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Review of Miami Culinary Tours - Private Tours

Miami Culinary Tours - Private Tours
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Little Havana Food and Walking Tour in Miami
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Owner description: Miami Culinary Tours brings you everything South Florida’s culinary communities have to offer as well as the culture and tradition behind those doing the cooking. We organize Miami food tasting tours that not only showcase a particular type of cuisine, but also the culture and history behind it, giving tour participants the full story. The food tours in Miami are divided into different categories depending on cuisine and neighborhoods and offer foodies, both residents and visitors to the area, a chance to sample delicious dishes.
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“Foodies Rejoice!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

A couple days ago, i was invited to join in on a wynwood culinary tour in my hometown of south florida. For those that don't know, wynwood is an artsy neighborhood situated around the miami design district and midtown miami, where both local and world renowned artists are invited to display their artistic skills on the "wynwood walls" as well as other local business exteriors. Bringing the perfect combination of art + food to the palm of your hand, miami culinary tours is hands-down the ultimate food tour in the city of miami. Hailing from argentina, the founder of miami culinary tours, grace, is as hands on as it gets. From leading the groups herself to creating maps and itineraries filled with local eateries, bakeries, and art galleries, grace does it all...and with passion! The company also offers a south beach tour and a little havana tour which i will definitely be attending in the coming weeks. During the approximately three hour wynwood walking tour, we (and by we, i mean a maximum capacity of ten guests who traveled from all over the world) made a total of six stops.

The first stop on our culinary tour was wynwood kitchen + bar. Here we were served a chicken ropa vieja empanada alongside sweet maduros (also known as fried plantains) these side-by-side appetizers were paired with "la rubia", the "blonde beer". The empanada was filled with a generous amount of pulled chicken which has been seared, poached, and shredded. Quite a process for this little things! They had hints of spanish onion, garlic, bay leaf, heinz ketchup and chipotle peppers. It was served over siracha crema. The sweet maduros were caramelized and served with a drizzle of homemade crema which added a nice refreshing touch. These were probably the best plantains i have had in miami! The pairing of all three went exceptionally well together. While being served these spectacular appetizers, there was a special appearance at the table by head chef miguel aguillar. He patiently explained the history behind the restaurant and menu and how it all began. I highly recommend wynwood kitchen + bar for those looking for small dishes from all around with world with a latin twist!

Next on our list was the butcher shop; a retail meat market//beer garden//restaurant in one which was originally started in west palm beach. Here we were each served a cone shaped sampler of some of their most popular cold cut meats alongside their signature homemade german spicy mustard. Each piece of deli meat was better than the last. Quickly after we were served a popular, yet hard to find in miami, polish dish--> the pirogi (also referred to as the "polish dumpling" the pirogi was filed with an incredible combination of cheese and cabbage; and while the outside of the dough had a delicious crisp to it with every bite, the inside was soft and melted in your mouth just like you would hope. These homemade pirogis are definitely a must-try. We paired the meats and pirogi with a brooklyn beer; the "brooklyn chocolate stout". At 14$ a bottle, its a bit expensive; however it did pair outstanding with the pirogi and the cold cuts.

Third stop on this oh-so-good food heaven trip was jimmy'z kitchen. Voted "best mofongo" in miami, the fried and mashed green plantains were piled high on a bed of creole sauce with pieces of nicely cooked chicken. On the contrary, the mofongo dish was probably my least favorite on the tour. Perhaps because i am simply not a mofongo lover, or perhaps because i am a "texture person". The presentation of this miami-influenced dish was outstanding and the atmosphere of the restaurant itself was great! The chef is a native of puerto rico so it is no surprise this signature dish was voted best in miami.

Pride + joy bbq, our fourth stop on our walking tour was an incredible atmosphere. Between the two massive smokers in the rear end of the restaurant to the vintage car bar in the middle of the southern bbq joint, this place was just calling my name. After hours upon hours of rubbing, smoking, pulling, and injecting (with cider), their pulled pork was unbelievable and worth the wait (although we didnt do much waiting) and with the array of homemade (and gluten free) sauces placed conveneintly on each table, the hickory maple was by far the winner. The sweet and tangy kick it added to our deviled eggs with a heaping of pulled pork was finger licking good. Im going to quote the waiter here for a minute....these were "deviled eggs on steroids". Upon discovering that pride + joy is working on a new menu which will feature dishes such as country fried steak, yet keeping some old time classics (such as the deviled egg with pulled pork which we were served) you can count on me to go back.

Check out my blog for the full review with photos! Www.fyoursister.com

Visited December 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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“Must do to experience the true flavor of Miami!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We were a large group of 9, who wanted to experience the Little Havana tour. Grace, the owner, arranged a private tour for us with Steve, who was fantastic! He lives in the neighborhood, is highly knowledgeable about the history of the cuban migration to the city, and was so accommodating. The tour itself is fantastic. The blend of culture, history, and fantastic food that also told the story of the people and the neighborhood could not have been planned better. It is highly organized and coordinated with all the food purveyors on the tour. Even when we had to wait just a tad at one stop, Steve was able to easily fill the time with stories and information. Excellent company, excellent tour, excellent guide - would definitely come back to do one of the other neighborhoods.

Visited December 2013
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Boca Raton, United States
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“Food the for the tummy and mind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Awesome tour with awesome food. Knowledgeable tour guide who was very animated and showed us some really cool spots along the way and told us some great inside information about Wynwood.

I would definitely recommend this to anyone even remotely thinking about it and considers themselves a food lover.

Plenty of food and we even had to pace our eating so that we could finish eating whatever was on the rest of tour, so definitely no shortage of food. This is coming from someone who can eat.

Visited December 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Excellent food and professional tour !!!!!! totally recommend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

I went on the Wynwood Art District Tour couple of week ago and had an outstanding experience and taste of the best food in 5 ( may be 6 don't remember ) different restaurants in the area. Our guide Grace Della was so professional and knew very much about the area it self , art and history on the district.
I can't want for my family and friends to join the tour and enjoy it as much as i did.
Please schedule the tour for yourself and your loved ones and have an amazing time!

Regards, Ksenia

Visited November 2013
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Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
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“Wynwood Art Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

Excellent introduction to the rich variety of food available here and to the history of the area. Friendly and knowledgeable guide.had a great time.Definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area, or even locals looking for something different to do.

Visited December 2013
Thank Amy W
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