A great way to explore Miami is by participating on a culinary tour to literally taste the diversity of the city while visiting local restaurants in iconic city neighborhoods. Miami Culinary Tours offers visitors a delicious alternative to learn about the city’s colorful and diverse resident communities through food.
They conduct expertly guided tours in iconic South Beach where participants visit different restaurants to eat and learn about the influences, ingredients, and cooking styles typical of this eclectic district. Guests walk from restaurant to restaurant enjoying the sights, energy and ocean breeze while the guide explains about the fusion of flavors, the cultural influences, Art Deco architecture and local contemporary history.
“Food in Miami is not just about flavor, behind each dish there is a story, a culture” explains Grace Della founder of Miami Culinary Tours, a small local company passionate about food and culture whose tours highlight the Latin culture of Miami and exalt the diversity and history of the city. She had the idea of the tour when she saw the success her mom’s cooking exhibitions had in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Grace and her group of guides are passionate about food and their city. They provide a great option for visitors to get to know the essence of Miami. It is easy to taste the history and culture behind each dish, flavor, and place visited. Since they are not sponsored by any restaurant they can revise the places they visit to follow fresh new flavors and ingredients.
Following is the list of the restaurants visited by Miami Culinary Tours in South Beach:
- Restaurante Bolívar (Colombian): Corn empanadas, plantains stuffed with well condimented chicken, and a refreshing refajo.
- 660 at the Angler Hotel (Flori-bbean fusion): Delicate Peruvian influenced fish tiraditos with Caribbean ingredients.
- Larios on the Beach (Old Havana flavors): Elegant restaurant where you try Cuban classics like ropa vieja, rice and black beans and sweet ripe plantains.
- Charlotte Bakery (Argentina): Perfectly made Argentinian empanada.
- Blocks Pizza Deli (Mediterranean): Fetah cheese, olive oil and delicious pesto stuffed in a crust made from live yeast brought from Italy.
- David’s Café (Cuban): Cuban coffee ordered from the restaurant’s to-go window for a quick pick-me-up like locals do.
- Jerry’s Famous Deli (Jewish): Rugula is a delicate and rich pastry stuffed with sweet cream cheese and raspberries.
- Gelateria Milani (Italian): Italian Gelato made from scratch with delicious ingredients imported from Italy like their hazelnuts and pistachios.