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Venice Bites Food Tours: Off The Eaten Path – Venice, Italy

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By visiting our local family-owned and operated businesses, our mission is to honor and celebrate their work and their perseverance in preserving what is left of the fabric of Venice, which is gravely endangered.  We have a dual purpose:  Yes, we want to get travelers “off the eaten path,” away from the tourist zones and help find great places to eat.  But we also want to support the families who work tirelessly, day after day, to serve the city and the people they love.  It is often a thankless job.  We want to bring them recognition.  We want to introduce travelers to their crafts, and hopefully, people will return and tell their friends.  But most importantly, we want to help financially support them to help them stem the tide from the foreign investors and international chains that are plaguing our city.  Every day we do a tour, it’s another day they can stay in business.  We know that each and every meal counts, and with your help, we accomplish this together.  We are thankful every day that like-minded travelers like you are there to help in this effort.

Every location we go on our tours has been chosen by us for exactly this purpose.  We pay full price for everything.  We have not, nor will we ever ask for a discount from them.  We do not accept kickbacks or commissions.  To that end, we also do not offer discounts for our tours.  All of these things pull against the nature of our main goal, which is to support Venetians in their efforts to save themselves and our beloved city.

  • Enjoy a day in the life of a Venetian!
  • 7+ stops in neighborhood eateries, which includes all food and five alcoholic drinks.
  • Taste authentic Venetian specialties including cicchetti, tramezzini, and risotto.
  • Get “Off the Eaten Path” — home cooked food and a chance to support local businesses!
  • Eat and drink like the locals do, and we do it good!
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 11:00am
  • DURATION and DISTANCE: 3.5+ hours covering 2 miles (3 km)

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Venice Bites also operates a Progressive Dinner Through Cannaregio tour

 

 

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Dr. Gumbo Tours: Food History Tour – New Orleans, Lousiana

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Chefs are the new rock stars and this tour is a delicious journey through New Orleans and Louisiana’s rich culinary history! Down here we’re passionate about eating, so along with your guide you will visit up to 7 locations: classic Creole restaurants, neighborhood sandwich shops, hot sauce bars, artisanal candy stores and more. Once inside you’ll sample different foods that represent the breadth and diversity of our culinary heritage: dishes like gumbo, Creole brisket, muffulettas, poboys, pralines and much more.

We cover New Orleans’ various restaurant family dynasties, we discuss recipes old and new, we visit restaurants that pre-date the American Civil War, we recommend places to eat and places to shop. When possible the chefs come out to visit the groups and discuss their influences and passions. And with so many dining options in New Orleans, why not try 7 different places in one fell swoop?!

The 3-hour walking tour is conducted at a leisurely pace and with small groups. Most of the restaurant stops feature fully stocked bars if you’d like to enjoy a cold beverage (adult or otherwise!) during the tour.

What: Food History tour in the French Quarter

When: 1-4 pm

Where: SoBou | 310 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA

Cost: $55 (includes tour and 8+ food samples)

Extra: We go rain or shine. Please notify Doctor Gumbo Tours of any food allergies (not aversions) during check-out.

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Culinary Connectors: Savor the Flavors Walking Tour – Aspen, CO

Savor the Flavors Walking Tour feature tastings and pairings from some of the most delicious neighborhoods. This two-hour walking tour explores tasty creations from four area establishments while perusing the culinary offerings of local neighborhoods. Once we’re full, we’ll end with happy hour and indulge in handcrafted cocktails, local beers or delectable wine selections. All walking tours are from 3-5pm each Friday.

Join us on Fridays as we casually stroll through Aspen’s hoppin’ streets while enjoying the local fare, flavors and fellow foodies joining you on this excursion. During this two hour walking tour we will visit specialty shops, restaurants and markets sampling delicious food along the way. We continually rotate the culinary spots we stop at to introduce you to as much as we can – always ending for Happy Hour! Join us for exclusive access, yummy tastes and refreshing beverages at these neighborhood gems.

  • Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Candid & informal chef interactions
  • Delicious tastings and pairings
  • 12 guests maximum
  • 4 locations
  • 2 hours
  • $39.00/person

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Culinary Connectors: Savor the Flavors Walking Tour – Boulder, CO

Savor the Flavors Walking Tour feature tastings and pairings from some of the most delicious neighborhoods. This two-hour walking tour explores tasty creations from four area establishments while perusing the culinary offerings of local neighborhoods. Once we’re full, we’ll end with happy hour and indulge in handcrafted cocktails, local beers or delectable wine selections. All walking tours are from 3-5pm each Friday.

Boulder’s Pearl Street is notorious for great restaurants and markets.  Allow us to show you why on this fun, casual two hour walking tour!  Piece Love and Chocolate, Ozo Coffee, Oliverde, Savory Spice Shop and SALT are just a few of the places that you will visit and of course enjoy a sample or two.  We continually rotate the culinary spots we stop at to introduce you to as much as we can – always ending for Happy Hour! Join us for exclusive access, yummy tastes and refreshing beverages at these neighborhood gems.

  • Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Candid & informal chef interactions
  • Delicious tastings and pairings
  • 12 guests maximum
  • 4 locations
  • 2 hours
  • $39.00/person

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Culinary Connectors: Savor the Flavors Walking Tour – Denver, CO

Savor the Flavors Walking Tours feature tastings and pairings from some of the most delicious neighborhoods. This two-hour walking tour explores tasty creations from four area establishments while perusing the culinary offerings of local neighborhoods. Once we’re full, we’ll end with happy hour and indulge in handcrafted cocktails, local beers or delectable wine selections.

The dining scene in Denver is as exciting and diverse as the city itself.  Join us on this casual, two hour walking tour exploring the culinary delights in neighborhoods such as S. Pearl, Tejon and the Highlands.  Decadent cupcakes, old world style salumi, olive oil and exquisite wines are a few of the highlights of this tasty tour.  We continually rotate the culinary spots we stop at to introduce you to as much as we can – always ending for Happy Hour!  Join us for exclusive access, yummy tastes and refreshing beverages at these neighborhood gems.

  • Fridays 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Candid & informal chef interactions
  • Delicious tastings and pairings
  • 12 guests maximum
  • 4 locations
  • 2 hours
  • $39.00/person

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Forktown Food Tours: Alphabet District Tour – Portland, OR

Explore the historic Alphabet District and NW 23rd Avenue, and taste culinary treasures. You’ll sample local craft beer, seasonal small plates, cocktails, tiny artisan cookies, micro-batch coffee, food cart goodness, and more, made with the seasonal ingredients that Oregon is famous for. You’ll get the stories behind the tastes through conversations with chefs, restaurant owners, and food crafters.

We will make 6-8 stops to taste while cruising through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and exploring Portland’s exciting food culture. Capture the feel and personality of the area and get to know Portland.

On this tour, you might find some of the following tastes…

– seasonal fruit mimosas

– local greens salad with herbed goat cheese, wild mushrooms, and local hazelnuts

– Reuben sliders with hardwood smoked pastrami

– artisan craft spirits, ales and wine

– gourmet nut butter sandwiches grilled on challah bread

– seasonally inspired french macarons and salted chocolate chip cookies

* Please note that tastings are subject to seasonal changes and to the whim of the chef!

Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. We are Portlanders, so tours take place rain or shine! Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions, in many cases we can make substitutions.

Time: Fridays at 2pm

Duration: 3 hours, about 1.5 miles of walking

Tour Cost: $65.00 (includes all food, beverage, and your expert tour guide)

Meeting Location: Near NW 23rd and NW Savier. Specific location, transportation and parking information provided at ticket purchase.

