The Downtown Wine Merchants, take the Bay Area’s natural and sustainable philosphy and apply it to our Wine Bar menu. This means getting ideas from what farmers around them are growing and also producing as much as in house as possible
It’s incredible how much we actually produce in house ourselves. From our cured salmon, to fresh ricotta, pork and tuna confits, flatbreads and all our delicious sauces and purées. Everything else we source from local producers
In addition to their versatile menu, daily specials are always offered up and in high demand. Their Enchilada Tuesday Lunch has a strong following, but what some of their regulars are calling ‘The Best Deal In Town’ is their Saturday Supper program, where guest get 3 courses plus a Wine Flight for $35
Another thing we feel strongly about is animals being raised humanely, so we use only purveyors who follow the same principles. Knowing how they are treated and fed is important to us. In fact, one of my kitchen workers, Maria provides us with eggs and her chickens eat our organic kitchen scraps exclusively, so we know what they are being fed Her husband Ismael keeps beehives in Fruitvale and supplies us with local honey for our menu.
Their menu is served throughout the day with no kitchen closures or in-between menus.