Imagine strolling along the streets of downtown Heritage Perth on a sunny, Saturday afternoon.
As you make your way through town, you’re given a new outlook on the stories behind the buildings, the businesses and the people that have created our little town over the past 200 years.
These cultural and culinary tales will be shared with you as you meander through some of Perth’s best restaurants and bakeries, tasting and savouring their food.
When you leave the tour, your belly is full and your head is filled with some unforgettable stories and experiences that’ll stay with you for years.
Welcome to the Perth Walking Food Tour.
What, in the name of macaroons, is a walking food tour, you ask?
For just seven weeks, the Perth 200th Anniversary Crew will be offering the Perth Walking Food Tour every Saturday from May 14 to June 25, 2016.
Essentially, it’s a two-hour guided tour (by local Meaghan Brackenbury), who will take you on a prescribed route. Throughout the tour, Meaghan will share some stories from the town’s past that you’ve never heard of before. It’s not your typical small-town history lesson. Instead, you’re gonna hear some jaw-dropping stories about the town’s culinary and cultural makeup.
Think, less like a Grade 6 history class and more like a backstage pass at a Celine Dion Vegas Show. Without all the hairspray.
Okay, we’re getting off track…
While you’re hearing these stories, you’ll be stopping in at seven of the downtown core’s restaurants and bakeries, where you’ll be given samples of their best offerings. Hint: don’t eat lunch.
Each Saturday’s tour is limited to 16 participants, which will make it a unique and personable experience. When you do the math, that means that only 112 tickets are available over the course of the seven-week tour (16 tickets x 7 weeks = math test aced!).
Here are the details:
Runs: from May 14 to June 25, 2016
When: Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Meet: Perth Tourism Centre, Matheson House, 11 Gore St. E.
Weather: Rain or Shine
Dress: Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing
Capacity: 16 people per tour
Food: 6-7 tastings on the go (on sidewalk or inside the establishment) and one tasting done seated in a restaurant (a 20-minute relaxing stop)
Included: a friendly tour guide, all food tasting (enough for lunch for most people), a bottle of water, and many culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes
Cost: $30 per person
Tickets are available at the Perth Tourism Centre (Matheson House) or the Perth Town Hall (80 Gore St. E.). To reserve your tickets over the phone, please call 613-267-3311.