Monday, October 15, 2012

Coral Gables, Florida historic preservation group hosted on Culinary Tour of Lake Worth/Lantana

The Villagers Inc. of Coral Gables, Florida were hosted on a private Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana, Florida.

The Villagers is a prominent historic preservation organization in Coral Gables, Florida that was established in 1966. The Villagers have helped to save numerous historic structures in Miami but they famously led efforts to preserve the historic 1926 Biltmore Hotel in the affluent Coral Gables, Florida which is now on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. The iconic Biltmore is located on 150 acres and is one of the nation's leading historic luxury hotels.

For the food tour in Lake Worth & Lantana, Florida, this sophisticated group from Coral Gables tasted nine different cuisines that were Australian, French,  Mexican, New Zealand, Organic, Russian and Tuscan.  The culinary excursion traveled by bus and foot to South Shores Tavern, The Juice Bar, Brogues Downunder, and Tortilleria Gallo de Oro in Lake Worth, And, in the Town of Lantana, Taste History journeyed to the Le Petit French Bakery and George's Meat Market.

The Villagers were also led on an in-depth tour of the historic Lake Worth Public Library building that was constructed in 1941.  Then the  group visited the Lake Worth Art League Gallery; and that visit was followed by a  glass art-making demo at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.


The tour also made a trip to Macy's in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Tastings of quiche and chocolate beignets
 at Le Petit French Bakery
in the Town of Lantana, Florida
for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted
 for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida
At the Le Petit French Bakery in Lantana, the tour guests tasted the chocolate Beignet pastry.  The beignet is a deep-fried fritter that has been popular in Creole cuisine.  The beignet cuisine was introduced in America in the 18th century  by the French who colonized Louisiana.
Take a  look at the following photos from the Lake Worth/Lantana epicurean excursion hosted on October 13, 2012 for The Villagers .:


The Villagers arriving at the Le Petit French Bakery in Lantana, Florida for the Taste History Culinary Tour
The Taste History Culinary Tour
traveled to Le Petit French Bakery
in Lantana, Florida

The Villagers at Le Petit French Bakery in Lantana, Florida for the Taste History Culinary Tour

Taste History Culinary Tour took The Villagers to South Shores Tavern in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Gourmet mushroom bruschetta by Chef Curtis Hillard at South Shores Tavern in Lake Worth was prepared for the Taste History Culinary Tour.
 

The Villagers savored the mushroom bruschetta at South Shores Tavern in downtown Lake Worth, Florida for the Taste History Culinary Tour

South Shores Tavern's Chef Curtis and manager Karine welcomed the guests from Coral Gables, Florida for the culinary tour of historic Lake Worth & Lantana.

The walking aspect of the culinary tour made its way to the 1941 historic building for the Lake Worth Public Library in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

It's stairs-only in the historic Lake Worth Public Library building that was toured by The Villagers who were on the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Lake Worth Public Library Director Vickie Joslin (right) gave an informative tour of the historic libary and its building that was designed by Edgar S. Wortman. The Lake Worth Library opened in its current building in 1941 with 10,000 books.

The work production room in the half-basement at the Lake Worth Public Library in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Antique book-binding and repair device at the Lake Worth Public Library in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth Art League Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers group from Coral Gables, Florida

Bonnie Wilburn, an artist and board member at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery welcomed the Villagers who were on a private Taste History Culinary Tour.

The Taste History Culinary Tour tour guests from Coral Gables, Florida viewed the locally-made art at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

The Villagers organization from Coral Gables made many purchases of the locally created greeting cards at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Debby of The Villagers at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Painting by local artist Bonnie Wilburn displayed at the Lake Worth Art League Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

The Taste History Culinary Tour walks along Lucerne Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

The Juice Bar in the LULA Arts District of Downtowwn Lake Worth provided tastings for the Villagers.

The Taste History Culinary Tour visited The Juice Bar in Downtown Lake Worth for the private tour hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida

Sandwich wraps at the Juice Bar were a fun treat on the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida.  The guests also met Lake Worth City Commissioner Andy Amoroso (left).

Smoothies at The Juice Bar in Lake Worth were a refreshing taste for the culinary tour hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida

Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso welcomed The Villagers to Downtown Lake Worth and highlighted the new LULA Downtown Map & Guide.

Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso (center) with The Villagers of Coral Gables who were hosted on a private Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth

The Taste History Culinary Tour conducted for The Villagers visited the artists cooperative Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

Joyce Brown (right) of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery welcomed The Villagers of Coral Gables who were hosted on a private Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth, Florida

Wayne Smith demonstrated at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery the making of glass art for The Villagers during the Taste History Culinary Tour
For the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers, they observed a live glass art making demonstration by Wayne Smith at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth
Glass sea turtle created during a live demonstration by Wayne Smith of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables.

Taste History Tour Director Lori with artist Wayne Smith at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in the LULA Arts District in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida

The Villagers lined-up at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery to make purchases of the art work, jewelry and pottery designed by local artists.  This artists cooperative was a stop on the Taste History Culinary Tour

Sidewalk Saturdays in Downtown Lake Worth was colorful for The Villager's from Coral Gables, Florida who were hosted on a private Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth, Florida

The Villagers making their way to the next food tasting which was at Brogues Downunder in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida which specializes in Australian, New Zealand and Irish Cuisine

Pavlova Pie at Brogues Downunder in Lake Worth created for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  The Australian Pavlova  pie is named after famed Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova.

Brogues Downunder in Lake Worth is family owned and operated.  Tastings of Australian and New Zealand foods were provided for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers group of Coral Gables, Florida

Sausage Rolls and Pavlova Pie at Brogues Downunder for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Lake Worth hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida.

The Villagers viewed the Samuel and Fannie James monument on Lucerne Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth.  The James' were former slaves who owned much of the land that encompasses Downtown Lake Worth before Lake Worth was incorporated in 1913.

The 1940 building for The Lake Worth Post Office was toured by The Villagers for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth, Florida.


The "Settler Fighting Alligator from Rowboat" mural by Joseph Myers was completed in 1946 and funded by the Department of Treasury Section of Fine Arts with the purpose of employing artists to create art work on public buildings in the 1940s.  It was referred to as New Deal Art.  Myers' mural is in the 1940 Post Office building in Downtown Lake Worth which is still active.

The Taste History Culinary Tour made a trip to the tortilla factory in Lake Worth, Florida

Tastings of tortillas at the Tortilleria in Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers
The corn flour used for the tortillas is imported from Mexico. Tastings of tortilla's were at the Tortilleria in Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers.

Tastings of tortillas at the Tortilleria in Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for The Villagers
George's Meat Market in the Town of Lantana welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana hosted for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida

Brenda of George's Meat Market in the Town of Lantana, Florida.  George's is family-owned and was founded by George Collins in 1960.

Beef Stroganoff was made at George's Meat Market for the Taste History Culinary Tour.  All meats are cut and ground on the premises at George's Meat Market.

Beef Stroganoff at George's Meat Market in Lantana, Florida.  Beef Stroganoff is a cuisine that originated in Russia.

The Taste History Culinary Tour trip for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida included Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida.

The Taste History Culinary Tour trip for The Villagers of Coral Gables, Florida included Macy's Boynton Beach, Florida.


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 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 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 visiting historic districts, buildings and art galleries. There are more 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.

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

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 2012 dates (culinary tours are held year-round)

October 2012:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am Lake Worth/Lantana (October 13th is Sold-out)
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (October 20th is Sold-out)
Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2012:
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (Sold-out)
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 1, 2012 at 11am Boynton Beach & Boynton Harbor Marina (The December 1st tour only visits Boynton Beach)
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


Year 2013
All tours start at 11am
January 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

February 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

March 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

April 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

May 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, May 25, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

June 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, June 22, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

July 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

August 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

September 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

October 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

November 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

December 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana
Saturday, December 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach
Saturday, December 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

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