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The Science of Taste Food Tour

food walk

The Science of Taste Food Tour

6 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
food walk

The Science of Taste Food Tour

food walk

The Science of Taste Food Tour

6 reviews
Paused until 31 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Rediscover your five basic tastes while exploring Ithaca's restaurants on this special tour designed with winter weather in mind. *Savor 5 generous tastings and 3 delicious drink pairings. *Explore one of your five basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami) with each course. *Redefine how you experience food as we discuss the hidden elements behind each taste. *The tour route keeps the group warm with short walks from one establishment to the next! The Science of Taste is a narrated, guided tour. You will visit five local establishments, exploring a different one of the five basic tastes through a satisfying tasting at each. We’ll discuss how we perceive these tastes, the ways in which they interact with each other, and the difference between taste and flavor. You’ll also learn how they’re used in cooking and you’ll find out whether or not you’re a super-taster!

Your host

Learn more about Sarah

Sarah

Since grade school we've both had a love for food: Sarah taught herself to cook for a class project, and Seth dreamed of a build-your-own pasta bar biz. As adults we also fell in love with Ithaca: everything from the 'gorges' natural areas to the creative community. Today we curate and lead tours as Ithaca is Foodies. We draw on a combined 28 years of public speaking training, close relationships with our partner establishments, and our undying enthusiasm to bring you a culinary adventure accessible to locals and visitors alike. We cannot wait to bring you out with us!

What's included

Food
Vegetarian tastings available. Select other substitutions available upon request.
Drinks
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic pairings are available.

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Where you'll be

We'll begin at Luna Inspired Street Food - where we'll taste an off-menu dish -follow by Bickering Twins - a Latin American restaurant in a historic building. Our third stop is Monks on the Commons, followed by Neopolitan pizza Thompson & Bleecker. Finally, we'll conclude with dessert at the Alley Cat Cafe.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable walking, standing, and climbing short flights of stairs.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

More tips

Our tour covers 0.8 miles and includes two flights of stairs. We walk at a moderate pace and guests are seated at all 5 stops.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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Sarah
The Science of Taste Food Tour
6 reviews
£56/person
6 reviews
£56/person