Chef Walters' Culinary & Culture Tours
Food & History Walking Tour: A 2+1/2 hour walking tour consisting of visits to food shops, bakeries, wine stores & the people who maintain the legacy of this unique historic settlement in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Presentation of Federal Hill history, anecdotes and food talk, designed to enlighten you with the most knowledge and culture. Chef Walter will also give you valuable info on olive oil varieties, balsamic, pasta, rice and other products. Meet chefs, bakers, merchants and historians Full immersion in Italian food culture, history and lifestyle.
A typical tour: The tour will begin at Garibaldi Park located under the arch at the entrance of Atwells Avenue in Providence. After initial introduction, the host will inform you of the day's events, which will include stops at some of the most unique and famous retailers of the area. Along the way you will be informed of the history and cultural richness of this colony, which has been in existence since the turn of the 1900. During the tour, you will stop in different retail locations to sample foods related to the richness of the Italian culinary repertoire; from cheeses to charcuterie to sweets and antipasti samples and much more. The entire program is presented by Master Chef and Food Network winner Walter Potenza. The tour ends at the Federal Hill Heritage Center, a photography exhibit of Old Federal Hill.
Joining the Federal Hill Premiere Food & History Tour you'll receive:
1) History of Federal Hill with related culture
2) Food samples with educational instructions and information
3) Tasting-Seminar on Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
4) Wine of the Day presentation & 1 glass of wine
5) 1 copy of Chef Walter's Cookbook (Federal Hill)
6) 10% discount for Potenza Ristorante or Chef Walter's Cooking School or Chef Walter's Culinary Pantry
7) Free entrance to the Federal Hill Heritage Center
8) 3 hours free parking
• Price per person for The Premiere Food & History Tour $50.00
How to join The Federal Hill Tours (Bilingual English-Italian History & Culinary Premiere Walking Tour): You can reserve your participation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 401.273.2652, or book directly on Active.
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