L to R: Guests pose for a group photo during the first-ever Seattle Lip Smacking Foodie Tour experience. An array of dishes served at one of the Seattle tour locations.
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AWARD-WINNING LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS EXPANDS GROUP OFFERINGS
Expansion Marks Fourth Location for the Innovative Culinary Walking Tour Company
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, proudly presents its newest VIP group dining experience which promises unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated establishments in Seattle’s buzzy neighborhood of Capitol Hill. This experience is available for private and corporate groups of 15 to 75 participants.
As with all its tours, this experience escorts groups to up to four restaurants, with each presenting an array of distinctive dishes while patrons relax, mingle and network. Guests are treated as VIP’s as they are personally greeted by chefs and proprietors and whisked to the best seats in the house at each venue. There is never any fussing with waiting in line or making reservations.
Since its founding four years ago in the entertainment center of the world, Las Vegas, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has amassed a host of accolades for its innovative walking tours and is now ranked among the city’s top tour companies while maintaining a 5.0-rating on TripAdvisor. Seattle represents its third curated group experience outside its home base of Las Vegas.
Capitol Hill, Seattle’s most prominent nightlife and entertainment district, is packed with hip bars, eateries, inviting coffee spots and indie stores that are a magnet for young, high-tech and culturally adventurous locals.
The evening begins at Marmite, honored as one of “America’s Best New Restaurants’’ in 2017 by Bon Appetit magazine. Named after the classic French stock pot, the restaurant is renowned for its impeccable French cuisine built on a foundation of house-made broths that are simmered low and slow for hours. Chef and Owner Bruce Naftaly, who takes pride in sourcing ingredients hyper-locally, will showcase his skills in a cooking demonstration for guests during the first stop of the tour.
Next, Capitol Cider is sure to sate any thirst. As the largest independent cider bar in the country, this premiere public house in a 100-year-old building puts the spotlight on everything apple, from hundreds of ciders to potent spirits to house-made apple butter and other dishes made with the fragrant fruit. At this stop, guests will gather around for a tasting and talk about why this fizzy, fermented drink enjoyed as far back as Roman times is experiencing a new resurgence. Guests will also enjoy their signature dishes alongside the distinctive ciders.
That’s followed by a visit to Omega Ouzeri, where Proprietor Thomas Soukakos redefines traditional Greek cuisine through an array of delightful meze or small plates that make dining more fun and convivial.
Finally, it’s off to La Spiga, a modern-day temple to the authentic Northern Italian cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region, where Executive Chef Sabrina Tinsley lived for many years and where her husband, General Manager and Co-Owner Pietro Borghesi, was raised. The soaring space of timber beams and bold wrought iron is the perfect backdrop for guests who will enjoy an exceptional dinner that no doubt will include the restaurant’s famed hand-made pastas crafted with organic eggs and heritage grains.
The Seattle tour is designed for private groups of locals and visitors, as well as corporate team-building groups. To book a private group or for more information, visit www.lipsmackingfoodietours.com or email Info@LipSmackingFoodieTours.com.
ABOUT LIP SMACKING FOODIE TOURS
In just a short time, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has grown into the premier culinary walking tour in Las Vegas, garnering not only loyal fans but also outstanding accolades. Its variety of experiences offers guests personalized service and VIP access to the best tables in the house at the city’s most acclaimed restaurants – all without standing in line or the hassle of making reservations. Each tour includes an expert guide who entertains guests with insider knowledge about the sights along the way. At each of four restaurant stops on The Strip or downtown, guests indulge in signature dishes, as well as receive a warm welcome from the chefs. Guests can sit beside different patrons at every stop, gaining new friends and networking connections. The tours are perfect for everyone from locals to tourists to business travelers, including corporate groups of up to 250. In 2019, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours expanded for the first time outside of Vegas to include upscale Santana Row in San Jose, located in the heart of California’s dynamic Silicon Valley.
Recent honors include: “Best Tour”, “Best Food Tour”, and “Best Date Night Spot” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2018; “Best Food/Beverage Tour Operations (Land)” by The World Food Travel Association 2018; “Best Tour,” “Best Fine Dining,” and “Best Brunch” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2017; “Best Tour” by Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2016; “Best Tour” by INVEGAS Magazine in 2015 and 2016; and “Best New Tour” by Thrillist in 2015. It has also earned inclusion in TripAdvisor’s “Top 3” tours in Las Vegas and ranked as the No. 1 tour on Yelp.
Additionally, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours has been given the honored distinction of being a “preferred partner member’’ of Virtuoso, the invitation-only member network catering to luxury travel advisors. That designation means that no other company offering similar experiences can become a member of this leading international travel agency network specializing in opulent experiential travel. For more information, visit lipsmackingfoodietours.com.