Ah fall- the season of crisp air, vibrant foliage and an abundance of delicious flavors that tantalize the taste buds. You’ll find so much to savor as you walk the streets of downtown Caldwell this season!
Wine Tasting Adventures in Downtown Caldwell
You don’t have to travel far to inhale the complex and inviting aromas of wine, which may include notes of ripe fruits, spices and even a hint of earthiness. Wine tasting is not just about enjoyment; it’s also about an opportunity to learn about the wine making process, from grape to bottle. You’ll savor the flavors of fall and broaden your horizons in downtown Caldwell. Sip and socialize with your friends, and make sure to stop at Undiscovered Barrel to try Darci’s Spiced Mulled Wine. It’s the perfect warm up the upcoming holiday season!
Elevating Tradition with a Twist
As the weather cools down, hearty and warming dishes become a guest favorite. Mexican cuisine is known for its vibrant and diverse flavors, and there are many dishes that are particularly poplar during the fall season. From savory stews and soups such as pozole, birria and menudo, to tantalizing tamales filled with meats, cheese, chilies and vegetables, your taste buds will dance to the symphony of flavors as you enjoy a fusion of tradition and innovation. Elevate your dining experience- immerse yourself in the vibrant modern atmosphere and creative twists on traditional favorites at Casa Anejo. We recommend the Carne Asada Plate– featuring local meat from Hoagland Meats, seasoned with Mexican spices and grilled to perfection. You won’t be disappointed by the bold flavors and farm-to-fork ingredients!
Savoring the Flavor: The Best BBQ at Chop Shop
Chop Shop BBQ, nestled in Caldwell’s historic downtown, is a smoke-house inspired eatery committed to using locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients. With a culinary emphasis centered on classic barbequed meats and vegetables, Chef Kris Ott ventures into the realm of creative combinations and dishes. By using produce grown on his very own patio and meat from local butchers, Kris’ menu features a diverse array of barbeque styles and specialty menu items. The Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese may be outside the box for some foodies, but is the perfect partner to any barbeque enthusiast’s plate.
A Harvest of Fresh and Local Produce
As you enter Cliff’s Country Market, the air is filled with the inviting aromas of ripe apples, freshly harvested pumpkins, baked breads and pies. You’ll see fall-themed displays with gourds and cornstalks, creating a welcoming atmosphere. This downtown market is family owned and operated, with an emphasis on farm-to-fork. The produce is exceptionally fresh and sourced from local farmers, ensuring quality and a low carbon footprint. Walking into this local grocery store in the fall is not just a shopping trip; it’s a journey into the heart of the season, offering a chance to connect with the land and savor the flavors of the region. This holiday season, treat your family to the freshest ingredients and the flavors of fall when you shop local!
S’more Delight: Handmade Gourmet Marshmallows at Creekside Mallow (and S’mores on the Creek
The nostalgia of roasting marshmallows in the fall is a cherished tradition that evokes feelings of warmth, togetherness and the simple pleasures of life. As for me, when the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, there is nothing better than gathering around a crackling campfire with friends and family. A visit to the Creekside Mallow Market and their partnered location, S’mores on the Creek, is every s’mores lovers paradise. You’ll find locally made gourmet marshmallows that have been meticulously handcrafted by skilled connectionists, Russ and Stacey. They use premium, high-quality and local ingredients which ensure a superior taste and texture. With seasonal favorites like Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice, you can experience roasting marshmallows like a culinary expert!