Friday, August 29, 2014

Taste History ranked in Florida's 10 Best by The Culture Trip


The international news agency The Culture Trip has included the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County in its roundup of Florida's 10 Best Food Festivals and Fiestas. Taste History landed in good company and is ranked with the Food Network South Beach Food & Wine Festival.  The Culture Trip is a global online news agency, showcasing the best of art, food, culture and travel for every country in the world. On the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month the Taste History Culinary Tours delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets and historic districts in Lake Worth and Lantana; and Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Each tour visits at least three to four restaurants for hearty food tastings along with trips to historic districts, historic buildings, art districts and art galleries. 

“The recognition by The Culture Trip is truly a blessing because it helps to increase awareness about the non-profit mission of the Taste History Culinary Tours with offering a program filled with food tastings, history, art and culture where people learn about the foodscape and landscape of the area,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director who developed the Taste History Culinary Tours.

Here's what The Culture Trip wrote:

With its year-round tropical climate Florida produces a plethora of fresh fruit and vegetables, while its position next to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean make it perfect for daily seafood catches. Lovers of food are taking advantage of what Florida has to offer with many food festivals taking place each year. Here are ten of the best...


Lori J. Durante, Executive Tour Director for the Taste History Culinary Tours with Kim Kelly of Hurricane Alley Raw Bar & Restaurant in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida

Taste History Culinary Tour
Over the bridge and around the corner from Mar-A-Lago, Donald Trump’s private club, the Taste History Culinary Tour journeys through Palm Beach County’s historic downtown districts of Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Hosted by Palm Beach County’s Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion, these tours offer international culinary tastings at locally owned and family-owned restaurants and eateries. Along the travel route, a live guide narrates the local and regional history of Florida’s most popular areas, landmarks and people. Offered year-round on the second Saturday of every month, this tour exposes the little culinary gems based throughout some of Florida’s wealthiest communities.

Click here to visit The Culture Trip site to read about all of Florida's 10 Best.


Artists of the Ave Gallery in Downtown Lake Worth hosts visits by the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida

One of the Taste History Culinary Tour featured partners is Cabana El Rey located in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Their tastings feature authentic cuisines of the Country Spain and Latin America along with new culinary infusions. In year 1513 Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived on land that he named Pascua de Florida (Land of the Flowers). Other Spaniard explorers arrived in Florida and brought with them their culture, religion and Spanish cuisines too.  The State of Florida launched the celebration of that 500th anniversary of the arrival of Ponce de Leon in year 2013 which was coined Viva Florida.  The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida has been designated one of the official community event partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative.   

Lilo’s American Café is situated on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach with a view of the historic Atlantic Avenue Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.  The historic bridge was first installed in year 1911 which is the same year Delray was incorporated. Lilo’s American Café is locally owned by Lindsay Lipovich and her family where they created a menu of made-from-scratch dine-in or dine-out foods.

Bahamian cuisine at Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack in Delray Beach, Florida is delicious on the Taste History Culinary Tours.

Lori J. Durante, Executive Director of the Taste History Culinary Tours with Karine Albano, Manager of South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar in Downtown Lake Worth which cooks up gourmet gastropub food for the Taste History Culinary Tours



Jerk Chicken at Sweet's Sensational Jamaican Cafe on Historic 5th Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida is just right on the Taste History Culinary Tours


Rice bowl at the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana, Florida is well-liked on the Taste History Culinary Tours. 

Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture:


http://www.vivaflorida.org/Events/Taste-History-Culinary-Tours-of-Historic-Palm-Beach-County


The Taste History Culinary Tours are available to the general public on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month. Pre-payment is required.
To purchase tickets for the Taste History Culinary Tours go here.  Call 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 1st2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each monthPrivate group tours are also available.



Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, 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.
Click here to read News Media Reviews

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 firstsecond, third and fourth Saturdays of each month, plus private group tours are offered. The Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Northwood Village/West Palm Beach premieres on Saturday, December 6, 2014. 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; and Northwood Village/West Palm Beach plus exclusive discounts at Macy’s are provided specifically for the guests on the Taste History Culinary TourThe 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 tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price.  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. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries.
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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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