Made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese was served at
Donnie's Southern Restaurant in Delray Beach
for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
Photos from the June 16, 2012 Taste History Culinary Tour:
Donnie's Southern Restaurant served soul food cuisine for the Taste History Culinary Tour
|Mr. Donnie at Donnie's Southern Restaurant for the Taste History Culinary Tour|
The Taste History Tour guests were greeted an entrance of the Sundy House for a tour of the garden and tastings. Sundy House is the former home of John Shaw Sundy who was the first Mayor of Delray Beach when Delray Beach incorporated in 1911
The Sundy House has an in-house horticulturist who gave a guided tour of the gardens for the Taste History Culinary Tour
Farm-to-table cuisine for the Taste History Culinary Tour. Mango shrimp appetizer created using mangoes and spices grown on the Sundy House property.
|One of the chefs on the culinary team at the Sundy House with the General Ganager|
Mango ice tea served at the Sundy House for the Taste History Culinary Tour. The mangoes came for the Sundy House property.
Sundy House chef created the mango cuisine tastings and ice tea for the Taste History Culinary Tour
|Bamboo at the Sundy House in Delray Beach|
|Fish pond at the Sundy House in Delray Beach|
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach gave an informative historical overview that included the Jewish American migration in Delray Beach and their use of the St. Paul's parish hall for Jewish services.
Scuola Vecchia is a certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Delray Beach, Florida. Tastings were provided for the Taste History Culinary Tour
The pizza-makers at Scuola Vecchia are trained to create the Pizza Margherita according to Neapolitan standards from 100 years ago.
Stone oven from Naples, Italy is used to cook certified pizzas at ScuolaVecchia in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida
The Pizza Margherita is named after Queen Margherita of Italy. The Taste History Culinary Tour guests watched the pizza-making process and enjoyed tastings of the Pizza Margherita.
Bill Ceasar of Ceasar's Jerk Chicken and Famous Ribs in Boynton Beach,Florida welcomed the guests from the Taste History Culinary Tours
Jerk chicken tastings from Ceasar's Jerk Chicken and Famous Ribs were provided on the Taste History Culinary Tour
Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach created a Cannoli cake for dessert tastings in The Cellar at Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida
Baker from Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach explained Cannoli cake-making process to the Taste History tour guests
Cannoli cake is derived from the Sicilian pastry by the same name. A Cannoli cake was created by Palermo's Bakery of Boynton Beach for the Taste History Culinary Tour's visit to Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida
Brief Facts about Taste History:
- Offered year-round
- Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am. Pre-payment is required.
- 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.
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 culinary tours are small-format with the average capacity for the tours being 15 to 20 people.
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.
Upcoming culinary tour 2012 dates (culinary tours are held year-round)
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (Sold-out)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana
All tours start at 11am