It’s been 32 Years

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HONEST INGREDIENTS • COOKING with SKILL and DEDICATION • FRESH THINKING.

Come by on Sunday December 16th, say hello and have a toast with us for Oliveto’s Anniversary.

Bob & Maggie

New Year’s Eve 2018

You’ll find one of Chef Jonah’s brilliant prix fixe menus, this year will include:

– Chanterelle mushroom soup with Perigord black truffles
– Pancetta wrapped venison loin
– a crab salad

Early seating 5:00-6:30 — $90
Later seating 7:45 to 9:15 — $135

Full menu next week.

Consider giving an Oliveto Gift Certificate – they make wonderful gifts.

Maggie during Oliveto’s construction

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Online or Call 510.547.5356

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New Year’s Eve Dinner 2017

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New Year’s Eve Dinner 2017

We’re ready for a new year, the menu is complete,
come join us on Sunday December 31st to celebrate.

 

Prix Fixe Menu
First seating (5:00 – 6:15), four courses $95
Second seating (7:45 – 9:15), five courses $130

 

Stuzzichino  Smoked salmon-stuffed gougères

 

Antipasto  (choose one)
Dungeness crab and winter citrus salad with watercress and avocado
~or~
Salad of roast winter vegetables with töcco di noci, fried garlic, and lemon

 

Primo (choose one)
Acquerello Carnaroli risotto with Perigord truffle
~or~
Tortelloni of Fontina Val d’Aosta with truffle honey and candied walnuts

 

First Seating:

Secondi (choose one)

Pan-roasted salmon with soubise, candied carrots, and caviar spumante

~or~

Due of Liberty duck:  pan-roasted breast and sausage with sunchoke crema and saba

~or~

Roast Piedmontese ribeye of beef with long-cooked onions, barley, and truffle sugo

 

Second Seating:

Secondi di Pesce (choose one)

Pan-roasted salmon with soubise, candied carrots, and caviar spumante

~or~ 

Pan-roasted truffle-studded scallop with salsify purée, fingerling potatoes, and old aceto balsamico

 

Secondi di Carne (choose one)

Due of Liberty duck:  pan-roasted breast and sausage with sunchoke crema and saba

~or~

Roast Piedmontese ribeye of beef with long-cooked onions, barley, and truffle sugo

 

 

Choice between two special desserts.  tba

 

Reserve Online or Call 510.547.5356

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Preliminary New Year’s Eve Menu

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Truffles, citrus, foie gras, lobster, venison… Chef Jonah’s menu is classic and luxurious. We’re looking forward to relaxing and celebrating with you!

Stuzzichino
Tartufato: brioche with black truffle butter

Antipasti
Salad of Fuerte avocado and winter citrus with steelhead caviar and Mendocino kombu
~or~
Vellutata of lobster with vanilla-orange crema
~or~
Torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras with quince, spiced gougère, and saba

Primi
Acquerello Carnaroli risotto with nettles and Perigord truffle
~or~
Linguini with smoked trout, lemon, and tarragon

Secondi
Pan-roasted sturgeon with wild mushrooms, celeriac, and brown butter-roast poultry sugo
~or~
Pan-roasted Liberty duck two ways:  breast and dried cherry sausage with parsnip gratinata and Swiss chard
~or~
Pancetta-wrapped wild venison loin with spiced Kabocha squash, bulgur wheat, and juniper sugo

Dolci
Baked Alaska with vanilla cake, orange ice cream, and toasted meringue
~or~
Chocolate Pot de Creme in pizzelle nest with caramel hazelnut crunch

First seating: 95 for four-course menu
Second seating: 130 for five-course menu (includes sturgeon)
Prices do not include beverages or tax. An 18% pre-tax Service Charge will be added. 

 

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New Year’s Eve Menu

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Happy holidays! Jonah, our smart, talented Chef, is a wonderfully good cook all ’round, with a seemingly limitless store of food-related knowledge. Even so, his New Year’s Eve dinners have been surpassing in the magic and over-the-top categories, as this menu suggests:

New Year’s Eve Menu

First seating

Stuzzichino:  oyster shooter with Prosecco, fines herbes, and trout roe

Antipasto choice among-

Torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras with brioche and quince
Salad of Dungeness crab, citrus, and Little Gem lettuces
-or-
Soup-vellutata of Maine lobster with vanilla-orange crema

Primo choice among-

Tortelli di zucca with brown butter, Parmesan cheese, and Amaretti cookies
-or-
Saffron linguine with Nantucket Bay scallops and pink pepper-tarragon crema
-or-
Acquerello Carnaroli risotto with Perigord truffles (with supplement of $10)

