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Oakland Beer Festival
Come to Old Oakland this Saturday, August 13th from noon to 5pm for the inaugural Oakland Beer Festival, featuring over 25 local and international breweries, local restaurants, live music, and more! Ratto’s will have a table in front of the store where we’ll be selling $5 sandwiches and salads, and we’ll have live jazz from 12:30-4:30. Go to www.oakbeerfestival.com to get tickets and more info.

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.

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

 

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The weekly farmers market in front of Ratto’s every Friday just got a whole lot better! The new lineup includes some of California’s best organic farms, including Riverdog Farm, Borba Farms, Capay Mills and Far West Fungi & Massa Organics.

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The idea behind the new collection of vendors was to create a more enticing market for local chefs, restaurants and foodies. Today’s market was full of citrus fruits, heirloom zucchini & broccoli, colorful radishes and beets, beautiful fresh herbs, stunning asparagus, baby lettuces, petite heads of cauliflower, squash blossoms, succulent carrots, and crisp green beans. We are thrilled to have the best of small-farmed California produce right outside our door every Friday! Compliment your market finds with our delicious cheeses, wines, olive oils, vinegars, charcuterie, bulk beans & spices.

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