A Monthlong Celebration Of Food And Dining Experiences With Exclusive Discounts And Experiences Across The Golden State
The Golden State invites visitors to start off the new year by exploring its culinary bounty during the Seventh Annual California Restaurant Month in January 2017. For 31 delicious days, participating destinations will offer various discounts, specialty menus and events that showcase the state’s diverse range of culinary offerings.
Cities and towns throughout the state are inviting foodies and food lovers to dig in to the best of California cuisine paired with a memorable vacation experience. California’s varied destinations are home to a diverse group of Dreamers and Dream Eaters including chefs, restaurant owners and tastemakers. Truly putting the “farm to fork” philosophy into practice, these innovators have developed pioneering menus and restaurant concepts, creating culinary experiences that are exclusive to the Golden State.
“What began as a simple initiative to promote local businesses has grown into an annual statewide collaboration promoting culinary tourism in California,” said Visit California President and CEO Caroline Beteta. “We are proud to enter our seventh year of this program as it continues to grow and position California as a top foodie destination.“
Below is a listing of celebratory culinary happenings in Northern, Central and Southern California during California Restaurant Month 2017.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/BAY AREA
Mendocino – Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, Jan. 20-29
If January leaves you feeling crabby, there’s no better place to be than at Mendocino County’s Crab, Wine & Beer Festival. Mendocino County is home to fishermen who harvest delicious Dungeness crab, and to winemakers and brewmasters who produce fine beverages that pair exquisitely with seafood. Held midway through winter, the 10-day countywide festival is an opportunity to shrug off the seasonal blues and indulge in fine seafood, wine and beer. Enjoy dozens of events, family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet crab-themed dinners, crab and wine pairings, crab fishing adventures, a wine competition, and the ever-popular Crab Cake Cook-off that highlights the talents of the county’s chefs.
Yuba-Sutter – Yuba-Sutter Restaurant Week, Jan. 23-29
As part of California’s Farm to Fork Capital, Yuba-Sutter agriculture and its access to local ingredients play a large role in the area’s food story. During Yuba-Sutter Restaurant Week, individuals will be able to experience this firsthand through special menu items as chefs tell the story of the local region by creating special menu items that spotlight their version of Yuba-Sutter on a plate.
Yolo County – Taste of Yolo, January 1-31, 2017
In Yolo County, Farm to Fork is a way of life. Here you’ll find too many agricultural delights to count, including wine, tomatoes, berries, honey, meats, cheeses, nuts and flowers.
El Dorado County – El Dorado Epicurean, Jan. 1-31
El Dorado County celebrates California Restaurant Month by rolling out the epicurean carpet with numerous unique food and wine experiences. The El Dorado Epicurean is a month-long celebration with a collection of culinary adventures packed with exclusive seasonal offerings , cooking demonstrations with amazing and innovative chefs, special discounts, wine-pairing specials, and more.
Downtown Sacramento – Dine Downtown, Jan. 12-22
Named the “Next Great American Food City” by Southwest: The Magazine, Sacramento is quickly becoming an industry leader in the fine dining scene. Dine Downtown 2017, the 12th annual edition of the Dine Downtown Restaurant Week program, returns to Sacramento from Jan. 12-22, 2017 to highlight the best fare on the grid. For 10 days, more than 30 of Downtown’s finest restaurants offer special three-course dining experiences for $35. In addition, one dollar from every Dine Downtown meal is donated to social services and food literacy programs. This annual programs serves more than 15,000 meals and contributes to a whopping $3.5 million week of sales for downtown restaurants.
Vacaville – Vacaville Restaurant Week, January 13-22, 2017
Vacaville Restaurant Week was created to highlight the diversity of the Vacaville culinary scene and celebrate a week of fabulous dining. It provides local foodies and families the opportunity to enjoy specialty pricing and menus from participating restaurants throughout Vacaville.
Napa Valley – Napa Valley Restaurant Week, January 22-29, 2017
Napa Valley Restaurant Week allows locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience legendary food and wine culture. Through multi-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), guests can try out the latest culinary hot-spots or revisit old favorites all week long. Farm-to-table practices and Michelin-starred restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy it all than during Restaurant Week.
Sonoma Valley – Sonoma Valley Delicious, Jan. 1-31
Throughout January, explore the region’s dining highlights during Sonoma Valley Delicious, featuring restaurants, wineries, olive oil producers, cheese producers and more from throughout Sonoma Valley.
Suisun City Waterfront District – Suisun Waterfront Restaurant Week, Jan. 20-29
The seventh annual Suisun City Historic Waterfront Restaurant Week will return on Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Suisun Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience some of the best food at a value you can’t get any other time of the year! Participating restaurants will offer a prix-fixe menu with three-course meals for dinner or a two-course meal for breakfast or lunch.
Downtown Benicia – Benicia Restaurant Week, Jan. 17-23
Downtown Benicia celebrates California Restaurant Month from Sunday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan. 23. Discover historic Benicia’s culinary offerings with a dining passport offering a 15 percent discount at participating eateries.
Stockton – Stockton Restaurant Week, Jan. 20-29
Stockton Restaurant Week gives local foodies and families the opportunity to explore unique, fixed-price specialty menus from participating restaurants throughout the city. Stockton is stocked full of restaurants from corner to corner, and now is the time to unite food lovers with incredible restaurants and eateries at a price that won’t break the budget.
Berkeley – Berkeley Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-29
Visit Berkeley invites visitors to come experience food culture at its best in the epicenter of California Cuisine. Berkeley Restaurant Week will take place Jan. 19-29, offering some of the best in culinary dining at a special prix-fixe menu starting at $20 for lunch and $25 or $35 for dinner.
Oakland – Oakland Restaurant Week, Jan. 19-29
The highly anticipated Oakland Restaurant Week returns Jan. 19-29, 2017. The week features more than 100 restaurants with prix-fixe dining deals starting at $20.
San Francisco – San Francisco Restaurant Week, Jan. 18-29
San Francisco is at the top of its culinary game, recognized as one of the best dining destinations in the world. SF Restaurant Week returns with a celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community. More than 125 restaurants across 26 neighborhoods will offer special two- and three-course prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners.
Tri-Valley – Eat Tri-Valley, Jan. 1-31
Set amidst rolling hills, vineyards and grand oak trees, the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and the town of Danville invite you to eat, drink and play on the sunny side of the bay this January during Eat Tri-Valley.
San Jose – #DTSJ Restaurant Week, Jan. 16-26
Where Silicon Valley meets the Valley of Heart’s delight, #DTSJ Restaurant Week offers the perfect chance to try innovative chef’s specials made with local produce at special prices. San Jose’s range of restaurants – spanning from Farmers’ Union, a comfy tavern with sustainable fare, to Nomikai, a trendy lounge serving Asian fusion – makes it appealing to dine out more than once this week. Continue reading