Thursday, January 16, 2014

Travel industry newspaper Travel Weekly blogs about the Taste History

Taste History Culinary Tours kicks off 2014 season

By Katherine Ferrara Johnson

Taste History Culinary Tour executive director Lori J. Durante with Pastry Chef Anna Orland of Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach, Florida

Taste History Culinary Tours announced a 2014 schedule that includes visits to more than 30 eateries as well as historical buildings, art galleries and cultural spots in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana in Palm Beach County.

This year’s tours kicks off on Jan. 18 with an epicurean cultural visit of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The four-hour, narrated excursion combines a bus ride and a four-to-six-block walking tour as it stops at three or four restaurants for tastings and visits historical buildings and cultural districts. Guests will meet restaurant owners and chefs as well as local artists and cultural center directors.

“A primary accomplishment of the Taste History Cultural Tours is that is introduces the palate of local and family-owned eateries and local cultural centers where the tour is able to highlight their culinary talents, creative arts and educational initiatives,” said Executive Tour Director Lori J. Durante.



 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 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 2014 dates (culinary tours are held year-round and tours are offered to the general public. Pre-payment required)
Tours are offered year-round.  Click here to purchase tickets.

2014 Dates for Taste History Culinary Tour:
January:
February:  
March
April 
  
May 
June 
July
August
September 
October 
November 
December 
Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Premiering Northwood Village/West Palm Beach)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Lake Worth/Lantana)

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