Jump to: Denver’s Food Secrets
Graduate from pilfered grocery store samples and embark on an epicurean adventure in the city with today's Groupon. For $25, you'll turn cupcake corners and race up winey roads on a tour with Denver Gourmet, a $49 value. Between chomps, you'll chat with the city's gourmet gurus, learning secrets about the tastes, the town, the town's tastes, and how the town tastes if you lick the sidewalk.
Chose from any of the three-hour gourmet walking tours. Sweet-toothed strollers can walk off the sugar and sample the area's best cookies, cupcakes, and treats at the chocolate walking tour. For a more well-rounded experience, try the gourmet walking tour, where you'll learn about craft brewing, pair wine with regional cheese selections, and taste gelato as it's made. Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturdays, starting at 1 p.m. at Riverfront Park.
Wherever your tour takes you, expect to find artisans waiting there who will happily share their passion for flavorful food with you, as well as suggest pairings that will help your tongue stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder until spring arrives. Denver Gourmet's small, hands-on tours make them excellent options for holiday family visits, book clubs, fight clubs, girls' days out, and suspicious absences from work.
Valid for walking tours only, not chauffeured tours.
Denver Gourmet Tours
On a trip to Britain, Chelly Vitry was determined to stop at an authentic apple press. She was eager to sample Scrumpy—a British version of hard cider—and see how it was made. Despite days of searching, however, she couldn’t find a press that would allow her visit. With Denver Gourmet Tours, Chelly guides small groups on the same kind of hands-on culinary experience she sought in Britain. During her excursions—which change seasonally—Chelly and her guests spend three hours strolling Denver’s streets, meeting food specialists, and trying the food at four to six culinary hot spots such as food trucks, sweet shops, and craft breweries.
Along with her main tours, Chelly customizes culinary trips, designs gastronomic team-building activities, and hosts events such as progressive dinners and tasting parties. She also fills her guests with newfound culinary skills during hands-on cooking classes, where they learn to craft cupcakes, bake bread, or grow pizzas in their garden.