The aroma of fresh bread assaults the senses in a very good way upon entering The Model Bakery at Oxbow Public Market in Napa. No matter what your fancy – be it whole grain, classic sourdough batard, a crispy baguette or an artisan bacon or olive loaf – The Model Bakery satisfies with organic stone-ground flours baked with sweet and savory ingredients to perfection. With an view to kitchens at work, this noteworthy establishment also offers up sandwiches and specialty gourmet items in addition to baked goods.
I recommend buying a warm from-the-oven loaf to complement meats and salume from The Fatted Calf Charcuterie next door. Then, head outside and choose a picnic table between the two shops and enjoy a dose of people watching in Napa with a view to adjacent Gott’s Roadside, a local favorite (and James Beard Foundation award winner) known for its burgers.
Oh, yeah. Check out the fine selection of sweets to tempt you with don’t-count-me calories. The pictures speak for themselves, don’t they?
644 First Street
Oxbow Public Market
Napa, CA 94559