It is Meatball Wednesday …

by rdelay on July 29, 2015

  July 29, 2015
Did You Know??

 Wine Tasting – Do you really know what you are tasting????   Colour affects how we perceive flavor

Red wines are usually described in terms of red or dark objects and white wines in terms of light or yellow objects. The Independent on Sunday’s wine expert, Terry Kirby, described Sequillo 2008, a blended white wine, as tasting of “straw, nuts and honey”, and Lirac Clos de Sixte 2006, a blended red, as tasting of “spices, dark chocolate and black fruits”. Had those wines been decanted into opaque glasses, even Kirby might have described the flavours differently. Researchers at the School of Enology at Bordeaux University found that when students were given white wine, tinted red with a flavourless additive, and asked to describe it, they tended to use adjectives usually reserved for red wines.

 

Things to do in the Napa Valley:   http://www.visitnapavalley.com/things_to_do.htm

 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


Frati Coppa
Treat yourself to a Frati  Coppa – three scoops of gelato in a chilled glass bowl.  The perfect after dinner dessert in Napa.

Coppa 3 2013




Dr. Gelato’s plate of the Day:

Italian Meatballs with Ricotta Bruschetta  $12.95  Tax Included  Only at Frati …

 

Today’s Featured Panino:
LONGOBUCCO – Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone and Sweet Roasted Red Peppers on Artisan  Bread and toasted on our Panini grill.  Served with a little side salad.   $9.45 Tax Included

longobucco

 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)

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

Alba
Cooked Prosciutto, Mild Pecorino Cheese and Black Truffle Sandwich Spread.

Hot Coppa – Hot Coppa Salami,  Roasted Red Peppers, Hot Calabrian Spread, Bellwether Farms Soft Crescenza Cheese


We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.
Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Vaniglia / Vanilla
Madagascar Vanilla

Wednesday’s  Flavors:

Vanilla / Vaniglia
Wild Blueberry
Nutella Swirl
Amaretto
Espresso
Zabaglione
Modena
Lemon Zinger
Animal Cookie
Lemon Curd

Belgian Chocolate
Frate

Sorbetti:
Limoncello
Orange Grapefruit
Strawberry Cantaloupe
Peach Mango
Raspberry Mango
Limone

 

 

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.

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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Tuesday’s Treats …

by rdelay on July 28, 2015

  July 28, 2015
Did You Know??
1.  Carbonated mixers speed up alcohol’s rate of absorption in the bloodstream, which amplifies its effect and leads to quicker intoxication.
2.  A 2010 study in the Journal of Pain found that ginger can help reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by up to 25%.
3. Drying fruit causes massive nutrient loss, depleting 30 – 80% of its vitamin and antioxidant content …. eat fresh food …. much better for you  !!!

 

Things to do in the Napa Valley:   http://www.visitnapavalley.com/things_to_do.htm

 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


Frati Coppa
Treat yourself to a Frati  Coppa – three scoops of gelato in a chilled glass bowl.  The perfect after dinner dessert in Napa.

Coppa 3 2013




Dr. Gelato’s plate of the Day:
Cheese Tortellini Summer Salad with fresh Grape Tomatoes, Fresh Peas, Fresh Asparagus and …    $12.95 Tax Included   Only at Frati ….
Tortellini Summer Salad

 

Today’s Featured Panino:
LONGOBUCCO – Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone and Sweet Roasted Red Peppers on Artisan  Bread and toasted on our Panini grill.  Served with a little side salad.   $9.45 Tax Included

longobucco

 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)

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

Alba
Cooked Prosciutto, Mild Pecorino Cheese and Black Truffle Sandwich Spread.

Hot Coppa – Hot Coppa Salami,  Roasted Red Peppers, Hot Calabrian Spread, Bellwether Farms Soft Crescenza Cheese


We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.
Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Amaretto (Sweet Almond)
Amaretto

Tuesday’s  Flavors:
Amaretto
Espresso
Zabaglione
Toasted Almond
Fior Di Latte
Modena
Lemon Zinger
Animal Cookie
Lemon Curd
Belgian Chocolate
Frate


Sorbetti:
Limoncello
Orange Grapefruit
Blood Orange
Peach Mango

 

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.

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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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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“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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