Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sun-Sentinel News reports: History, art and cuisine merge in Taste History Culinary Tours

by Helen Wolt

Café Bleu in Downtown Delray Beach is located in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building. Taste History features, on a rotation, Café Bleu.
Culinary tour operator Lori Durante brings the history of Palm Beach County to life, one bite at a time.

Through stops at eateries, local businesses and cultural districts, Durante connects the past with the present. Chefs serve samples of the dishes that illustrate the evolving foodscape. Artists and gallery owners address changes in the arts scene.

Durante's Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County operates in several cities from Delray to West Palm Beach. Buses depart from Macy's at the Boynton Beach Mall to the week's scheduled destination. Once there, folks walk to a minimum of three to four tastings and other various cultural sites.

Each tour is unique, and the stops rotate like museum exhibits. Durante draws on years of experience as the founder of the nonprofit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, which puts on the tours (it currently operates without a gallery).
"Some places may reoccur… and new are introduced," Durante said. "As a cultural organization you can't stay the same or the programs can become stagnant."

Restaurants cover the themes of Floribbean, New Cuisine and Bakery Trail in each trip.
Recent stops in Delray included the Bamboo Fire Grill, Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack and Marianne Gourmet Shop. Galleries visited were the William DeBilzan and Artists Guild Gallery.
The stop at Café Bleu at 44 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray is typical.

"It's in the historic Masonic Lodge building that was built in 1924," Durante said. "It's a wonderful combination of being surrounded by the history while you're having a tasting."
Christian Backenstrass, co-owner of Loic Autret French Bakery, enjoys meeting the groups and the atmosphere they bring into his shop, he said in an email.

"We push for the talent of local artisans and family-owned eateries," Durante said. She looks for hidden gems and those off the beaten path to showcase.

Durante started the Taste History Culinary Tours in 2011. The idea sparked as she watched Anthony Bourdain on television exploring countries through food, art and culture. She had been running a historical bus tour since 2004 and decided to start a food-centric excursion.

Her hunch about the rising popularity of food was spot on. The culinary tours have expanded to nearly every Saturday. As new cities are added, they've sold out for months in advance.
In 2014, a Huffington Post reviewer said the "tasty tour" was "chock full of Florida History." This fall, USA Today listed it as a"10 Best" attraction in West Palm Beach. Viva Florida, the state's heritage campaign, enlisted Taste History as a partner.

"You taste food, you taste art, you taste history," Durante said.

Tickets for the next Delray tour on Nov. 28 are $45. Visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org or call 561-243-2662.

Copyright © 2015, Sun Sentinel

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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.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
 
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

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/Northwood Village tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. 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. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

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 bakeries and eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  Most food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 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 served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
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2016 Taste History Dates:

Saturday, January 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 23, 2016 is Sold-Out)

  

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton  Beach

 

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

  

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton

 

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 6, 2015 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 


Saturday, October 1, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

 
 

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Lake Worth/Lantana

 

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Delray Beach/Boynton Beach




 
  


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Monday, November 9, 2015

Culinary Tour for Concierges cruised through the Palm Beaches for New Sights and Tastes

Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Town of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.   Taste History has grown to six cities and more than 40 partners. The 20 hospitality professionals were introduced to the newest sights and tastes added to this cultural culinary tour program.  The hotels represented included Embassy Suites, Marriott Hotels, B Ocean Resort; and Ocean Resort Vacation Rentals.
Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach. Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
The cultural culinary daytrip traveled the globe in the Palm Beaches with a move-able feast of cuisines that were Latin American, Floribbean, New Fusion and Mediterranean.  The hospitality professionals were hosted at Leila Restaurant in Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach; and Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach; and Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach.  In Lake Worth, the tour experienced tastings at Mama Gizzi Pasta; the Java Juice Bar and Hoffman's ChocolatesDon Che Bistro was featured in Downtown Boynton Beach. And, in Downtown Delray Beach, tastings took place at Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building.

Click here for review of this Taste History Tour in Cook Mix Mingle blog.


Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour. 

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach. Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Skybike, City of West Palm Beach Bike Sharing Program in the Arts & Entertainment District of West Palm Beach.  The Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County hosted hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County. 

Leila Restaurant in the Arts & Entertainment District in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
  
 (Left) Chef Bermudaz of Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Floribbean cuisine at Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Nick & Johnnie's in the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Chef Roberto and his wife Mari at Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

"Back to his Roots" authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist created by Chef Robert of  Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Table 427 in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


 Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

"Luvies" at Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth which is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand. Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand. Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Mama Gizzi Pasta in Lake Worth is a local boutique pasta factory where much of the pasta is made by hand.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth. Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The Java Juice Bar at Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Andy's General Store in Downtown Lake Worth.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

The three chocolates - dark, milk and white.   Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Hoffman's Chocolates is a local shop with a commercial factory established more than 40 years ago in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.   Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.



Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Gnocchi made by hand.  Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
Don Che Bistro features authentic Argentine and Italian cuisines at its location in Downtown Boynton Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.


Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.

Café Bleu in the historic 1924 Masonic Lodge Building in Downtown Delray Beach.  Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on a five-city Taste History Culinary Tour in the Palm Beaches for the new sights and tastes added to the tour.
   
Macy's sponsored gift bags and raffle items for the Taste History Culinary Tour held for hotel concierges.


Macy's Beach Bag was fun raffle item for Taste History Culinary Tour held for hotel concierges


Macy's gifted hotel concierges with Ralph Lauren Pink Pony and Guess Cosmetic Bag for the Taste History Culinary Tour held for hotel concierges

Hotel concierges from the Palm Beaches and Broward County were hosted on the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Palm Beach County.

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.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

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/Northwood Village tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. 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. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

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 bakeries and eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art and craft shops are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, downtowns, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 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 served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
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2015 Dates Taste History Culinary Tours

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana-Special New Year’s Weekend Tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 17, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Delray beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (extra date added)


Saturday, February 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (February 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 14th is Valentine’s Day Tour)

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, March 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (March 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana (March 14, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, March 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, April 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (April 18th is Sold-out)

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (May 2nd is Sold-Out)

Saturday, May 9, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, June 6, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (Father's Day Weekend Tour) (June 20th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, July 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, August 1, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, September 26, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, October 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, November 7, 2015  Lake  Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (November 7th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, November 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, December 5, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (December 5th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, December 19, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, December 26, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana
  


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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: