|Enjoying the Art Deco District|
|So much history behind the decor|
|Natalie Fong, Our Tour Guide|
|Getting to know each other|
From start to finish, the South Beach tour was about 1 mile long and took approximately 3 hours. Altogether, we made 7 stops, ranging from generous sit down meals and on-the-go bites, to a Cuban "colada" fix at a local eatery.
Take a look at some of the highlights from our tour and see why Miami Culinary Tours has received national and international recognition from travelers and local foodies alike. Since I think its much more fun to leave the stops a surprise, I'll just give you a bit of information on the locales we visited as well as share some of the foodporn with you.
|Cheers with Refrajo|
|Artisanal Colombian Cuisine|
|The Chef, detailed as always, came to say hi to the group and describe the dishes|
|A Taste of Cuba|
|A little bit of the Czech Republic on Ocean Drive|
|Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream|
|Oh boy! More Sweets|
For the last two stops, we continued on the Dessert Trail; sampling some more culinary culture. We visited a casual location that's become quite the institution on South Beach in the ten years it's been there. Originally from Israel, its owner started his first restaurant in 1978, and they are open for business 24 hours a day. Here, we sampled some traditional sweets and then moved on to our final stop of the evening: Italian Gelato. Offering a huge selection of flavors, we had trouble picking just one. It was a great ending to a memorable night!
If this is what Grace envisioned as she sat in her mother's kitchen, and began her journey to creating culinary tours that would provide everything from delicious cuisine, to a fine cultural experience, she hit it right on the nail. Besides the South Beach Tour, there is also a Little Havana Tour, and a couple of City Tours (on a bus). If you prefer, you can also request a Private Tour. For more information, visit Miami Culinary Tours online at http://www.miamiculinarytours.com.