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West Palm Beach Food Tours: Downtown Tour – West Palm Beach, Florida

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Put on your walking shoes and bring your appetite for a fun, entertaining and delicious way to learn about West Palm Beach. Sip, sample and savor the flavor of South Florida with 12 generous tastings from the best locally owned restaurants. Of course, we’ll sprinkle in a bit of history, architecture and culture to round out your perfect afternoon in sunny South Florida.

What to expect

Expect plenty of delicious food tastings that help tell the story of West Palm Beach. You’ll learn about the plight of our commercial key lime groves while enjoying a key lime tart. Meet local restaurant owners and chefs. Walk by historically significant buildings and stop to take pictures of colorful street art. Discover what it’s like to live in West Palm Beach.

Our enthusiastic local tour guides are culinary storytellers, and we love to entertain and educate. At the end of the tour you’ll know what a tamarind is, you’ll be able to name a few of our famous residents and you’ll have a long list of things you’ll want to do while visiting West Palm Beach. We want you to go home with tasty memories of your visit! As Erma Bombeck said, “I am not a glutton – I’m an explorer of food.”

What are you waiting for? We have all the ingredients you need for an afternoon of delicious fun!

Tastings?

  • Savor an Ahi Tuna Tostada piled high with a fresh mango and avocado salsa.
  • Enjoy Pan con Tomate at The Blind Monk.
  • Meet a local celebrity chef at Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub and enjoy a surprise tasting.
  • Sample fresh tropical juices from Ganache Bakery Café.
  • Taste an award-winning pizza at Pizza Girls.
  • Enjoy a taste of paradise as you bite into a delicious Key Lime Tart.
  • Sip a refreshing Cuban Mojito inspired wine cocktail in a chic wine bar.
  • Discover a hidden courtyard complete with a retro Airstream trailer.
  • Admire our vibrant street art.
  • Learn how to open a coconut.
  • Discover Delicious Downtown West Palm Beach.

When?

Tuesdays through Saturdays

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

How Much?

$65 adults, $45 children (ages 12 & under), free (ages 3 & under, not eating)

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What’s Included?

13 food and drink tastings

How Far?

1 mile with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way.  Our longest walk without stopping is 2.5 blocks.

Who?

All ages and fitness levels are welcome, but the tour will be most enjoyed by teens and adults.

Capacity?

12 guests per tour.

What to Wear?

Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Yes…shorts are perfectly acceptable!

Weather Conditions?

Tour runs rain or shine, and we use the trolley on rainy days to stay out of the rain as much as possible.

Meeting Point?

We meet near the Evernia Street Parking Garage, 333 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Exact meeting point will be on your tour confirmation.

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Miami Culinary Tours: South Beach Food Tour – Miami, Florida

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EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE, HISTORY & CULINARY DELIGHTS OF SOUTH BEACH

Join us at the South Beach Miami Food Tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy delicious tastings at hole-in-the-wall and mom & pop type of restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American comfort food, uncovering the hidden hotspots for ceviche, authentic empanadas, homemade Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different dishes, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

– Hear the dramatic, inspiring history & architecture of the Art Deco district.

– Get to see different movie locations and learn about the most important landmarks in the district.

– Visit local favorite restaurants and hole-in-the wall delicious ethnic eateries.

– Enjoy tastings at places where locals eat and get to know what restaurants to avoid.

– Meet people from all over the world who bond in the common interest for great culinary findings.

All food in included in the ticket price and equivalent to a full meal

ARTISAN FLORIBBEAN CUISINE

Savor one of the freshest ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) in town – done the traditional way. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America. Try a delicious ceviche with passion fruit, canchita and other authentic ingredients at a beautiful tavern where you will experience the real local ambiance.  A cooling beer cocktail enhances the experience at this local gem labelled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by The Sun Post

MIAMIAN’S FAVORITE BITE

Get a lesson of empanadas and try the most popular among locals. Crunchy on the outside filled with beef and smoked potato inside,  this traditional empanada with ahi sauce will make a perfect start to your edible journey.

A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA

Enjoy the local ambiance, and an old Havana atmosphere in this beloved local institution, while devouring a Cuban classic. Get to taste homemade mojo with your main dish of beef ropa vieja and sweet plantains mariquitas. Learn the secrets of Cuban cuisine as your guide explains each of the ingredients of this delectable dish.

