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Located in the heart of Palo Alto’s California Avenue Business District, Calave is a wine bar appropriate for just about any occasion.  It has both a contemporary and vintage feel, where you can enjoy wines by the glass and on tap found both locally and globally.  Calave also offers a selection of innovative craft beers with a variety of delicious bar bites to keep you satisfied.

CALAVE, "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"

MAYFIELD BREWRY (CIRCA 1868-1920) STOOD ON THE CORNER OF LINCOLN &

2ND, NOW CALIFORNIA & BIRCH 

THE PARTNERS OF CALAVE

In 2015, Dave, Lori, Becky and James set out to create a neighborhood bar with a focus on elevating the wine bar experience.  Cultivating relationships with their patrons is central to their vision.  Their hard work and creativity resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out of town visitors can unwind with the best wine, craft beers and tasty food, all served in an inviting atmosphere without pretense.

 

WHITES

 

SPARKLING

NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco                                         $12  |  $42

VALDOBBIADENE, Italy

 

2012 Domaine Pfister Blanc de Blancs                       $15  |  $53

Cremant D Alsace, France

 

NV Gossett Brut                                                              $26  |  $91

Champagne, France

 

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant D’Alsace Brute Rose         $12  |  $42

Alsace, France

 

2008 Veuve Clicquot                                                     $164 a bottle

“Ponsardin” Brut Champagne

Champagne, France

 

2006 Dom Perignon                                                       $275 a bottle

Champagne, France

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

2016 Jean-Jacques Auchere Sancerre                       $13  |  $46

Loire Valley France

 

2017 MIDDLE EARTH                                                           $11  |  $39

Nelson, New Zealand

 

2016 TRIONE “RIVER ROAD RANCH”                                   $11  |  $39

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY

 

ROSE

2017 Domaine De La Fouquette                                  $12  |  $42

Cotes De Provence, France

 

2017 Bonny Doon, “Vin Gris De Cigar”                         $12  |  (tap)

Central Coast, California

 

CHARDONNAY

2016 Hanzell Vineyards “Sybella”                                $15  |  $53

Sonoma County, California

 

2016 Broadside Wild Ferment                                     $12  |  (tap)

San Luis Obispo County, California

 

2014 Macrostie  Wildcat Mountain Vineyard             $20  |  $70

Sonoma Coast, California

 

OTHER WHITES

2015 DOPFF & IRION GEWURTZTRAMINER                            $13  |  $46

ALSACE, FRANCE

 

2016 Soalheiro Allo                                                        $11  |  $39

Minho, Portugal

 

2015 RIESLING AUSLESE, HEINZ EIFEL                               $11  |  $39

MOSEL, GERMANY

 

2015 Inama Soave Classico                                          $12  |  $42

“vin Soave” Gargenaga

Veneto, Italy

 

DESSERT WINES

 

 

2011 Late Harvest Semillon                                          $18  a glass

Long Board Vineyards, Sonoma Valley

 

2014 Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, La Fleur D’or         $13  a glass

Sauternes, France

 

2014 Famiglia Zuccardi  Malbec Malamado “Port”   $9  a glass

Mendoza, Argentina

 

 10 YEAR TAWNY PORT                                                        $12 a glass

DUORO VALLEY, PORTUGAl

REDS

 

PINOT NOIR

2015 Domaine Jean-Luc Maldant Chorey Les Beaune      $22  |  $77

Bourgogne, France

 

2013 Cal Ave                                                                               $12 [tap]

Monterey County, California

 

2015 Witness Tree “Chainsaw”                                                $15  |  $53

Willamette Valley, Oregon

 

2014 Red Car                                                                              $20  |  $70

Sonoma Coast, California

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2014 Foley Johnson                                                                  $22  |  $77

Rutherford, California

 

2016 Leese-Fitch                                                                       $12 [tap]

California

 

2014 Hierogram Wines                                                             $16  |  $56

Napa Valley, California

 

OTHER REDS

2013 Malbec, Red Schooner Voyage 5 Caymus Family     $18  |  $63

Mendoza, Argentina

 

2015 Petite Sirah Vinum Cellars                                              $13 [tap]

Clarksburg, California

 

2015 Montepulciano, Garofoli Piancarda                              $16  |  $54

Marche, Italy

 

2015 “Mercury Rising” Cinnabar Winery                                $13 [tap]

Saratoga, California

 

2010 Tempranillo, 1808 Reserva Rioja                                   $17  |  $60

Rioja Alavesa, Spain

 

2010 Chateau Haut Lariveau “Library Release”                   $23  |  $81

Fronsac, France

 

2016 DAOU “THE PESSIMIST”                                                      $14  |  $49

PASO ROBLES, California

 

2016 Zinfandel, Kokomo Winery                                            $15  |  $53

Dry Creek Valley, California

 

2015 Merlot, Saddleback Cellars                                           $16  |  $54

Oakville, Napa Valley, California

 

