Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gastronomy Tour Visits Macy's Famed Culinary Department, The Cellar

The Saturday, January 28, 2012 Taste History Culinary Tour included a first-time visit to the famed Cellar department at Macy's Boynton Beach Mall in Boynton Beach, FL.  The Cellar is notable for its culinary products, tools and gourmet kitchenware.  The visit to Macy's premiered the new food demos and tastings that are held at Macy's exclusively for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History's Taste History Culinary Tours.    Macy’s, which is celebrated for its culinary programs including the Macy’s Culinary Council, is sponsoring the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, Florida.  

The food tour also traveled to Linda Bean's Perfect Maine in Downtown Delray Beach; Marianne Gourmet on George Bush Boulevard; and The Secret Garden Cafe and Ocean Avenue Market in Downtown Boynton Beach, FL followed by a visit to the Sicilian bakery Palermo's in Boynton Beach.  The culinary visit to the Secret Garden Cafe included a guacamole demonstration by the Chef.

Wine Consultant Brittany Black, Taste History Tour Executive Tour Director
 and Angela Mitchell of Macy's
Due to the exceeding popularity of the Taste History Culinary Tours, the first six-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 sampling at a bed and breakfast, the Green Market and restaurants in historic Lake Worth, Florida including Lantana in Palm Beach County. The Lake Worth/Lantana tour will premiere on Saturday, April 14, 2012. 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 14th. The Taste History Culinary Tours includes eateries, markets and farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana with some tours also visiting the Macy’s Home Store Department for cuisine sampling plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Wine Consultant Brittany Black provided tastings of five different wines for the Taste History Culinary visit to The Cellar at Macy's

Macy's sponsorship of the Taste History Culinary Tours includes exclusive shopping benefits at the store.

The purpose of the Taste History Culinary Tours is to infuse food history, food culture, foodways and food tastings into facts about the historic districts and pioneer people of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, & Lantana, Florida (Palm Beach County) along with highlighting historic buildings and showcasing the influence of the agriculture industry,” said Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director for the Taste History Culinary Tours and founder/chief curator of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Durante developed this new food history tour program. Durante continued: “Taste History provides a cultural experience for the palate and mind.”
Macy's gifted the culinary tour guests with red tote bags by Victorinox
 who are the original makers of the Swiss Army Knife

The Taste History Culinary Tour visited The Cellar at Macy's at the Boynton Beach Mall  for wine tastings.

Five different wines were sampled in Macy's culinary department for the Taste History Culinary Tours

Linda Bean's Perfect Maine in Downtown Delray Beach was visited for the January 28, 2012 Taste History Culinary Tour.  Lobster Rolls were the food experienced for the visit.

The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic 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 are 4-hours and are a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 2 restaurants for cuisine tastings.   Some of the cuisines experienced may include Soul Food, Caribbean, Brazilian, Turkish, Ancient Italian, American, Seafood, Organic Tea, Farm-To-Table and Fruits & Vegetables from Farms.

Carli Smith, Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau traveled on a previous culinary history tour. “The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s Taste History Culinary Tour was not only an incredibly delicious exploration of the southern Palm Beach County culinary scene, but more exceptional was the fascinating history revealed throughout the tour,” said Carli Smith, Director of PR and Communications for the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our tour leader Lori J. Durante was a true wealth of knowledge of the area’s historical events and legendary individuals, which she integrated so fluidly into each eatery and site we encountered. This tour is a great tourism asset to Palm Beach County, and an enlightening experience for residents interested in learning more about their own community.”

 
For dates, ticket price information and reservations, visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org or call 561-243-2662. E-mail: Tour@Tastehistoryculinarytours.org. Click here the LIKE the Facebook page for Taste History.

All culinary tours board at Macy's (East Entrance) at the Boynton Beach Mall at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL. 
Taste History Culinary Tours is sponsored by Macy's with additional support from the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tours held on the third and fourth Saturdays are of historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach, FL

Effective, April 14th, tours held on the second Saturday are of historic Lake Worth & Lantana, FL
 
April 2012:

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11m Premiere of Historic Lake Worth tour

Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11am (Sold-Out)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11am

May 2012:

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11am

June 2012:

Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11am

July 2012:

Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11am

August 2012:

Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11am

September 2012:

Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11am

October 2012:

Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11am

November 2012:

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11am

Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11am

December 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11am
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11am
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11am

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Haute Living Magazine Editorial about Taste History Culinary Tours

The uber-retail giant, Macy’s is sponsoring the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s Taste History Culinary Tours in Palm Beach County’s Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. CLICK Here to Read Full Story on Haute Living.

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About Taste History Culinary Tours:
The purpose of the Taste History Culinary Tour is to provide a culturally enriching experience that infuses the local lifestyle history of early settlers, farming facts, tours of notable neighborhoods, as well as  information about historic architecture that includes visits to restaurants in historic districts and/or buildings for food tastings. The culinary tastings includes specifics about food history, food culture and foodways.

The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours are 4-hours and are a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least 2 restaurants for cuisine tastings.  Tours are held year-round on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month plus private groups tours area offered.  
The culinary tours are expanding to include historic Lake Worth which will premiere on April 14th and thereafter culinary tours of historic Lake Worth will be conducted on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The food tours of historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach will continue on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays.
For dates, ticket price information and reservations, visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org or call 561-243-2662. E-mail: Tour@Tastehistoryculinarytours.org
Taste History Culinary Tours is sponsored by Macy's with additional support from the Patrician Ann Ravo Fund and the Boris & Edith Rueger Fund.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Country club cruised on culinary tour showcasing local eats, history and art. Check out the photos!

