Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Social Directors of Country Clubs take Cultural Culinary Journey in Lake Worth & Lantana

Monday, May 20th was greeted with dark clouds and rain for a private Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth & Lantana.  The sunshine came from the Social Directors from Palm Beach County's most affluent Country Clubs who were hosted on this exclusive epicurean journey.  The Social Directors represented Boca Grove, Boca West, Broken SoundGleneagles, Indian Spring, The Polo Club Boca  Raton and Wycliffe Golf & Country Club.

Elegance at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast for the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for Country Club Social Directors.
Not dampened by the rain, the Social Directors toured and tasted their way through Lake Worth's, the LULA Arts District's and Lantana's food, history, art and culture with visits to Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast, South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, Brogues Downunder, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, the Webber Galleries, George's Meat Market,and the Cheese & Wine Cafe.

The historic Lake Worth Casino Building in Lake Worth and the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana are the newest additions on the non-profit Taste History and the Social Directors were the first to preview them on this culinary culture tour.

 The cuisines eaten were influenced by ancient China, the Arabs, Sicily, Tuscany, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and America.  The Social Directors also learned about the origins of the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth and Lantana.

Each Social Director received exclusive discount passes for Macy's which is the presenting sponsor for this non-profit gastronome tour.

 
The following is the photo diary:

The 1936 historic Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast is the former private resident of the Behr family who were German.

Social Directors having tea, scones and a fun time on the Taste History Culinary Tour during the visit to the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida

Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast gave a tour of the historic building for the Taste History Tour held for the Country Club Social Directors.

(Right) Colleen Rinaldi, co-innkeeper at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth with the Country Club Social Directors.

Sue and Al enjoying the tea ceremony at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth
South Shores Tavern in the LULA Arts District in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida prepared gourmet appetizers (portobello mushroom bruschetta on pita bread) for the County Club Social Directors on the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Country Club Social Directors with Karine Albano (standing), General Manager of South Shores Tavern.

Arancine, Sicilian rice balls at South Shores Tavern in Downtown Lake Worth. Arancine was created in the 10th century during the Arab occupation of Sicily, Italy.  Arancine or Arancini comes from the Arab word that mean "oranges. " The rice balls resembled the orange fruit in shape and color.  Both rice and oranges were introduced to Sicily, Italy from the Arabs (also known as Muslims or Moors).

Country Club Social Directors at South Shores Tavern with the General Manager Karine Albano (standing/left) and Taste History Tour Director Lori J. Durante (standing/right).

Terri Neil (right) of the Lake Worth Casino Beach Building welcomed the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for the Country Club Social Directors.

The historic Lake Worth Beach Casino building was originally built in 1922 and designed by architect G. Sherman Childs.  The building was recently renovated with a return to its original grandeur.

Rain or Shine, Taste History keeps on moving forward!

Brogues Downunder in the LULA Arts District of Downtown Lake Worth is family-owned and operated and specializes in Australian, Irish and New Zealand fare.

Sausage rolls at Brogues Downunder is popular in Australia as "take-away" food.

Christina with other Country Club Social Directors at Brogues Downunder in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Katie and Alex on the Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for the Social Directors of the Palm Beach County's most affluent Country Clubs.

Joyce Brown of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.

Country Club Social Directors arriving at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

Have a seat.  Chair-artwork by Steve Brouse at the Clay Glass Metal Stone was on view for the Taste History Culinary Tour visit.

Country Club Social Directors Sue and Al with artist Linda Manganaro at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Clay Glass Metal Stone is an artists co-operative.

Country Club Social Directors traveling on Taste History toured the new home for the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth.

Maryanne Webber of the namesake Maryanne Webber Gallery and co-founder of the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival welcomed the Country Club Social Directors who were traveling on the Taste History Culinary Tour.

(Right) Bruce Webber of the Bruce Webber Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth with Country Club Social Directors Sue and Al.

Country Club Social Directors arriving at the newly opened Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida for the Taste History Culinary Tour.

The Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida is an ode to the cafes in Paris, France.  Country Club Social Directors delighted in the tastings for the Taste History Culinary Tour

The Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida specializes in gourmet fare.

The Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana honors the traditional cafes in Paris, France with its gourmet specialties of cheese, wine and daily-baked baguettes.  The Taste History Culinary Tour hosted for the Country Club Social Directors appreciated this culinary experience.

Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida for the Country Club Social Directors


Taste History traveled to the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida for the tour hosted for Country Club Social Directors

Custom-made marmalades at the Cheese & Wine Cafe. Taste History traveled to the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida for the tour hosted for Country Club Social Directors

Judy of the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida with the Taste History Culinary Tour Director Lori J. Durante

George's Meat Market is an institution in Downtown Lantana that has been grinding and butchering meats since 1960. Taste History traveled to George's Meat Market for the tour hosted for the Social Directors of Country Clubs.

Brenda (center/rear), George's butcher and chef prepared the meat market's famous chicken salad for the Taste History Tour hosted for the Country Club Social Directors. George's Meat Market is an institution in Downtown Lantana that has been grinding and butchering meats since 1960. Taste History traveled to George's Meat Market for the tour hosted for the Social Directors of Country Clubs.



All aboard! Taste History Culinary Tour hosted a cultural culinary journey for the Social Directors of Palm Beach County's most affluent Country Clubs.


Click here to read The Pineapple News editorial.
 
Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the 500 anniversary of the State of Florida:
To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go hereCall 561-243-2662.
Email:
tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org

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
  • 3 to 4 eateries visited for food tastings
  • Cultural centers or art galleries are visited
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • 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 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 April 1, 2013, $40 per person is the new rate for the general public tours. 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.  Special rates apply for Private Group Tours.
 

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)
Year 2013
All tours start at 11am

January 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 19th is sold-out)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

February 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 9th is sold-out)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach(February 23rd is Sold-out)
 


March 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (March 9th is Sold-Out)

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 ( May 11th is the Mother's Day Weekend Culinary Tour. Seats are available)

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 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

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


Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.
Macy's

 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Miami Herald recommends Taste History for Staycation Travel

 
 
Miami Herald
Staycation Issue
May 12, 2013
By Marjie Lambert
Click here read complete issue

 
Have a Taste
By the time we got to Palermo’s Bakery in Boynton Beach, we were stuffed, so it was fitting that the food set before us was a platter of stuffed bread. Semolina bread, stuffed with broccolo or chunks of sausage or strips of roasted peppers. It was good, and we all managed to stuff ourselves a little more. And oh yes, with miniature cannolis too.


Palermo's Bakery was featured in Miami Herald editorial about the Taste History Culinary Tours

We were on a historical and culinary tour of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, and by this point we had eaten shrimp in remoulade, a Jamaican sampler (curry goat, jerk chicken, BBQ ribs, cornbread), pizza, mini cupcakes, macarons (French cookies), and whatever we’d bought for ourselves at the Delray Beach green market.

Culinary tours offer a brief symbiotic relationship. Guests get to sample food from various eateries without committing to an entire meal, and the businesses introduce themselves to people they hope will come back later. A friend who joined me for the tour was so enamored of Sundy House — our first stop — with its gorgeous tropical gardens that as soon as she sampled the shrimp remoulade, she texted her daughter that she’d found the spot for this year’s Mother’s Day brunch.
The tour has about 30 partners, so the stops rotate and each tour is different. Guests ride a bus to most stops and walk between some.


General Manager of the Sundy House Bruce Siegel  with the Taste History Tour Director Lori J. Durante in the gardens at the Sundy House. The Sundy House is featured in the Miami Herald editorial for the Taste History Culinary Tour

The Palm Beach tours — another one goes to Lake Worth and Lantana — are a bit different from most culinary tours. Put on by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, they also include a hefty dose of history and culture. We learned about the history of Delray Beach’s historically black neighborhood, the churches, Henry Flagler and his railroad, and other key figures in the town’s history. We also stopped at the Art House of Delray, a nonprofit gallery. 
Art House of Delray included in the Miami Herald editorial about the Taste History Culinary Tours
 Click here to read complete issue        

Click here for Macy's


The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours are available for the general public on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month, year-round.

To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go here. Call 561-243-2662.

Email: tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org
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.
Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the 500 anniversary of the State of Florida:
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 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 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.
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.

Click LIKE for the Facebook page for Taste History.
Go here to sign-up via e-mail and subscribe to this Blog.

Upcoming culinary tour 2013 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)
Year 2013
All tours start at 11am

January 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 19th is sold-out)

Saturday, January 26, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

February 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 9th is sold-out)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, February 23, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach(February 23rd is Sold-out)
March 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana (March 9th is Sold-Out)

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 ( May 11th is the Mother's Day Weekend Culinary Tour. Seats are available)

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 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana

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


Tours are offered year-round.