Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review (Part One) by Cupcakes, Cocktails and Kids blog

By Michelle Lara

I grew up in Brooklyn and one of my favorite things to do over the weekend was take a walk around my neighborhood and inevitably take in the world within a few block radius.
 
There were influences of Latin Caribbean cuisine, our very own China town, a rich Middle Eastern community and so on. Growing up this way you don’t realize the experience of eating ‘arroz con gandules’ and the richest cannoli you’ve ever had for dessert that very same day is extremely rare. 
Since moving to South Florida I miss weekends like that. There is beauty in the simple things, discovering a great neighborhood, trying new food and meeting new people.


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This past Saturday I had the opportunity to do just that. I headed south to The Boynton Beach Mall with my husband and boarded the Taste History Culinary Tours bus.
 
The tour is the brain child of Lori J. Durante whose love of Florida history was apparent within the first ten minutes of the tour. For every corner we turned there was a story unfolding and history came to life. Lori began researching South Florida history over ten years ago. The tour began as a narrated and walking tour but soon transformed into a culinary experience.  The two prove to be a match made in heaven!

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Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture:


http://www.vivaflorida.org/Events/Taste-History-Culinary-Tours-of-Historic-Palm-Beach-County



Taste History has been ranked by The Culture Trip as one of Florida's Best Food Fiestas and Festivals in the State of Florida
The Culture Trip


The Taste History Culinary Tours are available to the general public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month. Pre-payment is required.
To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go here.  Call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277.

Click here for private group tour information.
To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. The Taste History Culinary Tours are open to the general public on the 1st2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each monthPrivate group tours are also available.



Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned eateries are visited for food tasting. The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods and districts
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is at least 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods tasted.
Click here to read News Media Reviews

Due to the exceeding popularity of the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the firstsecond, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Northwood Village/West Palm Beach premieres on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida program is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana program is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family owned and locally operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana; and Northwood Village/West Palm Beach plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary TourThe Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are at least  4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with alternating trips to historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are now more 30 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.

The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people. The tour cannot accommodate dietary restrictions and dietary substitutions cannot be provided.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 18 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member) Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries.
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Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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Upcoming culinary tour 2014 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)

Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.

2014 Dates for Taste History Culinary Tour:
January:
February:  
March
April 
  
May 
June 
July
August

September 

October 
November 
December 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Premiering Northwood Village/West Palm Beach)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Lake Worth/Lantana)

 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Taste History ranked in Florida's 10 Best by The Culture Trip


The international news agency The Culture Trip has included the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County in its roundup of Florida's 10 Best Food Festivals and Fiestas. Taste History landed in good company and is ranked with the Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival.  The Culture Trip is a global online news agency, showcasing the best of art, food, culture and travel for every country in the world. On the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month the Taste History Culinary Tours delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets and historic districts in Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Each tour visits at least three to four restaurants for hearty food tastings along with trips to historic districts, historic buildings, art districts and art galleries. 

“The recognition by The Culture Trip is truly a blessing because it helps to increase awareness about the non-profit mission of the Taste History Culinary Tours with offering a program filled with food tastings, history, art and culture where people learn about the foodscape and landscape of the area,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director who developed the Taste History Culinary Tours.

Here's what The Culture Trip wrote:

With its year-round tropical climate Florida produces a plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables, while its position next to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean make it perfect for daily seafood catches. Lovers of food are taking advantage of what Florida has to offer with many food festivals taking place each year. Here are ten of the best...


Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director for the Taste History Culinary Tours with Kim Kelly of Hurricane Alley Raw Bar & Restaurant in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida

Taste History Culinary Tour
Over the bridge and around the corner from Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump’s private club, the Taste History Culinary Tour journeys through Palm Beach County’s historic downtown districts of Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Hosted by Palm Beach County’s Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion, these tours offer international culinary tastings at locally owned and family-owned restaurants and eateries. Along the travel route, a live guide narrates the local and regional history of Florida’s most popular areas, landmarks and people. Offered year-round on the second Saturday of every month, this tour exposes the little culinary gems based throughout some of Florida’s wealthiest communities.

Click here to visit The Culture Trip site to read about all of Florida's 10 Best.


Artists of the Ave Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth hosts visits by the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida

One of the Taste History Culinary Tour featured partners is Cabana El Rey located in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Their tastings feature authentic cuisines of the Country Spain and Latin America along with new culinary infusions. In year 1513 Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived on land that he named Pascua de Florida (Land of the Flowers). Other Spaniard explorers arrived in Florida and brought with them their culture, religion and Spanish cuisines too.  The State of Florida launched the celebration of that 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon in year 2013 which was coined Viva Florida.  The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.   

