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food wine passion place

Food, wine, passion and place are the essential elements that have inspired Elements Restaurant and Enoteca. Our goal is to provide a true neighborhood place with character, comfort and value. From our innovative design team and classic-contemporary architecture to our fresh ingredients driven menu supplied by local farmers, such as Sun Shrimp - Fresh Harvested Jumbo Peeled and Deveined - Sun Shrimp we believe we're on the right track. Our thirst for great, unique and affordable wines from around the globe is monumental and the passion to share our enthusiasm with others is paramount. For us, the elements of life are simple: food with soul, wine with personality, neighbors to share them with and a place that can bring this all together.

The Elements Team


June, 2008 - Elements In Your Neighborhood: Napa Valley Marketplace
What do you get when you combine a foodie and a self described ˇ§wine geekˇ¨ who's been cultivating his passion since childhood, a nationally renouwned chef with a flair for creative, seasonal food, and a front-of-the house restaurant pro with 20 years experienceˇKDownload full story in PDF format.

May 27, 2008 - Behind the scenes as a team creates the newest restaurant in town: Napa Valley Register
When word of a new restaurant in the works begins circulating around town, the obvious questions that pop into mind are: What kind of food? Who�䏭 the chef? Where? Read the full story here.

March 14, 2008 - Napa Valley Register
Elements coming to old Azzurro site - Rich Poliak plans to open Elements Restaurant and Enoteca in the former Pizza Azzurro site in mid May. It will feature small plates at tables and a wine/food bar and store. The wines will include local wines and those from around the world, many from small producers. Michael Holcomb of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of the Valley handled the deal.

March 12, 2008 - The Inside Scoop: San Francisco Chronicle
New in Napa - After a stint in Chicago, Charles Weber, opening chef at Napa's popular Zuzu, is returning to downtown Napa this spring to open Elements Restaurant and Enoteca in the site vacated by Pizza Azzurro (1400 Second St.). The owner is Rich Poliak, who envisions a small-plates menu - ˇ§tapas style, but not just Spanish,ˇ¨ he says - with wines from around the world.

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about us

Richard Poliak: Head Foodie, Wine Geek
Charles Weber: Head Chef
Noel Burke: General Manager

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