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Culinary Tours of the Pines

Pinehurst, NC, USA
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About Culinary Tours of the Pines
Culinary Tours of the Pines is a provider of small group walking culinary tasting tours. The Classic Pinehurst Tour operates on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM. Small plate signature dishes are provided at each culinary stop along with a craft beer tasting that complements each dish. In addition to the food tasting stops a wine tasting will be held in the downtown wine Shop. As participants walk from location to location in the Village they will receive information regarding the history of Pinehurst, the various establishments visited, and information about the food being tasted at the various stops. The Sweet and Savory Brunch Tour operates on Thursday mornings. Start your morning at Lady Bedford’s Tea Parlour with a mid-morning brunch of a savory quiche and the Parlour’s famous scones. Two teas will be sampled. After brunch, you will be treated to an historic walking tour of the Village which will include a visit to the Tufts Archives, home to the largest collection of memorabilia from both the Tufts and the Donald Ross families. The morning continues with a stop at the Pinehurst Olive Oil Company and includes the tasting of both savory olive oils and sweet balsamic vinegars. A special end sweet treat will await you at Cameron and Company. Your tour will end shortly after noon.
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KportFamily wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingsport, Tennessee1 contribution
This tour was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon in Pinehurst sampling excellent food perfectly paired with local craft beers. An added bonus is meeting the chef and learning about their restaurant. Kathy the tour guide provides a nicely paced tour and shares her knowledge and love for Pinehurst with her guests. I would highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from culinarytoursoft, Owner at Culinary Tours of the Pines
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Thanks to everyone in your group for joining the tour. All of you made my afternoon equally enjoyable.
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Zoe wrote a review Feb 2020
Southern Pines, North Carolina1 contribution
We had the most wonderful afternoon. The tour was perfectly paced, full of very interesting information about Pinehurst and it’s unique history, scrumptious and abundant small plates perfectly paired with local craft beers, and a lovely wine tasting at a locally owned and operated boutique wine shop. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone visiting this area or anyone from this area that wants a unique glimpse of Pinehurst and it’s fascinating history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from culinarytoursoft, Owner at Culinary Tours of the Pines
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Your group was a delight to be with for the afternoon. Thanks for the review. This review marks 100 positive reviews since I started the tour. It is a result of a great deal of hard work on the part of all the people involved with the tour.
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golfer816 wrote a review Feb 2020
Clifton Springs, New York4 contributions
A wonderful introduction to the history of Pinehurst as well as generous portions of wonderful food at some of the more iconic places in the village. Kathy is the perfect tour guide, well versed in history.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from culinarytoursoft, Owner at Culinary Tours of the Pines
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. I really enjoyed spending time with your group.
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pdell0 wrote a review Oct 2019
Pinehurst, North Carolina6 contributions4 helpful votes
This was an amazing way to spend a beautiful autumn afternoon touring in and around the Village of Pinehurst. Kathy, our tour guide, was a wealth of information and spoke loudly and clearly as she shared the history of this beautiful village in the pines. We were a group of 15 golf girlfriends visiting from Pittsburgh, PA. There wasn't one thing we didn't like about the tour. The food was fabulous, the length of the tour was perfect at 2-1/2 hours, and the amount of walking was easy and broken up by the individual stops at each of the 5 establishments. We met our guide in the Donald Ross Grille of the Pinehurst Resort to learn a little about the resort history. We then walked to The Deuce restaurant where we had their house specialty of pulled pork sandwiches and tater tots, paired with a beer. Next was a narrated walk thru the resort town to the village chapel and on to the Holly Inn. We had a beer sampling in the Tavern and then went downstairs to the 1895 Dining Room, for more history about the Holly Inn and met with the chef who talked to us about his most popular slow roasted greens and shrimp and grits dish, which was also paired with a beer. Next stop, The Village Wine Shop, where Gwen the owner, offered us a tasting of 3 of wines. We were happy to be able to ship wine back home. Last stop was the gem of Pinehurst, The Carolina Hotel, where we met the pastry chef, who elaborated on the labor intense creation of the Sky High Key Lime Pie, the dessert specialty of the hotel! Registration on line for these tours is quick and easy, and necessary if you have a group to keep together, and everything is pre-paid, so it makes it simplified once you meet the tour guide at your first stop. The price point of the tour is a great value for the amount of food and beverages you receive through out the walk. You will NOT be disappointed.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from culinarytoursoft, Owner at Culinary Tours of the Pines
Responded Nov 4, 2019
I can't thank you enough for your detailed review. It was a wonderful afternoon spent with lovely women from my hometown roots. Hope to see you on the tour again.
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Amy S wrote a review Oct 2019
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We signed up for this tour as one of the activities for my birthday weekend while also researching retirement areas. We loved the idea of learning more about the history of Pinehurst while also enjoying some of the tastes the town had to offer. We weren’t disappointed! Kathy was a wonderful guide, full of information with a passion for the history of the area and the golf course. She arranged amazing food/drink stops that highlighted the skills of the local chefs and their establishments. Knowing it was my birthday, Kathy also arranged for special birthday acknowledgments by the chefs-such a nice touch!!! Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from culinarytoursoft, Owner at Culinary Tours of the Pines
Responded Oct 20, 2019
So glad you choose to spend some of your birthday weekend with us. Hope you will consider retirement in Pinehurst. Thanks for your lovely review.
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