Heritage Eats to Open in Napa
Fast-Fine Dining with an Emphasis on Quality and Responsibility
April 16, 2015, Napa, CA - Heritage Eats, Napa's new "fast-fine dining" restaurant will open to the public on May 8, 2015. Located at 3824 Bel Aire Plaza in the Bel Aire Shopping Center, the concept of Heritage Eats is “Slow Meats Fast.” The restaurant is a globally-influenced, locally-sourced, and California-born destination with an emphasis on heritage breed meats, produce from local farms and house-made sauces. Co-founders Ben Koenig and Chef Jason Kupper bring over 25 years of combined industry experience to this new venture.
The unique restaurant concept offers locals and visitors alike the chance to enjoy interesting and elevated, yet approachable, cuisine at an accessible price.The menu offers unexpected combinations of wraps, sandwiches, salads and rice bowls featuring heritage breed proteins and a global mix of traditional street food flavors. The food will draw inspiration from South America, South East Asia, Northern Africa and beyond.
Diners are invited to customize their experience from beginning to end. Guests begin by choosing their protein from a variety of options such as Jamaican jerk chicken, cider braised pork or crispy chickpea falafel. Next, illustrating the unique global influences found at Heritage Eats, guests select from options such as house-made steamed bao buns, fresh baked pita bread, a tortilla wrap or rice bowl as a base for their creation. An assortment of toppings are available such as roasted corn and edamame, quinoa tabbouleh, Asian pickle, local garden greens and more, plus sauces that include house-made “boom sauce,” aji amarillo, or chipotle ranch to personalize the meal even further.
Pre-designed, signature offerings, known as “Good Calls,” are also offered on the menu. Selections include the Bánh Mì Dutch Crunch with grilled lemongrass pork on a Dutch Crunch roll with Asian pickle, garden greens, creamy cilantro and boom sauce, and Jamaican Bao with Jamaican jerk chicken, on two steamed bao buns with crunchy cabbage slaw, Asian pickle and pineapple-habanero sauce.
Custom and pre-designed menu offerings will rotate with the season, resource availability, and as new options are explored by Chef Kupper.
The design-forward interior and exterior by creative agency OMFGCO features an inviting dining area and outdoor patio, industrial accents juxtaposed with live greenery, farm tools, and photography of partner purveyors and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere accessible to all types of diners. Global touches such as custom wallpaper featuring street carts from around the world round out the visual experience. The open kitchen ‘line’ serves as the focal point of the restaurant, where guests can take control of their dining experience as they select the freshest, most interesting flavors and heritage breed meats to create their own personal combinations.
Heritage Eats is a proud partner of No Kid Hungry, and in their first year will help connect children in need with up to 250,000 healthy meals. Through No Kid Hungry’s programs and partnerships, just $1 can feed a child 10 healthy meals.
Heritage Eats is located at 3824 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94103, and, beginning on May 8, will be open Sunday - Thursday from 11:00am - 9:00pm and Friday - Saturday from 11:00am - 10:00pm.
More information is available at www.heritageeats.com.
Tom Fuller & Monty Sander
Fuller & Sander Communications
Posted on May 12, 2015
by Alison Stripling