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The Taste of Venice Grand Gourmet Food Tour - CLOSED

726 Eagle Point Dr, Venice, FL 34285-6022
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Delicious introduction to Venice

My husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon on the food tour. We had not been to Venice in a long... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2015
Walt-DebbieB
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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Venice vacationers

Took the taste of Venice tour on our vacation week in April.Fabulous time!! Host is very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2015
amarcott
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The Grand Gourmet Tour will take you on a mouth-watering three hour culinary tour of historic downtown Venice, FL. You will visit 5-6 restaurants all within a 3 block area. Enjoy several tastings and meet the owner/chef at each venue, get a souvenir bag w/menus & special offers. NOTE:The unfavorable review from ddkingut recently, while both surprising and bruising to our ego, filled us with a resolve to re-examine our operation, to compare it with similar vendors and to seek input from both current and prior guests. While this will be an ongoing procedure in the next few months, our candid conversations with guests on the last 5 tours since that review was published, seem to vindicate our procedures and the quality and creativity of our restaurants delicious tastings. The comments most frequently heard were "it was so much MORE than we expected" and " our (various relatives) would LOVE this". In fact, one couple from a recent tour, who are soon to be parents of the bride, are arranging for the Grand Gourmet Food Tour as an activity for their daughters bridal party this May. We are also getting referrals from many local residential communities that participated in earlier tours. Granted, we are still a work in progress as we continue to learn and grow. But make no mistake, we are proud of our restaurant partners and the quality and diversity of the tastings that they prepare and serve. The content of the souvenir bag that guest receive with menus, local attractions, historical information, and special offers continues to expand as we collaborate with other local businesses to enhance the value of this added feature. In short, as long time devotee's of the Culinary tour experience, we know that our venue meets and exceeds industry standards, but we will constantly "tweak" our formula when necessary to bring our guests a truly FIRST RATE experience..... The Taste of Venice
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11 Apr 2015
“Delicious introduction to Venice”
7 Apr 2015
“Venice vacationers”
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726 Eagle Point Dr, Venice, FL 34285-6022
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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon on the food tour. We had not been to Venice in a long time, so the tour was a fun way to sample food from a variety of restaurants. The samples were very generous as well as...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

Took the taste of Venice tour on our vacation week in April.Fabulous time!! Host is very welcoming and knowledgeable about Venice history...neat touch!! Visited 5 restaurants on the tour and was very full/satisfied after. Tour featured a great variety of food!! Bbq, italian,french, tapas, pizza...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2015

This is a walking tour of 5 Venice FL restaurants advertised as a "Gourmet Food Tour." We started at a barbeque place which made me doubt the "gourmet" description until I got to sample the food, which was truly delicious. The next 3 restaurants also...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2015

We have been on multiple food tours in many different cities and this one really comes in at the top of our list. Ed, the owner and guide was very informative on the history of Venice. He also selected five restaurants that were quite diverse....More

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Reviewed 27 March 2015

Went to 5 restaurants. We were treated to great food and service at these restaurants. They were all excellent. The French cuisine places aren't really for me, but they were beautiful establishments and a great place if you like French cuisine. A wonderful opportunity to...More

Thank graciewarren
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

We spent a delightful afternoon visiting 5 Venice restaurants, meeting the owners or managers and sampling their cuisine. Ed Machado, the tour owner, has established a tour with an easy pace, with plenty of time at each location and a casual walk between restaurants, spiced...More

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

We partook of the ?Taste of Venice on Thursday to sample the restaurants of Venice FL. What a delightful adventure it was. We did not know which restaurants we would visit until just before we walked in. We samples the best of five restaurants, some...More

Thank Therealblondeone
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

Took the Taste of Venice Gourmet Food Tour this week. The tour, lead by owner Ed Machado, took us to five downtown eateries. This included a health food store (the smoothie there was probably the best item on the tour), nicer Italian restaurant, French bistro,...More

Thank JoAnnEaton
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

We took this tour with Ed last Thursday and due to a cancellation it was just the four of us. Ed was very knowledgeable and gave us the history of Venice during the tour. We visited 5 food establishments but first took a small detour...More

Thank Eaglet64
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

The Grand Gourmet Tour on Thursday was a wonderful experience. Sampled a variety of food from great restaurants. I was glad we were walking so I wasn't overstuffed as the samples were plentiful. Ed gives a history of Venice while walking and a bit of...More

Thank Lynn H
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