Secondo choice between-

Due of Piedmontese beef:  roast filet and braised short rib with truffled potatoes and Swiss chard
-or-
Butter-poached Maine lobster with parsnip purée, wild mushrooms, and Madeiraspumante

Dolce:  choice between-

Mascarpone semifreddo with white chocolate glaze, almond-ginger cake, cranberry compôte, lemon mostarda, and candied citron
-or-
Bittersweet chocolate mousse with chestnut cremeux, honey-vanilla sorbetto, brandied caramel, roasted chestnut, and honey tuile

Second seating

Stuzzichino:  oyster shooter with Prosecco, fines herbes, and trout roe

Antipasto:  choice among-

Torchon of Hudson Valley foie gras with brioche and quince
-or-
Salad of Dungeness crab, citrus, and Little Gem lettuces
-or-
Soup-vellutata of Maine lobster with vanilla-orange crema

Primo:   choice between-

Tortelli di zucca with brown butter, Parmesan cheese, and Amaretti cookies
-or-
Saffron linguine with Nantucket Bay scallops and pink pepper-tarragon crema

Risotto:

Acquerello Carnaroli risotto with Perigord truffles

Secondo:  choice between-

Due of Piedmontese beef:  roast filet and braised short rib with truffled potatoes and Swiss chard
-or-
Butter-poached Maine lobster with parsnip purée, wild mushrooms, and Madeiraspumante

Dolce:  choice between-

Mascarpone semifreddo with white chocolate glaze, almond-ginger cake, cranberry compôte, lemon mostarda, and candied citron
-or-
Bittersweet chocolate mousse with chestnut cremeux, honey-vanilla sorbetto, brandied caramel, roasted chestnut, and honey tuile

 

Please join us for a festive evening, either before a concert or dance, or as your main New Year’s Eve event.

First Seating (seating between 5 and 6:30 pm) – Four Courses – 95/person

Second Seating (seating 7:45 and later) – Five Courses – 130/person

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Jonah’s favorite dishes for New Year’s Eve

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Over the past few years, Jonah has refined the prix fixe menu for our celebratory evenings. This year, at the top of his game, he has created an exquisite menu for our New Year’s Eve dinner. This year, we’re proud to show off our stunning new dining room, making for a stellar way to ring in the new year.

Jonah is particularly excited about a few of the items on the menu.

We’re serving delicious Acquerello Carnaroli rice in two different dishes: a savory risotto topped with truffles shaved table side and a sweet rice pudding served with roasted pineapple. This particular rice is grown in the Piedmont region of Italy by the Rondolino family, on a farm that receives only the purest water. The family is devoted to producing the highest quality rice possible — they have spent decades researching and experimenting with their growing method and aging process. From our visits there, we know this is a really wonderful family that makes a wonderful product.

The sea bass has also been spectacular this year. On New Year’s, we’re serving it with salsify crema, malted wheat berries, roast carrots, and old aceto balsamico to highlight the fish’s clean flavor and flaky texture. Sea bass makes for a dramatic presentation: its dark, crisp skin stands out against its pure white flesh. No wonder Jonah ranks sea bass as one of his top five fish.

For those who crave red meat for dinner, our Piedmontese beef Wellington is pretty perfect. This particular breed of cattle is renowned for its “double muscling,” which equals tender, juicy, and flavorful meat. Wrapped in pastry and served with Chanterelle mushrooms, creamed nettles, and black truffle sugo, our Wellington is simply a delicious dish.

No matter what you order, New Year’s Eve is certain to be unforgettable. Call 510-547-5356 to make your reservations for the  early (5pm) or late (7:45pm) seating.

New Year’s Eve 2014

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Stuzzichini: tartufati

Choice of:
Vellutata
of lobster with vanilla-orange zabaglione
Torchon of duck liver with old aceto balsamico and poached pear
Antipasto of roasted winter vegetables with Castelmagno cheese

Choice of:
Linguine
with Dungeness crab, lemon, and tarragon
Tortelli di zucca with brown butter and amaretti cookies
Acquerello Carnaroli risotto with optional white truffles shaved table side

(second seating only)
Local Dungeness crab cake with white truffle aïoli

Choice of:
Pan-roasted sea bass with salsify crema, malted wheat berries, roast carrots, and old aceto balsamico
Liberty Farms duck three ways: pan-roasted breast, sausage, and confit-riso nero arancini; rainbow kale and kumquat sugo
Piedmontese beef Wellington with Chanterelle mushrooms, creamed nettles, and black truffle sugo

Dolce:
Gianduja with smoked creme anglaise
Acquerello rice pudding with slow roasted pineapple

Early Seating
5pm – 6pm
95.

Late Seating
7:45pm – 10pm
125.

