Public Market Emeryville just nabbed its latest tenant: C CASA, which you might recognize from Oxbow Public Market in Napa.
This will be C CASA’s second location. The spot is known for its contemporary spins on taqueria classics featuring grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and local produce.
“We were really drawn to the vision for this new destination,” said C CASA’s chef-owner Catherine Bergen in a statement. “It reminded us a lot of Oxbow — a central gathering place that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.”
The Emeryville stall will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with wine, beer, and cocktails once it opens, which is expected to be in January 2018. It’ll be the only Public Market venue offering Mexican food and one of a few serving booze. Public Bar, a new concept from San Jose’s Blush, is slated to open later this fall with cocktails, wine, and beer as well.
In Napa, C CASA serves rotisserie meats, produce-focused small plates, and big breakfast plates. Tacos are filled with unusual combinations such as spiced lamb with goat cheese and mint; ground buffalo with black beans and chipotle aioli; and white beans with spinach, avocado, and cotija. The prices are definitely high: One taco costs between $4.75 and $9.
C CASA will be located at 5959 Shellmound St., Emeryville, MyCCASA.com.