Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mango-infused French Toast featured on Food Tour of Lake Worth & Lantana

The July 14, 2012 Lake Worth/Lantana Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to 8 sites for food tastings and visits to art galleries. Newly added to this gastronomy tour is the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast which served delicious farm-to-table mango-infused French Toast. The tour continued to The Cottage Restaurant, The Juice Bar, Brogues Down Under Irish Pub, The Tortilleria and George's Meat Market. Art galleries visited were the Lake Worth Art League Gallery and the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.

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The delectable Mango-infused French Toast at the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast offered an organically green experience because the mangoes used were grown locally on the Mango Inn property. Mangoes are considered indigenous to Eastern Asia, India, Pakistan and the Phillipines.  The word "Mango", originally spelled "Mankay" or "Mangay," derived from the Portuguese who settled in Western India.  Portuguese explorers introduced the Mango tree to the Western Hemisphere in the 1700s. 

The Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida is located in a former private home.   This popular bed and breakfast was built in 1915. From 1941 to 1949, the Mayor of Lake Worth, John “Jack” Thomas Barton, lived in the home. The Mango Inn was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1995.  

Innkeeper Debi at the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida. The Taste History Culinary Tour visited the inn for a tour and food tastings.

Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana, Florida

Innkeeper Judi prepared organic juice for the culinary tour visit at Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast


Taste History tour director Lori with Debi of the Mango Inn Bed & Breakfast


Tour guests arriving at The Cottage restaurant located on Lucerne Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Penne alla Vodka was served The Cottage for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth.


Tour guests entering the Lake Worth Art League Gallery.  The Lake Worth Art League is one of the oldest continuous art leagues in Palm Beach County, Florida
Lake Worth Art League board members greeted and welcomed the guests from the Taste History Culinary Tour
Lake Worth Art League artist George Taylor
Watercoloring by Lake Worth Art League artist George Taylor

Painting by Lake Worth Art League artist George Taylor.  The Lake Worth Art League was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso greeted tour guests at The Juice Bar in Downtown Lake Worth
Organic smoothies at The Juice Bar were tasted for the food tour.  Smoothies originated in Brazil and its pureed fruits or vegetables.

The Juice Bar in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Sandwich wraps at The Juice Bar were enjoyed by the Taste History tour guests

The 1921 Hummingbird Hotel on Lucerne Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth is a part of the LULA Arts District.  LULA is an acronym for Lucerne and Lake Avenues in the downtown area.

A western view of Downtown Lake Worth on Lake Avenue.

The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery is a cooperative artists gallery in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  The Taste History Culinary Tour guests were delighted by the visit.

Fish by artist Betty Wilson at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth, FL.
Culinary Tour guests at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida
The Irish pub Brogues Down Under in Downtown Lake Worth provided food tastings for the culinary tour.
The Sausage Roll is authentically Australian and New Zealand cuisine that is considered "take-away" food. The sausage rolls were served at Brogues Down Under for the Taste History Culinary Tour visit.
Emily, co-owner of Brogues Down Under in Lake Worth, Florida was dubbed the "Pavlova Pie Queen" in her homeland of Australia.

Tour guests had difficulty resisting extra helpings of the Pavlova Pie which was custom made just for the Taste History Culinary tour visit to Brogues Down Under. The Pavlova Pie is named in honor of famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova who toured Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.  The Pavlova is a merengue-based pie.

 
Shane (left) with his children helping out at Brogues Down Under which is operated by his parents.

Tour guests viewed the Back Room at Brogues Down Under which is used for private parties.
The Tortilleria on-wheels in the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood in Lake Worth, Florida.
The Taste History Culinary tour guests at the Tortelleria in Lake Worth.

Tortillas were sampled at the Tortilleria in Lake Worth, Florida. The tortillas are made from corn flour imported from Mexico.
Tortillerias are food factories that commercially produce tortillas.
The family-owned George's Meat Market in Lantana, Florida was established more than 50 years.

George's Meat Market private label seasoning

Chili at George's Meat Market in Lantana, Florida created with meat grinded on the premises. According to food historians, the Chili cuisine originated in the Southwestern United States in the 17th Century and its original recipe included meat, onions, tomatoes and chili peppers.  The Chili peppper originated around 7500 BC in Central and South Americas.  The Spaniards brought the Chili pepper to New Mexico in the 16th century. It was in 1731 that the Chili "stew" arrived in the Spanish province of Texas. Today, a variety of Chili dishes are created that include beans.

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. Private group tours are also available.

Due to the exceeding popularity of the 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 is offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. And, Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana is held on the second Saturday of each month, year-round, effective April 14, 2012. 




The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County includes eateries, markets and urban farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana with some tours also visiting the Macy’s Home Store Department (aka The Cellar) in Boynton Beach for cuisine demos and tastings plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s 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 4-hours with a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 2 restaurants/eateries/cultural sites for cuisine tastings along with visiting historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are nearly 20 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.

Taste History is sponsored in part by Macy's, the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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The following are upcoming culinary tour 2012 dates:
July 2012:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
August 2012:
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
September 2012:
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
October 2012:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
November 2012:
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
December 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
For more information, call 561-243-2662, e-mail: Tour@TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org

2 comments:

  1. I was on this tour with several friends and had a great time. Lori our tour guide was so informative and the food was fantastic!! I plan on going back to several of the restaurants/pubs. Thanks Lori! You'll see us again on one of the other tours I'm sure, we had a fantastic time :)

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    1. Your comments are very encouraging. Thank you so much for taking the Taste History Culinary Tour. We appreciate your positive words.

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