Lilo’s American Café is situated on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach with a view of the historic Atlantic Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.  The historic bridge was first installed in year 1911 which is the same year Delray was incorporated. Lilo’s American Café is locally owned by Lindsay Lipovich and her family where they created a menu of made-from-scratch dine-in or dine-out foods.

Bahamian cuisine at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack in Delray Beach, Florida is delicious on the Taste History Culinary Tours.

Lori J. Durante, Executive Director of the Taste History Culinary Tours with Karine Albano, Manager of South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar in Downtown Lake Worth which cooks up gourmet gastropub food for the Taste History Culinary Tours



Jerk Chicken at Sweet's Sensational Jamaican Cafe on Historic 5th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida is just right on the Taste History Culinary Tours


Rice bowl at the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida is well-liked on the Taste History Culinary Tours. 

Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture:


http://www.vivaflorida.org/Events/Taste-History-Culinary-Tours-of-Historic-Palm-Beach-County


The Taste History Culinary Tours are available to the general public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month. Pre-payment is required.
To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go here.  Call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277.

Click here for private group tour information.
To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. The Taste History Culinary Tours are open to the general public on the 1st2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each monthPrivate group tours are also available.



Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned eateries are visited for food tasting. The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods and districts
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is at least 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods tasted.
Click here to read News Media Reviews

Due to the exceeding popularity of the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the firstsecond, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Northwood Village/West Palm Beach premieres on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida program is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana program is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family owned and locally operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana; and Northwood Village/West Palm Beach plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary TourThe Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are at least  4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with alternating trips to historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are now more 30 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.

The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people. The tour cannot accommodate dietary restrictions and dietary substitutions cannot be provided.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 18 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member) Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries.
.
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Click LIKE for the Facebook page for Taste History.
Go here to sign-up via e-mail and subscribe to this Blog.
To pin on Pinterest click here

Upcoming culinary tour 2014 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)

Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.

2014 Dates for Taste History Culinary Tour:
January:
February:  
March
April 
  
May 
June 
July
August

September 

October 
November 
December 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Premiering Northwood Village/West Palm Beach)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Lake Worth/Lantana)

 

http://www.macys.com/


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Suri Tapas Bar was Super on Food Tour. Hoffman's Chocolates added Sweetness as newest Tour Partner. Lake Worth A-Wall Murals featured.


The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County held on August 9, 2014 had a super time as it made its way to Lake Worth and Lantana, Florida.

The sold-out tour visited old favorites while inaugurating two new partners Suri Tapas Bar and Hoffman's Chocolates both in Downtown Lake Worth.


Tapas was on top at Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour
Suri's chef John Kuropatwa worked his culinary magic with a delectable tapas tasting. He says "They are stuffed figs! We take goat cheese roll it in pistachios and stuff the figs with that and then wrap them in prosciutto, grill them and place them on top of a house made fig jam and finish it off with a fig ensued balsamic reduction."
The origin of tapas cuisine is tied to the Andalusia region of Spain and the word means appetizer or small plates.



Five chocolate dessert tastings at Hoffman's Chocolates in Downtown Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour.


Following the Suri Tapas Bar, the tour was hosted at Hoffman's Chocolates in Downtown Lake Worth.  Established in 1975, Hoffman's is Palm Beach County's very own chocolate factory which opened its current store front and ice cream parlor in the heart of Downtown, Lake Worth on Lake Avenue. They returned to their roots with re-opening this shop last year in Lake Worth.


The Taste History tour's mission is to feature food tastings with history learning and art viewing.  In Lake Worth, former slaves Samuel and Fannie James were the first pioneers homesteading in 1887 on land they purchased through the Homestead Act.  Fannie James established the first Post Office n Lake Worth naming the area Jewel, pre-dating the Lake Worth's incorporation in 1913.  The Town of Lantana was settled around the same time too in 1889 with Mr. M.B. Lyman of Lambton County, Ontario who acquired land through the Armed Occupation Act.  Mr. Lyman set-up the first Post Office in the area and originally named it Lantana Point because the Lantana flower was growing wild in the area, at that time.




