My friend and I jumped on a LivingSocial deal for the Santa Monica Six Taste tour. We met at the farmers market this morning and were greeted by a wonderful tour guide, Therese. Seriously, this chick knows her stuff, legit foodie and the perfect personality for a tour guide! We started at the farmers market, grabbed apples from an organic farm, honey from a beekeeper and then stopped in a bakery, an English tearoom, deli sandwiches in a park, tapas and wine in a Spanish bar and wrapped up with gelato. All the while Therese, and her sidekick David, were informative and entertaining! When I made reservations, I made note of my shellfish allergy and not eating red meat. There was something for me at every stop, even if a substitution had to be made (i.e. a Caprisi sandwich while everyone had a Godmother and a deviled egg tapa while everyone had chorizo). So for my fellow foodies with dietary restrictions, check to see if they can accommodate? now vegans and gluten-free diets, I don?t know?
The group was pretty diverse ? girl?s day out, couples and a couple people out taste testing on their own. I didn?t realize the actual cost of the tour until today when I saw their brochure. The Santa Monica tours runs for $65.00. I would not say this trip was worth $65/person. Believe me, you walk away with a full stomach and a list of places you want to come back to? but I wouldn?t put that high of a price tag on the tour. Look out for Groupon and LivingSocial deals before you sign up!