Changes to the Oliveto Cafe Menu

Exciting things are happening in the Oliveto Cafe! Starting in early February, Sous Chef Vince Sanchez has taken charge of the downstairs dinner menu rotating in new items every 2-3 weeks. This month’s menu features new antipasti, two new entrees and two new killer pizzas: Oven-roasted mussels with saffron aïoli, garlic, and chili flakes Roast [...]

This Just In: freak spring produce!

Due to a record warm January, farmers just south of here in Monterey County are already offering produce we don’t usually see until well into March.

It’s disturbing but at the same time, we must admit, delicious. Martin Bournhonesque hooked us up with some of this…

New breakfast menu in the Oliveto Cafe

New Weekday Breakfast starting this week, with lots of great additions…

Updated Cafe Happy Hour Menu for 2013

Bar Snacks:

Salumi platter
Spicy pork polpettine
Arancini – fried risotto balls filled with mozzarella, Parmesan and tomato
Oliveto flatbread with cannellini bean purée
Garlic-roasted almonds and marinated olives
Complimentary bar bites:
seeded carta da musica
crunchy, spiced ceci beans
Oliveto Happy Hour Specialty Cocktails…

2012 Happy Hour in the Cafe

Our summer happy hour in the Cafe is back by popular demand. Chef Jonah has come up with some tasty new bar bites and we’ve got some great mixed drinks as well. Stop by!

This Just In: Cafe Happy Hour Starts This Week

Starting this week we’ll be doing a late night thang in the Oliveto Cafe featuring seasonal cocktails and free small bites…

Lemon Verbena Tisane

Jenny Raven’s Lemon Verbena Tisane…

Ponsford’s Place

Craig Ponsford has been a great friend to Oliveto over the past year. As we have become increasing interested in locally grown wheat and the use of whole grain flour for our pizzas and pastas, Craig has been providing us with all the necessary instruction & guidance as only a master baker can do. As a direct result of this friendship and…

Red Flint ‘Floriani’ Polenta Recipe

1) 3 parts water: 1 part Red Flint ‘floriani’ polenta* 2) Bring water to a boil, whisk polenta in, lower to slow simmer 3) Cook for around 3 hours 4) Add…

TJI: Dried White Fava Beans

THIS JUST IN: 200 kg of dried white fava beans. We just received our annual shipment of fava beans, along with some of Puglia’s finest olive oil from our friends in Ostuni, Italy. This means…