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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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Delicious Israel: Regional Area Culinary Safari

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

Sample itinerary, Carmel area:

Just an hour away from Tel Aviv, the Carmel region combines a multi-cultural environment (Jewish, Arab and Druze populations co-existing) with a rich land ripe for producing high-quality foods.

We will visit a variety of local producers including:

  • Visit to goat farm, meeting with the owner, and tastings of homemade goat cheeses
  • Wine tasting with the winemaker or owner at a boutique winery
  • Learning and tasting at a spice shop that grows the herbs/spices locally – the “Toys-R-Us for foodies”
  • Druze hospitality in the home of a Druze woman that cooks incredible local ethnic foods from recipes passed down through the generations
  • Optional visits to: ancient olive oil press (organic olives and café), homemade jam producer, boutique organic beer brewery and/or organic wine makers, artisanal chocolate maker.

Time: 7-8 hours

Similar safaris can be arranged in the Jerusalem Hills, Galil, Golan Heights

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Delicious Israel: Cooking workshop

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion.

This experience will be enjoyed with an accomplished Israeli chef who will teach a fun, hands-on lesson in his open professional kitchen studio. Depending on the time of day, this option may include a visit to the outdoor market to see what’s in season, then moving to the chef’s studio to cook a menu that includes modern Israeli cuisine (flexible).

Sample Menu:
● Fresh hummus
● Handmade, steaming hot pita
● Open fire grilled eggplant with green tehini
● Israeli garden vegetable salad with mint
● Grilled chicken/lamb kabobs with cumin and sumac
● Spicy Moroccan fish
● Freekeh with peas and pistachios
● Baklava
● Mint lemonade and black coffee with cardamom

Time: 3-5 hours (depending on group)

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Delicious Israel: Negev Artisanal Treasures, Tasting a Desert in Bloom

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

Just over a decade ago, the Israeli government made the decision to allot a number of families desert land in the Negev to encourage development of a “wine route.” The culinary treasures that have emerged around this experiment have been fruitful and continue to fulfill Ben Gurion’s dream of a desert in bloom.

Visit includes:
● Argan oil and Camel’s milk producers – learn about the root of these internationally
significant trends
● Vegetable R&D center – learn about the production of innovative vegetables,
including seedless baby peppers, black tomatoes, and purple carrots.
● Solar powered goat farm (with the country’s best cheese!)
● Organic winery using drip irrigation for sustenance
● Medicinal herbs and natural spice grower
● Possible Additions: Honey farm, Israeli Cactus farm, Chef cooking experience with
using Negev products, Bedouin hospitality, Black Hebrews vegan cooking experience

11-12 hours

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Delicious Israel: Nazareth Culinary Trends

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

When it comes to Israeli cuisine, the Arab and Jewish communities are co-existing and unite over the love for fresh and natural food production, as seen in Nazareth (and even written about in the New York Times). The flavors from the Arab tradition are an important aspect in the development of modern Israeli cuisine. This experience takes us deep into Israeli-Arab culture as we meet the Arab institutions and people setting today’s culinary trends that go beyond (and sometimes meet head-on) deeper political issues.

  • Culinary safari in Nazareth including the market, 100 year old spice mill, sweets shop
  • Visit to Tehini and/or halva factory
  • Visit to Arak producer (optional)
  • Meal in Nazareth OR Kosher Druze hospitality in the home of a nearby Druze woman cooking local ethnic recipes passed down through the generations.

7 hours

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Delicious Israel: Food Photography Safari – Tel Aviv

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

Israel’s culinary melting pot creates a unique blend of colors, aromas, and flavors. Our Tel Aviv food photography safari will help you capture these experiences in your stomach and “on film.” Your images will tempt and tantalize the taste buds of family and friends, and keep the flavors alive long after you have returned home. We begin at a cafe with a short introduction to Israeli food culture and to food photography basics (fit to the client’s level), then together we hit the streets to snap shots and taste fresh produce and artisanal dishes under the guidance of an experienced food photographer. At each station you will receive a set of food photography tips about how to make the most of light, angles, and composition with different types of food. Experience suitable for basic & advanced camera knowledge.

3 hours, meeting/ending point in Central Tel Aviv

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Delicious Israel: Gourmet – Progressive Lunch/Dinner – Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

In the past 10 years, Israel’s cuisine has been reaching global levels, and the media features Israeli chefs among the world’s best. This tour will bring you in contact with the country’s best chefs in personal tastings through multiple course tour of three of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem’s best dining establishments. Enjoy an appetizer, main course and dessert – each in a different restaurant. If desired, each course will be paired with an appropriate Israeli wine.

5 hours, meeting/ending point different for each experience

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Delicious Israel: Eat Jerusalem Market Tasting Tour

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

The market tour of Jerusalem will introduce you to the cornerstone of where ancient and modern meet – in the stalls of the country’s largest outdoor market – Machane Yehuda. Taste at Israel’s largest outdoor market where the local chefs and residents shop for farm-fresh produce, olive oils, cheeses, sweets, and top it all of with an ethnic Iraqi meal in an age-old market fresh eatery.

2.5 hours, meeting point in the market

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Delicious Israel: Market Hop Foodie Safari – Tel Aviv

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

Visit Tel Aviv through the eyes of two food markets, each telling its own unique story – Levinsky wholesale spice market and the Carmel outdoor fruit/vegetable market. The markets represent a shift in Tel Aviv’s history and Israel’s cuisine and participants will experience almost a century of culture and food history. Tastings will include cheeses, home made spices, olives and olive oils, breads, seasonal fruits and fresh juices, special ethnic sweets, medicinal herbs, and modern Israeli cuisine flavors.

4 hours, meeting point in Levinsky Market, ending at Carmel Market

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Delicious Israel: Levinsky Market Safari – Tel Aviv

Delicious Israel offers foodies and culture-seekers a unique and adventurous way to vacation and connect with Israel – through their passion. Our culinary and boutique specialty tours are limited to small groups so that together we can veer off the beaten path to eat, explore, learn and experience the authentic “insider” scene of Israeli lifestyle, history and culture.

Israel has a long-standing history as part of the ancient spice route, and Tel Aviv’s modern trends are reliving this importance. The Levinsky market dates back to the 1920s, founded by Balkan immigrants who brought their local flavors with them. The market takes us back eras as many of the family’s next generation are still running the stores. Gourmet restaurant chefs come for fresh spices, dried fruits and store-roasted coffees, as well as olive oils and deli goods. On this tour we will taste throughout the market and meet the owners of the shops – grandfathers and sons working together telling a story of Israel’s ethnic and culinary history.

2.5 hours, meeting point in Levinsky Market

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