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The California Travel and Tourism Commission (CTTC) recently announced the inaugural debut of California Restaurant Month in January 2011. This new promotion will feature more than 20 eateries across California that have created special week- or month-long promotions with either gourmet prix-fixe menus, wine pairings and/or chef talks.
“California Restaurant Month is a great opportunity for foodies — and those who aspire to be — to experience the best of California’s abundant and diverse wine and food product,” said Caroline Beteta, CTTC president and CEO. “Visitors can save up to 25 percent on meals at some of the best restaurants in more than 20 destinations across the state, from mountain and coastal regions to urban and wine country hotspots. With these deals, there's never been a better time for an extended culinary getaway to California.”
So far, the following destinations have agreed to participate in California Restaurant Month: Costa Mesa; El Dorado County; Fresno; Irvine; Los Angeles; Madera County; Marin County; Monterey County; Napa Valley; Newport Beach; Oakland; Oxnard; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo County; Santa Barbara; Santa Ynez Valley; Shasta-Cascade; Temecula Valley; Tri-Valley; and Yountville.