A Taste of Florida

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Ride into summertime with a cultural epicurean experience on the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County, Florida. This culinary tour consists of travels to historic Lake Worth and Lantana on the second Saturday of each month; and historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, year-round at 11am plus private tours are offered during the weekday. The tour partners include family-owned eateries and bakeries; and non-profit cultural centers highlighting local artists. Taste History is a four-hour foodcentric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. At least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour. Taste History combines history, culture and cuisine, therefore this gastronomy tour infuses food tastings with the history of the State of Florida and local area along with visits to historic buildings and art galleries. Florida history is narrated by a guide. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County program is a food eating, art and history experience offered by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History (MLFH) and sponsored by Macy’s. 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 500th anniversary, Viva Florida. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County premiered in October 2011 as the first food tour of its style in Palm Beach County, Florida. Originally, this gastronome tour program was designed to visit historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach but when the first seven- months sold-out it was expanded to offer more dates and in April 2012 to include historic Lake Worth and Lantana, Florida. As a result of the inclusion of Lake Worth and Lantana, Taste History has been a leader in introducing new audiences to that city and town which has created an economic benefit for them. In downtown Lake Worth, the featured art galleries are the Maryanne Webber Gallery, the non-profit Lake Worth Art League Gallery, and the non-profit Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in addition to visiting restaurants for cultural eating experiences. Taste History incorporates a rotation of cuisine tastings representing varied cultures that are African American, Southern American, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greco-Roman, Italian, English, French, French Canadian, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Hungarian, Turkish and Ancient Mexican along with farm-to-table and organic tastings. The rate is $40 per person (new rate effective April 1st due to increases in bus rental fees and insurance); free for children under age 18 ( accompanied by an adult family member). Pre-payment is required. Tickets can be purchased on-line at TasteHistoryCulinaryTours.blogspot.com. Call 561-243-2662 or E-mail tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org. Private group tours are also available at special rates. Taste History cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. The food tours board at Macy’s (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach. The following are the upcoming dates: (All tours start at 11am. Pre-payment is required): May 2013 Saturday, May 11 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, May 18 & 25 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach June 2013 Saturday, June 8, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, June 15 & 22 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach July 2013 Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, July 20 & 27 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach August 2013 Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, August 17 & 24 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach September 2013 Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, September 21 & 28 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach October 2013 Saturday, October 12, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, October 19 & 26 Delray Beach/Boyntoh Beach November 2013 Saturday, November 9, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, November 16 & 23 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach December 2013 Saturday, December 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, December 21 & 28 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach