Market-to-Plate Executive Chefs Tour Launches in Sacramento!

By Dawnie March 21, 2012

Come join Local Roots Food Tours as we get up close and personal with local farmers, vintners, and executive chefs in our new Market-To-Plate Executive Chef’s Tour! This tour takes you through a popular downtown Sacramento farmer’s market, Cesar Plaza Farmer’s Market or East End Capitol Park Farmer’s Market and then into a four course, four star dining experience prepared by two local executive chefs!

This tour is a culinary and educational adventure. Participants are guided through an open-air market, where you can chat with the farmers and producers as the aroma of herbs and flowers waft around you. You’ll learn about what’s in season and how to choose and prepare foods from their seasonal harvest. We will meet local olive oil producers, lavender and flower producers, meat producers, and other artisans – in short, people who love to work with and talk about food! A shopping experience like no other!

Our tour continues with a 3 course exclusive lunch prepared by Executive Chef Michel at Morgan’s Restaurant (a four star, hidden gem restaurant serving farm-to-table ingredients). Lunch will be prepared using fresh local seasonal ingredients. Chef Michel will educate participants on how to use the produce they purchased at the morning market and share his culinary wisdom and passion for fresh, local ingredients. Definitely an up close dining experience! Lunch will be paired with a selected local wine.

A short walk after lunch will take visitors to one of Sacramento’s top gourmet bakeries, Sugar & Spice Specialty Desserts. Participants will meet the executive pastry chef and owner of the bakery, Chef Jones, who will share her talents on how to bake the best pastry using fresh local fruits from the market. Save some appetite for her delicious dessert! Chef Jones will take the participants on a culinary dessert tour through her award winning bakery with the opportunity to take home some fresh baked pastries!

This tour is a foodie dream come true–shopping, eating, and food education from two of Sacramento’s most talented and passionate chefs. Each ticket includes an exclusive market shopping bag, a trained culinary concierge, and a sumptuous 4 course lunch, paired with wine and prepared by two executive chefs.

Tours run on Wednesday’s beginning May 2nd and continuing through October. Tour dates on Thursdays begin the first week of June for East End Capitol Park Farmer’s Market.  Purchase tickets thru our online ticketing.  Advanced tickets required.  These tours sell out quickly due to limited group size – reserve your spot today!