Local Lamb Dinner Featuring Napa Valley Lamb Co. Lamb at Pizza Antica on May 26th in Lafayette

Photo from Pizza Antica Facebook

From an email:

Napa valley lamb company’s lambs are raised on the grounds of the infineon raceway in sonoma. lamb expert-owner don watson takes a hands-on approach when it comes to caring for his sustainably raised livestock. don, with the help of a handful of expert peruvian sheepherders, personally cares for his heard. for this dinner, chef bradley will travel to sonoma to meet don, where he will select a very special lamb. that animal will then be hand-delivered by don watson. if we’re lucky (if he doesn’t need to race back to the “ranch”) he might stick around long enough for you to meet him! a special selection of wines from oregon and washington will be paired with each course.

eat & drink

lamb mortadella, prosciutto cotto,
pickled vegetables, gnocco fritto
pinot gris, ponzi, willamette valley 2013
lamb sugo, mint, pistachio, pecorino
gsm, gramercy cellars, lower east, columbia valley
mixed grill of lamb
fork-crushed fava beans, english peas, new potatoes
syrah, elk cove, rogue valley 2002
fresh strawberries
almond shortbread, whipped ricotta
brut rosé, argyle, willamette valley 2010

food & wine $90 | food only $58
(inclusive of gratuity)

click here to reserve.


Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel Speaking at Lafayette Library Tonight


Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
7:00pm – 8:30pm | $10

The LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series is proud to present Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel. Ms. Bowen has been a world traveler since the age of five and a professional travel writer for more than 15 years. A three-month solo trip through South East Asia in 1999 with nothing more than a guidebook for company inspired her to write travel guides herself when she returned home. To date, she has flown more than a million miles, visiting 60+ countries and every continent except Antarctica. Bowen utilizes her extensive travel knowledge to provide the first-hand destination expertise that is synonymous with the Fodor’s name.

Real Estate

Kitchen of the Day


Over the weekend the Lafayette Juniors held their 16th annual kitchen tour featuring six amazing homes and kitchens in Lafayette and this year’s beneficiaries are Ruby’s Place, Boys & Girls Club of Diablo Valley, Las Trampas, Trinity Center Walnut Creek and VESTIA. Find out more about the beneficiaries here. This year the Lafayette Juniors also published a cookbook with delicious looking recipes which is available at, “select Lafayette locations, including Diablo Foods, Venture Quality Goods, and The Storyteller Bookstore.”

Everything came together with this mid-century modern kitchen that perfectly complements the Fred Langhorst-designed house, who was an apprentice of Frank Loyd Wright. The colors, textures and lighting feel just right. One of my favorite parts of this home are the gorgeous lights. This kitchen was featured in a Houzz “Kitchen of the Week” post here.

Check out the kitchen designer’s website, Cocoon Home, here. Also note that the painting behind the table in the photo below is by local Lafayette artist Jennifer Perlmutter. Check out her gallery website here.

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The mid-century modern kitchen homeowners took great care in updating their 1953 home to create a kitchen that is both functional and stylistically appropriate. Existing redwood paneling throughout the home is complemented by cool bluish green cabinetry, while brass hardware and lighting warm up the space. The homeowners improved traffic flow and opened up this kitchen to make it truly the heart of the home.

Ed. Note: The no photography sign didn’t apply to press

Photos of the living room and patio area after the jump… Continue Reading


Bonehead’s Texas BBQ Opening Early June in Lafayette

3422 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Folks are counting down the days until Bonehead’s Texas BBQ opens in Lafayette which replaces Bo’s Barbecue that closed last year. I recently spoke with the owner who indicates they are planning for an early June opening. Check out the latest updates on their Facebook page here. Learn more about their smoked meats, sauces and rubs here. I’m looking forward to trying this place out!


Lafayette Community Music Festival at Town Hall Theatre on May 2nd


Lafayette Community Music Festival:

Town Hall Theatre Company
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
7:30pm | $35

Town Hall’s Signature Music Event is being held on SATURDAY, MAY 2.  Join us for the greatest evening of accoustic music your community has to offer.  This year’s line up:


Saturday, May 2
Doors @ 6:30, Music @ 7:30
$30 Advance, $35 At-Door