Take A Bite Out of Boca Explores Atlantic Avenue with Savor Our City

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Shaina Wizov of Take A Bite Out of Boca recaps her very first experience with Savor Our City Culinary Tours.

Delray Beach is so rich with culture and cuisine, it’s about time someone starting showing it off! My good friend Denise has introduced a new concept to the area, Savor The City Culinary Tours. Denise is famed around town for putting together great pairing events with her company “Denise’s Foodie Events,” so she is a natural choice for leading these tours. Her  first tour “Taste Atlantic Ave” takes you up and down the avenue, where you get to sample food and drinks from four restaurants and visit two gourmet specialty shops. Aside from the food, you also get to hear stories and fun facts about Delray Beach and its history from Denise. She interviewed local families and historians to find out some really cool info to share with her tour guests.

A group of ten of us joined Denise this past weekend. Among our group was Shanna from Boca Locals who puts together the ABZs Networking Crawls, and Stevie, a former chef and fellow local food blogger at Fork Notes. Gotta love when foodies unite for fun food-centered events!

 
The day started off at The Office, where we were served a bit of an indulgent sampling of their menu items: their Prime CEO Burger with sweet onion and tomato confit, bleu cheese crumble, gruyere, arugula and bacon, truffle fries and a beer. Yes, this was at 11:00 in the morning. Breakfast of Champions!
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Take A Bite Out of Boca Savors Pineapple Grove

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Pineapple Grove is full of yummy restaurants. Shaina from Take A Bite Out of Boca had a great time trying them all on the monthly Pineapple Grove tour.

You all know how much I love going on food tours. What could be more fun than exploring a city and all that its culinary culture has to offer? You remember the Taste Atlantic Ave tour I went on last month with Savor the City Culinary Tours, right? Well, last week Savor the City Culinary Tours debuted its first Pineapple Grove Tour and of course I was there, ready to take in every last bite! The Pineapple Grove Tour focuses on the area of Downtown Delray beyond the Ave. Those “off-the-beaten-path” kinds of places that take a local’s knowledge to know about — which is why this tour is so great; it’s introducing people to restaurants they may not have known existed. On the third Thursday of every month, my fellow food-loving friend Denise Righetti leads her Pineapple Grove Tour, in conjunction with Artist’s Alley (a time when local artists open their studios and galleries to the public), to give her guests a little taste of all that the Grove has to offer.

We started out with fine Italian cuisine at Casa di Pepe — the first restaurant for Chef Pepe. He served us a delicious Chardonnay (weird that I actually liked it, because I never like Chardonnay) alongside a family-style serving of his famous Penne a la Vodka with house-made vodka sauce made fresh every single day. He makes his pasta from scratch too! I tend to find penne a la vodka a boring dish — I’ll never order it if I go out to dinner at an Italian restaurant; however, after tasting Chef Pepe’s sauce, my mind has completely changed. This is so not boring! There was so much flavor in that sauce, I couldn’t get enough! It took all of my will power not to scoop out another portion of pasta from the plate in the center of our table, but I knew I had to save room for the other stops on the tour…

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Read the rest of this review and see more pictures here!

Take A Bite Out of Boca’s take on Savor Our City™ Culinary Tours

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Friend and fellow food blogger, Shaina Wizov has been with us every step of the way, literally, as we launched a new tour in a each city. We are excited to share her reviews with you as she covered our inaugural “Taste Atlantic Avenue” tour and “Pineapple Grove” tours in Delray and our “Savor PGA Commons” tour in Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy…

Book A Private Tour with Savor Our City™

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Gather your co-workers, friends or family and book a Private Tour with Savor Our City™!

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Do you have clients that you’d like to show your appreciation towards? Looking for something unique to do? Savor Our City™ has got just the solution for you. Let us customize a private tour for you and your group. Just ask the Boca Raton office of Fidelity Investments who recently went on a private “Taste Atlantic Avenue” tour in Delray Beach. Sara, one of Fidelity’s Account Executives, thought this unique day of savoring the city was the perfect way to appreciate and bond with their clients.

The 3-hour tour stopped for signature tastes and wine pairings at Tryst, The Office, DIG and Salt 7 as well as The Ancient Olive and Sloan’s Ice Cream. The group was treated to a ride on the Delray Downtowner and traveled in a caravan as they made their way through the back streets towards their final destination.

“Great event. You will definitely be seeing more business from us. I might like doing the Pineapple Grove one in the Fall or Feb/Mar.” – Sara Scaldini, Fidelity Investments Boca Raton branch.

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Contact Denise at (954) 410-3177 or email info@SavorOurCity.com to inquire about booking a private customized tour or to purchase gift certificates.

Savor Our City™ Launches Inaugural Tour

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Delray Beach, FL  May 5, 2014

Savor Our City™ Culinary Tours debuted their inaugural tour, “Taste Atlantic Ave” on Saturday, May 3, 2014. ” We are delighted to introduce the launch of our unique walking historical food tours in Palm Beach County. Our tours cater to the Adventure Traveler who really wants to enjoy a city through its culinary senses. We journey behind the scenes and soak in the history of old Delray while satiating our guests’ curious appetites. Participants have the opportunity to meet food artisans who represent some of the best restaurants and gourmet shops in the city”, says Savor Our City founder Denise Righetti.

Participants will have the opportunity to get a real taste of Delray Beach.  The “Taste Atlantic Ave” tour will introduce foodies to some of the best restaurants and specialty gourmet shops on “Atlantic Avenue”, a charming streetscape filled with upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment.

What makes Savor Our City Culinary™ tours unique is that we have chosen neighborhoods/districts that are 100% walkable and we provide not only historical facts, but  interject fun and interesting anecdotes and stories obtained through interviewing long time residents as well as the historian from the historical society.  Led by founder Denise Righetti and her team of knowledgeable foodies & wine enthusiasts – many with hospitality, culinary and/or food blogging backgrounds – these gourmet adventures take both local foodies and visitors alike behind-the-scenes into each city’s hot culinary communities, where they will be introduced to delicious savory treasures and sweet gems one bite at a time. A typical tour will include sample cuisines from four restaurants and two gourmet specialty shops. An example of some of the foods sampled on this tour may include a gourmet burger and truffle fries from an American Gastropub,chicken souvlaki from a Greek Taverna,ultra premium extra virgin olive oils & balsamic vinegars from around the globe, an authentic Philly steak sandwich, Bahn Mi lettuce cups and finally, something to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Included with the tour, each guest will receive a complimentary map and an insert highlighting every stop on the tour, with the names of each place, the address, their hours, what foods were sampled, with special offers.

“Taste Atlantic Avenue”  tours run every Saturday, 11am – 2pm and the third Friday of every month from 5pm for $65 per person. To book your tour,  go to www.SavorOurCity.com or call our ticketing agent, Zerve at (800) 979-3370. We are running a special promotion for the remainder of the tours this month for $50 per person. (Must use promo code STCL1).

Gift Certificates are available as are Private & Group Tours.

Please contact Denise Righetti for more information or photos. (954) 410-3177.