Murphys Food Lovers Things To Do May Events

By Dawnie April 25, 2012

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: 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:



DIEZ de MAYO at THE KITCHEN/NEWSOME HARLOW –  Thursday, May 10th – Evening


The Kitchen is all about celebrating various cultures by exploring the palate in a sit down coursed meal venue.  On May 10th Chef Melanie wants to celebrate Mexican heritage by paying homage to Mamacita’s, she and Scott’s favorite Bay Area restaurant.  Multi-course sit down themed dinner with wine pairings.  Menu to be determined. Reservations required: 209-728-9817


WINE OF THE WORLDS:CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR @ Historic Murphys Hotel -Thurs., May 10th 5:30pm

Join us May 10 at the Historic Murphys Hotel at 5:30pm for an evening of Californian Pinot Noir. Steve Collum hosts this educational event, and since some sparkling wines are made from Pinot Noir grapes we may have a few sparkling wines to taste!  Attendance is open to the public with no reservations required. Cost for the seminar is $15 for CWA members and $25 for non-members. Guests are invited to dine at Murphys Historic Hotel after the presentation and enjoy a discount on their entree.



WINE & DINE w/Executive Chef Dan on WINE WEDNESDAYS @ V RESTAURANT & BAR: Fri. May 18th


V Restaurant & Bar introduces Wine & Food pairing on Wednesdays of each week!  Small plates paired with wines from local wineries.  Intimate, fun and educational.  Meet V Restaurant’s newest Executive Chef Dan Murray and spend time learning about the featured winery of the week!  Prices vary. Seating is from 5:30 to 8:00 – reservations advised at 209 728-9944.




Come have fun and enjoy Ironstone Vineyards silent movie night featuring: “The Gold Rush”, featuring Charlie Chaplin.  Dinner buffet will be served along with all their wines.  Movie will be accompanied by organist Dave Moreno.  $20 per person.  Reservations required by calling: 209-728-1251, ext. 11