Sunday Farmhouse Supper for December 29, 2013

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MENU FOR SUNDAY 12/29

Antipastoribollita: Tuscan minestrone

Primo: radiatore with prosciutto cotto and Ricotta cheese

Secondo:  braised rabbit thighs and red flint corn polenta

Dolce: TBD

Prix fixe $40.

Served family-style. For groups of one to twelve. Whole table must order prix fixe menu.

(Please note that wine and gratuity are not included.)

call 510-547-5356 or reserve online

Larger parties: please let us know at the time of your reservation if your table will be ordering the Sunday Supper menu so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks!

December 27th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already...|0 Comments

We’re Having A Party! And you’re not quite invited.

The official Oliveto Staff “whew!-the holidays-are-over” Party will take place on Monday, January 6th at 6pm at Oliveto Restaurant.

We thought it would be fun to ask if any of our customers (who might have a special attachment to the Oliveto family) would be game to switch roles with the staff and do some of the cooking, serving, and clean up. Sound fun?  It does?  Then read on.

We’ll have areas in which to prep and cook, and tasks like setting up, serving, and clearing. The work crew will have their own little “downstairs” happening.

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Hopefully there will be a lot of you responding to this bizarre invitation, willing to sign up for certain tasks for two to three hour shifts (longer if you’re a workaholic). Scheduled work hours will likely be from 10 AM until 11 PM or so. The work will be almost entirely staffed by brave volunteers, Maggie, a guest chef honcho, and by a few non-Oliveto professionals.

If this is for you, please email me: Bob[at]oliveto[dot]com.  Let me know the kind of tasks you’re up for, and the time of day you have for us.

How wacky is this idea? We’ll see.

December 27th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already..., Olivetians|0 Comments

Sunday Farmhouse Supper for December 22, 2013

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MENU FOR SUNDAY 12/22

Antipastocrostino of ciccioli

Primo: cavatelli with garlic sausage and turnip greens in a spicy tomato sauce

Secondo:  spit-roasted turkey, potato puree, and braised chard

Dolce: TBD

Prix fixe $40.

Served family-style. For groups of one to twelve. Whole table must order prix fixe menu.

(Please note that wine and gratuity are not included.)

call 510-547-5356 or reserve online

Larger parties: please let us know at the time of your reservation if your table will be ordering the Sunday Supper menu so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks!

December 18th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already...|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve 2013

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December 13th, 2013|2013, Events|0 Comments

Wine In Time 2.0: Rinaldi Vertical

Monday, December 16, 2013

A legend among piedmontese producers, Giuseppe Rinaldi has been producing Barolo wine for over a century. As traditional as it gets, “Beppe” Rinaldi still ferments all of his Baroli in the massive, 110 year old piedmontese oak vat that his great grandfather used. The wines are aged in large old oak for two years before bottling. Rinaldi still holds to the tradition of blending fruit from different vineyards to create a perfectly balanced, long aging wine.

We’ll taste some cool/classic vintages as well as some warmer vintages.

Presented by Peter Granoff, master sommelier and co-proprietor of Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar in San Francisco and Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant in Napa, CA.

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MENU FORTHCOMING…

Four-course dinner and wine: $125 (tax and gratuity not included)

CALL TO RESERVE: 510-547-5356

see the full Wine In Time 2.0 schedule

December 11th, 2013|2013, Events, Italy, Wine Events, Wine Journal|0 Comments

Sunday Farmhouse Supper for December 15, 2013

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MENU FOR SUNDAY 12/15

Antipastovellutata of leeks and potatoes

Primocasarecci with radicchio and mascarpone

Secondo:  pork brasato with braised fennel and heirloom red flint corn polenta

Dolce: TBD

Prix fixe $40.

Served family-style. For groups of one to twelve. Whole table must order prix fixe menu.

(Please note that wine and gratuity are not included.)

call 510-547-5356 or reserve online

Larger parties: please let us know at the time of your reservation if your table will be ordering the Sunday Supper menu so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks!

December 11th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already...|0 Comments

Wine In Time 2.0: 1999 Vintage Cru Barolos

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Monday, December 9, 2013
6:30 PM

A tasting of four distinct terriors/styles of Barolo from the classic 1999 vintage.

Presented by Randall Grahm, founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard and Winery.

Ettore Germano ‘Certetta’
Barale ‘Vigna Castellero’
Verduno ‘Massara’
Rinaldi ‘Brunate’

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Antipasto of roast winter vegetables with bagna cauda

Sformatino of Chanterelle mushrooms

Brasato of Magruder beef with Full Belly Farms barlotto

Dessert: TBD

Dinner and wine: $125 (tax and gratuity not included)

CALL TO RESERVE: 510-547-5356

see the full Wine In Time 2.0 schedule

Sunday Farmhouse Supper for December 8, 2013

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Antipastocrostino of Community Grains Cannellini beans

Primospaghetti with pesce spada in spicy tomato sauce

Secondo:  stuffed hen breast, hen sausage, Maitake mushrooms, hen sugo, and heirloom red flint corn polenta

Dolce: TBD

Prix fixe $40.

Served family-style. For groups of one to twelve. Whole table must order prix fixe menu.

(Please note that wine and gratuity are not included.)

call 510-547-5356 or reserve online

Larger parties: please let us know at the time of your reservation if your table will be ordering the Sunday Supper menu so that we can plan accordingly. Thanks!

December 4th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already...|0 Comments

Wine In Time 2.0: Barale Barolo vs. Barbaresco

December 2, 2013
6:30 PM

A comparison of vintage Barbaresco and Barolo from this small, cult producer.

Presented by Ceri Smith, owner of Biondivino wine shop in San Franciso and co-wine director at the newly re-opened Tosca in San Francisco, CA.

1998 Barbaresco
1999 Barbaresco Riserva
1999 Barolo “Vigna Castellero”
2000 Barolo “Bussia”

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Salad of roast wild mushrooms and farro with Fontina Val d’Aosta

Tortelli di zucca with brown butter, sage, and amareti coookies

Braised leg of duck with turnips and their greens

Coconut panna cotta with pomegranate gelatina and pomegranate seeds

Dinner and wine: $125 (tax and gratuity not included)

CALL TO RESERVE: 510-547-535

see the full Wine In Time 2.0 schedule

This Just In: Truffles!

Chef Rhodehamel assesses the 2013 truffle haul

Chef Rhodehamel assesses the 2013 truffle haul

Reservations still available tonight and Wednesday, with a few later slots on Thursday.

See the 2013 Truffle Dinners menu.

November 19th, 2013|2013, Events, Happened already..., This Just In|1 Comment