Restaurant tours let diners sample an array of cuisines in a single afternoon, a feat only matched by calling every takeout shop in the phone book or volunteering as the Food Network studio’s garbage disposal. Dine diversely with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get your choice of a Los Angeles restaurant walking tour from The City Tour (a $59 value). Guests can choose from the tours of Culver City, Downtown Metro, Marina Del Rey or West Hollywood neighborhoods. Tours of Belmont Shore, La Cienega, Manhattan Beach, and Santa Monica are also coming soon.
The City Tour's savvy guides helm walking tours throughout some of LA's gastronomic gold mines, ranging from contemporary diners to upscale bistros, with the restaurant lineup for each neighborhood changing weekly. Tours grant pedestrians insider access to four local venues, providing access to chefs, demonstrations, tastings, and a sneak peak at unredacted secret recipes. The La Cienega tour exposes palates to techniques on the knife’s edge of the gastronomical scene, and the Culver City tour meanders through a mishmash of culinary traditions, visiting Italian trattorias, American gastropubs, and canadian-bacon libraries. Foodsplorers can eat their way across Marina del Rey on a tour that blends cool ocean breezes with inventive Cal-Med cuisine.
Each tour includes gratuity, so no extra expenditures are necessary. Additionally, chefs at each tour stop give a presentation in which they share their distinctive culinary visions for fusing unique flavors and building forts out of nothing but american cheese slices and graham crackers. New tours in different cities are added to the schedule often. This Groupon is valid for tours in any city.
In cities across the United States, TheCityTour's guides lead groups of up to 20 on gastronomic odysseys through select neighborhoods known for their thriving dining scenes. Each all-inclusive walking tour typically includes stops at four respected establishments, from sushi bars to crepe shops, where guests experience an array of dishes, drinks, and menu fonts. To further personalize the experience, the owner or chef makes an appearance and meets and talks to tour diners. Though the restaurants are kept secret and change every outing, TheCityTour's team does maintain an FAQ page to anticipate questions about the tour.