Birthdays Are for Yummy Things…

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Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil

If you’re going to blow your calorie budget on your birthday, might as well go big or go home 🙂

Found my new favorite Italian restaurant yesterday, Ca’ Momi Enoteca at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa.

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The market is like the Ferry Building in San Francisco but on a smaller scale. It’s a big upscale mall in a warehouse lined with food booths, gourmet meat and cheese counters, spice and culinary counters and small Wine County shops.

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Ca’ Momi Enoteca, which is one of several places to eat there, serves traditional Italian food (they’re actually certified as authentic by the Italian government!), and it is LA BOMBA.

So good it deserved a second pic!

I had the Linguine al pesto Genovese with organic basil pesto, potatoes and green beans. Mmm…

El Hub’s Pizza Inferno with spicy salame calabrese, gorgonzola, taggiasca olives and organic raw onions. Also mmm…

Iced Tea Ca Momi

Italian iced tea, straight from Italy, coming right up!

While we were up there in Napa, we also found a great Japanese (modern style with a large eclectic menu) place downtown called Eiko’s, about a 10-minute walk from the Oxbow Public Market.

Delish!

The Neko Chan roll (snow crab and avocado inside topped with fresh salmon and thinly sliced lemon) and the Tsunami roll (crab, tempura onions and avocado topped with tempura, scallops, jalapeño and spicy aioli)

The Neko Chan roll (snow crab and avocado topped with fresh salmon and thinly sliced lemon) and the Tsunami roll (crab, tempura onions and avocado topped with tempura, scallops, jalapeño and spicy aioli)

New Zealand King Salmon Entree, a 6oz filet with teriyaki Sauce, tempura brown rice risotto, roasted brussels sprouts with crispy pork belly

New Zealand King Salmon Entree, a 6-oz filet with teriyaki Sauce, tempura brown rice risotto, roasted brussels sprouts with crispy pork belly

I learned that Napa has A LOT of good places to eat and a great walking downtown.

In all the years I’ve lived here (more than 10), we’ve actually only been to the town of Napa twice! — because the other time we unknowingly went to kind of a boring area. We usually go to other small towns in the area. I definitely want to go back to Napa now, though. It was yummage to the extreme.

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  1. Erin says:

    What a day you had! That sushi is sounding even more amazing then it looked and reminding me how much I miss CA!
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  2. Carolyn says:

    That looks amazing, Karen! Happy Birthday! I’ll have to check those places out when I’m in Napa next (I also live in the Bay Area).

  3. Everything looks delicious Karen! I love Italian cuisine and we went to a cute Italian place on my birthday yesterday too!
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  4. Ms. Heathen says:

    I am literally crying here at how gorgeous that sushi looks. I know what I’m getting on payday.

  5. GlossBerry says:

    Wow Karen, that looks yum! Happy birthday dear, I have been reading for years, wish you all the happiness!

  6. All the food looks super delicious! And, of course, Happy Birthday. Karen <3
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  7. Divya says:

    The food! These are all my fave things! Bruchetta check, Linguine pasta check, wood fired pizza check check!! Hope you had a great time!
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  8. yelena says:

    this all looks delish! Happy Birthday again 🙂

  9. Allison C says:

    Wow, what delicious looking food! I wish I had a slice of that bruschetta or a piece of the salmon sushi right now. Lovely way to spend your bday 🙂
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  10. Majick says:

    Thanks, I just drooled on my keyboard and shorted everything out – LOL
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And if you’re in NJ this summer we grow the BEST matahs! We eat tomato salad all the time, fresh from the garden. I was only in California once but the one thing I LOVED about it was all the delish food. At least NJ has a lot of variety and several great sushi spots.

    and – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (just in case you missed it the first time) 🙂

  11. MelodyJ says:

    Oh wow! I wish i was there. Everything looks so, so good!

  12. *grrrrrrrrrrrmmrmrmrmrbnbbbb* That’s my stomach. All this food looks SO tasty!
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