June 2016

Ratto's Sandwiches
Ratto’s has partnered with Caviar food delivery service. You can now order our delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads online and have them delivered to your door within an hour.

And to celebrate Independence Day, Caviar is offering FREE DELIVERY for the rest of this week (Tuesday, June 28th through Friday, July 1st)!

Order on the web or using the Caviar app on your smartphone. You’ll get prompt order confirmation and then track your driver in real-time so that you know exactly when your food will arrive.

To order, go to rattos.com and click on the orange “Order for Delivery” button.

For large catering orders, please call us at 510-832-6503 or email catering@rattos.com.

Smoked Salmon Sandwich
Smoked Salmon Sandwich

For the week of Monday, June 20th through Saturday, June 25th, Ratto’s will feature a delicious smoked salmon sandwich on marble rye with cream cheese, horseradish cream, fresh dill, cucumber and capers for $9.25. Each week, we select from the freshest ingredients, including Zoe’s Sustainable Deli Meats, Acme Bread, fine imported cheeses, boldly-flavored condiments, and locally-sourced vegetables to create a mouth-watering sandwich special. The sandwiches will be announced online, and posted on the chalkboard in the store.

Today’s bounty is epic. The first tomatoes! Juicy strawberries! Spring roots! Meyer lemons! Ripe stone fruit!

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For tomorrow’s lunch in the garden I’ll have some sliced nectarines and apricots over creamy Burrata, with a chiffonade of fresh basil, a drizzle of Ratto’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a shake of Balsamic vinegar, salt n pepper. Voila. I’m also going to roast some Broccolini in the oven, served with shaved Meyer lemon zest and grated salted duck egg. Oh and a glass of Muscadet ;).

Our product shelves are lined with some gorgeous new products from Italy, Spain and beyond. Come in and set yourself up with some delicious provisions. Wines, cheeses, chocolate, chorizo, canned fish, condiments, spices, breads, jam, cookies, crackers, salt cod, pate, and so much more.

We are thrilled to try each and every one of these delights. Meanwhile, takes some home and try for yourselves.

Pasta
Foglie d’Oliva Olive Leaves by Marella: Organic Hand-molded into a shape resembling an olive leaf, their beautiful green color comes from spinach. The green maintains a luminescent quality after cooking and has a delightful texture. *Organic Marella Pasta imported by Italian Harvest is a 2013 Silver sofi Award Winner for “Outstanding Product Line”
Oil-packed Tuna, Sicilian Capers, Whole Mediterranean Anchovies

Cheese

jams
Bergamot orange is a rare and coveted, fragrant fruit, grown almost exclusively in Reggio, a province in southern Calabria.This delicate jam is unlike anything you have ever tasted. Use the fig jams with Blue cheese for to perfect your cheese course.
Oils and vinegars
Ligurian Lemon Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ratto’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamico, and Spiced Red Wine Vinegar: Acetaia Ducale wine vinegars use grapes grown on the Casa Ducale d’Este family farm, in Veneto. The blend of cabernet sauvignon must and merlot is aged in oak barrels for true wine flavor. This variety is infused with peperoncino, which gives it unique spicy undertones, perfect for salads, meats, marinades, and vegetables. All natural, no artificial color, additives ,or preservatives.

Chocoate Olives

 

Farro

This easy meal is a great solution for when your cupboards are empty. All you need is Bartolini Umbrian Farro, some stock (we LOVE the Fattoria Italia Porcini Boullion), and whatever else you happen to have lying around. We carry plenty of choices, like this nice tuna-based antipasti that could be mixed in. The best part is it takes just a half hour and whatever you happen to want to put in it.  Just be sure to keep some Farro around, as its toothsome chewy whole grain goodness will rock your taste buds, your time line and the improvisor among us.