Yacht Chef looking for best markets/gourmet shops/wine shops....
I am a yacht chef who just arrived in LA on our way down to Newport Beach. We will be in MDR for 2 weeks. As you can imagine my boss is a fan of the finer things; foie, truffles, caviar, kobe, 1st growth Bordeaux etc. Can anyone tell me some of their favorite markets in the area that I could find these high end items. I am also looking for great farmers markets that have unique local produce. Wine shops with mature Bordeaux and Burgundy is also something I am looking for.
Something like a Dean and Deluca or comparable would be great.
Oh yeah, any cheap eats around MDR that anyone recommends would be great while we're at it!! Thanks so much....
Wally's wines and spirits
Whole foods SM, Venice ect
Santa Monica Farmers Market's Wed & Sat on Arizona, Sunday on Main St. (wed being the big one)
Vicente Foods in Brentwood has a great meet dept including Wagyu
Surfas in Culver City is a combo restaurant supply/fancy foods store. They have caviar, all butter puff pastry, high end oils, vinegars, pastry supplies..
Guidi Marcello is an Italian importer / wholesale.
13455 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Surfas Restaurant & Supply
8777 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
12027 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Whole Foods Market
2201 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Wally's Wine & Spirits
2107 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
1649 10th St, Santa Monica, CA