Both Lake Worth and Lantana have eateries with localized tastings.  On this day, Taste History also traveled to the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for tea and scones; Mother Earth Sanctuary Café for vegan cuisines; South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar for steak and nachos appetizer; the Java Juice Bar for smoothies; Brogues Down Under for sausage rolls and Pavlova Pie; Lake Worth Art League Gallery, Artisans of the Ave Gallery, the A-Wall Murals, the LULA Arts District and the Cheese & Wine Café for the gourmet rice bowl and French coffee.
The Going A-Wall Murals project was organized by Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth and features murals by artists Trek Six and Ruben Ubiera.



Taste History on its way to Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida


Chef John Kuropatwa at Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth didn't disappoint for the Taste History Culinary Tour


Discover The Palm Beaches traveled along on the Taste History Culinary Tour in Lake Worth and Lantana



Matt Barger (right), developed the concept for the Suri Tapas Bar. Matt welcoming Taste History Culinary Tours


Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth hosted the Taste History Culinary Tours


Literally, these drinks were on fire! Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth hosted the Taste History Culinary Tours


Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth hosted the Taste History Culinary Tours


Suri Tapas Bar in Downtown Lake Worth hosted the Taste History Culinary Tours


Hoffman's Chocolates welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour


Hoffman's Chocolates welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour


Hoffman's Chocolates served a five dessert tasting of their locally produced chocolates for the Taste History Culinary Tours


Hoffman's Chocolates welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour


Taste History Culinary Tours arriving at the Sabal House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida



Discover The Palm Beaches at Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour



Sabal Palm House is a historic 1936 building.  The Taste History guests were led on a tour of the former private home that included tea and scones on the courtyard.  Each guest suite at the Sabal Palm House is named after an artist.



White chocolate chip scones at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour



Tea from Barbara The Tea Specialist at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour 



Tea and white chocolate scones were served in the courtyard at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour



Tea and white chocolate scones were served in the courtyard at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour



The historic Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour



Mother Earth Sanctuary Café in Lake Worth offered tastings that took the Taste History Culinary Tour into the stratosphere.



Taste History Culinary Tour arriving at Mother Earth Sanctuary Café in Lake Worth.



Taste History Culinary Tour arriving at Mother Earth Sanctuary Café in Lake Worth.



Vegan chocolate mousse and vegan black bean burger at Mother Earth Sanctuary Café in Lake Worth, Florida were prepared for the Taste History Culinary Tour



Patti, visionary, chef and owner, of Mother Earth Sanctuary Café welcomed that Taste History Culinary Tour.



Taste History Culinary Tour arriving at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth in LULA Arts District



Taste History Culinary Tour at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery.  The Lake Worth Art League was established in 1941 and has more than 200 members.


Taste History Culinary Tour at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery.  The Lake Worth Art League was established in 1941 and has more than 200 members.

Taste History Culinary Tour at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery.  The Lake Worth Art League was established in 1941 and has more than 200 members.

Taste History Culinary Tour at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery.  The Lake Worth Art League was established in 1941 and has more than 200 members.


Taste History Culinary Tour at South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar which is a local gastropub in the LULA Arts District in Lake Worth.


Taste History Culinary Tour at South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar which is a local gastropub in the LULA Arts District in Lake Worth.  Art work by Lake Worth artists are displayed at South Shores. This painting is by Julia Longwell.


Grilled steak appetizer with nachos, sautéed onions and mushrooms resting in melted brie cheese at South Shores Tavern for the Taste History Culinary Tour



Cold and refreshing smoothies for the Taste History Culinary Tour at The Java Juice Bar in Lake Worth.



Cold and refreshing smoothies for the Taste History Culinary Tour at The Java Juice Bar in Lake Worth.


Cold and refreshing smoothies for the Taste History Culinary Tour at The Java Juice Bar in Lake Worth.


Taste History Culinary Tour arriving at Artisans on the Ave Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth.


Artist Betty Wilson, co-founder of Artisans on the Ave Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth.  Taste History Culinary Tour was able to patronize local artists.


Artisans on the Ave Gallery is an artists co-op in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth. Taste History Culinary Tour was able to patronize the gallery's local artists.  


Artisans on the Ave Gallery is an artists co-op in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth. Taste History Culinary Tour was able to patronize the gallery's local artists.  

Artisans on the Ave Gallery is an artists co-op in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth. Taste History Culinary Tour was able to patronize the gallery's local artists.  

Artisans on the Ave Gallery is an artists co-op in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth. Taste History Culinary Tour was able to patronize the gallery's local artists.  