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Run by a young family from Verona, Italy, their vegetarian pocket made with a 300 year old recipe “mother dough” filled with homemade pesto, feta cheese, spinach and other delectable ingredients will leave you wondering how can you make another stop at this all-organic hole-in-the wall place that you certainly should not miss while you are back in the neighborhood

MOROCCAN DELICACY

You can almost taste the air of old-world Miami-glam as you float up the steps through the grand art deco entrance of  the Tides South Beach hotel where interiors are golden and glamorous. Once owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, learn the different components of what makes its luxurious interiors classic Art Deco. Tempt your senses with delicious Moroccan Cuisine at the hands of chef Omar.

A SWEET & SALTY TREAT

Crispy crunchy on the outside, moist and light on the inside combined with a sweet and salty special coating, this Spanish treat filled with homemade dulce de leche is served hot for a melt-in-your-mouth experience served minutes after made at a casual cafeteria

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN

The finest Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully winning the title of  “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times

RESTAURANTS:

Taverna Bolivar, The Tides Hotel South Beach, Manolos on the Beach, Habanos Cuban Cuisine or Larios On The Beach, Blocks Deli, Milani Gelateria.

WHY TAKE A TOUR WITH US:

– We are not your typical tour guide. We are local food experts who are energetic, fun, passionate and filled with wonderful neighborhood stories to share.

– Our guests get VIP treatment; preferred restaurant sections are assigned, and dishes served within minutes after we sit down.

– Generous servings to cater for every appetite.

– We keep our tours small giving everyone a personalized experience.

– We will introduce you to some of the best local places most visitors would never find.

VEGETARIANS:

We fully cater for vegetarians and/or non-beef, non-chicken, non-pork or non-fish diets. People that require gluten-free diets will have to pass on some of the tastings. We are not able to accommodate food allergies.

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Le Foodist: Daring Pairings – Paris, France

Ever wanted to know how to match wine with cheese, or wine with any flavour such as chocolate?  Let our sommelier help you discover which wines work with which food and why.

With games galore and anecdotes aplenty, our sommelier will introduce to a selection of four excellent wines and how they combine with a range of culinary delights, in a refreshing, memorable and above all entertaining approach to wine tasting.

As ever, you will be hearing Le Foodist’s surprising stories behind the wines and produce you encounter along the way, before enjoying a scintillating surprise finale. Paris‘s wine stores and restaurant wine lists will hold no secrets for you. The perfect aperitif to a culinary soirée in Paris!

Here are some of the possibilities:

An introduction to classic cheese and wine pairings

This is a unique experience to discover some of the variety of tastes that France can offer – and we will give you very surprising ways to bluff your friends by identifying the origin of wines with our expert touch. It’s deceivingly simple, incredibly effective – and we might add, quite unique!

Northern France Whites

Come and taste with us dry and sweet wines from Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire Valley. Late harvests (vendanges tardives), soil effects on Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay and many more will have no more secrets for you. To many people surprise, white wines are often the best match to cheese. So come and find out first hand which pairings really work.

Southern France Whites

Here we explore dry and sweet wines from Bordeaux, Languedoc, and the Rhône valley – all the way down to Chateauneuf du Pape. The famed “noble rot” of Bordeaux equally famed Sauternes will have not more secrets for you, nor will the perfect cheese pairing of these various wines full of sun. To many people surprise, white wines can be the most surprisingly balanced match to cheese. But which cheeses? Come and find out first hand.

Southern France Reds

From Bordeaux to the Rhône – from Languedoc to Chateauneuf du Pape. These wines share a lust for the sun and they all stand like tall figures with broad shoulders. These wines have so much character you could almost hear them talk. Their poetry and complexities will have not more secrets for you, nor will the perfect cheese pairing of these various wines full of sun.

Northern France Reds

Here we explore Pinot Noir from Burgundy but also Alsace, but also excellent and surprising Gamay and Cabernet Franc based wines expressing all that some terroirs (specific areas) can offer. This is where elegance in wine is best experienced. And always, first-hand experiences on unique cheese pairings.

Timing: 6:00 pm -7:45 pm (see the calendar)

Price: from €65

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Le Foodist: Once Upon a Table – Paris, France

Once Upon a Table is an exceptional gourmet dining event, where you get to savour not only a fine traditional French gastronomic meal, but also to explore French wines, discover French culture, learn the history of what is on your plate and meet your French hosts.

In every Once Upon a Table dining event, you will experience what we detail below. To help ensure we source the best ingredients, our events change with the seasons.

Enjoy a traditional French gastronomic meal

Let our gourmet chef prepare you a traditional five-course French gastronomic menu for your delectation. The dishes have been carefully chosen to reflect the best of the French culinary tradition and each has a unique Le Foodist touch to charm the palate. Our dishes contain only the finest French sourced ingredients.

