I’ve always known we are lucky to live in southern California, but that wasn’t completely drilled in until the Les Dames d’Escoffier annual conference this year (hosted by my local LA/OC Chapter in Newport Beach). One of our local tours was a stop at The Butchery, and it was then that I learned that in other parts of the country, the cuts we take for granted are not easily accessible.
The Butchery’s three Orange County locations in Brea, Costa Mesa and Newport Coast are stocked with the highest quality beef, pork, poultry, and more, sourced from the finest farms, ranches, and purveyors. Specialty meats like dry-aged beef and wagyu, as well as exotics like bison and venison are also offered.
While shopping at The Butchery for meat, you can also browse the store for unique, artisan cheeses from around the world based on season and availability, and you have the option to taste them before you purchase. They also carry a variety of charcuterie options, which can help you create the perfect artisan cheese board for the entertainer on your list.
I recently made some tacos at home with the meat I got from The Butchery. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable, and will guide you through your needs with ease and precision. Rick walked me through the various cuts, and then I chose the ones I wanted. I also picked up some tortillas and seasonings from the shelf, so there is no need to make several trips for your meal.
If you’re looking to pair your meal with beverages, there is a vast selection of high-end wine and craft beers available. The Butchery sources wines directly from winemakers whenever possible, and the craft beer is hand-selected by the knowledgeable team.
For this holiday season, look no further than The Butchery to fulfill all your entertaining needs.
Please visit The Butchery’s website for a location near you.