Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

by rdelay on January 29, 2015

Another Spectacular day in Napa. How lucky we are !!
Here is something you did not know. It is totally useless but interesting : 2013 is the first year after 1987 to have all 4 different digits. It is the first time since the year 1432 that it can be written with 4 consecutive numbers.

Are you having dinner at one of Napa’s great downtown restaurants?  If so, you should also plan on taking a little stroll (Passeggiata) after dinner to Frati Cafe on the Riverfront for one of our great desserts …

Featured Dessert:
     AFFOGATO – one or two scoops of gelato in a glass mug and drowned with a single or double shot of espresso.  Double the pleasure   ….. 

Affogato

 

 We have Frati La Bomba.  Homemade Chocolate or Lemon Polenta Bundt Cake Topped with your favorite Gelato and Whipped Cream…

Chocolate La Bomba best

We serve Italian Roast Espresso drinks.  Some say “It’s the best ‘Break” Fluid in the Valley”. We also have Homemade Belgian Hot Chocolate …
Cappuccino 2

 

 Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Cheese & Potato Gnocchi Sorrento Style   $9.99 Tax Included

 

 Today’s Featured Panini :
Carciofino – Italian Tuna (No Mayo), Lettuce & Marinated Artichoke Hearts on an artisan sweet roll and toasted to perfection on our panini grill. Accompanied by a little side salad.   $8.90 Tax Included
Carciofino

 

We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Honey Pecan
Honey Pecan

 

Thursday’s  Flavors:
Honey Pecan
Tiramisu
White Chocolate Raspberry
Lemon Zinger
Animal Cookie
Stracciatella
Fior Di latte
Mocha
Lemon Curd & Blueberry
Sweet Orange
Frate
Belgian Chocolate

SORBETTI:
Strawberry  Brachetto  (Strawberry enhanced with Brachetto Sweet Wine)
Orange Grapefruit

Limoncello
Limone
Peach Mango
Lemon Raspberry

 Having lunch at CELADON, THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE,  MORIMOTO’s, ANGELE  or anywhere in Downtown Napa? After your delicious Napa lunch or dinner, take a walk to Frati and have some gelato or a cappuccino or maybe a little sweet wine or a cannoli.  Sit and relax a little in the comfort of a classic Italian Cafe.  Earth , Wind and Fire

 
Renting a bike from the famous NAPA VALLEY VELO bike shop this weekend for a little tour of Napa.
Stop in at Frati for some light refreshments to re-energize yourself after the ride.

Napa Valley Residents can sign up for our loyalty program and earn free gelato.

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Wednesday, Hump Day ! Ravioli Today …

by rdelay on January 28, 2015

Jan. 28,  2015.

What a superb day on the Napa Riverfront. Bright, warm sunshine to lift your spirits and make your Napa visit most enjoyable.  To further enhance your visit stop in at the Napa Valley Welcome Center, 600 Main Street, Napa.  The folks there can help you plan your day, give you maps and make suggestions for activities. They will even book accommodations for you.  They are a great crew and will give you a very pleasant start to your Napa experience.  If you are going to do some serious wine tasting, please observe the Napa etiquette and protocol for wine drinking i.e. Drink Responsibly  ….. Don’t Spill it !!

Napa Life …………….
“Stove-Junker”  by Napa’s own up & coming Novelist, Surya Kalsi. Part elegy, part history, part existential ghost tale, The Stove Junker is a harrowing, lyrical meditation on loss, heartbreak, and the power of memory.  Immerse yourself in Surya’s intense story …
Stove-Junker

Are you planning to enjoy a delicious meal at one of Napa’s great downtown restaurants?  If so, you should also plan on taking a little stroll (Passeggiata) after dinner to Frati Cafe on the Riverfront for one of our great desserts …

Featured Dessert:
     AFFOGATO – one or two scoops of gelato in a glass mug and drowned with a single or double shot of espresso.  Double the pleasure   ….. 

