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Hours

Monday 10AM–8PM
Tuesday 10AM–8PM
Wednesday 10AM–8PM
Thursday 10AM–8PM
Friday 10AM–8PM
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED
 

538 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-265-7221

538 is downtown Los Angeles' premier source for world class wines and spirits. We are located on the garage level of The California Club. 

Bernard Louberssac

Bernard Louberssac - A Parisian of Toulouse origin.

Chef by training: The magic of the orange red flames dancing and singing to the smell of wood smoking pigeons, rabbits, and ducks as the fat drippings penetrated the farm’s freshly picked vegetables being roasted below. Accompanied with bottles of local wine, this organic symphony and orchestration defined as the “Pleasures of the Table” is Bernard’s theme in life. His extensive wine knowledge of the old world wines is complimented with his expertise in food paring for a grand gastronomic experience.

For Bernard, becoming a chef started right after his service in the French Navy. It was 1977 when he began his apprenticeships in, Paris, Toulouse, and Aix en Provence, before joining Accor and headed for California, to open The Ma Maison Sofitel. He later worked with Chef Jean Francois Meteigner at the Relais Chateau L’Orangerie. From there, Bernard went on to open the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena before joining Nikko Inflight as an Executive Chef.

Bernard’s love for wine brought him to team with the oldest french wine importer in California. The transition was seamless as wine had been an integral part of his personal daily life as well as in the culinary institution of food pairing. The experience as a wine purveyor allowed him to demystify the wine culture and give the consumer the confidence to be a wine lover.