Lots of Napa Valley news out over the past few days. Read on for a quick rundown on some of the top stories.
finally opens at Oxbow Public Market
As we told you way back at the beginning of June, Oxbow Public Market has finally filled the vacancy left by former tennant Folio Enoteca.
Today, Ca’ Momi Enoteca and Pizzeria officially opened (original target open date was in August) for business and is offering authentic, wood-fired Italian pizzas, traditional Italian pastries and classic Italian wines. The enoteca and pizzeria will feature not only Ca’ Momi wines, but also a selection of wines from smaller regions and producers in Italy (cool!).
Cosentino Winery’s financial troubles worsen
In March of 2009 we told you about some financial troubles being experienced by Cosentino Winery. Word on the street is that the winery is in far more dire financial straits now than it was then. Here’s what the Napa Valley Register reported on Tuesday:
Cosentino’s license with the California Department of Agriculture allowing the winery and its parent company, Cosentino Signature Enterprises LLC, to purchase grapes is no longer valid.
The department’s Market Enforcement Branch estimates the company owes at least $1.2 million to 30 grapegrowers.
A notice of default on the winery’s property at 7415 St. Helena Highway has been filed with the Napa County Recorder’s Office, demanding Cosentino pay in full its $12 million loan, plus $555,116 in interest and fees.
Full article here.
Thomas Keller’s Bouchon celebrates 12 years with new tasting menu
Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, which is located in the heart of Yountville, is celebrating its 12-year anniversary this month and to mark the occasion it is launching a new Paris tasting menu. The menu, which is available as a 3-course prix-fixe option ($70 per person, $35 per person for an option wine pairing), is available now through October 21st.
Among the special menu items are the “Salade Bouillabaisse,” which is chilled salad of shrimp, lobster, and mussels with fennel, new crop potatoes and bouillabaisse consommé, and the “Gateau de Brillat Savarin,” which is a savory cheesecake of Brillat Savarin with chestnuts, honey-glazed cranberries and truffle glaze.