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PostHeaderIcon Exploring Murphys Food & Wine Scene Memorial Weekend

Murphys is a superb destination for exploring your palate; 9 excellent restaurants, 18 wine tasting rooms, artisan cheese, spice and chocolate shops and a gold old fashion bakery that will tantalize your taste buds.  Join Local Roots Food Tour this Memorial Weekend and SAVE on adult food tour tickets for Saturday ONLY!  Special promotion code: STARS will give you a discount of $15! 

Stroll along 1800’s-era Italian brick and stone buildings where talented chefs and vintners now produce their mouth-watering dishes and award-winning vintages.   You will be treated to a day following a trained culinary concierge who knows the town inside and out.  A culinary and cultural treat waiting for you to come participate in.  The Murphys Food & Wine Tour entails 3 hours of eating, walking and talking.  The culinary journey takes you to 9 stops at the best restaurants and shops.  You’ll eat unique dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced produce & taste fabulous, locally-made wines.

As part of our “foodie family”, you’ll get up close with chefs, owners, and winemakers of this quaint town.  Hear about the unique terrior and climate that puts Murphys wines in a class all by themselves, and connect with the artisans as you taste their unique creations.  A gourmet spice shop, a quaint cheese shop and a candy store that has been making homemade chocolates and hard candies for over 100 years! Advanced ticketing is required.  Visit http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com and use promotion code: STARS to book your Memorial Weekend Walking Food Tour today!





Want to start savoring your culinary exploration?   Here is a sample of the wonderful tastings you will experience on the Murphys Food & Wine Tour:

  • House made pan seared crab cakes with sweet Thai chili sauce & fresh fruit salsa
  • Fresh baked potato bun with rosemary and fresh melted Parmesan cheese
  • Lavender and orange blossom short bread cookie
  • Fried olives stuffed with calamari
  • Red velvet beet bundt cake
  • Handmade and locally produced English Toffee
  • Gourmet sea salt tasting:Himalayan Pink Salt,Red Pepper Bacon Sea Salt, Espresso Bravo Sea Salt and Vintage Merlot Sea Salt
  • Lamb meatball with pearl couscous
  • 2009 Sangiovese paired with local cheeses

PostHeaderIcon Murphys Food Lovers Things To Do May Events

Looking for a fun way to get out and explore your palate?  Murphys is one of Calaveras County’s foodie destinations.  During the month of May there are some great ways to satisfy all your taste buds. Look no more for Things To Do in Murphys when it comes to food, fun and friends!

MURPHYS FOOD & WINE WALKING TOURS -  MAY 4th – May 26th (ongoing tours), 11:15am

What could be the best way to hit 9 different foodie stops in one town in a 3 hour period?  A walking food and wine tour no doubt!  Local Roots Food Tours offers a culinary adventure like none other.  A personal culinary concierge will guide you and your friends on a walking journey stopping and meeting Murphys local chefs, artisan shop owners and passionate vintners all while entertaining you with many fun stories on when, where and how Murphys got its name and why this town was voted one of the Top Small Towns in 2011 by Sunset Magazine.   Advanced ticketing required.  Tours run Friday and Saturdays through the entire month of May (and beyond!).  Visit their website:  http://www.localrootsfoodtours.com or 1-800-407-8918


GOLD COUNTRY WINE & CHEESE FESTIVAL – Saturday, May 5th,  11am – 4pm


Award wining cheesemakers from the California Artisan Cheese Guild; taste and buy over 30 artisan California cheeses paired with Lavendar Ridge wines.  Festival locate in Copperopolis, CA  $25 per person.  More info: http://www.lavenderridgevineyard.com

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Today on our food tour, we got up close and personal with HUGE wild mushrooms that had been foraged that morning by this awesome chef at V Restaurant and Bar, we tasted bourbon sugar that was made by mixing sugar with the charred and caramelized insides of an oak bourbon barrel, tasted foods served off of a salt plate, then tried sour beer from Germany for the first time that is aged in oak barrels and has acidity and flavor like wine. Delicious! The best and tastiest way to spend and afternoon! This town is incredible and I highly recommend you take this tour to discover all it has to offer.
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