Ca’ Momi is rolling out new menu items with the Spring emergence of beautiful organic produce, including the return of the Caprese Salad that simply screams Summer! Caprese Panini is added to the list of Panini, available daily until 4pm. Pizza Lardo is also new, a rosemary sprinkled pizza with lardo di colonnata, rosemary, and no mozzarella. Pizza Lardo has no dairy and, as are all pizzas, is available with a gluten free crust.
Spring is the time for new seasonal vegetables to be popping up and at Ca’ Momi they are introducing a new Spring menu with lots of new items using these fresh ingredients. Some of the tasty new additions include a Primavera Pizza, with organic green asparagus, organic soft yolk egg, and parmigiano reggiano, also a cold asparagus soup entitled, Crema Fredda di Asparagi, plus Carciofi Alla Griglia, Italian grilled, marinated artichoke hearts. It’s time to visit Ca’ Momi again to try these fresh new menu selections.
Also, look for Ca’ Momi as one of the food vendors at the upcoming concert extravaganza, Bottle Rock, where their new mobile pizza oven will be utilized. Fresh, authentic Italian pizza at the concerts!!!
|Ca’ Momi Enoteca‘s bar is up and running, and the new Enoteca at Ca’ Momi is a resounding success. Patrons have enjoyed this expansion, eating their menu favorites while enjoying Ca’ Momi wine or the new selection of 50 Italian wines. There are also eight craft brews, and three Ca’ Momi wines on tap. It’s the same authentic Ca’ Momi experience in a livelier atmosphere with a wider drink selection. Taste Ca’ Momi wines at the Enoteca, and purchase those wines you love at the Kiosk.|
|This week Ca’ Momi is featuring one of its heartiest dishes (perfect for the transition from winter to spring). Nothing warms your bones faster than a serving of Spezzatino and polenta. Spezzatino is simply the Italian word for stew but simple is not the word to describe this dish of slow cooked beef, onions, carrots, celery, prosciutto and garlic simmered in a tomato sauce with Bianco di Napa white wine –the ultimate comfort food! Ca’ Momi suggests pairing the Spezzatino with the Reversanti Barolo from Italy or their Ca’ Momi Cabernet Sauvignon. Either wine is available by the glass and makes a perfect companion to a satisfying meal.|
Come taste Italian history with the Carpaccio alla Cipriani. We use the original recipe from Harry’s bar, where Carpaccio was first created: thinly sliced raw organic beef, arugula, parmigiano reggiano, and a secret sauce. Chef Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s bar, was asked to make a dinner for Countess Mocenigo. Cipriani developed this elegant dish when he was informed that doctors recommended the countess a raw meat diet. The name is an homage to the paintings of Vittore Carpaccio, a 15th century artist whom used red and green hues. Cipriani’s Carpaccio masterpiece pairs beautifully with both Ca’ Momi Chardonnay and Merlot.
You better watch out… Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town! Ca’ Momi Enoteca will be hosting The Clauses on Tuesday, December 11th, from 5:30-7:30p.m. Come one, come all and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and one of their faithful elves. You might even receive an organic candy cane if you’re on Santa’s “nice” list. Then, peruse our gift basket selections and cross off the “hard-to-buy-fors” on your list this year. See you there!
Though Thanksgiving is not a celebrated holiday in Italy, Ca’ Momi Enoteca is definitely giving thanks for this delicious traditional Italian holiday dish, Baccala’ alla Veneziana. Ca’ Momi’s Baccala’ alla Veneziana, creamy whipped salt cod is from a classic recipe from Venice. This delectable dish is savory and garlicky with just the right amount of flavor influence from the salt cod. Ca’ Momi recommends enjoying this delicious dish with the festive and enticing Ca’ Secco Frizzante by Ca’ Momi. Ca’ Secco Frizzante is the first Prosecco-style wine being made in California and is absolutely delicious and a great to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season. Buone Feste!
Have you tried the involtini di bresaola at Ca’ Momi Enoteca? Bresaola is rolled and filled with robiola cheese, which is a delicious herbed goat cheese, then laid on a bed of fresh arugula. This flavor-layered dish pairs beautifully with the Ca’ Momi 2011 Napa Valley Merlot, displaying plum, cherry and well-balanced earthy tones.
We can hardly believe it’s been two years since we breathed life into Ca’ Momi Enoteca.
When we decided to bring our dream of showcasing Ca’ Momi wines alongside authentic Italian cuisine to fruition, we pulled out all the stops. We sourced only the highest quality of local, organic and Italian ingredients and developed a menu that featured seasonal and traditional Italian menu items.
Within a year of business we became one of the few restaurants in the United States to be certified VPN. This certification is given to pizzerias who meet the strict requirements of Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), an organization that certifies the authenticity of Pizza Napoletana for the USA and Canada. Basically, this means that when you sink your teeth into one of our pizzas and close your eyes, you figuratively get whisked away on a flavor trip to Naples.
Another endeavor that happened within the past two years was developing our retail kiosk. This was in response to a growing popularity of our organic Italian pastries (which have quickly become a cult favorite!), easing the takeout process and to showcase retail items we import from Italy.
We have enjoyed sharing this adventure with you while supporting our local community.
We were fortunate to participate in the second annual Napa Valley Film Festival by serving up some of our favorite treats during the opening night. Food service took place inside of the VIP and V-VIP lounge areas (yes, it’s possible to be very, VERY important) and Chefs Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Dario de Conti were present to help ensure everyone had an opportunity to get a taste of the wide variety of scrumptious bites they had prepared.
Inside the V-VIP area, guests were greeted with either a glass of Ca’ Rosa or Ca’ Secco Frizzante wine presented by Ca’ Momi’s National Sales Manager, Jimmy Smith. These sparklers served as a great palate cleanser for the rest of the menu, which included Cornetti salati, Biscotti con crema di asiago & radicchio, Coppette capresi, Frittatine nella pancetta, Crostatine con crema di parmigiano e uva, Wine Forest wild mushrooms bigne’, Pizzette Margherita, Bigne’ Latte & Miele and Bigne’ Tchoccolato.
The movies that premiered during the festival include titles such as the new comedy “The Silver Linings Playbook” starring Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and the fast paced dark comedy “It’s a Disaster,” starring America Ferrara, David Cross and Julia Stiles. All in all, Ca’ Momi was delighted to be a part of such a fun and festive event, and to have the opportunity to work alongside the film festival’s amazing team.
Here’s a closer look at some of the scrumptious menu items that were served up:
Cornetti salati : speck & smoked mozzarella croissants
Biscotti con crema di asiago & radicchio : Parmigiano reggiano cookies with radicchio & asiago cream
Crostatine con crema di parmigiano e uva : Parmigiano reggiano tarts with walnuts & grapes