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.
California CafeCalifornia Cafe
A word from California Cafe – Los Gatos
Campo de BocceCampo de Bocce
Find the ultimate experience in dining and recreation at Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos. We have eight World Class, State-of-the-Art Bocce courts and traditional Italian Cuisine. We carry a large variety of local California wines and an excellent selection of imported wines sure to delight any wine lover’s palate.
Escape to Italy in your own backyard – with dining indoors by our beautiful bar and along our bocce courts or outdoors among our vine covered arbors, Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos truly is an escape from the norm.
Lunch, Dinner and Bocce Daily – Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos is your one stop for dining, recreation and FUN!!!
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.
Chocolate VisionsChocolate Visions
About our Chocolates
All of our chocolates are either hand dipped or hand molded by us to order in our shop in Scotts Valley.
We use fresh all-natural ingredients in our chocolates with two exceptions:
Any design color other than gold, white, silver, gray or black is made from FD&C synthetic food color (we would like to use all natural food colors, but so far we haven’t found any more that work).
The only Gianduja that we can get at a reasonable price from Callebaut contains vanillin. We are trying to find an alternate source.
We design and produce all of our own transfer sheets and most of our sheets are made with natural food color. Since we produce all of our own designs, we can fill smaller custom orders with faster turn-around times.
Most of our bulk chocolate comes from E. Guittard or Callebaut . We think that these have the best qualities for blending with different flavors. We are constantly trying other chocolates to see if they will work.
All of our chocolates should be stored in a cool dry place with a temperature range of between 50 – 70*F. (do not refrigerate) and have a shelf life of about one month. The chocolates containing alcohol (wine and liqueur) will have a 2 to 3 month shelf life.
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!
Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.Corralitos Market & Sausage Co.
The Corralitos Market and Sausage Company has been in operation for over 40 years in the same location in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Central California. The market is nestled in the heart of the Pajaro Valley apple country, where the apple wood for smoke and the fresh ocean air combine to create a clean, unspoiled atmosphere ideal for true smoked products. All of their products are smoked and cooked naturally with no additives or fillers. They use only USDA inspected beef, pork, lamb and poultry.
Crow’s Nest RestaurantCrow’s Nest Restaurant
Located right on the beach where the Harbor meets the sea, The Crow’s Nest is one of Santa Cruz’ most beloved restaurants. For over 40 years guests have returned again and again for breathtaking panoramic views of Santa Cruz Harbor, lighthouse and wharf, and to enjoy award-winning cuisine, spirits and live entertainment.
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner in our downstairs dining room offer fresh seafood, pasta creations, Midwestern aged beef and daily chef’s specials. Upstairs, the Breakwater Bar & Grill features a variety of appetizers and casual meals throughout the day, and dancing to live entertainment by night.
On both levels, expansive shoreline decks offer a friendly, casual atmosphere, where rich woods, luminous works of glass art, and a unique collection of vintage surfboards and surfing photographs complete the unforgettable ambiance.
The Crow’s Nest is truly the flagship restaurant of the California coast.
Davenport RoadhouseDavenport Roadhouse
We are located just 10 minutes from Santa Cruz among organic farms, boutique vineyards, and state beaches and hiking trails, is the Davenport Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn. Our Restaurant features produce from neighboring organic farms, a full bar, and outstanding wines. Our Inn features ocean views, beds made to our specifications, locally made soaps and lotions, and cashmere-like robes made of soy and bamboo fibers.
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.
La FondueLa Fondue
La Fondue offers a unique fondue experience serving over 50 different types of fondues. We offer a “chill out” dining experience, a little bit glamorous, a little bit classic. Try our Wild Game, Kobe Flat Iron, or Private Reserve Filet Mignon cooked in one of our 5 cooking methods. Then top off your evening with a decadent chocolate fondue dessert!
Los Gatos Brewing CompanyLos Gatos Brewing Company
Our brewery and restaurant was established in Los Gatos in 1991 to quench the growing thirst for restaurants in Los Gatos and San Jose. As news of our Diner’s Pub spread, beer drinkers from far and wide came to sample our delicious beer brews and feast from our gourmet menu. Serving only the freshest and finest in California cuisine, The Los Gatos Brewing Company soon became the fashionable watering hole and premier eatery for good food in San Jose and Los Gatos. Our celebrated micro brewery beers and dining experience that captured the hearts and taste buds of the Silicon Valley for over 20 years inspired us to open another location in Downtown San Jose at San Pedro Square. This San Jose brewery and restaurant’s handcrafted beer and upscale, yet affordable menu are what make it the place to be for good food, social gathering and downtown San Jose hot spot! We’re also walking distance from the HP Pavilion, so you can pre-game or grab a drink or dinner before a concert with us! The San Pedro Square location also offers the perfect setting for large parties and private dining in San Jose. Our beautiful restaurant will impress friends, family, and corporate party planners. Book your banquet today!
Manresa RestaurantManresa Restaurant
Manresa is the showcase for the inventive cuisine of Chef-Proprietor David Kinch. Chef Kinch and the Manresa team find inspiration from European traditions and refinement, American ingenuity and the vast bounty that California has to offer.
Michael’s on MainMichael’s on Main
Enjoy “cutting edge comfort cuisine” in a friendly, casual atmosphere!
You can dress-up or come as you are. We want you to relax and enjoy yourself. We take pride in using local produce and products and we want you to enjoy them in as relaxed an atmosphere as possible.
Our prices are reasonable and our wines are hand chosen for flavor, as well as value. Enjoy the scenic splendor of Soquel creek while dining on our patio, or our fireside room with ceiling to floor windows. Our bar is cozy and inviting and we have private spaces available for events, too.
We’re glad you’re visiting our web site but we hope you’ll come and see us in person so we can impress you with our friendly staff, delicious food and great atmosphere. We’ll be waiting…
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 email@example.com 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.”