Become captivated by a unique fusion of taste and cuisines influenced by dozens of cultures across the globe. Blow your mind with stupendous flavours and tuck into dishes you have never heard of. Educate yourself on the importance of locally produced ingredients and indulge in a variety of foods showcasing every flavour you could possibly imagine.
“Everything is just better in California – the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Everything is wonderful”
The cuisine in California is simply superb, from the fruits of the fertile Salinas Valley to the world-class vino from the State's famous wine region. The diversity of food here is unimaginabe and you can indulge on everything from delicious Sourdough Bread to the iconic sushi filled California Roll. Get those taste buds ready, they're in for a treat:
Sample the winery delights of Sonoma and Napa Valley
Try some fine cheeses at the Wedge Cheese Festival
Experience a clam chowder cook-off at Pismo Beach's Annual Clam Festival
Enjoy delicious farm-to-fork dining in Sacramento
Spectate and feast at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Chili Cook-off
The Big Wine Loop From £1629.00 (inc flights and hotels)
Find a whole host of fine foods and superb wines in Sonoma County and famous Napa Valley before soaking up the old-town charms of Sacramento. Finish your trip by discovering both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge with a stop in sophisticated Sausalito and then a few night....
The California culinary scene conjures up a contrast of images. From giant-sized breakfast burritos and hearty burgers, to gourmet dining and the experimental menus found in Michelin-starred restaurants - the Golden State has it all. Here are a few dining stops that simply can't be missed:
Dine at the award winning Osteria Mozza for an unusual take on pasta
Take a trip to “Animal” in Los Angeles for innovative cuisine
Tuck in to some Mediterranean food at Zuni Café in San Francisco
California is definitely the place to visit if you’re a self-renowned “foody”. Experience a getaway that combines unforgettable cuisine with superior wines and relish the flavours that will stay with your for a lifetime.
“Fresh Mex” and “Baja-Style” Mexican food is highly popular throughout California
Californians are serious about wine. Wineries in 2014 were the second most popular tourist destination in California with more than 21 million visitors - with Disney narrowly beating them. You can find outstanding wines across the State and sample an extraordinary amount during your travels.
Visit hundreds of wineries in Napa Valley & Sonoma for some of the most coveted grapes in the world. Head north to the quiet vineyards of North Coast Wine Country, where summer fog and soggy winters make for a chilled wine-growing climate. If you like red wine Lodi Wine Country is the place for you. If you enjoy a vibrant atmosphere when drinking then visit the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara, a stretch of warehouses full of wine-tasting rooms, studios, surfboard stores and exciting restaurants.
Enjoy an array of unique dining experiences during your visit to California. Visit Napa Valley and see one of the many farmer's markets and local food festivals, or do a hands-on cooking class and take home some fantastic recipes to woo your friends and family.
Take home brand new tastes of exotic and unique flavours and change the way you dine and cook forever. Try out California’s incredible outdoor farm-to-fork experiences and savour the freshness of the fields and sweet scent of flowers in bloom. Not only will you dine at a whole host of unforgettable settings, you'll also learn first-hand how food is prepared and cooked by the farmers, ranchers and artisans of this beautiful country.
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