Monday, September 28, 2015

USA Today 10 Best Review: Taste History Culinary Tours: Dive into Palm Beach's Food Scene

Weekend tours to West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Delray beach allow guests to experience the food and history of Palm Beach County

By Kristopher Neild of USA Today 10 Best


Unbeknownst to the casual traveler, Palm Beach County is an area of much culture and history. Though publicity tends to focus on the mega-rich, the mansions of Palm Beach Island and the decked-out yachts, the fact of the matter is that the area is a melting pot of people from all of the world, from all walks of life. 


Le Macaron French Pastries Shop in Downtown Delray Beach featured on the Taste History Culinary Tours

The local food scene reflects the above fact, with restaurants that craft menus focused on cuisine from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, India and the Far East. So on a normal vacation, it's hard to really get a true sample of everything the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area has to offer, especially when sticking to whatever's in a five-mile radius of the hotel.

A culinary tour can help give travelers a more diverse look at the food offerings of this robust area, and that's where Taste History Culinary Tours comes in. 


Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach featured on the Taste History Culinary Tours.
Cabana El Rey Nuevo Latin in Downtown Delray Beach is featured on the Taste History Culinary Tour

Sweet's Sensational Jamaican Cafe  in Delray Beach featured on the Taste History Culinary Tour
Taste History Culinary Tours is a nonprofit, narrated bus tour operated by the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Tours go out on Saturdays, traveling to food-centric neighborhoods in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Delray Beach and more.


The tour's focus is food, but stops are also made at historical destinations and culturally relevant edifices. 

During the bus portion of the tour, the narrator provides factual and relevant historical tidbits about the neighborhoods the group passes through. This helps provide great context for how the local food scene developed, along with how the cultures in Palm Beach melded to create architectural nuances and communities.

Guests are either on the bus or in restaurants/eateries for the majority of the time, with minimal walking required. (Think four to six blocks max.) 

On a Taste History Culinary Tour, guests can expect to sample foods from at least three or four restaurants, where tastings can range from drinks to entree items to desserts.

Trips are never exactly the same, as Taste History Culinary Tours rotates the restaurants involved, and the chefs alter the tastings menus
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As an example, a recent tour to Delray Beach/Boynton Beach made food stops at Sweet's (Jamaican); Cabana El Rey (Cuban); Le Macaron (French); and Palermo's Bakery (Italian), along with coffee shop and eatery Cafe Bleu. 

On this Delray Beach/Boynton Beach tour, guests were able to experience ox tail and goat prepared with Caribbean flair, Cuban-style ribs and specialty cocktails prepared by the proprietor and authentic Italian desserts hand-made following traditional Sicilian recipes. 

One of the best parts of the tour is that it takes you to places off the beaten path, places you might not even notice if not for registering for this experience.

So if you're looking for a non-traditional way to spend a day when on vacation in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach, look no further than the amazing narrated bus tours offered by Taste History Culinary Tours.

Tours typically sell out, as the organization likes to keep groups small so the experiences are intimate and enlightening. You should grab tickets through the organization's website well in advance. 

Go here to read USA Today 10 Best website for news story.

Click here for another review by USA Today 10 Best about Taste History Culinary Tours


Click here to view more photos on Facebook. This tour took place on July 25, 2015.

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.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.

Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

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/Northwood Village 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. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

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. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, districts, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 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 served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
Click here to read News Media Reviews 


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2015 Dates Taste History Culinary Tours

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana-Special New Year’s Weekend Tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 17, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Delray beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (extra date added)


Saturday, February 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (February 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 14th is Valentine’s Day Tour)

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, March 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (March 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana (March 14, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, March 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, April 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (April 18th is Sold-out)

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (May 2nd is Sold-Out)

Saturday, May 9, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, June 6, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (Father's Day Weekend Tour) (June 20th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, July 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, August 1, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, September 26, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, October 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, November 7, 2015  Lake  Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (November 7th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, November 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, December 5, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, December 19, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, December 26, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana
  


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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Florida's Food Heritage and Culture flourished on Culinary Tour to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach


A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

More than five historic districts were traveled peppered with Florida's Spanish and Caribbean history, cultural cuisines, local art and historic buildings.
This summer tour was hosted food tastings at Sweet's Jamaican Café, Café Bleu, Cabana El Rey, Le Macaron French Pastries Shop and Palermo's Bakery. More than 20 cuisines were tasted. The art gallery featured was the Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach and the historic building toured was the 1926 Colony Hotel.

Check out the photo log below.

Click here to read review of this tour by USA Today 10 Best
Go here for review of this tour published in Hedonist Shedonist Blog


Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café.  A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Sweet's Jamaican Café on Historic 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu.  A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Mural art at Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Café Bleu. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey.  A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Longtime volunteer Dolores Silver at Cabana El Rey. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana Rel Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Culinary team at Cabana El Rey in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Downtown Delray Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.



1926 historic Colony Hotel. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.



A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach offers hundreds of pastries. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Palermo's Bakery in Boynton  Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Palermo's Bakery makes hundreds of desserts and Italian meals. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach offers hundreds of desserts and Italian meals. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.



Palermo's Bakery in Boynton Beach. A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.

A summertime Taste History Culinary Tour traveled to Delray Beach and Boynton Beach connecting Florida's art, culture, heritage and food.
  
Click here to view more photos on Facebook. This tour took place on July 25, 2015.

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.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

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/Northwood Village 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. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

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. Some cuisines may be culturally-specific.  The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, districts, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only. 
  • Tour is at least 3 to 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 served on the tour.  
  • Taste History is a food tasting tour, with art and history combined, and although there is some sitting it's not a sit-down luncheon but many of the food portions are hearty and most people are full by the end of the tour.
Click here to read News Media Reviews 

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2015 Dates Taste History Culinary Tours

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana-Special New Year’s Weekend Tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 17, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Delray beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (extra date added)


Saturday, February 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (February 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 14th is Valentine’s Day Tour)

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, March 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (March 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana (March 14, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, March 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, April 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (April 18th is Sold-out)

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (May 2nd is Sold-Out)

Saturday, May 9, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, June 6, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (Father's Day Weekend Tour) (June 20th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, July 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, August 1, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, September 26, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, October 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, November 7, 2015  Lake  Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (November 7th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, November 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, December 5, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, December 19, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, December 26, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana
  


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