Bill the OystermanBill the Oysterman
My company brings the party to your party! We arrive and set up an oyster bar complete with a bed of iced oysters, various sauces that we make fresh to dress the oysters, and different hot sauces. We provide everything we need to set up, open and serve the oysters and then break it down and haul away the empty shells. We can offer different varieties of oysters in season from the west coast (Miyagis, Kumamotos, Kusshis, Shugokus, Olympias) or the east coast (Beausoleils, Wellfleets, Malpeques, and assorted Chesapeake Bay oysters). We also can provide eastern hard shell clams (little necks and small cherry stones). We regularly work with specific producers on a weekly basis, selecting the best production for the week. My expertise from 20 years as a grower and 37 years in the business enables me to determine what is the best possible product to serve for that week. I can also serve you raw clams, barbequed oysters, steamed mussels and clams and other prepared shellfish and proteins.
Chaminade Resort & SpaChaminade Resort & Spa
Welcome to Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz
The AAA Four Diamond, award-winning Chaminade Resort & Spa is a spectacular 300 acre mountaintop hotel in Santa Cruz, California. This historic Mission-style California resort overlooks sweeping views of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Mountains. Chaminade is a luxurious Santa Cruz hotel for celebrations, getaways, weddings and executive meetings.
Our California resort features 156 spacious guest rooms nestled among the towering Eucalyptus and natural landscape. Eleven villas are spread throughout our Santa Cruz hotel, each containing a variety of guest room types. Innovative hues of the California coast complement contemporary Spanish furnishings which reflect the Santa Cruz hotels rich history. Granite bathrooms, BeeKind toiletries and down duvets are ready to pamper. Whether you need to check email or simply want to curl up in your bathrobe, you’ll find we have anticipated all of your needs. Consider Chaminade Resort & Spa your home away from home.
Cin-Cin Wine Bar & RestaurantCin-Cin Wine Bar & Restaurant
Cin-Cin Wine Bar and Restaurant is
critically acclaimed offering new
contemporary cuisine with an
International wine list and
Noted by the Zagat guide as
“The Best Thing to Happen to Los Gatos,”
Cin-Cin is more than a wine bar
with small plates, Cin-Cin is a
full-service restaurant and
cocktail lounge offering a
great dining experience!
Fiscalini Cheese CompanyFiscalini Cheese Company
Fiscalini Cheese Company was established in the year 2000 when John Fiscalini followed in his ancestors’ footsteps and began making cheese just as they had in Switzerland in the 1700’s. When he began producing cheese on his dairy farm in Modesto California he had no real experience in making cheese he just followed a simple recipe and always stayed committed to making only the highest quality cheese.
John had been making cheese about a year when fate intervened and he was introduced to Mariano Gonzalez. After a visit to Fiscalini Cheese Company Mariano undoubtedly left knowing that together he and John Fiscalini could achieve their dreams of producing some of the best cheeses in the world.
Born in Paraguay, Mariano learned to make cheese as a young boy when his uncle got into the cheese business out of necessity. In the rolling hills, where his dairy was located, Mariano’s uncle made cheese when it rained and the milk truck couldn’t make it to the dairy to transport the milk due to the slippery roads. Mariano was willing to help out and quickly became the family cheesemaker. Years later, he relocated to Vermont where he got a summer job at Shelburne Farms. Within just a few years he became their head cheesemaker winning numerous awards and securing national recognition for their cheeses.
In the spring of 2001 Mariano became an extension of the Fiscalini family and began making cheese for us, just one year later our Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar won Best Farmstead Cheese in North America. Today Mariano continues to manage and grow our product line while winning awards for his handcrafted masterpieces.
Our cheeses are all made in small batches, using natural ingredients and milk from our own cows. Although the process of making cheese by hand is extremely labor intensive we believe that creating artisan cheese is a tradition well worth the extra effort.
As you walk through our cheese plant you will see how our family and our master cheesemaker, Mariano Gonzalez, have carefully thought through the production of each of our cheeses from the wooden racks we use to hand turn each wheel of our bandage wrapped cheddar to the large smoker we use for our smoked cheddar. There is an art to making our cheese.
The combination of traditional techniques and innovative new approaches is Mariano’s specialty and you can taste his magic in all of our cheese.
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley and Stone House Bar & GrillHilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley and Stone House Bar & Grill
The most recognized name in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality. With over 92 years of experience, Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel because of our innovative approach to products, amenities and service. We help make traveling easier with our smart design, innovative restaurant concepts, authentic hospitality and commitment to the global community.
At Hilton, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite; savor innovative dishes prepared with only the freshest ingredients, or simply relax with a cup of coffee in the hotel lounge. From business brunches to pre-dinner drinks and everything in between, the options at Hilton are catered especially for you.
Nonno’s Italian CafeNonno’s Italian Cafe
Welcome to Nonno’s!
Nonno’s Italian Café and Wine Bar is in Beautiful Downtown Redwood Estates, 6 miles south of Los Gatos, just off Highway 17. Nonno’s offers breakfast burritos, bagels, fresh turnovers and a full complement of coffee and expresso drinks in the morning, sandwiches and pasta for lunch and dinner, as well as Nonno’s famous pizzas (either bake-at-home or have it cooked in our wood-fired pizza oven) and BBQ on Friday and Saturday nights.
