Creative Mountain Food Tours expands its tours

From staff reports

Creative Mountain Food Tours is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month and has announced it has expanded its offerings.

The company has taken more than 800 tour guests from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom to Black Mountains’ restaurants and shops. Owners Sandi and Len Eskew have added a “Round the World” tour to the three other tours available - the Sweet Tooth Dessert Tour, the Ultimate Foodie Tour and the Pub and Grub Crawl.

The tours are conducted on weekend afternoons and incorporate small plate tastings in at least five restaurants in walking distance of one another. All tour stops include meet-and-greets with chefs and restaurant owners, who provide information about themselves, the cuisine and fun trivia about their historical and architectural surroundings.

Beginning June 27, guests on the Round the World Tour can walk and visit a variety of internationally inspired shops and restaurants. This excursion will include tastings with partners such as Europa, a European gift shop; Berliner Kindl, one of the oldest German restaurants in Western North Carolina; Dobra Tea, a Japanese-inspired tea house; FRESH, a local Italian favorite; Visions of Creation, a unique shop with Scottish and Columbian owners; and La Guingette, serving sweet and savory crepes, tamales and empanadas.

To book tickets for any of the walking food tours or to get more information, visit creativemountainfoodtours.com.