Explore French wines

Our sommelier will introduce you to five delicious French regional wines, finishing with a refreshing champagne. The wines have been carefully selected to accompany the menu to perfection and introduce you to the diversity of France’s vineyards. Our sommelier will also let you into a few secrets of tasting so that by the end of the experience you too will be talking like a true wine connoisseur.

Discover French culture

Food and wine are windows to the French soul. Throughout the evening, you will discover a little of the essence of the “French exception”.

Meet the French

Your authentic tricouleur-blooded hosts, Stéphane and Fred, will share their experiences of different cultures and give you a chance to find out what makes France so different.

Learn stories

As each dish is presented, you will be regaled with tantalising tales of the whys and wherefores of French cuisine, putting history into every mouthful. Surprising Stories are a unique core of the Le Foodist experience, offering you a chance to share your own culinary experiences.

Timing: 8 – 10:30 pm; see the calendar for dates (most frequently on Monday evenings)

Price: From €120, including wine pairings, tax & tip

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Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes – Paris, France

Come take a delicious insider culinary journey of Paris with Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Richard Nahem, a former New York and professional chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook, will teach students how to make classic French food with an ethnic twist. Classes will start at 9:00AM with a tour of a fresh food market, where we will shop for some of the seasonal and sometimes exotic ingredients. After, we will go to Charlotte’s private townhouse minutes from the Eiffel Tower. We will discuss the menu over coffee and prepare a three-course feast for the next few hours. We will finish with our delicious lunch we just prepared along with a selection of ripe cheeses and French wine from a local shop specially selected for the cuisine. Classes will end approximately 2PM.

Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240). Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.

Time: 9:00AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)

Class days: Tuesday to Sunday

Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market

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Eye Prefer Paris Tours: Gourmet and Food Market Tours – Paris, France

Come take a delicious walk with former New York chef and caterer Richard Nahem and discover the bustling food markets of Paris overflowing with the freshest fruits and vegetables, local seafood, poultry, meats, prepared dishes, and much more. Food shop visits include a cheese shop with over 50 varieties, a top foie gras boutique, and a sensational middle-eastern gourmet shop with sawdust floors, open sacks of grains, wooden boxes of unusual glazed and dried fruits, and a vast selection of exotic spices from all over the world. Last but certainly not least, a visit to a chocolate shop with unbelievable life-like chocolate sculptures and a leisurely break at one of the best pastry shops in Paris, relaxing over a decadent pastry and a coffee.

Your personal guide, Richard Nahem, lives in the Marais district of Paris and writes the popular EyePreferParis.com blog.

Timing: Morning tour 11AM-2PM; afternoon tour 3PM-6PM. Tours are available everyday except Monday.

Price: 195 euros for 1 to 3 people, 65 euros each additional person for a 3-hour tour. Price does not include pastry and coffee.

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Eye Prefer Paris Tours: Chocolate and Pastry Tour – Paris, France

Come and taste the sweetest Parisian sweets on the ultimate fantasy tour for chocoholics and pastry lovers. We will sample chocolates and macarons at 6 of the tastiest chocolate & pastry boutiques in Paris on either the Left Bank or the Right Bank. The tour also includes a stop for a cup of sinfully rich hot chocolate and an entertaining history of the origins of chocolate and macarons in France.

Your guide Richard Nahem, originally from New York, is a former pastry chef & chocolatier, and owned his own shop specializing in chocolate truffles. He lives in the Marais district of Paris and writes the popular Eye Prefer Paris blog.

Timing: By arrangement

Cost: For a private 2 1/2 –3- hour tour, 225 euros for 1 to 3 people; 75 euros each additional person. Includes samples at 4 shops. Price does not include hot chocolate.

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Miami Food Tours: SoBe Tour des Forks – Miami, Florida

Our guided walking and tasting tour takes you on a 3-hour culinary adventure through South Beach combining delicious food and drink tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights. Finish our tours feeling like a local – with an insider view into the local life, a satisfied stomach, and confidence to continue exploring the neighborhood.

Discover Miami Beach’s unique Art Deco district—from Lincoln Road to Espanola Way & Ocean Drive—through the locals’ favorite mouth-watering restaurants and cafés. Our recommendation is to book your tour for the beginning of your trip so you’ll be in the know for the remainder of your holiday.

All food tastings, enough for lunch are included in the ticket price of $53.00.

