Saturday, November 1, 2014

Feast in The Palm Beach Post: Historic culinary tours combine sight-seeing and dining

Feast blog/The Palm Beach Post
October 1, 2014
by Carlos Frias

Forget touring Palm Beach County like a local. Tour it like a foodie.
Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County has announced its fall schedule, which combines sightseeing with dining.

Gastropub cuisine for the Taste History Culinary Tours at South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar in Downtown Lake Worth, Florida
The tour, which has been recognized by the South Beach Wine and Food Festival and the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, takes people on a narrated three-to-four hour food-centric bus and walking tour throughout historic districts.
Participants get a history lesson on a full stomach. There are stops not only at historic and cultural centers and art museums, but also excursions through urban farms, markets and unique restaurants, all narrated by a Florida history expert.
The tour travels historic parts of Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana and Boynton Beach on Saturdays. The cost is $40 a person and free for children under 18. For the full schedule, visit the website here.
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Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida.  The historic 1903 Rectory is home to Shaffer's Tearoom (aka Goodwater Tearoom)

Organic cuisines for the Taste History Culinary Tours at DIG (Doing It Green) Delray Beach

Taste History Culinary Tours at the Urban Farm in Downtown Boynton Beach, Florida

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop in Downtown Delray Beach is a delight on Taste History Culinary Tours

Taste History Culinary Tour had an island tasting of conch salad and Caribbean lemonade at Bamboo Fire Café in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Downtown Delray Beach

Tao Dao Organic Tea Bar at Du20 in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Downtown Delray Beach.

Taste History Culinary Tours traveled to Latin America with tastings of paella at Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach, Florida

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

Taste History has been ranked by The Culture Trip as one of Florida's Best Food Fiestas and Festivals in the State of Florida
The Culture Trip

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 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.
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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.
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:


Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Premiering Northwood Village/West Palm Beach)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Lake Worth/Lantana)




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