Why did you launch The Restaurant Project?
We work closely with the restaurant industry and care deeply about its future. We feel a responsibility to help, and realized we could help support restaurants by co-creating products that we sell online. The restaurants receive 100% of the profits. This allows their communities to support them from anywhere, and receive a high-quality culinary product in return.
How will the restaurant(s) I supported get the money?
Haus processes the online transactions, and at the end of each week we pay out each of our restaurant partners.
How did you come up with each apéritif?
Each product is a collaboration with the chef. They provided their vision and direction on key ingredients and taste profiles, and our team brought it to life. We’re working with the chefs as we go, shipping them samples of their apéritif so they can taste test and give us feedback as we finalize each recipe.
Who makes your products?
We make them ourselves up in Sonoma County, just a few miles from the ranch where our founders live and grow a lot of the ingredients that go into our products. Our co-founder Woody is a third generation winemaker who has been crafting wine and apéritifs for years. He and our head of production, Aaron - a 3 Michelin starred chef - craft each recipe to perfection and blend and bottle our apéritifs in our facility before shipping them straight to you.
What is an apéritif?
Apéritifs are liquors with complex flavors that typically come from roots, herbs, and botanicals. They’ve been a big part of European drinking culture for centuries, and they’re becoming more popular in America now too. They’re low-ABV, so their lower alcohol content makes them perfect for sipping throughout the evening on the rocks or with simple mixers like soda or tonic.
How much money is the restaurant actually getting from my order?
We’re giving 100% of profits from each order to the restaurants.
How did you pick these restaurants?
We started out by thinking about the restaurants that feel like institutions in the cities where our customers and team live. We launched with restaurants that have built strong communities across the country, because this increases our ability to help them make money. We want to support as many restaurants as we possibly can so please nominate your favorites here.
Who delivers your products, and can I do contactless delivery?
FedEx is our delivery partner, and they are taking measures to ensure all deliveries can be contactless. While your delivery driver will need to take a look at your ID (it's the law), you can hold your ID out from a safe distance. In lieu of signing the FedEx device, you can either pass of a piece of paper with your signature, or ask the driver to sign for you.
I pre-ordered bottles, when will I receive them?
Orders from the first 9 Restaurant Project partners (Poole’s Diner, RICH TABLE, Elephante, JuneBaby, Mister Jiu’s, Empire State South, Kismet, HiPPO, and Marlow Collective) begin shipping mid-May. Orders from our second round of partners (Momofuku, Compere Lapin, State Bird Provisions, and Spoon & Stable) begin shipping in early June. We’ll give you a heads up when your bottles are getting ready to ship.
When will I be able to see the nutritional info and full ingredient list for The Restaurant Project apéritifs?
We'll have full ingredient lists and nutrition information available by the time the product you ordered starts shipping. We only use natural ingredients and small amounts of raw cane sugar to create our products. If you have any specific questions, just sent us a note at email@example.com.
Why do I have to wait to receive my bottles?
We wanted to get money to restaurants as fast as possible. While we can create new apéritifs extremely quickly, it still takes us a few weeks to develop and perfect each recipe. We launched pre-sales so we can start paying out our restaurant partners immediately. We’re developing each apéritif over the next few weeks, and will be shipping our first bottles to you by mid-May.
Can I order a single bottle from The Restaurant Project?
We’re only selling bottles in 2-packs for now. If that changes, we’ll let you know via our newsletter.
I placed a pre-order but changed my mind. Can I cancel?
The Restaurant Project is a little different from Haus’ classic product line, since all profits are given to the restaurants as part of this charitable campaign. We will not be issuing refunds. You can cancel your order if you change your mind, but the proceeds will still go to the restaurant.