Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Viva Florida celebrates the Taste History Culinary Tours

July 9, 2014

  
Celebrate the patriotic month of July by taking the Taste History Culinary Tour set for Saturday, July 19th traveling to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.  The flavor, culture and history of summertime are experienced on the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County. The tour program delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets and historic districts in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach; and Lake Worth and Lantana.
 
 
  

Shaffer's Tearoom in Delray Beach, Florida. The Tearoom serves over 85 fairtrade teas and coffee, serves the only pure water on earth GOODWATER® and uses it in every drink they serve. Shaffer's Tea Room donates a portion of all of their proceeds to people all around the globe. Shaffer's has a full menu of amazing food and desserts baked by locals.
 
Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida
 
 
Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture:

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 hereCall 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 month. Private 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 Tour. The 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 April 1, 2013, $40 per person is the new rate for the general public tours. 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. The Taste History Culinary Tours program is operated by a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Special rates apply for Private Group Tours.
 
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 2013 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 
 
 

 
 
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

A delicious day of food, art, culture and history in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach


On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted a cultural culinary trip with food tastings in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The newest addition to this epicurean tour that was visited on this day is Shaffer's Tea Room located in The Rectory which is a historic building from year 1903 that served as the parsonage for the minister and his family for the First Methodist Episcopal Church South in Delray Beach from 1903 to 1928.  The First Methodist Episcopal Church South's name was changed to Cason United Methodist Church in honor of Rev. Dr. John Cason who pastored at the church following the devastating hurricane of 1928.  The church was established in 1903 by early settlers to Delray Beach. The Tearoom serves over 85 fairtrade teas and coffee, serves the only pure water on earth GOODWATER® and uses it in every drink they serve. Shaffer's Tea Room donates a portion of all of their proceeds to people all around the globe. Shaffer's has a full menu of amazing food and desserts baked by locals.
 
Shaffer's Tea Room is located in The Rectory built in 1903 and specializes in organic teas and locally made cuisines.  The Taste History Culinary Tour was hosted for tasting of their organic ice tea and pastries.
 
Shaffer's Tea Room is located in The Rectory built in 1903 and specializes in organic teas and locally made cuisines.  The Taste History Culinary Tour was hosted for tasting of their organic ice tea and pastries.
 
Shaffer's Tea Room is located in The Rectory built in 1903 and specializes in organic teas and locally made cuisines.  The Taste History Culinary Tour was hosted for tasting of their organic ice tea and pastries.  Representatives from Discover The Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County's Tourism Bureau) were hosted on the Taste History Culinary Tour too.
 
The other culinary enterprise featured on the tour was Spot Coffee which is also located in a historic building.  Specializing is craft roasted coffee, Spot Coffee's home is in the Masonic Lodge Building from year 1924. The architecture is Mission Revival.  The Masonic Lodge Building served as the home for the Delray Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons.  Also, from the 1920s to 1950s the local Post Office operated from the historic Masonic Lodge Building. 
 
Specializing is craft roasted coffee, Spot Coffee's home is in the Masonic Lodge Building from year 1924
 
 
 
Soccer World Cup theme was table setting at Cabana El Rey for tasting hosted for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 
For the Taste History Culinary Tour traveling in Delray Beach, Cabana El Rey's mixologist creates the Leblon Caipirinhas in honor of the Soccer World Cup hosted in Brazil.  The drink was delightful.
 
Ceviche and Churrasco at Cabana El Rey in Delray Beach for the Taste History Culinary Tour
 
Plantains at Cabana El Rey for the Taste History Culinary Tour
 
Representatives from Discover The Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County's Tourism Bureau) were hosted on the Taste History Culinary Tour during visit to Cabana El Rey located on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
 
Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack on West Atlantic Avenue. Historically, West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach has been part of a black business district.  The eatery hosted the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Authentic Bahamian cuisine at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack on West Atlantic Avenue. Historically, West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach has been part of a black business district.  Black Bahamians are among the early settlers to Delray Beach who introduced their culinary to the South Florida landscape. Dee Dee's hosted the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Dee Dee of Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack with representatives from Discover The Palm Beaches (Palm Beach County's Tourism Bureau). Authentic Bahamian cuisine at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack on West Atlantic Avenue. Historically, West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach has been part of a black business district.  Black Bahamians are among the early settlers to Delray Beach who introduced their culinary to the South Florida landscape. Dee Dee's hosted the Taste History Culinary Tour.


Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack on West Atlantic Avenue. Historically, West Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach has been part of a black business district.  Black Bahamians are among the early settlers to Delray Beach who introduced their culinary to the South Florida landscape. Dee Dee's hosted the Taste History Culinary Tour.


Le Macaron French Pastries Shop in Downtown Delray Beach provided tastings of the macaron for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  According to history records, the macaron pastry was introduced in year 1533 in France.

Authentic Neapolitan pizza at Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in Downtown Delray Beach was an enjoyable experience for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  The pizza cuisine originated in Naples, Italy and made its way to the United States of America during the Great Italian Immigration. 

Authentic Neapolitan pizza at Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino in Downtown Delray Beach was an enjoyable experience for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  Scuola Vecchia is certified by the Neapolitan Pizzeria Association.

The historic 1926 Colony Hotel in Downtown Delray Beach was on the tour route for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  The hotel was built during the land boom of the 1920s by Albert T. Repp who named it Hotel Alterepp, which was an acronym of his name.   Following the devastating hurricane of 1928 the hotel remained closed for many years until purchased in the 1930s by Charlie Boughton.


The Little House restaurant operates from the historic Ruth Jones Cottage that is located on the Avenue of the Arts in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida.  Along with gourmet tasting at the The House, the tour guests also received a presentation about the Boynton Beach Art in Public Places programs.  The Sun to Moon Rotation Sculpture by Mary Angers at The Little House was profiled on this Taste History Culinary Tour.

Finale was at the Sicilian bakery Palermo's in Boynton Beach that provided tastings of various desserts.  All pastries are made in-house by a team of chefs.  The Palermo family began their bakery business more than 100 years ago in Sicily, Italy.

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

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 hereCall 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 month. Private 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 Tour. The 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 April 1, 2013, $40 per person is the new rate for the general public tours. 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. The Taste History Culinary Tours program is operated by a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Special rates apply for Private Group Tours.
 
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 2013 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 
 
 

 
 
http://www.macys.com/