Visit California exclusively invited me, A Girl & Her Food, for a five-day individually tailored road trip January 25-29 through San Diego, Temecula and Newport Beach to become fully immersed in “California Restaurant Month” during January 2016.
With so many dream food experiences being offered throughout the month of January, Visit California’s official “California Dream Eater,” Chase Ramsey, needed help in exploring the full bounty available across the Golden State during this period.
As one of six “Guest California Dream Eaters” my mission was to experience all things culinary. Enjoy cuisine made by innovative chefs using local ingredients, meet the farmers growing this produce and engage with culinary artisans using #dreameats on my Instagram handle @agirlandherfood_ and tagging with @CaliforniaDreamEater.
As an added benefit, @CaliforniaDreamEater hosted a loop giveaway with the six selected "Guest California Dream Eaters" prior to the beginning of California Restaurant Month giving indifivduals a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards. Users just needed to follow @CaliforniaDreamEater and all participating Guest California Dream Eaters to be eligible.
During the month of January, @CaliforniaDreamEater hosted a second Instagram contest encouraging diners to use #dreameats on their California Restaurant Month food photos for the chance to win one of sixteen $50 gift cards.
I can't wait to share all my adventures with you in an upcoming post!