All three Newport Gourmet Tours offer you a behind-the-scenes look into some of New England's best kitchens, where you will meet and learn from the creative and talented chefs who are using the bounty that the region offers up each season.
You'll also step inside the state's best gourmet shops to meet the experts who know what you crave, from chocolate to cheese! Best of all -- at every stop you'll be treated to a delicious bite to eat.
Each tour lasts about two hours, moves at a leisurely pace, and covers about two miles.
We suggest that you bring foul-weather gear (if skies are gray)and wear comfortable walking shoes! Tickets are limited to 12 people per tour
The Providence Riverwalk Tour
Give us two hours and two miles and Newport Gourmet Tours will give you a delicious, chef's-eye view of Rhode Island's capital city, Providence. CNBC recently named Providence one of America's top foodie cities and on our Providence Riverwalk Tour you'll see why! On this tour you'll go behind-the-scenes in top kitchens, meet talented chefs, learn insider info, and at the end, have a full belly and a true appreciation for the Providence food scene.
Providence is not only Rhode Island's capital city, it's also it's dining capital and our Providence Riverwalk tour will show you the best chefs and restaurants Providence has to offer.
On The Providence Riverwalk Tour, you'll:
Start at a farm to table mecca owned by one of the pioneers of the Providence restaurant scene.
Meet one of the states "rising star" chefs
Enjoy one of the great seafood restaurants in Providence history
Tour a restaurant that Julia Child called "one of America's finest."
Visit a former Federal Reserve building that now is home to some of Providence's best cocktails and cutting edge cuisine..
This tour runs every Friday at 2 p.m. and departs from 121 North Main Street in Providence. $50 per person
The Bellevue Tour
Bellevue Avenue was once home to some of the nation's weathiest families. They lived in grand mansions and threw lavish parties. Bellevue Avenue is still an opulent address today, and features top historic sites, shops and restaurants.
Our Bellevue Tour starts at the historic Hotel Viking, which has served as the temporary home to queens, presidents, and celebrities through the decades. You'll tour the kitchen and meet the celebrated chef. From there we'll continue to the city's top gourmet shops, where you'll be treated to wine and cheese, visit a restaurant that used to be a casino, taste the former mayor's famous "gravy," and end with a lesson from an artisan chocolatier.
This tour runs every Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Departs from the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, $50 per person.
The Broadway Tour
Broadway, once the main thoroughfare in the city of Newport, has ushered kings, presidents and pirates into the City by the Sea. In Colonial Days it was known for its rowdy bars and public houses. Nowadays, Broadway is also known as Restaurant Row, and those in the know--locals, chefs, and savvy tourists call on these eclectic restaurants and pubs nightly.
The Broadway Tour starts at the historic White Horse Tavern, and we'll take you inside to meet one of the country's most talented chefs who presides over a tavern where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson dinedYou'll meet meet innovative chefs who are favorites of other chefs in the city, taste a specially made libation, and end at a terrific seafood restaurant.
This tour runs every Thursday at 2 p.m. Departs The White Horse Tavern, 26 Marlborough Street, $50 per person; tickets may be purchased online or from the tourguide at the point of departure.
To purchase tickets to any tour above please call Zerve at: 1.800.979.3370