Taste of Downtown Napa
Location: Downtown Napa
Must be over age 21
Must be over age 18
Ticket price includes all food and drink. Tickets are non-refundable. Price does not include booking fee. Guests must be 21 and over to participate in alcohol consumption.
Walking restaurant tour exploring local favorite foodie indulgences!
- The only tour in town where you'll find local favorites created just for you by restaurants in Downtown Napa!
- Eight unique food and drink pairings will be sampled along your way, leaving you with the sense of variety available in Napa Valley.
- An intimate tour that introduces you to the neighborhood! Take in the history, architecture and local scenes along the way.
- A culinary adventure to delight your taste buds!!!
What to Expect
Begin your Taste of Downtown Napa at Norman Rose Tavern and continue with a leisurely stroll to experience local favorites, ending at Napa’s infamous Oxbow Public Market!
Along your tour, explore the history of Napa and discover why it’s become a famed culinary mecca. Get to know Napa through the eyes and palate of a local foodie. A great addition to anyone visiting Napa Valley for the first or 50th time; for those looking for a break from wine tasting, this tour is for you! Explore all that Downtown Napa has to offer beyond the vine!
Taste through downtown Napa in one afternoon, hitting all the culinary hot spots you've been dying to check out.
Tavern Happy Hour
Check out creations from a favorite local restaurateur- sliders and happy hour cocktails!
Wine and Chocolate
Wine infused chocolate delicacies! Taste the creations of local chocolatiers that have been satisfying the sweet tooth of Napa patrons for nearly 20 years.
Homage to Chef Charlie Trotter
Taste what happens when a chef and a sommelier decide to open a restaurant together and sample the dish that is an homage to their mentor.
Obsessively Authentic Italian
Taste the creations from Italy-born/Napa-inspired entrepreneurs who know how to create food that is authentic and delicious to its core!
Napa Pub Grub
Farm to face food, with your favorite local beer always on tap!
If you love meat and appreciate quality made products, this place will blow you away! Handmade charcuterie and cured meats made from locally farmed meats.
Sample the famous mushroom soup by Chef Todd Humphries, paired with a local beer.
Greens and Goods
Our final stop will be a refreshing treat- locally grown and made to leave you wanting more!
Where to Meet
Meet at Norman Rose Tavern. Your tour guide will greet you and get you checked in before beginning the tasting. Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to tour start time.
Parking is recommended at the Second Street garage (entrance at Second and Brown St.); the upper levels of the garage offer all day parking.
Have Questions? Here are the most frequently asked.
Is there parking available?
Parking is available at nearby parking garages. Second Street Garage allows for free all day parking and is centrally located between the start and end point of the tour.
What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know 24 hours in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
Do I need to tip the tour guide?
Although not compulsory, tipping is expected and is an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you throughout your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
At the end of your tour, if you felt that your Rooted Fork Foodie Tour guide did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline 15-25% of the cost of the tour, or $15-25 per person or is appropriate.
Are there bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at most restaurant locations.
How much alcohol is included?
There are 4-5 stops that will include alcohol. Tastings adds up to approximately two (2) full size drinks. Accommodations can be made for those wishing to refrain from alcohol.