Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Opening Soon in Palo Alto



Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Opening Soon in Palo AltoBrunello Family, Founders of Popular Bakery & Cafés, Le Boulanger, to open Fast Casual Restaurant with All Day Wood-Fired Menu, Craft Beer & Wine Bar in July

Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Opening Soon in Palo AltoThe Brunello Family, founders of Le Boulanger, Inc., the California family-owned Bay Area bread maker and operator of 17 bakery-cafes, announced they will open a fast casual restaurant concept, Fire, Oak & Barley, at 341 S. California Avenue in Palo Alto, California in July. The new restaurant concept name represents: Fire for the wood-fired menu, Oak for the wine bar and local wine selection, and Barley for the local craft beers on tap. The menu will incorporate some of the popular breakfast menu items and sandwiches from Le Boulanger, combined with wood-fired oven specialties such as pizza, pasta and other items kissed by the flame for lunch and dinner. Local craft beers and wines combined with fast casual service, and a relaxing environment will make for the perfect place to enjoy with the family, friends or date night.

Since 1981, the Brunello family commitment to top quality ingredients and caring customer service, combined with their family’s old world recipes, has created a nearly 35 year tradition of life with food. Most of the Brunello family has been involved with food and Le Boulanger all their lives. Today, the new generation, Jeff and Kristina Brunello, the founder’s children, plan to continue the recipes and traditions, combined with their own creative ideas at Fire, Oak & Barley. Overseeing the development and location opening of this new concept, both Jeff and Kristina are passionate about locally sourced foods, healthy eating and environmental duty, and are eager to share this with the Palo Alto community.

“A truly great meal requires three things: the freshest ingredients; skill and attention to detail in preparation and service; and most of all, a real passion for food,” said Dan Brunello, Chief Executive Officer, Le Boulanger, Inc., and father. “Both Kristina and Jeff have excellent tastes and a youthful passion about food for today’s guests,” he continued. “Fire, Oak & Barley is really an opportunity for them to showcase their style!”

Fire, Oak & Barley is now hiring and will employ approximately 30-40 team members from the local community. Applicants can visit Fire, Oak & Barley Facebook page to see how to apply. Open daily, hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Friday & Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

“Our newest brand will incorporate some of our signature items from Le Boulanger and a whole new menu to satisfy any dining wishes throughout the day,” said Kristina Brunello. “Our focus is to provide our customers with high quality, nutritious options with an unbeatable atmosphere. With a family of my own, I seek places that offer healthy, fresh menu items and a fitting setting to enjoy great food, local beer and wine. Fire, Oak & Barley will be great for Palo Alto and our neighbors to enjoy.”

The beautiful new 4000 square foot Fire, Oak & Barley restaurant was designed by Berkeley based Kahn Design Associates. Features include a custom wood-fired oven with an oval beer and wine bar. Warm colors and lighting create a unique and comfortable dining area with sliding windows to the outdoor patio which seats 16 guests.

About Fire, Oak & Barley

From the local family-owned bread makers who brought you Le Boulanger, Fire, Oak & Barley is their newest polished fast casual restaurant featuring wood-fired menu items and all day dining. Breakfast features popular pastries and baked goods from Le Boulanger, along with omelette sandwiches, egg scrambles and French toast entrees, and specialty coffee by Illy. Besides signature sandwiches on fresh baked bread from Le Boulanger, such as California Fresh on Dutch crunch and Turkey Cranberry on sliced sourdough for lunch, Fire, Oak & Barley features a large variety of fresh made selections prepared in-house. Hand tossed wood-fired pizzas featuring authentic Italian ingredients, a gourmet burger, grilled filet of salmon, chicken or portabella mushroom sandwich, all seared over local almond wood in the custom made wood-fired oven. Guests can enjoy signature menu items at moderate prices for dinner, such as wood-fired hanger steak and homemade pasta dishes from old family recipes such as rigatoni and eggplant parmesan. Fire, Oak & Barley boasts an amazing selection of local first class wines and 8 local handcrafted beers on tap. Bar seating and digital screens near the wood-fired oven let guests watch all the action. With its warm ambiance, personable service, and fresh ingredients kissed by the flame, Fire, Oak & Barley makes for the perfect place to enjoy with family, friends or date night! What’s with the name? Fire for the wood-fired menu, Oak for the amazing wine bar and selection, and Barley for great local craft beers on tap!

Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Opening Soon in Palo Alto

From Left: Jeff Brunello, Kristina Brunello and Dan Brunello.

FACTS
What’s the name?Fire for the wood-fired menu, Oak for the amazing wine bar, Barley for great local craft beers on tap!
ADDRESS:341 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone:(000) 000-0000.
Hours:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily.
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Website:Facebook: Fire, Oak & Barley
MENU:Fire, Oak & Barley is a polished fast casual restaurant featuring wood-fired menu items and all day dining. Breakfast features popular pastries and baked goods from Le Boulanger, along with omelette sandwiches, egg scrambles and French toast entrees, and specialty coffee by Illy®. Besides signature sandwiches on fresh baked bread from Le Boulanger, such as California Fresh on Dutch crunch and Turkey Cranberry on sliced sourdough for lunch, Fire, Oak & Barley features a large variety of fresh made selections prepared in-house. Hand tossed wood-fired pizzas featuring authentic Italian ingredients, a gourmet burger, grilled filet of salmon, chicken or portabella mushroom sandwich, all seared over local almond wood in the custom made wood-fired oven. Guests can enjoy signature menu items at moderate prices for dinner, such as wood-fired hanger steak and pasta dishes from old family recipes such as rigatoni and eggplant parmesan. Fresh squeezed juices, soft drinks and bottled beverages are served. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.
SEATING:Fire, Oak & Barley can seat over 150 guests in the dining room. Cozy bar seating is available in front of the wood-fired oven and digital screen TV to watch all the action. Comfortable outdoor dining on the patio seats 16.
WINE:Featuring premium local Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Sparkling, and Zinfandel wines.
BEER:Featuring eight local craft brews on tap, along with bottled beers, and Hard Cider.
Credit Cards:All major cards accepted.
(Discover Card not included).

MEDIA: For interviews, menus, photos or more information, please contact Linda Duke, duke@dukemarketing.com

Fire, Oak & Barley Wood-Fired Bistro Opening Soon in Palo Alto