Avila Beach will host “Take to the Sea”, one of this year’s SAVOR the Central Coast Adventure Tours.
SAVOR the Central Coast Adventure Tour schedule of events includes unique activities and acclaimed culinary personalities. Popular among both locals and travelers, Adventure Tours shine light on the region’s most unique epicurean experiences and take place throughout San Luis Obispo County during the highly anticipated four-day food, wine, travel and lifestyle event. Held on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, the Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Adventure Tours are immersive day trips that give culinary enthusiasts an intimate and hands-on opportunity to uncover San Luis Obispo County’s distinct regions through food, wine, and unique outings. “Adventure Tours are extremely popular, and with limited space most tours sell out,” said Chuck Davison, President and CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County. “These unique excursions allow attendees to enjoy the laid back Central Coast lifestyle and offer a rare chance to get up close and personal with the coastal, cultural and culinary assets of the region alongside celebrity chefs, winemakers and Sunset editors” added Davison.
Priced at $85 per tour, the Adventure Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and include regionally unique food and beverage experiences and highlight several industry experts, including Joanne Weir, chef and author of the forthcoming Kitchen Gypsy: Sunset editors, Sara Schneider, Margo True and Peter Fish; and Yousef Ghalaini, Executive Chef of FIG Restaurant in Santa Monica, CA.
For out-of-towners, Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast’s Adventure Tours are the best way see, taste, and indulge in the region in just a few hours. They provide attendees the chance to meet the wonderful, passionate people behind the wineries, farms, ranches, and attractions, learn their stories, and discover some of the most majestic and delicious experiences found anywhere in California.
During the 2015 Adventure Tour series, attendees can select from multiple unique opportunities, including:
Hearst’s Enchanted History: a guided tour and artfully prepared lunch from Sebastian’s Café and a wine tasting by Hearst Ranch Winery featuring Sunset Travel Editor, Peter Fish.
Morro Bay’s Catch of the Day Experience: a guided tour through the national estuary by kayak and kayak fishing; learn how to fillet a fish and enjoy an ocean-to-table lunch overlooking the bay.
Muse in the Gardens of the Paso Robles Inn: Learn painting techniques from a talented local artist. Enjoy an al fresco meal paired with local wines on the patio of the historic inn.
Clydesdales at Covell Ranch in Cambria: See beautiful native pines and meet hundreds of roaming Clydesdale horses. Delight in a deluxe picnic lunch paired with local Central Coast wines featuring Sunset Wine Editor, Sara Schneider.
Locally Grown Cocktail Crafting & Mixology with FARMstead ED & La Cosecha in Paso Robles: Learn how to grow seasonal shrubs and craft infusions to make creatively inspired cocktails featuring distilled spirits. Watch closely as master mixologists Andrew Brune of La Cosecha and Alex Villicana dazzle and educate you on the craft of creating custom cocktails.
Ciders in Atascadero: At Bristols Cider House try a flight of unique cider options from dry to sweet. Witness the pressing process and get a taste of the different apples used and the ciders they produce featuring Sunset Wine Editor, Sara Schneider.
Harris Stage Lines In Paso Robles: Take a journey back in time and experience a real working ranch where horses, wagons and stagecoaches keep the history of the America West alive. Includes an authentic Western lunch catered by Cowboy Flavor while partaking in a rousing game of horseshoes. Featuring Sunset Food Editor, Margo True.
Take to the Sea in Avila Beach: Hop on board with celebrity chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir and explore the unique ecosystem of Avila Beach while learning from a resident Central Coast Aquarium expert. Catch a close up glimpse of wild life including seals, otters and whales. Enjoy brunch hosted by Weir and inspired by recipes from her latest cookbook, Kitchen Gypsy and highlighting fresh local products.
Halter Ranch Vineyard: Take a walking tour of the award-winning Halter Ranch Vineyard at the height of grape harvest and taste Ancestor, the property’s flagship Bordeaux blend. Featuring lunch by celebrity chef Yousef Ghalaini of FIG Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.
To purchase tickets and for more information about Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast and the 2015 Adventure Tour schedule, visit www.savorcentralcoast.com.