Taste History Culinary Tour crossing Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth on the way to Brogues Down Under


Representatives from Discover The Palm Beaches were hosted on the Taste History Culinary Tour that traveled to Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.  

Emily, co-owner of Brogues Down Under with Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director of Taste History Culinary Tours


The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.


Brogues Down Under is one of the most popular British pubs. The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.

The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.

Brogues Down Under is one of the most popular British pubs. The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.

The Pavlova Pie invited in 1926 in honor of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Brogues Down Under is one of the most popular British pubs. The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.

Brogues Down Under is one of the most popular British pubs. The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.


The Taste History Culinary Tour was treated to the Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare at Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth.



The Taste History Culinary Tour's taste of the art in Lake Worth continued with a tour of murals. The Going A-Wall Murals project was organized by the Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth.  Trek Six created Wisdom and Peace in Our Past.The mural represents a look into Lake Worth's history The owl is the symbol of wisdom. Other symbols in the painting are a tribute to the Black Diamonds referring to the city of Lake Worth's first settlers, Samuel and Fannie James, former slaves who claimed land under the Homestead Act.  


The Taste History Culinary Tour's taste of the art in Lake Worth continued with a tour of murals. The Going A-Wall Murals project was organized by the Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth.  Trek Six created Wisdom and Peace in Our Past.The mural represents a look into Lake Worth's history The owl is the symbol of wisdom. Other symbols in the painting are a tribute to the Black Diamonds referring to the city of Lake Worth's first settlers, Samuel and Fannie James, former slaves who claimed land under the Homestead Act.   

The Taste History Culinary Tour's taste of the art in Lake Worth continued with a tour of murals. The Going A-Wall Murals project was organized by the Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth.  Trek Six created Wisdom and Peace in Our Past.The mural represents a look into Lake Worth's history The owl is the symbol of wisdom. Other symbols in the painting are a tribute to the Black Diamonds referring to the city of Lake Worth's first settlers, Samuel and Fannie James, former slaves who claimed land under the Homestead Act.   


The Taste History Culinary Tour's taste of the art in Lake Worth continued with a tour of murals. The Going A-Wall Murals project was organized by the Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth.  This mural is Knowledge by Ruben Ubiera. The gorilla depicts Ubiera's favorite reoccurring image.  



The final tasting for the Taste History Culinary Tour took place in Lantana, Florida at Judy's Cheese & Wine Café. 


The final tasting for the Taste History Culinary Tour took place in Lantana, Florida at Judy's Cheese & Wine Café. 


Judy of Judy's Cheese & Wine Café presenting the popular rice bowl. The final tasting for the Taste History Culinary Tour took place in Lantana, Florida at Judy's Cheese & Wine Café. 



The final tasting for the Taste History Culinary Tour took place in Lantana, Florida at Judy's Cheese & Wine Café.  The French coffee added just the right taste. 


Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture:


http://www.vivaflorida.org/Events/Taste-History-Culinary-Tours-of-Historic-Palm-Beach-County


The Taste History Culinary Tours are available to the general public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month. Pre-payment is required.
To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go here.  Call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277.

Click here for private group tour information.
To purchase tickets on-line for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County, visit tastehistoryculinarytours.org or call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Pre-payment is required. The Taste History Culinary Tours are open to the general public on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each monthPrivate group tours are also available.



Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned eateries are visited for food tasting. The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods and districts
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is at least 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods tasted.
Click here to read News Media Reviews


Due to the exceeding popularity of the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, the first seven-months sold-out. To meet the demand for the culinary tours, more dates have been added with the tours being expanded to consist of food samplings in historic Lake Worth including Lantana in Palm Beach County, Florida. Therefore, the tours are held at 11am year-round on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida program is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana program is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012.

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes family owned and locally operated eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary TourThe Taste History Culinary Tours are the first food tours of its style in Palm Beach County and are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours include a live guide and are at least  4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 3 to 4 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with alternating trips to historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are now more 30 restaurant/food partners for the culinary tour that are visited on a rotating alternate schedule which means different eateries are visited each tour. Private group tours are also available.

The culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people. The tour cannot accommodate dietary restrictions and dietary substitutions cannot be provided.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 18 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries.
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Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy's which is famous for its culinary tools department; the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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Upcoming culinary tour 2014 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)

Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.

2014 Dates for Taste History Culinary Tour:
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Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Premiering Northwood Village/West Palm Beach)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Lake Worth/Lantana)

 

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