2014 Barbera, Hatcher Winery, Cooper Ranch                    $15  |  53

Amador County, California

 

WINE LIST

BUBBLES

 

NV Desiderio Jeio Prosecco   |  VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY

 

2013 DOMAINE PFISTER BLANC DE BLANCS  |  CREMANT D'ALSACE, FRANCE

 

NV GOSSET BRUT  |  CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE

 

$22

 

THE ROUNDS

 

2016 Hanzell Vineyards “Sybella”  |  Sonoma County

 

2016 Broadside Wild Ferment  |  San Luis Obispo County

 

2014 Macrostie Winery Wildcat Mountain Vineyard  |  Sonoma  Coast

 

$ 23

 

SAVAGE WHITE

 

2016 Trione “River Road Ranch”  |  Russian River Valley

 

2017 Middle Earth  |  Nelson, New Zealand

 

2016 Jean-Jacques Auchere Sancerre  |  Loire Valley, France

 

$18

 

 

PINOT DIVINO

 

2015 Jean-Luc Maldant Chorey Les Beaune  |  Bourgogne, France

 

   2014 Red Car  |  Sonoma Coast

 

2015 Witness Tree “Chainsaw”  |  Willamette Valley, Oregon

 

$25

 

CALL ME A CAB

 

2016 LEESE-FITCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON  |  SONOMA

 

2014 Hierogram Wines  |  Napa Valley

 

2014 Foley Johnson  |  Rutherford

 

$26

 

EUROPEAN VACATION

 

2015 Montepulciano, Garofoli Piancarda  |  Marche, Italy

 

2010 Tempranillo, 1808 Reserva Rioja  |  Rioja Alavesa, Spain

 

2010 Chateau Haut Lariveau “Library Release”  |  Fronsac, France

 

$29

 

 

|| We also offer a seasonal featured wine flight ||

CRAFT BEER ON TAP

 

Scrimshaw Pilsner 4.7%                                              $8

North Coast Brewing Company

 

Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale   7.6%             $9

North Coast Brewing Company

 

Seasonal IPA  (ask your server)                                $9

 

Seasonal Draft  (ask your server)                             $9

 

Flight of Draft Beers (5 oz. pours)                            $12

 

CRAFT BEER BY BOTTLE

 

Dogfish head Indian Brown Ale  7.2%                      $7

Milton, Delaware

 

Heretic Shallow Grave Porter  7% (22oz)                $13

Fairfield, California

 

Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA  7.5%                              $7

Healdsburg, California

 

SANGRIA!

 

CALAVE’S FINEST HOUSEmADE SANGRIA                                    $9

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 

Clausthaler non-alcoholic beer                                            $6

Germany

 

Soft Drinks                                                                                 $3

Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite

 

Sparkling  Water:  Pelligrino                                                   $3  |  small

                                                                                                     $6  |  large

 

Orange Juice                                                                             $3

 

|| Wine & Beer List subject to change without notice and it often does ||

 

 

|| Happy Hour 4 - 6 PM everyday.  $2 off wine & beer by the glass and select Bar Bites ||

 

BEER LIST

WINE FLIGHTS

BAR BITES

 

SHARE A BITE

 

HH MEDITERRANEAN Olives

Marinated and infused with our house spices

$7

 

HH TRUFFLE Popcorn

Freshly popped with a hint of truffle oil and sea salt

$7

 

HH Orange-coriander Spiced Nuts

Mixed nuts with sea salt, cracked pepper, cumin,

paprika, cayenne, coriander roasted

with clarified butter,fresh rosemary, thyme,

oregano and sundried orange zest

$6

 

HH HOUSEMADE DEVILED EGGS

 WHIPPED YOLK WITH SWEET DILL, MUSTARD, AND

DUSTED WITH SMOKED PAPRIKA

$8 (4 pieces) |  $16 (8 pieces)

 

HH Bruschetta

TOASTED LOCALLY BAKED FRENCH BREAD, ROMA TOMATOES,

RED ONIONS, GARLIC & BASIL, TOPPED WITH PARMESAN,

SEA SALT AND A BALSAMIC REDUCTION

$8 (4 pieces) |  $16 (8 pieces)

 

HH PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED DATES

MEDJOOL DATES STUFFED WITH BLUE CHEESE

WRAPPED WITH FRESH PROSCIUTTO & DRIZZLED WITH HONEY

$8 (3 pieces) |  $16 (6 pieces)

 

CROSTINIS

Melted manchego over caramelized apple

GREEK OLIVES AND ROSEMARY OVER A FETA CHEESE SPREAD

cherry TOMATOES, BASIL, AND MOZZARELLA

all SERVED ON TOASTED FRENCH BREAD

$13

 

SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS

Freshly sliced cucumber topped with

smoked salmon, red onion & cream cheese.

Finished with fresh dill, olive oil and capers

$12 (6 pieces)

 

Mezze Plate

Hummus, feta cheese with olive oil and cracked pepper,

dolma, house olive medley, sliced cucumbers

served with warm pita slices.

$16

 

THE CALAVE PEANUT BUTTER ONION & CHEESE

CARAMELIZED ONIONS, GRUYERE CHEESE, & PEANUT

BUTTER SERVED ON TOASTED WHITE BREAD, WITH FRESH FRUIT

$13

 

HH = Happy Hour  (4-6PM Everyday)

 

CHEESE FLIGHTS

 

Served with honey comb, dried/fresh fruit & locally baked french bread

 

WEST SIDE STORY

 

ORIGINAL BLUE  |  POINT REYES, CA

TANGY, CREAMY, FIRM, COW’S MILK

 

WAGON WHEEL  |  COWGIRL CREAMERY, CA

LUXURIOUS, RICH, BUTTERY, SEMI-HARD, COW’S MILK

 

BERMUDA TRIANGLE  |  CYPRESS GROVE, CA

TART, TANGY, PEPPERY, SOFT, GOAT’S MILK

 

$18

 

THE EUROS’

 

GORGONZOLA DOLCE, CASTEL REGIO  |  ITALY

CREAMY, BUTTERY, SWEET, SOFT, COW’S MILK

 

Brie  |  Saint Andre, France

Triple cream, Decedent, Smooth, soft cow’s milk

 

MANCHEGO, CORCUERA FAMILY  |  SPAIN

SALTY, BRINY, AGED, HARD, SHEEP’S MILK

 

$17

 

CHEF’S CHOICE (changes often)

 

Big Sur, Stepladder Creamery  |  California

Luscious, rich, soft, blend of goat and cows milk

 

Chimney Rock, Cowgirl Creamery  |  California

Earthy, piquant, blommy rind, soft cow’s milk

 

Gouda, Oakdale Cheese  |  California

Aged, creamy, nutty, semi hard cow’s milk

 

$21

 

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

 

SERVED With FRENCH BREAD, STONE MUSTARD, JAM, & DRIED FRUITS

Sopressata, Prosciutto, Corrizo, Spicy Coppa, Cooked Salami Rosa

 

$20

 

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE COMBOs

 

WEST SIDE CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$38

 

THE EUROS’ CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$38

 

CHEF’S CHOICE CHEESE FLIGHT + CHARCUTERIE PLATE

$42

 

PANINI

 

Steak & White Cheddar

All natural top round roast beef, coated with salt,

pepper, garlic, sharp white cheddar cheese,

lettuce, tomato and horseradish aioli.

Served with garden salad.

$15

 

Turkey & Avocado

Skinless turkey breast slow roasted and

lightly smoked,  hass avocado, tomato, lettuce

and cranberry mayo sauce.

Served with garden salad.

$14

 

CHICKEN & PEPPER JACK

FREE RANGE FIRE BRAISED CHICKEN BREAST,

TOPPED WITH PEPPER JACK CHEESE,

LETTUCE, TOMATO, AND FINISHED OFF WITH

A MILDLY SPICED CHIPOTLE PEPPER SAUCE

Served with garden salad.

$12

 

GRILLED CHEESE

 

BRIE & APPLE

MELTED DOUBLE CREAM BRIE & CARAMELIZED APPLES,

SERVED ON TOASTED WHEAT BREAD SPRINKLED WITH CINNAMON

Served with fresh fruit

$10

 

WHITE CHEDDAR & ONION

MELTED WHITE CHEDDAR & CARAMELIZED ONIONS,

SERVED ON TOASTED WHITE BREAD

Served with fresh fruit

$11

 

CHEFS SPECIALS

 

Sous Vide Tri-tip

Marinated 6 oz tri-tip steak sous vide cooked to perfection,

drizzled with a chimichurri sauce and

served with a fresh mixed green salad

$17

 

DESSERT

 

Crème Brûlé

$13

PAIRS WELL WITH

2011 LA FLUER D’OR 3 oz pour  |  $13

 

 

VALRHONA CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE

$12

PAIRS WELL WITH

2013 FAMIGLIA ZUCCARDI MALBEC MALAMADO 3 oz pour  |  $9

 

 

BREAD PUDDING

Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$11

PAIRS WELL WITH

10 YEAR TAWNY PORT 3 oz pour  |  $12

 

|| Menu subject to change without notice and it often does ||

 

|| Happy Hour 4 - 6 PM everyday.  $2 off wine & beer by the glass and select Bar Bites ||

 

|| Kitchen stops serving food 1 hour before close ||

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PRESS

HOURS

 

M-W  4p - 10p

Th-Sa  4p - 12a

Su  4p - 9p

Kitchen closes 30 min before closing Su-W & 60 min before closing Th- Sa

HAPPY HOUR 4-6p everyday

Only 21 years and older permitted.

 

No reservations taken unless you are booking an event. Events include a food and beverage minimum.  All events must be booked at least one week in advance. We are generally a first come first serve bar.  See RESERVED EVENTS page for pricing and policies.

 

Email calavelori@gmail.com after you review the pricing and policy page to book your next event.

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