Leon Bistro Gift Baskets
Select a gift basket filled with your favorite food items, some made in-house and others purchasedfrom local producers. They are all beautifully wrapped. On this page you will find some baskets that we have already assembled OR you can make your own.
Prices range from $8 for a wrapped bottle of Leon Bistro Balsamic Vinaigrette up to any amount depending on what you put in the basket. We recommend including a gift certificate for dinner at Leon Bistro or a cooking class.
Already Assembled Gift Baskets
Chico Salad Lovers – $40
Gift certificate for $20, House-made Balsamic Vinaigrette (250 ml), and Corning Olive Oil’s Lemon Oil (250 ml)
Salad Lovers of the World — $45
House-made Balsamic Vinaigrette (500 ml),
Corning Olive Oil’s Lemon Oil (250 ml), Tripel Karmeliet Beer (750 ml), House-made Pretzel Joys
Essentials of a well-stocked pantry– $35
House-made Dipping Oil (250 ml), Pomegranate Molasses (250 ml), Sierra Nevada Porter and Spicy Brown mustard (8 oz), Wycliff Champagne
Essentials of a well-stocked pantry AND refrigerator – $50
House-made Thai Aioli (8 oz), House-made Demi-Glace (8 oz), House-made Dipping Oil (250 ml), Sierra Nevada Porter and Spicy Brown mustard (8 oz), Wycliff Champagne
Create Your Own
• Leon Bistro Thai Aioli People have asked us all year for this aioli which is made with fresh herbs, a mix of spices, lemon juice and mayonnaise. We serve it with our sweet potato chips, but you can put it on anything that you normally might use mayonnaise for. 8 oz or 16 oz ($7, 14) Perishable.
• Leon Bistro Demi-Glace — The secret to all good meat sauces. We make our demi from the trim of our meats and vegetables and let it cook for several days until it reaches a syrup consistency. You may have heard people exclaim about our sauces, this is the secret ingredient of some of them. 8 oz or 16 oz. ($10, $20) Perishable.
• Our Leon Bistro house-made Balsamic Vinaigrette — A great favorite with our customers. 250 ml or 500 ml. ($8, $16)
• Our Leon Bistro house-made dipping oilThis is the dipping sauce we serve at the restaurant. We also use it as the basis of marinades for meats and vegetables. 250 or 500 ml ($8, $16)
• Corning Olive Oil Company’s Oil — We use their lemon oil in our green salad. This lemon oil has a fresh, bright flavor achieved by crushing the Eureka lemons with the olives. 250 ml. ($10)
• Pomegranate Molasses — A product of Lebanon, imported by Cortas. The juice of the pomegranate is cooked down to form molasses, the special ingredient in our lamb marinade and many other middle eastern-inspired dishes at the restaurant. 300 ml. ($7)
• Tripel Karmeleit — The amazing Tripel beer from Brouwerij Bosteels in Buggenhout, Belgium. This beer was such a hit at a recent beer tasting that we now have it on tap. It has a distinctive caramel flavor. 750 ml ($20.)
• Wycliff Champagne — The fine moderately-priced champagne we serve in-house. Wycliff Brut is a blend of premium California grapes with a touch of sweetness and a clean, crisp finish. People who sent in reviews recently to Mainlywines.com have given it a score of 4.6 out of a possible 5. It’s our house champagne, and you can’t get it in a liquor store or market. 750 mi. ($16)
• Berkeley Olive Grove Gold — We are incredibly fortunate to have such a fine olive oil maker in our locale. Using olives from their orchard in Oroville, the Grieco family has produced a line of olive oils that won the Best in Show, Gold Metal and Best in Category in 2009. We use it to nap vegetables and fish right before we serve them. You will love this oil. 250 ml ($12)
• Sierra Nevada Mustard — Our favorites are the Spicy Brown Mustard made with their Porter, and the Honey Spice Mustard made with their Pale Ale. 8 oz ($4)
• House-made chocolate-dipped caramels — A delectable confection that we make for our winemaker’s dinners. ($4.)
• House-made pretzel joys — These old fashion sweets are bite-size morsels of pretzel bits dipped in rich semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. One bite and you’ll see why they are a joy ($4)
• Our Gift Certificates — The best gift of all (in our opinion). These can be in any amount. We suggest $60 for a cooking class and $30 for a typical dinner.