Lunch Specials for the week of February 13-17, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of February 13-17, 2017
*some changes may occur due to availability

As always, our Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked throughout the day!

Monday
Potato-red pepper soup
Arugula and chicken salad with cilantro, almonds, green olives, and roasted curried carrots
Spaghetti carbonara

Tuesday
Lentil soup
Arugula salad with roasted peppers, raisins, pine nuts, fennel, and polenta “crostini”
House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad

Wednesday
Chicken and rice soup
Endive and arugula salad with mandarins, couscous, almonds, and red onions
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Winter vegetable soup
Arugula and chicken salad with radicchio, croutons, black olives, and red peppers
Risotto al vino rosso with radicchio, pancetta, and balsamic

Friday
Curried carrot soup
White bean and tuna salad with fennel, lemon juice, and hard-cooked egg
Slow-cooked chicken with chickpeas, harissa, spinach, and preserved lemon

Lunch Specials for the week of February 6-10, 2017

Lunch Specials For the week of February 6-10, 2017
*some changes may occur due to availability

As always, our Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked throughout the day!

Monday
Tuscan kale and chickpea soup
Baby spinach salad with pancetta, dried cherries, torn croutons, pickled onion, and orange zest
Spaghetti puttanesca

Tuesday
White bean minestrone
Arugula and chicken salad with pears, Gruyere, pecans, fennel, and spiced raisins
House-made pastrami “reuben” with potato salad

Wednesday
Butternut squash soup
Arugula and farro salad with radicchio, walnuts, Parmesan, and balsamic
Caffe 817 meatballs: pork meatballs braised in tomato sauce over polenta with Parmesan

Thursday
Roasted tomato soup
Arugula and chicken salad with couscous, curried carrots, cilantro, and green olives
Risotto al vino rosso with walnuts, Parmesan, balsamic, and radicchio

Friday
Potato-roasted pepper soup
Arugula and endive salad with beets, blue cheese, spiced nuts, and apples
White bean and chicken stew with saffron and herbs

Local artists showing at Caffe 817

We keep our walls vibrantly decorated with the works of local artists who have roots here in the Bay Area. For information about how to be a participating artist, please contact us. Our art shows rotate every two months and we are always on the lookout for new and inspiring art to adorn our walls.

To purchase a piece currently being shown at Caffe 817, please contact us.
(510)271-7965
caffe817@gmail.com


Now Showing:

Melanie Gravois

January-February 2017
Reception 1.28.17
1-3pm

Loss - Tiago Russo
Mother with Child 2008 15x 30x 2.5

Melanie Gravois, owner of The Artists Loft, is an artist of more than 20 years and currently lives in Oakland, California. Her focus is primarily in oil, but she also works in different mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and collage. She was privately trained in drawing and oil painting, and has been exploring different ways to capture the essence of life’s experience through her art. Over the years, her style has evolved from realism to abstract expressionism.

Ms. Gravois’ inspiration comes from living and traveling domestically and abroad. Her international and multi-cultural experience is translated into her own visual language. Her art reflects on the human condition and expression, the quiet contemplation of nature, or the global political socio-economic situations. Her paintings are a unique expression of her life and provide a window into what she was seeing or feeling at a particular moment in time. Each painting has its own story to tell, but is open for the viewer’s interpretation.

This exhibit, featuring work by Melanie Gravois, showcases some of her earlier work created during her residency in New Mexico and recent work created during her residency in California. Her earlier work integrates her affinity for the New Mexican cultural heritage, which has been shaped by its people, their religion and art, as well as its raw, beautiful geologic landscape.  Her more recent work reflects the human and social conditions of the disadvantaged experienced during her international travels.

This selection of work illustrates her unique and broad visual language, which combines her affection for the Southwest culture, symbolism, abstract expressionism, and influences from her personal life.

Ms. Gravois’ art is held in private collections throughout the United States.


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