The incredible wood fired pizza oven. This really creates delicious pizzas and the open kitchen is so fun for guests to take advantage of watching the team prep and cook the delicious food.
The culinary team behind the new Live Fire Pizza. Liza Shaw was involved in the Culinary Inspiration and menu development pre opening, and Chef Gama is the Chef De Cuisine (CDC)
Chef Gama hard at work with some pizza in the air!
Some of the awesome, local craft beers they have on draft. The four draft beers on tap will be rotating frequently, keeping the assortment fresh, fun, and seasonal. Beer by the bottle is also available, and on Tuesday nights from 5:00 – 9:00pm there is a great Napa Local Special, which includes a Margherita pizza and a pint of one of the micro beers for $15. I wish I was a local so I could take advantage of that yummy deal!
During a recent Media & Bloggers event that Emily Martin Communications & Events hosted (my Marketing/Events Company), I was hard at work ensuring that each guest tried all of the amazing pizzas Live Fire Pizza has to offer.
An assortment of the delicious pizzas! The Morning Pizza (in the center with the eggs) is described on the menu as, “always something interesting with an egg!”
One of my personal favorite pizzas, the Bianca Pizza with Prosciutto San Daniele, ricotta, cherry tomatoes, and arugula. It’s the best of both worlds, with some greens and a bit of meat and cheese. Super light and delicious!
Cheers to an amazing new addition to Napa’s already fabulous Oxbow Market.
Another favorite of mine (ok so I may have more than just one or two favorites as I have tried ALL the pizza here), the Sausage Pizza with Fatted Calf pork sausage, red onion, spinach, mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, radicchio, grana, and oregano. This pizza also has a bit of a kick to it as the sausage has some delicious spicy flavor. Any meat lover will adore this yummy pizza.
The tuna sandwich made with tuna, egg, frisee, pickled onion, and caper aioli. I am not an egg eater, but those that tasted this loved it!
Although one may expect only pizza at a pizza restaurant, that is not the case at Live Fire Oxbow. They also have some incredible sandwiches, salads, and antipasti. The meatball sandwich was a crowd pleaser at the event, not only because of the delicious pork meat and the tomato ragu, basil, and mozzarella, but the bread really is incredible. If you want something a bit lighter, skip the bread and try the meatballs (shown below).
The incredibly tender and flavorful pork meatballs.
You can never go wrong with burrata, especially this one – which is delicious!
I typically like to have a salad with a pizza or two, and the Little Gem Salad with beets, black olives, candied walnuts, and ricotta salata is divine. Extremely light, and really flavorful which compliments the pizzas really well.
Those of you who are at Oxbow Market early, you can enjoy breakfast on Saturday and Sundays from 9:00am – 11:00am…. Pretty incredible how this team has really thought of everything!
Food photos by Gamma Nine Photography, pictures of Emily by New Rev Media