Venison Recipes

Our venison is unlike the venison you may have tried in the past.  Hunted venison is the most common stuff we come across, and there is a lot of uncertainty in the wild. Stress, age and diet all play roles in the taste and texture of the meat. The venison we sell is farmed in…

All About Venison

For many, venison is associated with a hunter friend who dispenses irregular, butcher-paper-wrapped meat parcels of uneven quality and dubious taste. So it’s not a surprise that venison’s reputation has been less than stellar until recently. Over the last decade or so, venison has become more main stream. The best restaurants in the country include it on…

Duckathlon VII: A photo recap

Last Sunday we hosted the 7th annual Duckathlon – our famous event that pits chefs against chefs in a battle for gastronomical gravitas. Once again, we had a fantastic turnout of teams, sponsors and judges. Check out a few of our photos below… and stay tuned – the video is coming soon! Duckathlon VII Best…

Let your FOIE FLAG fly!

The California ban on foie gras will be in place this July. Food lovers all over the country need to pay attention, because it’s the first state-wide ban on foie gras in our country. It sets a dangerous precedent, and it’s a wedge that animal rights activists will use in their campaign against these artisanal products and meat in general. Sure, it’s foie…

Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

Who attended the 1st annual, Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival? We did! Ariane made the trek to the ‘left coast’ for the star-studded event which spanned four days and featured some great California wineries + local and national chefs, such as Michel Richard, Tony Esnault, Wolfgang Puck, Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Chris Cosentino, Masaharu…