Kara Haspel Lind, founder of Kara’s Cupcakes, expands on her passion for creating celebratory moments with her new concept, Bar Lucia. Whether it’s a large gathering, or casual get-together, Kara’s desire to connect people through food, wine, and sweets–aims to nourish our souls and connect us.

This stems from a long tradition of celebrating in Kara’s Italian family, which always included bountiful meals, homemade wine, generations of family, friends and good cheer. These experiences inspire the launch of Bar Lucia, Oxbow Market Napa Valley–coming Spring 2020 adjacent to Kara’s Cupcakes. Enjoy rosé, sparkling wines and a menu of seasonal light bites designed to pair perfectly with the best local wines. The menu will include salads, Panini sandwiches and small bites.

(Examples of menu: a Little Gem salad with garden peaches, Point Reyes blue cheese and toasted almonds.  As well as artisan sandwiches, smoked salmon on rye with dill, fromage blanc, preserved lemon, fennel with a Petaluma farm fresh egg).  Many of the garden greens, herbs and stone fruits are grown in Kara’s very own Napa Valley backyard! 

Bar Lucia honors the memorable traditions passed down through generations of incredible women in Kara’s family who gave her the courage to pursue a creative passion and bring it to fruition. Named for her great grandmother, Angela Luci and her daughter, Lucia, Kara’s newest passion project will inspire new traditions for her guests.   Please stop in, say “hi”, and have a toast to celebrate life’s greatest moments.