America’s dedicated foodies and top chefs alike have turned their heads to Greenville’s dynamic 21st century culinary scene. From its wide-ranging variety of ethnic foods to its award-winning chefs and unique architecture environments, Greenville restaurant patrons have opportunities to enjoy delights that are traditionally only thought of in America’s big cities. Greenville Culinary Tours brings you to some of the city’s most renowned kitchens to sample dishes that will fill your food journals with stars and keep you coming back for more. Beyond the main course of delicious foods, patrons will also learn fascinating insights into Greenville’s rich history and background of the restaurants to be visited from local author and historian, John M. Nolan.
“At the Chef’s Table” Tour is a dining and cultural experience that will take you to five exciting destinations—each with the opportunity to meet other chefs and dine at their tables. The first stop will bring you to one of downtown Greenville’s most unique private dining/living/meeting spaces: The Loft at Soby’s. Here your own personal chef will create and serve the first culinary creation while you learn about the historic building and surroundings. A kitchen visit to Soby’s on the Side will bring you behind-the-scenes for the next tasting from the deli, bakery, and catering hub of the Table 301 restaurant group. A historic walking tour crossing Court Square and the Reedy River will fill you in on some of downtown’s rich past as well as modern monuments to its successful revitalization. Not only will we cross the city’s river, but we’ll cross the Big Pond on a culinary journey to the Mediterranean at The Lazy Goat where more special touches and fine food await. The next stop, Soby’s New South Cuisine, will bring you back to the roots of Greenville’s restaurant boom and will introduce its explorations of taste with Southern dishes with a fresh twist. Finally, a decadent dessert served in a special private dining room at Devereaux’s Restaurant will complete the tour after seeing the elegant spaces, meeting the chef, and hearing the stories of one of Greenville’s finest. Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Price: $39 (does not include gratuity)