The back story of our products

We love food. The starting point for this is always the best possible products and good relationships with farmers and producers. This is the only way to ensure that this love and unique quality can be tasted right through to the finished dish on the plate.

Wine regions

In addition to products from California’s finest local winemakers, we offer a selection of wines from around the world whose history, quality and flavor best complement our menu.

Wine regions in Austria

Austria, known for its stunning landscapes, is making waves in the world of wine, with Kamptal, Wachau, and Burgenland standing out. Kamptal produces elegant Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, while Wachau, a UNESCO site, is famous for crisp, mineral-driven wines from steep terraced vineyards. Burgenland, by Lake Neusiedl, excels in lush reds, showcasing indigenous varieties like Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt.

These regions epitomize Austria’s diverse terroir and contribute to its rising prominence in the global wine scene.

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Wine regions in Germany

Germany, a prominent player in the world of winemaking, features diverse regions, each contributing unique characteristics. In Ahrtal, red wines thrive along the Ahr River, while Mosel is celebrated for its steep vineyards producing high-quality Rieslings. Baden, the warmest region, is known for its rich Pinot Noirs, while Pfalz excels in a variety of grape varietals. Rheingau boasts prestigious vineyards, specializing in Riesling, and Rheinhessen, the largest wine region, offers a range of styles. Saar, recognized for its cool climate, produces refined Rieslings.

Together, these regions epitomize Germany’s dynamic and influential presence in the global wine landscape. Read more >

Wine regions in France

France, a beacon of winemaking tradition, unfolds its diverse terroirs through renowned wine regions. Bordeaux, synonymous with prestigious red blends, stands tall as a global wine capital. Burgundy, a patchwork of microclimates, yields exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Champagne, synonymous with celebration, produces the world’s finest sparkling wines. In the Rhône Valley, reds and whites flourish, showcasing distinctive terroirs. Provence, famed for its rosés, captures the essence of the Mediterranean. Alsace, nestled near the German border, excels in aromatic whites.

The Loire Valley, a picturesque tapestry, offers diverse expressions from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Franc. Each region contributes to France’s unparalleled legacy in the world of wine.  Read more >

Vineyards & Distilleries

Aleksander Wine

Aleksander, an exquisite Bordeaux blend, symbolizes a family’s enduring passion and commitment to creating an authentic legacy.

Originating in Slovenia and evolving through Italy and California, the family’s journey led to the establishment of S&G Estate in Paso Robles, where each member, including Sasha’s NBA draft journey and Al’s dedication as Chief Operating Officer, contributes to the Old-World-inspired wines made on Californian soil.

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Reisetbauer Distillery

The Reisetbauer Distillery, led by Hans Reisetbauer since 1994, is renowned for its exceptional eaux-de-vie, standing out in the international elite. Embodying the motto “Quality creates friendship,” Hans emphasizes the importance of pleasure over mere sharpness in his liquors. The dedication to this principle is evident in the orchard and distillery, where only the highest-quality fruit finds its way into the bottle.

The distillery has received numerous accolades, including being named ‘Distiller of the Year’ by the Falstaff publishing house multiple times, solidifying its position as the best distillery in Austria.

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Cheese, Meat, Seafood & Vegetables

Rodolphe Le Meunier

Rodolphe Le Meunier, born into a family of cheese makers in the Loire Valley, continues a generational legacy with his sister Caroline. In La Croix-en-Touraine, their cheese dairy is a testament to his exceptional craftsmanship, emphasizing the expression of each cheese’s aromatic flavors and terroir characteristics. Awarded Meilleur Ouvrier de France and Meilleur Fromager International in 2007, Rodolphe’s cheeses are renowned globally, available in prestigious locations from Tours and Paris to New York, San Francisco, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

With a commitment to excellence, he shares his passion and expertise, not only through the finest cheeses but also at his restaurant, [R], in Tours, offering exciting market cuisine.

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Premier Meat Company

For three decades, Premier Meat Company, a family-owned business led by President Harry Greenberg, has exemplified integrity and passion in providing top-quality, sustainably sourced, and humanely raised products.

Committed to a personalized customer experience, the team takes pride in offering carefully selected, free-range products from trusted farmers and ranchers, ensuring a deep-rooted commitment to quality and service.

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Creekstone Farms

Creekstone Farms, dedicated to bold culinary experiences, produces all its Black Angus Beef and All-Natural Duroc Pork in the U.S.A., aligning with the preference of 76% of beef and 79% of pork consumers.

Committed to sustainability, the company emphasizes humane treatment, organic farming, and reducing environmental impact, employing practices such as rotational grazing and incorporating renewable energy sources, LED lighting, and eco-friendly packaging at their processing plant and distribution center.

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Margaret River Wagyu Beef

Established in 2003 in Cowaramup, Margaret River Premium Meat Exports is a leading Wagyu beef business in Western Australia. With the largest herd of Cross Bred Wagyu in the region, the company aims to achieve a 100% Pure Bred Wagyu herd by integrating elite genetics such as Stone Axe Full Blood Wagyu. Their Wagyu beef, known for its rich and buttery flavor, is a result of a stress-free lifestyle, high-quality grain diet, and dedication to animal welfare.

Offering a range of cuts with varying Marbling Scores, Margaret River Wagyu Beef is renowned for its superior taste and natural health benefits, being free of Hormone Growth Promotants.

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LUXE Seafood

Your Premier Source for Fresh Culinary Excellence. As a wholesale distributor and processor, we prioritize strong relationships with the fishing community to bring you the finest, sustainable seafood.

With meticulous logistics and processing, we deliver worldwide selections while ensuring the utmost freshness for your culinary masterpieces.

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Kai Gourmet

Elevating Culinary Experiences with Freshness and Quality. Committed to delivering fresh, sustainable, and premium gourmet products, we specialize in long-line caught exotics from New Zealand, Tasmanian Ocean Trout, ‘Best Choice’ Ora King Salmon, Spanish Turbot, and more.

Our diverse offerings, including Ora King Salmon, Calvisius caviar, Tartuflanghe truffle products, and H. Forman smoked salmon, showcase innovation in providing discriminating chefs and customers nationwide with the freshest, highest-quality sustainable seafood in the shortest time frame.

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Nature’s Produce Farms

Nature’s Produce, a third-generation family company with 80 years of experience, prioritizes delivering excellent products and services at competitive prices. Founded by Sam Polisky in 1946, the company, now led by Rick Polisky, has evolved into one of Southern California’s largest private produce distribution companies.

Rooted in passion, hard work, and partnerships, Nature’s Produce remains a family-run business committed to meeting the needs of its loyal customer base, fostering mutually beneficial relationships with growers and the local community.

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