Friday, June 20, 2014

A relaxing meal at the Oxbow Public Market

Napa Valley is a place not just for wine, but also for fantastic food.  After all, it's only natural because of how perfectly food and wine pair with each other.

Before, after, during, or instead of a day of the usual wine tasting around the valley, downtown Napa offers a haven for food lovers in the Oxbow Public Market.  This market brought me back to Spain - how it's set up, the cleanliness, and the variety of food vendors selling their dishes and products with passion.

You can nibble around the various small dishes or you can also sit down for a meal.  Ca'Momi is the perfect place in the market for a relaxing meal, and it's great for families and parties.  The Italian restaurant specializes in Italian pizzas, but also offers some memorable slow cooked plates.  They serve one of the best places of liver and onions I've ever tasted.  I'm a huge fan of quality liver and onions, and this topped it in my list.  Even if you don't like the dish, you just might be a convert with how clean and smooth it tasted.  The restaurant also pours delicious wine on tap, and has a variety of fun desserts including cream puffs for a light ending to a big meal.

Glass of Bianco di Napa on tap

Margherita, Vera Pizza Napoletana
San Marzano DOP tomato sauce, mozzarella di bufalo Campania DOP, and fresh basil

Amatriciana Classiche pizza
Pancetta, caramelized organic onions, and pecorino romano

Costine con verze soffegae
Wood fire roasted babyback ribs with sauteed organic cabbage and organic onions

Cream puffs for the birthday boy
Filled with vanilla bean pastry cream and Tcho chocolate cream

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