What to expect on the SoBe Tour des Forks

A Taste of South Beach

Your enthusiastic guide will take you through five different restaurants and cafes in South Beach (often referred to as SoBe)—Miami Beach’s most popular neighborhood. On our tour, you’ll by-pass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals’ frequent to discover the mouth-watering dishes that will fill you up for lunch! All tastings are included in the ticket price. Stops include Miami Nouvelle cuisine, authentic ethnic eateries and a Kosher Ice Cream factory. See all tasting locations to the right.

Architectural & Historic Sights

The SoBe Tour des Forks is not only a food tour, it’s an architectural, historic and cultural walking tour. Besides delving into the foods of Miami, you’ll discover the dramatic history, diverse culture and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami Beach with your knowledgeable local tour guide. When you join a Miami Food Tour, your guide will share the dramatic (and romantic) stories that illustrate how Miami Beach has been shaped into the glamorous city we know today.

Who Would Enjoy the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Both Miamians and tourists—from foodies to gourmets—enjoy discovering South Beach with us on our SoBe Tour des Forks. Whether you’re a Miamian looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon in your own town or on your first visit to Miami, we’re sure that by the end of our tour you’ll have a fresh perspective on South Beach’s architecture and history and greater appreciation for Miami’s culinary scene.

Why Take the SoBe Tour des Forks?

Whether you’re a Miamian or a tourist, you’ll discover some hidden architectural gems, hear some dramatic stories about South Beach’s history and, most importantly, get a taste of Miami. So, if you’re looking for a deliciously enlightening way to spend an afternoon in South Beach—join us on a tour! On our SoBe Tour des Forks you’ll stroll for 3 hours through a selection of the best restaurants and cafes Miami Beach has to offer. Along with the tastings, you’ll be served up portions of architecture and history as we walk through Miami’s historic Art Deco district.

Where we taste:

The Café at Books & Books Miami – Nouvelle cuisine by South Beach’s pioneer chef, Bernie Matz

David’s Café II – Cuban restaurant serving award winning Cuban coffees

A La Folie  -A charming authentic French café

Boteco Copacabana – Authentic Brazilian fare

Amami – Italian fare with international influence

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory – All natural, super-premium Kosher ice cream & sorbet made fresh daily in the shop.

Details:

WHEN – Mondays-Sundays
October through June

TIME – Tours depart at 11 am

HOW MUCH – Adult, $53; Adolescent, $35 (Between ages 8 & 12); Child, $17.50 (7 years and younger, if eating)

WHAT’S INCLUDED – All tastings, enough for lunch and a guided city tour

DURATION – 3 hours

DISTANCE COVERED – 1.5 miles

WHO – All ages and fitness levels

CAPACITY – 12 people per tour

WHAT TO WEAR – Comfortable shoes and clothing

WEATHER CONDITIONS – We tour rain or shine!

WHERE – The tour meets on Lincoln Road in South Beach (exact location is disclosed upon ticket purchase)

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Santa Fe School of Cooking: Restaurant Tours – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Only in Santa Fe for a few days and can’t decide which of the world famous restaurants to choose for dining? Let us help you try as many restaurants as possible while you are here! Lace up your most comfortable walking shoes and arrive hungry for the only tour of its kind in New Mexico. We’ll start at the internationally recognized Santa Fe School of Cooking for a meet and greet with our chef/guide and fellow adventurers, including a delicious sampling from our repertoire. Then its out for a guided tour of four of Santa Fe’s most prestigious dining destinations.

Each stop will include a private tasting and audiences with the chefs, owners and other key players that make this city one of America’s Top Culinary Capitals!
We look forward to introducing you to some of Santa Fe’s top chefs and bringing you into our diverse culinary scene!

Restaurant Walking Tour – 1

This tours includes…

  • Rio Chama is the largest restaurant in Santa Fe and as a result offers its clientelle an electic choice of environments in which to wine and dine. Among the rooms that you will visit on a tour of the restaurant are a beautiful wine cellar, a private dining area decorated with unique photos of Georgia O’Keeffe’s home, and a large party room exquisitely decorated in antique Native American textiles. After the tour you will visit the kitchen where you will be treated to a tasting of the food and wine that makes Rio Chama so popular.
  • La Casa Sena, situated in the beautiful Sena Plaza, dazzles their customers with sumptuous food and an amazing wine list. Chef Patrick Gharrity will welcome us into the luxurious wine bar where you will taste one of the house specialties.
  • Santacafe, situated in the spectacular Padre Gallegos House, is a Santa Fe institution that has consistently received the highest praises from visitors and locals alike. We will finish our tour of fine dining establishments at the restaurant Travel & Leisure once described as “elegant yet informal, with successfully inventive dishes, it is widely considered to be the cities finest restaurant”.

