Season’s Greetings From The Fatted Calf

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Calf Chronicles

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around The Fatted Calf! Our kitchen is in full swing preparing all of our favorite seasonal delights from creamy boudin blanc with chestnuts to decadent foie gras terrines with Madeira. Gift baskets are being filled with holiday treats: locally made jams and syrups, freshly pressed new […]

Season’s Greetings from The Fatted Calf

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Calf Chronicles

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around The Fatted Calf. Our kitchen is in full swing preparing all of our favorite seasonal delights from creamy boudin blanc with chestnuts to decadent foie gras terrines with Sauternes. Gift baskets are being filled with holiday treats: locally made jams and syrups, freshly pressed new […]

The Fatted Calf Guide To Good Barbeque

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News

Grilling is great anytime but smoking is a leisurely pursuit. You don’t need a spendy smokehouse or secret seasoning blend to make good barbeque. You just need quality meat, practice and patience. Quality meat, check. You already have your shopping list ready for a trip to The Fatted Calf. You’ll definitely need ribs, a Riverdog […]

All The Trimmings!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

At The Fatted Calf we begin planning our Thanksgiving menu before the first autumn leaf hits the ground. While turkey may be the holiday’s grande dame, it’s the supporting sides and accoutrements that steal the show and linger in our memories. A charcuterie platter, replete with saucisson sec, pâté maison, duck rillettes and plenty of […]

Turkey Q&A

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The Autumn leaves have started to turn, the air is beginning to feel crisp and cool and before you know it you will be swept up in a lard crusted pie baking, sage sausage stuffing making, bacon dripping gravy stirring frenzy. At The Fatted Calf we are dreaming up […]

Turkey Q&A

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The Autumn leaves have started to turn, the air is beginning to feel crisp and cool and before you know it you will be swept up in a lard crusted pie baking, sage sausage stuffing making, bacon dripping gravy stirring frenzy. At The Fatted Calf we are dreaming up […]

A Visit To Wine Country

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

Autumn is arguably the best time to visit the wine country. Post-crush the crowds disappear. Rows of vines turn from green to gold to red. The afternoon sun is still warm enough to warrant a picnic of paté maison and duck rillettes accompanied by a perfectly chilled bottle of local bubbly. As afternoon turns into […]

Something In The Oven

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

I can smell it before I even reach the house. The rich, heavenly scent of roasting meat is wafting in the cool evening breeze, guiding me toward the door, beckoning me inside where it is warm and cozy. Fall has finally gained a foothold, the oven has supplanted the grill, and whatever is roasting smells […]

Becoming A Lobster

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

The lobster mushroom is a fungus that wants to be noticed. This wild red head of the forest floor is one of the first to emerge in the woods at summer’s end. Captivating and enticing with its bold coloration and spicy aroma, it is hard to believe that this beauty was once a boring, bland […]

Cutting Class

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Calf Chronicles

The carefree days of summer are drawing to a close. It is time to savor one last B.L.T. before tomatoes disappear from the market and throw one more Basque sausage coil on the grill while the warm, sunlit evenings last. At The Fatted Calf in Napa the school bell is ringing. We are sharpening our […]

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