Often when we reach the last calendar page, the arrival of another New Year brings up reflections of the past and possible resolutions for the future.
In 2018, we were delighted to book tours over 181 times taking over 645 guests on delectable culinary adventures in Philadelphia.
I couldn’t be more grateful for the long-lasting memories I will cherish with my wonderful guests who were a pure joy to be around. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you for sharing these treasures with me during our tasty journeys.
Looking Forward To Changes In The New Year
For new customers and especially all of you saucy tasters out there who have booked multiple tours, you’ll be happy to hear we’ll be adding new tour locations! We’re also launching a new website (more on this later) and have another fabulous Tour de France on the menu.
If you’ve already been to France, a country rich in history, culinary creativity and beautiful sites to be seen, our Savour France 2019 tour is like nothing you’ve experienced in the past. Be sure to sign up for your spot on this fabulous trip today in order to take advantage of early bird booking specials!
A Thankful History Here At Home
One of the City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmarks is the Love sculpture by artist Robert Indiana. The icon resides in JFK Plaza—more commonly known as Love Park—near City Hall and at the base of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Built in the 1960s, this mixed-use urban space welcomes business people on their lunch breaks and visitors who want to capture a signature Philly picture.
In Philadelphia, we’re famously known as the city of brotherly (and sisterly) love, which is one of the main reasons our tours are so warm and friendly. As a matter of fact, the name Philadelphia translates in Greek from “philos” meaning love or friendship and “adelphos” meaning brother.
This is why we wrap our tours in both history and a friendly atmosphere along with the addition of culinary treasures to experience along the way. in 2019, we’ll be expanding our repertoire to include additional sites outside of our existing tours that already highlight:
- A taste of the Italian Market
- An abbondanza at the Italian Market
- The VIP experience in a more intimate Italian marketplace setting
- Savoring the tastes of the Chestnut Hill area
- Sampling lunch on East Passyunk Avenue
- Having an international dinner tour on East Passyunk Avenue
Our gratitude goes out to all the tourists, locals, business owners and community members who have made these adventures so exciting and memorable over the years.
Exploring Alternative Neighborhoods
Expanding our tours in the New Year, we’ll be looking at other well-known and favorite neighborhoods in the Philly area including Fishtown, Old City, and Headhouse Square. In a poll taken on our website in 2018, the area known as Fishtown was a clear winner as an up-and-coming neighborhood for us to explore.
According to Mapquest, the boundaries of the Fishtown neighborhood are often disputed due to a number of different factors but are generally defined by a triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue and York Street. Fishtown is most well-known as a working-class area filled with residents made up primarily of Irish Catholic natives.
Fishtown is rich in history and got this name from the shad fishing industry that sprouted up from its location on the Delaware River. Legend has it back in the early 18th century an English colonist was said to have caught the largest shad in the world from fishing in this river.
In conclusion, all my appreciation and gratitude is going out to you and yours following the holiday season. Here’s hoping you’ll be joining me in France to savor all the flavor and make more unforgettable memories for 2019 and beyond. I am looking forward to sharing new culinary adventures with old and new friends!
Best wishes for a joyous, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Love and CHEERS from Chef Jacquie and the Taste 4 Travel team!