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Thoughts on Taste for a rainy day

July 13, 2017 — Thoughts on #Guelph190 for a rainy day “Food has an unmatched ability to communicate a unique sense of place. Local cuisine provides a direct connection to the history of a region, the soul of its people and the rhythm of daily life. ” -Greg Oates, Skift Magazine: Mega Trends Defining Travel In 2016 We feel, walk, see and taste this...

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Why do a Food Tour - part 2

May 16, 2017 — Why take a Food & Cultural Tour - part 2 5. Um...The Food! Food tours essentially unwrap (or uncork!) a region by offering access to its local ingredients. It's that authentic Taste of Place that the Culinary Tourism Alliance has coined so beautifully. And to be brutally honest - if not a bit biased - we think Guelph does it best. Food - good, fresh, local...

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Why do a Food Tour?

March 28, 2017 — Why take a Food & Cultural Tour? Pt. 1 This isn't exactly the only question we get. More of a " What is a Food Tour?, but we think this series will answer that too. (And yes, we're biased, we know. But take it from us, this isn't just a sales pitch, it's a culmination of what we've discovered since we...

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Learning Guelph #StepBiteStep: Taste deTours

March 18, 2016 — Our friends at Planet Realty have a lovely blog themselves in which they present a generous slice of Guelph love with “Guelphism“. Their dedication to the city is evident. We’ve recently had the good fortune of becoming the subject of their latest blog post, “The age old frustration with not knowing where to go for dinner; or getting stuck in a rut of frequenting...

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These are our people, To The Core

March 11, 2016 — 6 months and 17 tours into this business and I’m struck by so many things. The generosity and good faith of the restaurants and food businesses Taste deTours has collaborated with thus far has been truly staggering. Regardless of how short-term our visits are, we’ve been treated like gold time and again. There have been those with us since the very beginning...

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Walk, eat, learn and be happy

February 21, 2016 — Local walking tour tells the story of Guelph’s history and culture through local cuisine. In late 2015, Lynn Broughton made the decision to highlight the culture and cuisine of Downtown Guelph by launching its first ever guided cultural and culinary walking tour known as Taste deTours….“Guelph was a natural place to have launched this. Tasting the culture of Guelph through food, but also...

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Step Bite Step

February 19, 2016 —   TASTE DeTOURS: Mapping Guelph’s Culinary Curiosities — #stepbitestep

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Mapping Guelph’s Culinary Curiosities — #stepbitestep

January 7, 2016 — This article is set to be published in the upcoming joint publication of ‘Moving Business Forward’ & ‘col.lab.o.rate’ — the Guelph Chamber’s quarterly magazines. Lynn’s freshly-baked business, Taste deTours is Guelph’s very own homegrown culinary tourism business that offers guided culinary & cultural walking tours in downtown Guelph. As Lynn notes: ‘Taste deTours is about highlighting Guelph’s history by mapping its downtown — literally...

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More like 16 Bites & Sips, actually

December 1, 2015 — But who’s counting? Our 12 Bites of Christmas Food Tour on Saturday, December 5 & 12 cannot be contained. We may in fact be running through the streets of downtown Guelph to fit these many bites in. We bookend this tour with sweet treats and in between we’ll travel the culinary world over — all in just 4 square blocks. A mouthful of the...

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Little Bites of Guelph for all

November 19, 2015 —   Touring visitors around downtown Guelph has given me the chance to see this place through their eyes, which largely confirms that we’ve got it going on in so many ways. It’s obvious that we take pride in our independence, that we thrive in our individuality. We’ve got a style of our very own and local colour like no other....

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12 Bites of Christmas

November 11, 2015 —   The Twelve Bites of Christmas coming at you very soon. Imagine all that is good and delicious, festive and warming. This would be a great tour to take with your family, your friends, your staff. A great gift idea too -> Gift Certificate = your holiday friend Celebrate the season downtown Guelph. Let’s do this in the snow, shall we? Two dates only! December...

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On the tip of our tongues

November 9, 2015 —   Monday’s Mind Menu looks at Umami: our 5th Taste. This is why we love the funky tastes; the gravies and mushrooms, stinky cheeses and parmesan cheese. “Escoffier, the legendary 19th-century French chef who invented veal stock, felt sure that a savoury fifth taste was the secret of his success, but everyone was too busy gorging on his food to take much...

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Specialty Tours: Crafted just for you

October 26, 2015 —   As we grow our tour offerings, we’re reminded that not everyone can get to us at a specific time on a specific date. Our solution? Custom & private tours! That’s right, we can craft something just for you, for your family, your staff, friends. A wedding celebration? A family reunion? Christmas Party. You name it. We’ll work with you to see...

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