OAKHURST – January 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of Visit California’s annual celebration of all things culinary in the Golden State. January also means Restaurant Month is back in Madera County, and this year even more local eateries have specials and discounts to satisfy any appetite. Enjoy a bountiful month-long adventure experiencing the best of the local region. Visit Yosemite | Madera County has your road map to culinary heaven.
Start in the historic city of Madera at The Vineyard Restaurant, where Chef Ian Cookson awakens your taste buds to the fusion of Californian cuisine and hearty classics. From there, your travels bring you to the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, where you’ll find everything from a laid-back brewery vibe, to bubbly brunch bites, delicious vegan recipes, special lakefront evenings, world-renowned European dining perfection, seriously delicious whiskeys, and even a table with a view of Yosemite Falls.
“While our bears are hibernating for the winter in the Yosemite region, our locals and visitors head for the many incredible dining establishments to warm up on chilly days,” remarked Rhonda Salisbury, CEO of Visit Yosemite | Madera County. “Here farm-to-fork isn’t just a catchphrase. Figs, almonds, cheeses, honey, and oranges are just a few of the incredible ingredients at the fingertips of our restaurateurs. Madera County’s agriculture industry literary provides delicious food to the entire world.”
Mark your calendar, then buckle-up for a sampling of the freshest ingredients our region has to offer. Participating restaurants:
THE VINEYARD RESTAURANT
ERNA’S ELDERBERRY HOUSE RESTAURANT
IDLE HOUR WINERY
DUCEY’S ON THE LAKE
SOUTH GATE BREWING COMPANY
THE LOVE CAFÉ
OAKHURST GRILL AND WHISKEY 41 LOUNGE
MOUNTAIN ROOM RESTAURANT
About Visit Yosemite | Madera County
Formed in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County’s mission is to draw the millions of visitors of Yosemite National Park to the many businesses and attractions in its gateway. Inviting visitors to take a journey from the Fossil Discovery Center to the Madera Wine Trail and onward into the High Sierra. Along the way discover incredible dining, talented tradespersons, all seasons of water sports at Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad and mighty adventures right up to the massive giant sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more. Visit them today on:
About Visit California
Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that inspire travel to California. Travelers spent $132 billion in 2017 in California, directly supporting more than 1.1 million California jobs and $10.9 billion in state and local tax revenue.