Archive for January, 2013
Trying to figure out something clever and unique for your better half or friend but the same old box of chocolates seems to be more and more cliche’? Thinking of dinner reservations for Valentine’s amongst the other 20 million individuals with the same thought? Forget all this nonsense.
Be creative. Be fun. Be unique.
Local Roots Food Tours Valentine Gift Certificate Special
Purchase a Valentine Food Tour Gift Certificate Booklet for 2 and receive $30.00 off your final price. These special gift certificates are good for any of our walking food tour adventures in Sacramento or Murphys, CA. The certificates do NOT have to be used in February….pick a month and surprise your loved one! Food tour gift certificate includes a 3.5 hour walking food tour to either our City of Trees Food & Cultural Walking Tour OR Origins of Sacramento Food & History Walking Tour OR our getaway tour – Murphys Food & Wine Walking Tour. You pick and we will guide and make sure your bellies are full! To learn more about each of these tours please click on their links above.
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Join us on our special VALENTINES FOODIE LOVE TOUR – Thursday, February 14th, AND Friday February 15th, 2013! We have two different food lover tours to choose from – each unique and filled with some great food and delicious desserts! Tours will sell out so don’t hesitate in making plans to join us. Group sizes will be kept small and intimate.
ORIGINS OF SACRAMENTO FOODIE LOVE TOUR -Thurs. Feb 14th & Friday Feb 15th – 2:30pm to 5:00pm . Walking tour route will include 4 food stops; 3 main courses, 1 cocktail and two chocolate desserts all focusing on fresh, local ingredients. Special Ticket Price: $42.00 per adult ticket. No child tickets. Click to purchase special Valentine Food Tour Tickets.
MURPHYS FOOD & WINE LOVERS FOOD TOUR - Thurs. Feb 14th & Friday Feb 15th – 11:30am to 3:00pm. Walking tour route will include 7 stops including 2 main courses with wine and beer pairings, a cheese and wine pairing, a dessert, a special treat at a chocolate shop and keeping things spicy at one of the most popular shops in town – a gourmet spice shop. Ticket price includes personal shopping bag to hold all your yummy food products in. Ticket price: $55 per person adult ticket. No child tickets. Click to purchase special Valentine tickets.
We tour all around different cities looking for what might be a winner and hot topic to talk about with our food tour participants. Trying to stay ahead of the kitchen mallet as to what is trending compared to what is here to stay in the culinary arena has its perks and challenges. Local Roots Food Tours has compiled their top finds on what you might experience in 2013 while on your “foodie adventures.”
Top 10 Culinary Trends For 2013:
1. Chef’s behind closed curtains is a thing of the past. 2013 will continue to bring celebrity (as well as local chefs) front and center hosting special themed culinary events, symposiums and contribute to hands-on cooking classes. No more hiding behind the frying pan – their talents and passion will continue to be exposed with many culinary events. We are looking forward to seeing more of our local executive chefs come out and support Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Capital of America efforts by offering some pretty awesome cooking events in and out of their kitchens in 2013.
2. Restaurant gardens – Whether it be in back alley gutters or a transformed back lot, gardens are popping up all over the nation. Chefs cite many logical reasons why restaurant gardens are a good idea: cost, convenience, control, sustainability. The concept of in-house farming is hardly new and the trend has hit far and wide—there are countless restaurants tilling their own soil and planting the seeds for vegetables that will eventually appear on a customer’s plate. A small farm adjacent to an eating establishment keeps that path from farm to table about as short as it can get. One example we love is share is Mineral Restaurant in Murphys, CA. Executive Chef Steve Rinauro and partner/co-owner Maya Rinauro have been busy planting, weeding, watering and harvesting their restaurant garden in 2012. Their farm to table philosophy is lived vivaciously every day in their vegetarian menu. For those restaurants who don’t have the option of a garden out their back door, buying plots of land in local farms creates a great option. One local farm in Sacramento, Feeding Crane Farms offers such plots to local Sacramento chefs…..the next best thing to offer local farm ingredients.
3. Nordic food is out – Peruvian and Korean food is in for 2013.
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