Affogato

 

 We have Frati La Bomba.  Homemade Chocolate or Lemon Polenta Bundt Cake Topped with your favorite Gelato and Whipped Cream…

Chocolate La Bomba best

We serve Italian Roast Espresso drinks.  Some say “It’s the best ‘Break” Fluid in the Valley”. We also have Homemade Belgian Hot Chocolate …
Cappuccino 2

 

 Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Artichoke Ravioli with Truffle & Artichoke Sauce   $12.95 Tax Included

 

 

 Today’s Featured Panini :
Carciofino – Italian Tuna (No Mayo), Lettuce & Marinated Artichoke Hearts on an artisan sweet roll and toasted to perfection on our panini grill. Accompanied by a little side salad.   $8.90 Tax Included
Carciofino

 

We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Tiramisu
Tiramisu

 

Wednesday’s  Flavors:
Tiramisu
White Chocolate Raspberry
Lemon Zinger
Animal Cookie
Stracciatella
Fior Di latte
Mocha
Lemon Curd & Blueberry
Nocciola (Hazelnut)
Sweet Orange
Frate
Belgian Chocolate

SORBETTI:
Strawberry  Brachetto  (Strawberry enhanced with Brachetto Sweet Wine)
Orange Grapefruit

Limoncello
Limone
Peach Mango
Lemon Raspberry

 Having lunch at CELADON, THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE,  MORIMOTO’s, ANGELE  or anywhere in Downtown Napa? After your delicious Napa lunch or dinner, take a walk to Frati and have some gelato or a cappuccino or maybe a little sweet wine or a cannoli.  Sit and relax a little in the comfort of a classic Italian Cafe.  Earth , Wind and Fire

 
Renting a bike from the famous NAPA VALLEY VELO bike shop this weekend for a little tour of Napa.
Stop in at Frati for some light refreshments to re-energize yourself after the ride.

Napa Valley Residents can sign up for our loyalty program and earn free gelato.

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Dr Gelato’s Dessert Special

December 12, 2014

The Doc is making Gelato Stuffed Panettone on request. He Slices a Panettone.  Layers it with Frati Gelato .  Covers it in a Limoncello Glaze and freezes it. The Taste is superb and will have you and your guests singing Volare before you finish it. It must be ordered three days in advance  and is Priced […]

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Look who is coming to town …. Saturday Dec 13.

December 5, 2014

Santa will be on the Napa Riverfront  in the BIG Chair December 13 th                                                            12:30 to 3:30 PM.   We have hot chocolate made in house with […]

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Napa Riverfront Shopping and Dining …

September 27, 2014

If you are coming to Napa to enjoy some world class  wine tasting, you can also enjoy some great upscale shopping on the Napa Riverfront.  Following is a list of some of the superb shops in the Riverfront Complex and they are ALL open: Shops: Scott Lyall   Men’s Shop Marie Lyall  Shoe’s etc. Cake Plate Boutique  Women’s Fashions Danielle […]

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Napa Eagles Cycling Club

September 13, 2014

Napa Eagles Cycling Club Relaxing,  Refueling and Refreshing on our patio by the Napa river.  They just finished a stimulating 25 mile Saturday morning excursion.

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Napa Valley Rocks ! (No Pun Intended). Help us help our neighbors …

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014   It’s time to celebrate our community spirit and continued generosity in the wake of the recent earthquake. A coalition of community members, chefs, vintners, and business owners across the valley are planning Napa Valley Rocks!, four fun-filled days intended to raise awareness that downtown Napa is open for business; […]

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“The Affogato”

May 31, 2014

One or two scoops of your favorite gelato in a glass mug. Then drown it with a single or double shot of Espresso. An Italian Classic begging to be devoured ….

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2014 Winner

May 28, 2014

Frati  received Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. We are a 2104 Winner !  

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New Frati Gelato Panini Today !!

May 3, 2014

Saturday,  May 3.   Buon Giorno, Amici.  An absolutely spectacular day here in Napa. Lots of people out strolling the Napa Riverfront Promenade.   Today we are introducing the Frati Gelato Panini.   Warm on the outside.  Cold on the inside. Sweet all over  …. Today May 3, we are introducing our new Hot Gelato […]

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