Wine Dinners are held on selected Wednesday nights, featuring a four-course gourmet dinner and a flight of 6 wines, and Wine Tastings are held on Saturday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday nights during the summer we have all-you-can-eat salad bar and pizza for $10, with draft beers 1/2 price! Call (408) 353-5633 for details.
The wine room has an amazing range of wines and beers – most from small, eclectic producers. The café and garden are available for private parties as well. Call (408) 353-5633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Paradise Beach GrilleParadise Beach Grille
Paradise maximizes the beautiful beach location on Monterey Bay with an outdoor patio with views of the historic Venetian condominiums and the ocean. This combination is reminiscent of a Portofino environment in Italy. We also feature an outdoor fireplace perfect for that cozy dinner or wine tasting. We have high top tables in the bar area for drinks or dining as well as an attractive and spacious dining room. Customers enjoy the various casual venues yet an upscale flair with quality food, beverage and service.
Plumed HorsePlumed Horse
The Plumed Horse is an ideal venue to host your next private function, whether it’s for business or pleasure, family or clients.
We have several private dining areas perfect for an intimate meeting or special occasion, or large party such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, board meetings or charity fundraisers.
Our team of meeting and event specialists can accommodate special needs and menus, and offer complete AV and professional meeting support.
From 10 to 200, we can make your next function a memorable one, sure to impress your business partners or best friends.
Rootstock Wine BarRootstock Wine Bar
Rootstock Wine Bar celebrates the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Clara County while offering local organic cuisine in the form of enjoyable delectable small plates and antipasti. At Rootstock we want to help you enjoy food and wine in many different ways, whether you sit at the bar and chat with the bartender about your new favorite, or enjoy something light and crisp on our patio on a sunny day, we are there to help you experience great food, wine, and beer in whatever way you choose. While establishing a sense of community, Rootstock Wine Bar prides itself on combining quality wine with a casual and comfortable experience.
Shelley’s BiscottiShelley’s Biscotti
Savor our unique variety of handmade biscotti, baked from scratch the old fashioned way.
Shelley’s Biscotti are enlivened with fresh ground aromatic spices and house roasted nuts.
Hand formed, hand cut, and hand packaged, all of our biscotti use only the finest, freshest, all-natural ingredients. Freshly grated orange zest, pure Madagascar vanilla, sweet butter, sea salt, olive oil and organic, locally milled flour enhance the texture and taste of our biscotti.
Enjoy our handmade biscotti with a steaming cup of coffee, hot tea or a glass of wine.
If you love biscotti, get ready to fall in love all over again.
Shoppers CornerShoppers Corner
Welcome to Shopper’s Corner, Santa Cruz’s oldest and friendliest family-run market.
Since 1938, Shopper’s Corner has been a Santa Cruz landmark known for the very best in service, meat, wine, bread and produce.
A trip to Shopper’s Corner is a trip back in time… to a small-town grocery store on your neighborhood’s busiest corner…
Sid’s SmokehouseSid’s Smokehouse
From slow-smoked, tender beef brisket, St. Louis Style Spare Ribs and pulled pork, to our fat ‘n juicy chicken wings, wood-fired pizzas and gourmet mac ‘n cheese bowls, we’ve got a menu full of deliciousness to satisfy any craving! Not to mention the awesome burgers (try our 50-50 Bull Dog Burger, a half pound heavyweight of house ground 50% smoked bacon & 50% Black Angus Beef), sandwiches and salads with house made dressings. And don’t forget to order yourself a pint of one of our many craft beers on tap or a glass of wine from a local vineyard. Take-out also available!
Toll House HotelToll House Hotel
Situated at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, California, Toll House Hotel seamlessly blends the intimate charm of a small-town with the modern sophistication and natural beauty that defines the Silicon Valley
True Olive Oil ConnectionTrue Olive Oil Connection
In 2010, Susan Pappas was looking to start a business in Santa Cruz where she could combine her passion for food, family, and meeting new people. Her “Eureka” moment came when she and her husband Mike discovered an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room in Belmont, California. Four months later, with their partners Mona and Guillermo Silva they opened their own tasting room and retail boutique, the True Olive Connection, in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz. Ever since, the love has been flowing.
When you visit the True Olive Connection, you’ll be treated like family and introduced to the wonderful world of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Susan, Mike, and their friendly staff love to share knowledge about these exceptional products that not only enhance your cuisine and are fun to cook with, they are good for you. On First Friday Artwalk nights you will also be greeted by Guillermo and Mona who also bring the love from their home in Los Banos, CA. OPA!
Mona Susan and Joanna
Known as the “Human LinkedIn” among some of her friends, Susan is a natural networker who thrives on meeting people and connecting them with others. A Santa Cruz Mountains local, Susan not only connects individuals, she loves to foster connections between Santa Cruz businesses.
She is an active member of the Santa Cruz Downtown Committee and her creative ideas link businesses in new ways that build the local economy. “We’re all about connecting, participating fully in the Santa Cruz community, and giving back every day. That’s our true calling,” says Susan.
The Joy of Giving Back
True to their mission of giving back every day, the True Olive Connection makes hundreds of donations every year to a wide variety of local charities, schools, and non-profits.
Beneficiaries include hundreds of local groups such as Save Our Shores, Walnut Women’s Center, and CASA as well as international organizations like Dining for Women, which empowers women locally and globally to rise out of extreme poverty. Susan receives thank you cards every week. “These cards remind me why I’m here and warm my heart,” she says. Giving back to organizations that form the fabric of community is just the right thing to do.”