Sunday, December 22, 2013

Culinary tour tasted its way through a world of cultures in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

A sold-out Taste History Culinary Tour on November 16, 2013 traveled the world without leaving the State of Florida.  This history learning and culinary tour was a mixture of German history, a historic church, black Bahamian foods, Neapolitan cuisines, French desserts, British fare, Sicilian tasting and a trip to the Delray Beach Green Market.
 
This gastronome trip traveled through historic districts that included West Settlers Historic District, Pineapple Grove Arts District, Downtown Delray Beach and Ocean Avenue in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida.  Taste History has been helping Florida celebrate its 500th anniversary, Viva Florida.  Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived to this land around the Easter holiday in year 1513.

The highlights on the tour were Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Delray Green Market, Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino, Le Macaron French Pastry Shop, The Little House and Palermo's Bakery.
 
 
Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack in Delray Beach, Florida hosted tastings during the Taste History Culinary Tour

Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack in Delray Beach, Florida hosted tastings during the Taste History Culinary Tour.  (Right) Mr. J.T. Miller welcomed the tour guests.

Bahamian barbeque ribs and conch fritters at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack for the Taste History Culinary Tour

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida was a historical feature on the Taste History Culinary Tour

St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, Florida was a historical feature on the Taste History Culinary Tour. St. Paul's was established in 1904.


Delray Beach Green Market in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Downtown Delray Beach was included on the Taste History Culinary Tour

Delray Beach Green Market in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Downtown Delray Beach was included on the Taste History Culinary Tour

 
Neapolitan cuisine at Scuola Vecchia Pizza e' Vino on the Taste History Culinary Tour

Neapolitan cuisine at Scuola Vecchia Pizza e' Vino on the Taste History Culinary Tour

The Margherita Pizza, Neapolitan cuisine, at Scuola Vecchia Pizza e' Vino on the Taste History Culinary Tour

 
Taste History Tour guests arrive at Le Macaron French Pastry Shop in Downtown Delray Beach

Chef Chrissy Benoit of The Little House in Downtown Boynton Beach serves the house-made Sangria on the Taste History Culinary Tour

The Little House's gourmet bread pudding was a savory treat on The Taste History Culinary Tour

Taste History Culinary Tour guests arrive at Palermo's Bakery in Boynton  Beach.

Palermo's Bakery 's pastry chef and owner Anna Orlando shared the 125 year history of her family's bakery business with the Taste History Culinary Tour guest.

Taste History Culinary Tour guests at Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach, Florida


Spinach stuffed in Semolina bread at Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach

Pastries at Palermo's Bakery for the Taste History Culinary Tour
 
 Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the 500 anniversary of the State of Florida:

The Taste History Culinary Tours are available to the general public on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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 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
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 February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the general public tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana.  The new rate for the West Palm Beach tour is $50 per person.  Tours if free for children under age 18 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member).  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..
 
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)
 
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