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Austin Eats: South Congress Walking Tour – Austin, Texas

Our mission is simple: “We want to feed you well and leave you delighted!
We invite you to join us for one of our food tours, each approximately 3-4 hours in length and sampling 6-7 local eateries. We’ll indulge in the tastiest local eats from chef inspired dishes, to juicy burgers to decadent sweets; and share lots of Austin lore along the way. We even throw in a libation & a little fine dining for you Dallas kids

Guests on the South Congress Tour will be able to sample a diversity of food in the South Congress and S. 1st Street area. The epicenter of eclectic Austin is filled with some of the best ‘off-the-beaten-path’ eateries. Led by a guide with insider knowledge of the area, guests can expect to learn about the South Congress and it’s happenings and the local culinary scene.  The South Congress tour typically includes the chef inspired “Tomago Yoko”, Austin’s best shrimp & grits, our favorite New York style Pizza, juicy burgers,  seasonal specials, a libation sampling and much more!

Length: 3 hours

Starting From: US $65.00
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The Diamond Bar School, Vancouver: Rookie Seminars

The ‘Rookie’ seminars are designed for those cocktail enthusiasts who want to impress their family and friends at home. The classes are a mix of hands-on and demonstration. Students are able to sample six different cocktails and are expertly guided to make two of their choosing. Snacks are provided. Classes run for two hours from 5:30pm–7:30pm Tuesdays & Sundays. Classes include:

•Classic Cocktails 101
•Gin & Gin Cocktails
•Contemporary Cocktails & Food Pairing
•How to Stock your Home Bar & Throw a Cocktail Party
•Whiskey & Whiskey Cocktails
•Rum & Rum Cocktails
•Tequila & Tequila Cocktails
•Vodka & Vodka Cocktails
•Diamond Favourites
•Classics #2

Price: $90

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Culinary Adventure Company: Chef’s Tour of Little Italy, Toronto

Chef’s Tour of ‘Little Italy’

Eat where chefs eat! Discover a whole new way to enjoy a dining experience as you join us on a Chef’s Tour of Little Italy. We give you a behind the scenes look at the restaurant biz as our chef shares with you his favourite spots, some culinary secrets and introduces you to his culinary peers. No menus, no wine lists… just leave your tastebuds in the hands of some of the cities finest chefs & mixologists.

Our journey begins at a secret pre-prohibition private club for cocktails and appetizers before moving on to a hidden gem of a restaurant where we feast on molecular gastronomy before ending our evening at one of Toronto’s top 10 new restaurants. Let the Culinary Adventure begin!!!

Space is limited as we want to keep an intimate setting. Event runs rain or shine. Must be 19 years of age or older. Easily accessible by public transit, take the 506 Carlton Streetcar and debark at Clinton St. in front of Cafe Diplomatico. Price includes food & selected cocktails & wine pairings, restaurant taxes & gratuities.

Every Tuesday Night, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm $135/pp + HST

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Vancouver Food Tour: Modern-Chic Chinatown Tour

Experience Vancouver’s Chinese food culture in a shiny new light with Melody, the 2010 Chinese Restaurant Awards judge, as your guide.

Chase the dragon into Vancouver’s colourful Chinatown. An unexpected restaurant and bar scene that pushes all cultural envelopes crouches inside. Slip into a renowned Chinese brasserie, followed by a sexy boutique bar, starring a multi-award winning bartender. Experience Eastern-medicine infused elixirs, bold flavours, and playful atmospheres when East meets best.

Venture just past the Chinatown gates to Vancouver’s pioneer in the modern Chinese cuisine movement. Enjoy classical Chinese delights with a twist, made lovingly with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

Wind up your night at a regal, yet futuristic location in the neighbouring Gastown district. The traditional dim sum chef will prepare fun and creative dishes to pair with your choice of poison.


Tour Includes:

  • 4 signature cocktails and gourmet specialties at 4 destinations
  • Service fees
    • Gratuities to your guide are highly appreciated

Price: $139 CDN

  • 5% off 6-11 guests, 10% off 12+ guests

Maximum capacity: 12 guests for public tours. Private tours can accommodate more.

Meeting Spot: Chinatown Memorial Monument (Keefer St & Columbia St) [map]

Ending Spot: Gassy Jack Statue, Gastown (Powell St & Carrall St) [map] – 5 min walk from Stadium Skytrain Stn, Waterfront Stn (Canada Line), and Chinatown

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