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.

Oliveto Sommelier Esteban Brunello Featured on StarChefs.com

Oliveto Sommelier Esteban Brunello has recently been featured in a StarChefs article, talking about some of his favorite pairings with with Executive Chef Jonah’s unique dishes……

Oliveto Farm Field Trip

For our first field trip of 2011 we visited two farms in Contra Costa County––both in Brentwood. First we stopped at Brookside Farm, owned and operated by the generous and kindly Tom family: Anne, Quong, and Welling. Welling showed us what’s in bloom and described to us a little of the journey from earth to table.   The Toms grow some of our Early Girl tomatoes, greens,…

Chef Jonah: Six Months In

Executive Chef Jonah Rhodehamel has been at the helm of the Oliveto kitchen since November 2010. It is amazing to us how much has changed at Oliveto over these last six months. First off, Chef Rhodehamel (and all of his crew) has been working like crazy. Basically, the level of energy and focus…

Welcome Chef Jonah

Maggie and I have been looking for several months for an exceptional cook—a vital, talented, and dedicated chef who could continue our tradition of learning and teaching, producing delicious food, collaborating, and, in a particular way, motivated by flavor, innovating. There are many talented chefs available, and we decided…

Thank You!

Last Saturday afternoon, a number of Olivetians, Oliveto-ites, counter regulars, friends, and family joined forces to support Finn, Oliveto’s bar manager. Faced with a diagnosis of cancer four months ago, Finn has been an inspiration. We are constantly in awe of his strength and resolve…

Oliveto Memorial Day Picnic 2010

Oliveto Memorial Day Picnic 2010: the good, the bad, and the trophy.