Restaurant Walking Tour – 2

This tour includes…

  • At the Galisteo Bistro meet the chef/owner Robert Chickering whose passion for authentic made-from-scratch Mediterranean food has skyrocketed his restaurant to #1 the Santa Fe Trip Advisor!
  • The Ore House at Milagro is a beautiful two story courtyard dining area. It is the perfect setting to highlight the bright, festive and authentic flavors of Latin America and Mexico. Enjoy a tasting from one of the best selection of specialty tequilas in Santa Fe.
  • La Boca, James Campbell Caruso’s Spanish tapas restaurant is the place to be seen in Santa Fe. James has a unique cooking style that has made him stand out. He has been been nominated three times by the James Beard Foundation for the “Best Chef in the Southwest” award. James takes the concept of tapas to a whole new place.
  • The Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi is one of New Mexico’s most highly acclaimed culinary destinations, The Anasazi Restaurant offers a fine dining atmosphere that is welcoming, elegant and rustic. Regional art is tastefully displayed throughout this beautiful Santa Fe restaurant. Enjoy tastings from the menu of Argentinean chef Juan Bochenski.
Restaurant Walking Tour – 3
This tour includes…

  • The Pink Adobe restaurant was established in 1944 by the legendary Rosalea Murphy.  Known affectionately by locals as “The Pink,” the restaurant has grown into a local and national landmark since its humble beginnings of serving French onion soup and apple pie. For over 50 years Rosalea filled her days using her talents and energy to create a unique flavor, décor and personality that makes this restaurant so special.
  • Nostrani Ristorante & Shibumi Ramenya welcomes diners into an exemplary Northern Italian fine dining experience. With a rose garden in the front and fresh herb and vegetable garden in the back, it is one of the most romantic restaurants in Santa Fe.

    Attached to Nostrani Ristorante, and utilizing garden fresh herbs and vegetables, is Shibumi Ramenya, a traditional Japanese noodle house. Chef Eric Stapleman studied Japanese cuisine in New York City and Chef de Cuisine Harris Brazina studied in Japan, and they bring the authentic flavors to the traditional Japanese menu.

  • Il Piatto, led by chef/proprietor, Matt Yohalem is on the forefront of the effort to promote seasonal, fresh and local ingredients in the Santa Fe restaurant scene. Matt works with local farmers to offer a uniquely delicious regional Italian cuisine.
  • We ask that you please refrain from wearing any fragrance for this afternoon’s tour.

Restaurant Walking Tour – 4

This tour includes…

  • Restaurant Martin is the restaurant that Chef Martín Rios and his wife Jennifer envisioned: A comfortable, refined and pleasing atmosphere where local people and Santa Fe visitors can enjoy Chef Rios’ award-winning progressive American cuisine. He has a long-standing reputation for his innovative combination of flavors, colors and presentation. Using fresh, local produce and organic meats and poultry, Chef Rios creates cuisine that reflects Southwestern and Asian styles influenced by his classical training in French technique. He has been nominated several times for the Best Chef in the Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.
  • Secreto Lounge at Hotel St Francis offers a unique experience in Santa Fe. Internationally acclaimed mixologists prepare garden-to-glass cocktails from locally grown ingredients while entertaining guests with the lore and history about their selection of vintage cocktails.
  • Luminaria at the Inn at Loretto celebrates the art of food by presenting Santa Fe’s only Concious Cuisine dining experience. Chef Matt Ostrander purchases fruits, vegetables and spices from local farmers and prime grades of meat from regional ranchers to create a menu that focuses on a sustainable approach to food.
  • Located next to the New Mexico state capital, The Guadalupe Cafe offers traditional home style New Mexican food in a charming, relaxed environment. The hot chile and the authentic local food has been pleasing folks for 36 years.

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Montreal Food Tours: Tales & Tastes of the Atwater Market – Montreal, Canada

Now that a new generation of Montrealers has moved in along the banks of the Lachine Canal, discover the rich history of the neighbourhoods surrounding the Atwater Market.

A meeting point for people seeking out farm-fresh produce, the Atwater Market is also bursting with fine foods, which you’ll be invited to taste and discover. Take a stroll through the streets of Saint-Henri and Little Burgundy and plunge into the blue collar and musical roots of these two unsung neighbourhoods.

Duration : 2.5 hours
Saturdays from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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