I had seen the interesting review of this tour in our local paper last summer, and we finally made reservations and drove the short distance from our home in Thousand Oaks to Ventura. Our guide was Maureen, and she was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! She also provided a lot of fascinating history of the Ventura area, including historical photos.
We enjoyed all six stops, which included large size samples at every stop. The stops included Spencer Makenzies, a very popular fish "diner"; Trufflehounds, with delicious hand-made chocolate truffles; Paradise Panty, with wine and cheese tasting and other gourmet yummies; We Olive, with a huge assortment of olive oils, vinegars, and all kinds of other spreads and toppings; Tutti's Off Main, a beautiful restaurant that features unusual truly gourmet pizzas; and Palermo Coffee, with excellent gelato in numerous flavors. We enjoyed meeting the enthusiastic owners of these small businesses, and we will definitely return to these businesses on our next trip to Ventura.
We want to go on the Ojai Food Tour! Thanks, Allison and Maureen!
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