Phone reservations ONLY 510-547-5356

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New Year’s Eve at Oliveto

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The panini tartufati of Procacci in Florence

Most nights at Oliveto, we offer large menus with many choices. New Year’s Eve is a rare opportunity for the Chef to put together a prix fixe menu which combines earthiness and elegance, celebration and deliciousness, and a logic to bind the meal together (perhaps evocative of a place or time). We asked Chef Jonah Rhodehamel what we should do for New Year’s Eve.

SEE MENU

The Inspiration
On this year’s trip to Italy, we brought back a good quantity of truly exceptional white truffles for our November truffle dinners. They were so fresh that the one or two we’d saved for friends who were out of town, are still fairly pungent and healthy. Impressed by the quality of this year’s truffles, Chef Jonah decided to save some of them for our New Year’s Eve dinner by employing the best way to preserve their initial potency: he mortared them, combined them with sweet creamery butter, then froze them.

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The panini tartufati of Procacci, Florence’s beautiful old food shop, are little brioche sandwiches filled with truffle butter. This became the starting point from which Chef Jonah began to devise a menu. To the panini he added risotto alla Milanese, and, of course, if you’re going to serve risotto alla milanese, then you’ve got to also serve osso buco.

The Specs:

Early seating
5:00 to 6:30
Panini tartufati and three courses:
$85.
with wine pairings $130.

Late seating
7:30 to 10:00
Panini tartufati and four courses (scallops course added)
$100.
with wine pairings $155.

Phone reservations ONLY
(510)547-5356

2017-09-12T15:48:13+00:00December 10th, 2011|2011, Events|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve 2010

special thanks for photo from Jay Tyrrell   http://www.jaytyrrell.com/

special thanks for use of photo to Jay Tyrrell

New Year’s Venetian Menu

To start:
Salad of Rossa di Verona radicchio, Fuyu persimmon,
Castelmagno cheese, and aceto balsamico

~

For Second seating only:
Primo piatto – choice of:
Marinated Nantucket Bay scallops with Kishu mandarins and Florence fennel
~or~
Farm egg in carrozza with black truffles and celery root

~

Pasta – choice of:
Red winter wheat bigoli with Liberty Farms goose ragù
~or~
Rugosa squash gnocchi with sage brown butter

~

Main course – choice of:
Spit-roasted strip loin of Magruder grass-fed beef with Red Flint
corn polenta and Lacinato kale
~or~
Pan-roasted Quinault River steelhead with parsnips, fennel, and
steelhead caviar

~

Dessert – choice of:
Tangerine-Prosecco sgroppino in an almond tuile gondola with
crème anglaise, blood orange sauce, and gilded chocolate
~or~
Surprise dessert

*

Two seatings: late $ 95. early $ 80.

Early seating menu does not include Primo piatti course

Please call to reserve: 510-547-5356

Meanwhile, The Cafe downstairs will be open New Year’s Eve, serving a light à la carte Cafe menu throughout the night. We do not take reservations in the Cafe. We will be adding some special, celebratory dishes including:

wild mushroom cannelloni
braised pork with Floriani Red Flint corn polenta
black truffle pizza

Special New Year’s beverages, such as sparkling wines and cocktails, will complement the food offerings both upstairs and down.

Please join us.

2017-09-12T15:48:30+00:00December 13th, 2010|Events, Oliveto Cafe|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve 2009

New Year’s Eve is a favorite time at Oliveto. The menu is spectacular, the atmosphere is festive, lively music is played, and when the mood strikes there is dancing. This year will be no exception. In fact, the menu is shaping up to be even more tricked out than usual, now that Chef Canales has set his sights on a meal celebrating the wintry, soul satisfying cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

The food of this lesser known, north easternmost region of Italy is exceptionally opulent and alive. Influenced by its neighbors Austria and Slovenia, and inspired by the spice route from Trieste, the cuisine springs from a history of experimentation as well as tradition. Chef Canales’s has created a stellar menu worthy of taking us into the new year:

Menu

Antipasto:
Salad of mixed radicchio, dried pears, Oliveto lamb prosciutto , and black truffles

Primo:
Whole-milled Floriani red flint polenta with goose confit, wild mushrooms, and white truffle butter

Secondo:
Golas: Friulian goulash of Magruder Ranch vitello braised with onions, white wine, and sweet & hot paprika

Seafood Option TBD
Vegetarian Option TBD

Dolce:
Crispy poppy seed crespelle with caramelized apples and vin santo ice cream

$85.00

Please call for reservations: 510-547-5356

*****

Harry and the Twilights, will begin playing around 8:30 pm

Twilights1_480Because they’ve made us so happy in New Year’s past, we’ve asked Harry and the Twilights to return for New Year’s Eve 2009. They’re young, talented, local, and best of all, really fun. Their well-chosen repertoire of covers ranges widely – from reggae to rockabilly to electric blues. Listen here

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