In the 1970s, during the turmoil of the Vietnam War, immigrants from Southeast Asia flocked to Chicago’s Uptown neighborhoods, bringing with them their vibrant cooking, culture, and street life. On this food tour, explore the Asian cultures that liven this area, sampling tasty banh mi sandwiches, authentic Chinese barbecue, and even indulging in a steaming bowl of Pho. You’ll take in the rich culture, heritage, and, of course, beautiful “Roots of Argyle” mural. Time to experience Southeast Asia in the best way possible... with your taste buds.
Note: Plentiful tastings are included in the ticket price. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking. Tours are held rain or shine.
What to expect
- Taste samples of Southeast Asian delicacies, including banh mi sandwiches, Chinese roast duck, and a steaming bowl of Pho
- Learn about the vibrant street life, cooking, and history of this eclectic neighborhood
- Find out how to stock your pantry with essential ingredients such as coconut milk, curry paste, and lemongrass
About this Activity
|Price||$85.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2.5 hours|
About the Teacher
Rebecca was a board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food Chicago chapter, where she lead hands-on food and nutrition education for middle school children as the Days of Taste Co-Chair. She was a personal chef for three years, which gave her inspiration for new recipes and classes. In addition to classes at Williams-Sonoma and World Kitchen, she taught at the Marshall Fields Culinary Studio for two years and is currently a staff instructor of ten years at The Wooden Spoon.
Tickets are nonrefundable. Rescheduling your tour date is available with at least seven days notice, subject to availability.