking destination with a huge local following that's been wowing the Wine Country for years...and this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door. This is a mouth-watering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, The Model Bakery!" The book features 75 recipes and 60 photos, it's as luscious to look at as the Model Bakery's yummy baked goods are to eat. Advance copies are available for sale at the bakery, so stop by and get one of the first! 

On the Menu
PASTA ON THE MENU  Ca Momi Putanesca   

In addition to its regular menu, Ca' Momi has introduced pasta back on to the menu.The pastas being offered include a wide range of powerful flavors including Spaghetti alla Putanesca with organic heirloom tomatoes, taggiasca olives,

Camomi Arabiata

capers, anchovies, garlic and parsley. Ca' Momi is also serving Rigatoni con Coda alla Vaccinara, a classic recipe from Rome with braised oxtail, organic tomato sauce, soffritto and pine nuts. Featured on the menu right now is Penne all' Arrabbiata in a spicy tomato sauce with organic heirloom tomatoes and basil from their garden. 

FRESH FROM THE FARM         Gott's Farm

How many burger stands have their own family farm? Not many, but Gott's Roadside does! The St. Helena farm is bursting with all sorts of produce this year, yielding a record crop of juicy heirloom tomatoes, which adorn every burger coming out of the kitchen. In fact, Gott's has so many tomatoes that they are running multiple tomato-inspired specials at the moment, including a summer tomato and mozzarella sandwich and a refreshing Gottspacho!  Even the tasty zucchini fries on the menu are from Gott's garden. Gott's takes great pride in using locally sourced ingredients, and is especially excited when the ingredients come its own family farm. Gott's Roadside isn't your typical burger stand. Come see for yourself.

SEPTEMBER SPECIALS    C Casa September Special  

With summer coming to an end and school starting up, C CASA is here to help you manage the transition. This month, C CASA brings back the "on-the-go" dinner special, which includes a whole rotisserie chicken, large salad of your choice,  a quart of black or white beans and eight tortillas, all for just $30. C CASA also has a new spinach, corn and mushroom enchilada plate special. Made with fresh spinach and mushrooms, goat and Oaxacan cheeses and served with a C Chopped Salad and a cherry chocolate chip cookie, the special is only $12.

BLACKENED ROCKFISH              Hog Island rockfish

You'll always find new items and specials on the menu at Hog Island Oyster Bar, depending on what's in season. Now on the menu, try the blackened rockfish with tomato marmalade and summer succotash salad. Delicious! 


Also, please note, Hog Island Oyster Bar will be closed on Sunday, September 29, for its annual employee appreciation day at the farm. 

CANDIED NIBS Anette's nibs

Candied nibs are new at Anette's Chocolates. They are an amazing addition to brownies, salads and ice cream. They also make a great substitute for nuts in recipes and are great to nibble on by themselves. Mixed into cereal, they add a fabulous texture and taste! Stop by for a taste. 

SEASONAL ESPRESSO BLEND    Ritual seasonal espresso blend

In the spirit of celebrating both life and temporality, epitomized by the brightly adorned Mexican Calavera, Ritual Coffee Roasters offers its latest seasonal espresso, Sugar Skull. A simple and elegant melange of fresh crop African and Central American coffees, this espresso is a perfect accompaniment to the season. Look for flavors of ginger, sweet cream, red berries and chocolate. Available at Ritual Coffee Roasters now.

Kara's fundraiser cupcakeKara's keylime pie cupcake
Join Kara's Cupcakes in support of September's National Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month! Twenty percent of the proceeds from Kara's chocolate vanilla chip cupcakes -- a chocolate chip cupcake with sweet vanilla frosting rolled in chocolate sprinkles -- will go to the Go4theGoal Foundation supporting Stanford and UCSF pediatric cancer programs. Also this month, Kara's is celebrating summer with key lime pie and organic blackberry cream cupcakes, available through September 15 only. 
Yi Ji Dian Hong Gongfu (Yunnan Black Gold Reserve) is the tea of the week at Tillerman TeaSorting out most of the darker leaves, leaving mostly the golden tips, this tea is intensely floral, fruity and malty. With hints of tropical fruit and honey this is one of the rarest black teas from Yunnan. Most of the leaves of this large leaf cultivar (Da Ye) go into making puerh or a more basic black so Tillerman was thrilled to find this well-sorted, gold tip Yunnan black. Regularly $31.95/100 grams, Tillerman Tea is offering 20% off this week only, making it $25.55/100 grams. 
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RAINBOW OF VEGGIES Oxbow Produce veggies& FRUITS

Nutritionists say to eat a lot of different colors of food to get the most vitamins and minerals on your plate. It's summer produce season and you can find many varieties of all-organic fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors. Much of the produce at Oxbow Produce & Grocery comes in several varieties of each type so you can have a lot of different colors of the same vegetable.  

ALASKAN KING CRAB Kanaloa Alaskan King Crab

Alaskan King Crab season opens this week and will be available starting Thursday, September 12 the Kanaloa Seafood Market! Call 707-224-3474 to pre-order these gorgeous crab legs, wild caught from the icy cold waters of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

TOMATO MONTH     Olive Press caprese  

The Olive Press is celebrating all things tomato this month, including their favorite cookbook, The Heirloom Tomato Cookbook, and Ascolano extra virgin olive oil -- the absolute best for drizzling! Stop by The Olive Press and check out their cookbook and oil of the month!

BEEF BRISKET           Five Dot Ranch

In honor of the many Jewish holidays in September, Five Dot Ranch has stocked its case of brisket and other cuts, perfect for a festive meal. Brisket is available for $7.99/pound.





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