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Posted : March 26, 2012

Local Roots Food Tours Launch in Murphys

If you like to eat and drink your way through a vacation, our newest tour is definitely for you. Beginning in April, you can get an insider’s glimpse at Calaveras County’s emerging food and wine scene on the Murphys Local Roots Food Tours, which will be offering weekly tours through the historic town of Murphys, CA.

Murphys’ Local Roots Food Tour will focus on restaurants, wineries and businesses that are sourcing local and sustainable foods, providing a glimpse into the area’s history, and/or highlighting local families. The tour will cover 1.5 miles on foot, last approximately 3 hours and make up to 9 stops where visitors will be able to sample gourmet foods, sip on award-winning wines and have intimate conversations with the owners and chefs of each establishment.

According to Shelby French, Murphys’ Local Roots Food Tour Coordinator and Guide, a typical tour might visit the area’s premier restaurant Mineral, where they’ll sample one of Chef Steve Rinauro’s off-the-wall vegetarian creations and have a discussion about his philosophies on food.  Moving on, the tour might stop at the local bakery Aria for a to-go box of goodies, swing by The Spice Tin for a sample of its top-secret, locally produced and blended Tri-tip rub, wander through Murphys Historic Hotel to hear about its famous guests of the past, and end the day with a wine and food pairing at Newsome-Harlow Wines and The Kitchen.

“I’m so impressed by the food culture—small artisans, top chefs, farmer and ranchers—happening in the area right now,” said French, who also heads up the Angels Camp Farmer’s Market.  “It’s a Mecca for great food and wine with a small town vibe.”

The Local Roots Food Tours will help expose visitors to Calaveras County’s amazing foodie and locavore culture.  Throughout the County we have great markets, incredible little farms, and hidden gem wineries open for discovering, as well as restaurants being headed up by talented chefs who’ve brought their Bay Area and LA skills to the area.”

Tickets are $65 per person.  Click here to buy your tickets for an upcoming tour.

To plan your trip to Calaveras County visit:  www.GoCalaveras.com.

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