Balloons Above the Valley (BATV), Napa Valley’s hot air balloon ride specialist, is pleased and excited to formally announce its new partnership with The Model Bakery, located at Napa’s Oxbow Public Market.
You could say that The Model Bakery is one of Napa Valley’s most established culinary institutions. Having been in the business for almost 110 years, The Model Bakery still provides clear-sighted and eager residents and visitors only the finest quality baked goods and coffee.
From its original location in St. Helena, The Model Bakery branched out to the Oxbow Public Market in 2008, incorporating the latest and most state-of-the-art ovens and equipment to make their world-class pastries and bread. Now operated by the mother-and-daughter team Karen Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell Hansen, The Model Bakery is devoted to the authentic baking traditions.
The Model Bakery now specializes in making artisan bread using only organic stone ground flours and other fine quality ingredients. It also offers a wide range of pastries and other baked goodies.
Both stores offer Stumptown Coffee, daily breakfasts that are delicious as well as lunch specials for both dine in and take out. You can also find other favorites like their classic English muffin (which was featured on Food Network and Oprah’s “Favorite Things” 2016), cinnamon buns, chocolate “rad” cookies, enormous luncheon pizzas, a variety of salads prepared fresh every day and distinctive sandwich combinations, as well as more other goodies.
The new partnership with The Model Bakery boosts BATV’s enduring partnership with C CASA also at the Oxbow Public Market, which provides daily Michelin star-winning post-flight champagne brunches to BATV guests.
C CASA is famous for its sustainable ideas and practices as well as their flavorful and delicious gluten-free menu. The fusion of Mexican, Spanish, French and American South cuisine has brought distinct and unique flavors to their dishes, which are prepared only from organic and sustainable produce.
Tortillas are hand-pressed for each taco and stuffed with a variety of fillings such as cumin-spiced rotisserie duck, spinach and goat cheese; citrus prawns with roasted corn, cabbage, and cilantro crema. Healthy eating has never been so exciting, mouth-watering and delectable at C CASA!
Balloons Above the Valley was founded 40 years ago by owner Bob Barbarick, who envisioned a unique and unforgettable experience for Napa tourists by offering them the best hot air balloon flights available as well as the finest Napa wine country culinary experience.
All BATV guests are welcomed every morning at The Model Bakery for the pre-flight check-in, where they will enjoy freshly baked pastries and freshly brewed Stumptown coffee before being driven to the hot air balloon launch site. Following a breathtaking one-hour hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley, guests will go back to the Oxbow Public Market where they will enjoy great company over sparkling wine and a Michelin Star-awarded brunch at C CASA.