Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

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The Taste History Culinary Tour is an enjoyable cultural culinary journey that is three-hours to four-hours and a combination of bus riding and 4 to 6 blocks of walking, approximately. At least three to four eateries are visited for food tastings and some eating experiences are standing-only. The tour also includes trips to historic buildings or art galleries. Depending on which tour you choose, you may visit Northwood Village/West Palm Beach, Lake Worth/Lantana or Delray Beach/Boynton Beach.

On this tour to The Delray and Boynton Beach area, guests enjoy a historical journey and a taste of Floribbean cuisine!

“The essence of what makes a particular dish “Floribbean” is similar to that of certain other aspects of variable Floridian culture: it is influenced by visitors and immigrants from all over the world, but especially from the Caribbean (with notable influence from Haiti, The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago). In the case of the southern Florida region in particular, a subdivision called Latin-Floribbean or Hispano-Floribbean cuisine also borrows features of Latin American cuisine from such countries as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Argentina,Brazil, and the Dominican Republic, adding more influences to the mix.”

We begin our Journey in Delray Beach! Did you know Delray means “of the king”?

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

After touring historic churches and neighborhoods, it is time for our first tasting.

Sweet’s Sensational Jamaican Cuisine in Delray Beach
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Guests enjoy a variety of Jamaican delights such as curried chicken, goat, oxtail, beef patties and plantains.

Café Bleu in Delray Beach
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Guests of the tour enjoy tea and coffee samples from Cafe Bleu which was the former franchised establishment known as Spot Coffee.

Cabana El Rey Latin Nuevo in Delray Beach

Cabana El Rey has been a part of Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach for 11 years making it one of the longest standing restaurants on the Ave. The cuisine served here has influences from a variety of countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and Argentina.

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Mariquitas with homemade guacamole and mojo dipping sauce.

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Red Sangria

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Chimichurri Churrasco garnished with onions that are pickled in house.

Boca Artists Guild Gallery in Delray Beach

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Get to know your local artists though their works associated with the Boca Museum of Art.

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club in Delray Beach
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Delray Beach has earned its status as a destination vacation, attracting travelers from all over the country. Learn more about this historical landmark hotel, now open year round to accommodate visitors of Delray.

Guests of the tour are invited back to the tour bus to learn more as we make our way to the Boynton Beach tastings. We arrive at a newly opened bakery.

Bond & Smolders (Netherlands) Bakery in Boynton Beach
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Chef Phillip who is also evidently a painter strives to duplicate his business in Poland, a Bakery and Cafe which he operated for 15 years.

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Assorted fruit filled pastries, all made on the premises.

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

This tower of goodies was ready for guests of the tour upon arrival. Included were an assortment of baked goods and small sandwiches. It was kind of like having a tea party!

Don Che Bistro in Downtown Boynton Beach
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Another newcomer to Boynton Beach is Don Che Bistro, which opened its doors to the public this past July.
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
The founders, Ramiro and Joanne Calomarde
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
More Sangria? Ok sure, why not?!
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Chef Ramiro explains the delicacies he has prepared for us
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
A variety of Empanadas including beef, ham & cheese and spinach.
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Pastas made from scratch! Argentinian cuisine has a heavy Italian influence.
Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida
Don Che Grill and Cheese Dip

Taste History Culinary Tours: Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida

Flan, Bread Pudding, Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse

Learn more about the Lantana/Lake Worth tour: https://thesoflasage.com/2015/06/27/taste-history-culinary-tours-lantana-lake-worth-florida/

Learn more about the Northwood Village tour: https://thesoflasage.com/2015/05/04/taste-history-culinary-tours-northwood-village/

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