SAVORY ESSENTIALS

Pacific Gourmet – A Great Resource for the Best Chefs.

We have assembled an inventory that reflects the irresistible trend toward a genuinely global cuisine. When chefs show interest in an unusual ingredient, we listen.

When we source an exotic or singular item, we make it a point to share our find. We hardly ignore our local treasures but recognize that remarkable combinations can come from both near and far.

SAVORY ESSENTIALS

OLIVERA EXTRA VIRGIN 100% ARBEQUINA

(OOB01) 1 Gallon

Olivera Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the yield of the most floral and flavorful olives from the Catalan region of Lleida; located just northwest of Barcelona. The arbequina varietal is noted for balance and consistency and boasts an acidity level well below .8% oleic acid. Olivera’s well rounded flavor and fruity bouquet brilliantly compliment vegetables, salads, grilled fish and country style soups. Perhaps it is best appreciated simply with bread and fresh tomatoes.

 

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MASSA ORGANIC BROWN RICE MEDIUM GRAIN

(RC19) 20 LBS

Grown along the Sacramento River near Chico. The hot climate, silty clay soils, and abundant water are the perfect environment for growing Massa’s high quality brown medium grain rice. The flavor is nutty and the texture much more tender in comparison to the generic brands.
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RED BOAT FISH SAUCE

(ISE145) 500 ml

Made from wild-caught black anchovy and sea salt, single-press Red Boat 40°N is barrel-aged using a centuries-old fermentation tradition. No preservatives or MSG. Just unsurpassed quality and flavor. Red Boat anchovies are sourced exclusively from the crystal clear waters off the Phu Quoc Island archipelago.
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We carry three different zaatars from three different countries in the Middle East and three different heritage grits from three different counties in South Carolina.

Like a museum curator or a symphony director, a good purveyor knows that you don’t throw out the old masters but you must keep things interesting with new sounds and colors – or flavors.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our catalog, ask us for it anyway. It might be already in our sights.

FEATURED CHEFS

Here’s just a few of the talented chefs that we work with and just a taste of our many favorite clients.

Val Cantu

Val M. Cantu is the chef and owner of, Californios restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district.
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Traci De Jardins

A California native of a small central valley agricultural community, Traci Des Jardins has been a part of the San Francisco food community for 25 years and has opened many great San Francisco restaurants.
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Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krasinski

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski are the Chef/Owners of State Bird Provisions and The Progress in San Francisco.
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