First Annual Orinda Restaurant Tour to Launch September 30th

Attendees to Savor Culinary Delights While Benefiting Orinda's Public Schools

ORINDA, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - San Francisco's East Bay area food lovers will have the opportunity to join a fun, expeditionary culinary tour to savor and sample their way through Orinda restaurants, on Tuesday, September 30th. The Orinda Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Educational Foundation of Orinda (EFO), a non-profit organization committed to providing financial support for quality educational and enrichment programs for Orinda's public schools, and The City of Orinda today announced plans for the first annual Orinda Restaurant Tour.

The inaugural event will take place from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Registration and hors d'oeuvres will be available at the Theatre Square shopping and entertainment complex from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The actual tour of the city's restaurants will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., followed by dessert, coffee and a raffle at Theatre Square from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. A free shuttle service along the restaurant route will be provided for ticket holders.

Carlos Rangel, owner of Orinda's Shelby's Restaurant, labeled the event as the city's culinary expedition of the year, adding, "This is a great opportunity to promote what we are all about!"

Each restaurant on the tour will provide a small portion that best represents the establishment at no cost to the event ticket holders. One glass of wine is included in the ticket price. The cost of an individual ticket will be $30 with EFO receiving $10 from every ticket sold. Tickets may be reserved in advance using a Visa or MasterCard at the Orinda Chamber of Commerce web site -- Reservations will be limited to 300 ticket holders, so attendees are encouraged to reserve early.

The Chamber's goal is to delight more than 250 participants -- as they enjoy an evening of friendship, and discover the savory surprises the great chefs of the charming town have to offer.

For more Information:

Contact the Orinda Chamber of Commerce at 925-254-3909 or visit the Chamber's website at

Contact Information: Contact: Candis Kattenburg Executive Director Orinda Chamber of Commerce 925-254-3909 E-mail: URL: