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A First Look at Oakville Grocery's Totally New Menu, Debuting Today

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What many people don't know about common Napa lunch stop, Oakville Grocery is that—at 130 years old—it's the oldest continually operating grocery store in California. Recently, former Ram's Gate/Delfina Group chef Jason Rose came on board to help with owner and Napa heavyweight Leslie Rudd's big reinvigoration project for the business. Today the new look curated by Avila Design is being unveiled to the public, complete with white wainscoting, a new Three Twins ice cream counter, and—nerdy conversation point—excavated oak refrigeration doors from way back in the day when refrigerators were wooden.

All the shelved items—olive oils, mustards, candies, etc.—have gotten a reboot from Trader Joe’s former Director of Product Development, Kathryn Flouton. A private label line of foods is in the works for release this fall. And you should know that the neighboring 100-year-old Victorian house is being converted by Howard Backen into a wine tasting room to open next spring. Now, Eater has a first look at Rose's shiny new Oakville menu, brimming with prepared foods, made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and more—all of it sourced from local Wine Country farms.

Appetizer / Olive case:
Sonoma Duck Rillette
Citrus – Cured Local Wild King Salmon
Oakville Dill Pickle – Fresh Dill, Garlic
Oakville Bread and Butter Pickle – Coriander, Celery seed, Ginger
Seasonal Pickle – Pickled carrots – Curry, Champagne Vinegar
Oakville Mixed Marinated Olives – Bay leaf, Citrus, Star Anise
Candied Nuts – Fennel Pollen, Brown Sugar
Spiced nuts – Smoked Paprika, Golden Raisin
Toasted Almond Romesco
Arugula Pesto
Creamy Hummus
Herby Greek Yogurt Dip

Chefs Case:
Buttermilk Fried Petaluma Chicken
Grilled Bavette Steak – Meyer Lemon Salsa Verde
Cole Slaw – Cabbage, Carrot, Celery Seed, Cider
House – Poached and Marinated Tuna – Lemon, Chili
Grilled Sweet White Prawns – Charred Spring Onion, Coriander Lime Vinaigrette
Local Asparagus – Olive Oil Breadcrumbs, Crumbled Belfiore Feta
Grilled Chicken Salad – Petaluma Chicken, Grapes, Toasted Almond, Tarragon
Country Potato Salad – Aioli, Dijon, Caper, Scallion
Red Quinoa Salad – Cucumber, Heirloom Radish, Sugar Snaps, Pistachio, Raisin
Pasta Salad – Lacopi Beans, English Peas, Grilled Rapini, Black Olive, Arugula, Green Garlic, Herbs
Leek, Quinoa, and Toasted Cumin Flapjack – Herby Greek Yogurt

Sandwiches:
Fried Chicken – Brined Petaluma Chicken, Smoked Bacon Remoulade, Oakville Dills, Shredded Lettuce, Acme Roll.
House – Poached Tuna – Black Olive & Caper Aioli, Charred Red Pepper, Little Gems, Model Ciabatta
Petaluma Chicken Salad – Cider Slaw, Butter Lettuce, Acme Kaiser Roll
Marin Sun Farms Roast Beef – Horseradish Aioli, Caramelized Onion, Fiscalini Cheddar, Arugula, Bouchon Brioche Roll
The Fatted Calf BLT – (Weekends only, starting in July) – Model Bakery Fatted Calf Bacon Bread and Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Charred Serrano Aioli
Citrus – Cured Salmon – Local Wild King Salmon – Lemon Crème Fraiche, Cucumber, Avocado, Watercress, Model Ciabatta
Grilled Spring Vegetables – Seasonal Grilled Vegetables, Arugula Pesto, Chevre, Acme Foccacia
Fennel – Crusted Marin Sun Farms Pork – Harissa Aioli, Pickled Red Onion, Peppery Greens, Bouchon Brioche Roll

Breakfast Sandwiches:
Croque Monsieur – Fra’mani Rosemary Ham, Béchamel, Gruyere, Thyme
Egg and Cheese – Model Bakery English Muffin, Fried Egg, Fiscalini Cheddar

Breakfast Pastries:
Buttermilk Biscuit
Breakfast Parfait – Straus Yogurt, Local Fruit, House-made Seeded Granola
Cherry Almond Slab Pie
Orange Blossom Cranberry Scone
Bacon Maple Scone

Pie Case:
Seasonal Fruit Crostada - $11 each
Butterscotch Pudding – Whipped Cream, Gingersnap
Slice of Pie

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Oakville Grocery

7856 St. Helena Highway, Oakville, CA

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