Monday, Monday …

by rdelay on August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

Did You Know??
1. 1 out of every 8 Americans is from California.
2. California ‘s official state animal is extinct.

3. The five worst cities in the U.S. for air pollution are all in California..
4. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds.
5. California has more than 130,000 people in prison.

Things to do in the Napa Valley:

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

 Frati Cappuccino

  Just good Italian Roast Coffee for Coffee Connoisseurs

Frati Capuccino

La Bomba
Lemon Bundt Cake Topped with your Favorite Gelato and Whipped Cream. 

La Bomba Lemon Polenta Cake

Dr. Gelato’s plate of the Day:
Homemade Tuscan Kale & Bean Soup  $9.99 Tax Included
Tuscan Kale and Bean Soup


Today’s Featured Panino:
PORCHETTA – Highly Seasoned Italian Roast Pork, mild Pecorino Cheese and Black Truffle Sandwich Spread toasted on our Panini Grill. Served with a little side salad     $10.25  Tax Included


 Today’s Full Panini List:
Caprese –
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil Pesto

Tacchino –
Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Bellwether Farms Cheese
Spread and a little Calabrian Spice

Longobucco –
Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone and Sweet Roasted Red Peppers

Calabrese –
Soppressata, Arugula, Provolone and Sun-dried Tomato pesto

Fontina Toast –
Artisan Bread with  Fontina Cheese and
Pancetta (Cooked Italian Bacon, thinly sliced)

Mild Italian Salami with Pistacchio & Garlic, Mild Pecorino Cheese, Lettuce and Whole Grain Mustard.

Porchetta  (Italian Roasted Pork), Mild Pecorino Cheese and Black Truffle Sandwich Spread.


 Hot Coppa
Hot Coppa Salami,  Roasted Red Peppers, Hot Calabrian Spread, Provolone Cheese

We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.
Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Coffee Toffee
Coffee Toffee 2


Monday’s  Flavors:
Coffee Toffee
Caramelized Fig
Honey Almond
Fragola (Strawberry)
Fudge Brownie
Rum Raisin
Fior Di Latte
Snaps & Honey
Pillows & Cream
Belgian Chocolate

Orange Grapefruit
Peach Mango
Lemon Pluot
Frutti Di Bosco
Strawberry Brachetto (Strawberry with Sweet Brachetto Wine)


Napa Riverfront Shopping and Dining …

by rdelay on 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:

Scott Lyall   Men’s Shop
Marie Lyall  Shoe’s etc.
Cake Plate Boutique  Women’s Fashions
Danielle Boutique  Women’s Fashion
Helen Lyall  Women’s Fashions
Thomas Bartlett Interiors
Michael Holmes Design
Liken Gallery
Sidestreet Cigar:  Cigars & Men’s Accessories

Restaurants & Cafes:
Frati Gelato Cafe
The Pear
Fish Story

Of course all these great shops are anchored by the Napa Valley Welcome Center.  To make it easy for you,  public parking  is available directly across the street from the Information Center. The volunteers who staff the Center are extremely knowledgeable  and can help you find your way around the Valley or even find some lodging for you.

Explore the Riverfront for good food and good shopping ….





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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“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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Winners: Return of the Swallows Contest –

April 14, 2014

The Swallows  were recorded in at 9:14 AM April 10. The Winners of the Return of the Swallows Contest are: Leslie Severe, Margo Treweek, Marissa Holmer, Yvonne Manahan, Thayne Porlier, Thomas Orr, Wendy Bennett, Janice Mathews, Pattie Paris, Nicole Shields.  A bonus first entry gelato is being awarded to Art Morgan for his responsiveness and enthusiasim. […]

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Sandwich or Panini; We got ’em and we toast ’em …

February 11, 2014

Tuesday,  February 11. Buon Giorno, Amici. Now looks dry through the weekend. Still could use a little more H2O from the sky. Make your Valentine’s Day plans now. Bring your Sweetheart to Frati on Valentine’s Day. We are offering the “Cena D’Amore” (Supper of Love). Dinner for two: $50 plus tax includes Aperitivo, Burrata Mozzarella […]

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Frati Coffee considered to be best “Break” fluid …

February 10, 2014

Monday,  February 10. Buon Giorno, Amici. Looks like the rain has stopped for a few days. More coming the end of the week.   No Swallows yet …. Make your Valentine’s Day plans now. Bring your Sweetheart to Frati on Valentine’s Day. We are offering the “Cena D’Amore” (Supper of Love). Dinner for two: $50 […]

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The “La Bomba”

February 1, 2014

La Bomba. Treat your sweetheart to the La Bomba.  Personal Sweet Chocolate Bundt Cake topped with you favorite gelato flavor and whipped cream.

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