The Restaurants

Taste Restaurant

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Amador County’s best dining experience is on Main Street, Plymouth, the gateway to the Amador Wine Country.  Taste has been selected as one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Now in their sixth year at the Barbera Festival, come celebrate with us this local culinary treasure.

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Vendage & Co

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This veteran of the Bay Area and local regional culinary scene is known for her fresh, locally sourced flavors. For the Barbera Festival, Chef Carolyn Kumpe is preparing and Oak-Fired, Grilled Assortment of Globally Spiced kabobs specially designed to pair with a full-bodied Barbera, Kefta (middle eastern spiced ground sirloin with turmeric-cucumber yogurt sauce), Hawaiian Huli Huli chicken with pineapple, bacon and a sweet and salty soy-honey marinade, and Lemony Garlic Herbed Greek Yogurt Spring Vegetables with Harissa.

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Teresa’s Place

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Teresa’s Place is an authentic, premier family-owned Italian restaurant. Boasting five generations, the family has been a long-time supporter, and attendee favorite, of the Barbera Festival. Traditional Italian cuisine and Barbera are a natural pairing! Past offerings include Sliced Tuscan Pork Loin or Grilled Chicken Breast with Pesto Pasta, Fresh Garden Salad with Garlic Bread, Straccia Italia Gelato, Lemon Sorbeto, and Blackberry Sorbeto.

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Billy Bones BBQ

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Authentic southern BBQ freshly smoked on site and accompanied with tasty refreshing side dishes. Billy Bones slow-smoked style of BBQ has been consistently well received and pairs amazingly with the Barberas of this region. For 2016 they are still designing the menu, but past Barbera Festival attendee favorites include St. Louis-style Ribs, Smoked Pulled Pork, Santa-Maria style Tri-Tip, and Black-eyed Pea Salad.

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Clarks Corner

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Clarks Corner in Ione is a warm, friendly gathering place for locals. Often referred to as “the extended living room” many gather here for live music, performances, and meals. Among Clarks Corner favorites are the Panini on grilled Italian seasoned focaccia bread, thinly sliced granny smith apple, sundried tomato aioli, brie cheese and spinach, and the fresh baked butter croissant with black forest ham, creamy pesto sauce, swiss cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce.  Delicious with a glass of barbera.

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RC Pizza Wagon

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Handcrafted pizzas featuring toppings for any palate, including these Barbera-friendly favorites:  Clinton Pesto, Bacon, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Chicken & Mozzarella; Red Hill Slow Smoked Pulled Pork, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Mozzarella & BBQ Sauce Drizzle; Lucky Queen White Sauce, Red Onion, Artichoke, Bacon, Chicken & Mozzarella; Fremont Red Sauce, Pepperoni, Sausage, Olive, Mushroom & Cheese Blend; Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Olive, Red Onion & Mozzarella . Still have room for more? We will be featuring a dessert pizza with Volcano Gold Pear, Gorgonzola & Honey Drizzle or Amador Star Nutella & Fresh Strawberries.

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AMAZING is the only way to describe the flavors that come off this “gourmet” grill. Come see, and taste, for yourself what open-flame cooking is all about. New to Amador County, Gourmet Road Hog is a “Southern Cuisine” and BBQ Catering Truck, now located in front of the Italian Picnic grounds in Sutter Creek. 209-304-7985.

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Sites with local dining listings:

Amador Council of Tourism

El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

WineCountry.com