On January 21, 2012, the Taste History History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach traveled to the historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Sundy House Restaurant & Inn, Hurricane Alley Raw Bar & Restaurant and Palermo's Bakery.

St. Paul's was the first stop of the tour where the guests visited the 1929 historic church sanctuary and learned the history of the communion bread and how it is made.  St. Paul's was originally established in 1904 however their original building was destroyed in the 1928 hurricane but a new sanctuary was re-built in 1929 which is still used to this very day.
 
St. Paul's Epsicopal Church in Delray Beach was visited for the Taste History Culinary Tour. St. Paul's was established in 1904.

Following St. Paul's, the tour made its way to the Sundy House for a tour of the gardens, appetizers and tea.  The Sundy House was built in 1902 and served as the private home of John Shaw Sundy who was the first Mayor of Delray Beach when Delray was incorporated in 1911.  The Sundy House is now a popular restaurant with a luxury boutique hotel.

After visiting the Sundy  House, the tour group  made its way through Downtown Delray Beach to the Green Market.  Following the Green Market in Delray Beach, the tour traveled to historic Downtown Boynton Beach to the Hurricane Alley Raw Bar & Restaurant. Hurricane Alley provided tastings of their homemade Lobster Bisque, Calamari, Sea Bass Salad and Pasta. The finale was dessert at the Sicilian family bakery Palermo's in Boynton Beach.


Rev. Kathleen Gannon of St. Paul's with the Taste History Tour Director & Guide

Taste History visited the beautiful Sundy House which was built in 1902 and lived in by Delray's first Mayor John Shaw Sundy.  The property is now a restaurant and exclusive boutique hotel.  

Taste History visited the beautiful Sundy House which was built in 1902 and lived in by Delray's first Mayor John Shaw Sundy.  The property is now a restaurant and exclusive boutique hotel with lush gardens. 


Taste History visited the beautiful Sundy House which was built in 1902 and lived in by Delray's first Mayor John Shaw Sundy.  The property is now a restaurant and exclusive boutique hotel with lush gardens.

Taste History tour guests walk through the lush gardens at the 1902 Sundy House which was built in 1902 and lived in by Delray's first Mayor John Shaw Sundy when Delray was incoporated in year 1911. 
Mosaic Bench in the gardens at the Sundy House. Taste History visited the beautiful Sundy House which was built in 1902 and lived in by Delray's first Mayor John Shaw Sundy.  The property is now a restaurant and exclusive boutique hotel with lush gardens.


Antipasta skewer at the Sundy House. 


 Sundy House 

Freshly squeezed tea at the Sundy House.  The origin of Tea can be traced to China as far back at 551bc. Tea was imported to Europe during Portuguese exploration in the 16th century. By the 19th century Tea had gained mass popularity. 


The Green Market in Downtown Delray Beach, FL

For more food tastings, Taste History visited Hurricane Alley Raw Bar & Restaurant located in Downtown Boynton Beach,FL. The eatery is located in the  historic 1919 Oyer building that was originally used by Oyer Insurance, Boynton's first insurance agency, which sold hurricane insurance. Four different cuisines were sampled at Hurricane Alley.

Norman, driver for the Taste History Culinary Tours

Taste History Tour Director with Anna Orlando (L-R) owner of the Sicilian family bakery Palermo's in Boyntnon Beach.

Pasticiotti at Palermo’s Bakery in Boynton Beach, FL were the tastings provided for the  January 21st Taste History Culinary Tour. Pasticiotti is an Italian pastry from the 1800s.


Not much history is known about the Pasticiotti pastry but it was inspired in the 1800s when the dessert was created for a Queen of Italy who loved chocolate thus this pastry was designed  with the chocolate in the center of the pastry as a palatable surprise for the Queen upon her first bite.


The Rainbow Cake was another tasting treat for the visit to Palermo's Bakery. The Rainbow cake is an Italian pastry designed to resemble the Italian Flag.  This cake was developed in Italian American communities in the early 1900s as an ode to their beloved Italy.


Palermo's is a popular visit for the Taste History Culinary Tours with many of the tour guests making purchases at this old-fashioned Sicilian family bakery in Boynton Beach, FL.
The purpose of the Taste History Culinary Tour is to provide a culturally enriching experience that infuses the local lifestyle history of early settlers, farming facts, tours of notable neighborhoods, as well as art and educational information about historic architecture that includes visits to restaurants in historic districts and/or buildings for food tastings. The culinary tastings includes specifics about food history, food culture and foodways.

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.
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The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach are conducted by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. These food tours are 4-hours and are a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking tour with visits to at least two restaurants for cuisine tastings.  Tours are held year-round on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month plus private groups tours area offered.   The culinary tours are expanding to include historic Lake Worth which will premiere on April 14th and thereafter culinary tours of historic Lake Worth will be conducted on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The food tours of historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach will continue on the 3rd and 4th Saturdays.
For dates, ticket price information and reservations, visit TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.org or call 561-243-2662. E-mail: Tour@Tastehistoryculinarytours.org
 Taste History Culinary Tours is sponsored by Macy's.  Additional support from the Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund.

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