| California Cuisine
is very ingredient driven and utilizes only the
freshest of products. Unlike other cuisines that
use a variety of fats to flavor the food, California
cuisine’s simplistic approach allows the natural
goodness of the food to be enjoyed alone or layered.
California Cuisine can also be considered a healthier
alternative to other cooking styles because in principle
it rejects the use of manufactured foods and relies
mainly on fats from plants, seeds and nuts as well
as lean protein sources.
California has long been known and respected as
a producer of fine wines so it is no surprise that
wines are a key ingredient to California Cuisine.
If you have ever experienced a wine tasting you
will recall that varieties of fruits, vegetables
and nuts are some of the characteristic traits referred
to for distinction among varietal grapes and blends.
This is the principal that California cuisine follows
when it marries food and wine. It is a simplistic
blending or contrasting of nature’s bounty
of food and beverage. To enhance the California
dining experience, Susanna’s specially pairs
the wines of Baja California on it’s menu
to each selection. For some crazy reason, it is
still rare to find an extensive wine list dedicated
to the local Vineros in Baja. We are very excited
to be a contributing force to that change. Viva