Thursday, July 16, 2015

Floribbean Cuisine, Culture on Epicurean Tour in Palm Beach County, Florida


The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu for Summer 2015 with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history.  The tour program delivers an engaging taste of the cuisine, culture, art and history of the main streets, historic districts and unique off the beaten path areas. 



Cabana El Rey Latin Nuevo. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Floribbean cuisine represents a culinary evolution in Florida that is a mixture of various cultures influenced by European and Caribbean immigrants.  The word Floribbean is a portmanteau with the merging of two words Florida and Caribbean. These new cuisines are now strongly associated with a Florida experience thus the term Floribbean. The Florida origins of Floribbean cuisine begin in year 1513 with the arrival of Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon who gave Florida its name which means flowers. Other Spaniard explorers arrived in Florida and brought with them their culture, religion and cuisines too. An exchange of food stuffs and foodways developed between the Native Americans and Spaniards.  The Native Americans ate from nature and the sea; and the Spaniards brought pigs, cattle and their foodways. Then you have the arrival of the British and the French who brought their foodstuffs too that further influenced new foodways in Florida.  In the 1900s Florida’s foodscape continued to grow with the immigration of Cubans.

The June 20th tour to Delray Beach & Boynton Beach also celebrated Father's Day with trips to Cabana El Rey, Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack, Shaffer's Tea Room, Le Macaron French Pastries Shop, Bambo Fire Cafe, Colony Hotel, Boynton Industrial Arts District and Palermo's Bakery.

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The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Dee Dee's Conch & Rib Shack. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom.  The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom.   The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history.  

Argentinean empanadas at Shaffer's Tearoom.   The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Shaffer's Tearoom. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Shaffer's Tearoom.The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history.  

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Bamboo Fire Cafe. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Le Macaron French Pastries Shop. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Colony Hotel. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Colony Hotel. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Colony Hotel. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Colony Hotel. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Colony Hotel. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Boynton Beach Industrial Arts District. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery was established more than 125 years ago in Italy. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 


Stuffed semolina bread at Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 

Palermo's Bakery. The non-profit Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County is sautéing its menu with cultural epicurean tours that celebrate Floribbean cuisines, culture and history. 
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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 Viva Florida initiative.  

The tour program includes bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking. The mission of the tour includes incorporating education about food culture and food history with the food tastings thus dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
Taste History is sponsored, in part, by Macy’s. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Additional support for Taste History has been received from Kingston Fresh, Carl and Iris Apfel; and bequests from the late Patricia Ann Ravo and the late Boris & Edith Rueger.

Effective February 1, 2015, $45 per person is the new rate for the tours traveling to Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth and Lantana. The new rate for the West Palm Beach/Northwood Village tour is $50 per person. Free for children under age 14 (children must be accompanied by a paid adult family member). Children age 14 and over pay regular price. Due to the increase in fees that are charged to our organization for the tour bus rental and insurance; an increase in our tour fees is necessary. Pre-paid reservations that have been made prior to that date will not be affected. Taste History is a non-profit educational organization. Fees are inclusive of all food and visits to cultural centers and art galleries. 

For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email tour@tastehistoryculinarytours.org 

Brief Facts about Taste History:
  • Offered year-round
  • Held on the first, second, third and fourth Saturdays at 11am
  • At least 3 to 4 locally owned and family owned eateries are visited for food tasting. Some cuisines may be culturally specific.  The food portions are hearty.
  • Cultural centers or emerging art galleries are visited
  • Tour travels through historic neighborhoods, districts, main streets and off the beaten path.
  • Bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking
  • Some eating experiences are standing-only
  • Tour is at least 3 to 4 hours
  • Food and Florida history are narrated by a guide
  • To maintain an element of surprise, each tour is different and never an exact duplication of any previous tour hosted
  • Private group tours are also available during the weekday
  • Pre-payment is required. Fees are inclusive
  • Tour takes place Rain or Shine.
  • Dietary Restrictions Cannot be Accommodated. Click here to read about types of foods served on the tour.
Click here to read News Media Reviews 

2015 Dates (revised/more dates added)– Taste History Culinary Tours

Saturday, January 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana-Special New Year’s Weekend Tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, January 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (January 17, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, January 24, 2015  Delray beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, January 31, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (extra date added)


Saturday, February 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (February 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Lake Worth/Lantana (February 14th is Valentine’s Day Tour)

Saturday, February 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, March 7, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (March 7, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 14, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana (March 14, 2015 is sold-out)

Saturday, March 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, March 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, April 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, April 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (April 18th is Sold-out)

Saturday, April 25, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 2, 2015  Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (May 2nd is Sold-Out)

Saturday, May 9, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, May 16, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, May 23, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, June 6, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach/Lake Worth

Saturday, June 13, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, June 20, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach (Father's Day Weekend Tour) (June 20th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, June 27, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, July 11, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, July 18, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, July 25, 2015   Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, August 1, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, September 26, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, October 3, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, November 7, 2015  Lake  Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach (November 7th is Sold-Out)

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, November 28, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach


Saturday, December 5, 2015  Lake Worth/Northwood Village/West Palm Beach

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana

Saturday, December 19, 2015  Delray Beach/Boynton Beach

Saturday, December 26, 2015  Lake Worth/Lantana
  


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Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida's Viva Florida initiative to celebrate its history and culture: