Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, the award-winning culinary walking tour company that originated in Las Vegas in 2015, has quickly grown into one of the culinary tourism industry’s most successful innovators. Savvy travelers can book Lip Smacking’s Las Vegas tours – which provide progressive brunch, late lunch and dinner options for food-loving visitors. New group dinner tour options are available for private group bookings of 15 and more in Santa Monica and San Jose, California, as well as Seattle.
With most travelers unaware, they can experience four award-winning restaurants in one night, it’s a win for the customer and the travel agent,” says Contursi.
Each Lip Smacking Foodie Tour offers guests personalized service and VIP access to the best tables in the house at the destination’s most acclaimed restaurants. Every experience includes three to four restaurants which are visited as part of a leisurely walking tour. Expert guides entertain guests with insider knowledge about the sights along the way. Diners indulge in 10-to-12 signature dishes over the course of each tour, as well as receive a warm welcome from the chefs. Optional beverage packages ensure each restaurant’s signature cocktail is waiting for the guest upon arrival. Meanwhile, other attractive add-ons include deluxe spirits tastings and even a nighttime helicopter flight over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
In Las Vegas, destination hotspots include eateries on the Strip by acclaimed chefs such as Michael Mina and David Chang, as well as smaller, neighborhood eateries in Downtown Las Vegas famous among locals for their charming ambience as well as their top-tier cuisine.
In San Jose, the Lip Smacking tour accommodates private groups of 15 to 100 and explores upscale Santana Row, an open-air, European-style piazza encompassing chic retail and trendy restaurants. This tour’s VIP access is exemplified at EMC Seafood & Raw Bar—where guests bypass ever-present lines at this no-reservations spot and are immediately whisked to their table.
Dedication to sustainable, organic ingredients hand-selected from the city’s popular open-air farmer’s market distinguishes the Santa Monica Lip Smacking tour, where stops include plenty of al fresco ambience to take advantage of the area’s laid-back, beachy vibe. Coastal cuisine and Mediterranean fare provide the foundation for this tour, which can accommodate private groups of 15 to 70.
The newest group tour option in Seattle takes participants on an epicurean adventure through the buzzy Capitol Hill neighborhood, beginning with a culinary demonstration at Marmite, “America’s Best New Restaurant 2017” according to Bon Appétit magazine. Other stops on this tour, which is optimized for private groups of 15 to 75, include a popular cidery, a destination for Japanese homestyle cooking and a restaurant famous for its Northern Italian cuisine and housemade pastas.
For more information, visit: LipSmackingFoodietours.com