Thank you to Daron for the Mandalay Bay tour- we had a great time and you were a wealth of information about the restaurants we went to as well as Las Vegas itself- the food was fantastic- this tour is a must do if you are in Vegas!! The restaurant staff were so welcoming and the food at each stop was different… You will not go away hungry, but it would be smart to arrive hungry!! Thanks again.
- the Moshers – Conewango, NY
Las Vegas is home to several famous chefs and fabulous food. However, it’s difficult for travelers to know where to start their culinary journey. With the Walking Gourmet, patrons can sample all kinds of gourmet cuisine and specialty drinks while learning about Sin City. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys food and fun!”
-Editor of EarlyVegas.com
Eight ladies from the UK went to Vegas to celebrate a friend’s Birthday and she arranged for The Walking Gourmet tour as a treat for us all. It was a perfect way to celebrate the day and just wanted to add that Daron was a perfect host/guide too. Daron was so informative and made sure that everything ran like clockwork and the only thing we had to worry about was coping with five gorgeous meals Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
- Donna – Bury St. Edmunds, UK
Well we just got back from our week in Las Vegas and one of the things I picked out and had two other girls join me on was the Dine & Shop tour – Town Square. We had Daron as our host. It was the most wonderful, fun, entertaining, delicious, interesting, etc., etc….we could go on….
It was such a great way of tasting the food (which was delicious), the drinks incredible and the people – including our host – were wonderful. What a great idea. This is something I/we will always remember, and also am telling everyone I know about it. I will be back in a year again to Las Vegas, and without a doubt will do this tour again, for sure. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUCH AN INCREDIBLE TIME!!!
- Monica and friends…Winnipeg, MB CANADA
Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to join the 3-hour Culinary Mystery Tour at the Palazzo and Venetian Hotels. It turned out to be a culinary delight. The Tour exceeded our expectations. We were expecting tiny morsels of samplings as we stood around with a cheap drink in hand. Instead we got the royal plus treatment at each restaurant: a private booth and/or table, several dishes/entrees per restaurant, one or two signature drink pairings, and a chance to meet some of the Chefs. The food was terrific. My husband’s favorite was the Candied Bacon at Table 10. Mine was the Neo Tokyo Roll at Sushi Samba. By the end of the 3 hours, we were happily STUFFED! We would wholeheartedly recommend the Culinary Mystery Tours to visitors and locals alike.
- Kei – Las Vegas
What a great experience! We would highly recommend this tour! Donald, our tour guide did a fantastic job and knows a lot about Vegas. Don’t eat before the tour and you certainly won’t need to eat after the tour. Lots of great food!!
- JB – Scobey, MT
We took the tour on Monday Aug. 20 2012 and it was more than we expected. The first restaurant we visited gave us 4 samples, a desert and a margarita and after that it only got better. After the third visit we had been given enough food and drink for two lunches and we still had two more to go. The last restaurant was desert only, they gave you enough for two, and the chocolate cake was the bomb. Ken and Chris our guides were excellent and kept us moving and entertained, but you never felt rushed. They listened and talked with you and paid attention to you and made it feel as if you were out with friends for a visit. This was an excellent experience and we will be back for the mystery tour next. I can’t recommend it enough.
- RS – Huntington Beach, CA
The best gourmet tour I have been on!!!! The tour provided samples of a variety of foods at each establishment along with cocktails that were delicious and of high quality. I loved the added personal touch of the managers and/or chefs providing a brief history of the establishment and what was on the menu. The tour provided plenty of food and drink, enough that I did not need to eat dinner that night.
I have been on several food tours in New York City, however, none of those tours came even close to the quality and quantity of food provided in your tour and had a much more pleasurable experience.
I look forward coming back to Vegas and going on another one of your tours.
- R.D – Commack, NY
I took my father on the mystery tour to celebrate his 74th birthday. We were greeted by Ken our tour guide (who also happened to be one of the co-founders of the company) at the Paris Casino leading us to our first stop The Sugar Factory. There we met the restaurant manager and also the chef who created the culinary delights presented on the plates placed before us. Things just got better from there on. We hopped on a Bell limo bus to our next destination, Emeril Lagasses Table 10 restaurant, where I tried bourbon infused maple bacon for the first time. What a treat! I didn’t think anything could get any better until we were all seated around the chef’s table looking into the kitchen at Emeril’s Delmonico steak house. I wont say where else we ended up because it is a mystery tour and I don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone else. I will say it far exceeded my expectations and will try another tour, and another in the future. Thanks to all for such a memorable experience, what a special way to celebrate a birthday!
- M.L., Las Vegas, NV
I took The Walking Gourmet tour (the High Roller tour). We started at the Minus 5 bar it was amazing everything inside is made of ice. You walk inside and put on a fur jacket with gloves and they take your drink order. I had the Avalanche which was vodka, pineapple juice and Red Bull. It was a great time. Next we visited Emeril’s restaurant inside the MGM and they brought out some amazing tastings and a glass of wine – another awesome stop. The next stop was Delmonico inside the Venetian and the food and the service was great. The next stop was Table 10 inside the Palazzo – the food and the drinks were amazing. Next stop was Red Square for another great place to visit inside the Mandalay Bay. The walking gourmet is a great experience and you must go on the tour. Something different but still the Strip feeling. I put my stamp of approval on the WALKING GOURMET. Thanks and the tour guide Ken was amazing.
- MH, Las Vegas, NV
My husband and I just went on the tour and it was amazing. It is truly is an experience. We started at Minus 5 with our fur coats and ice glasses for our first cocktail. Next off to MGM to Emeril’s Fish House at the best table in the restaurant. The scallop with caviar, clam chowder with bacon, and shrimp salad was paired nicely with another beverage. Then we moved over to the Palazzo to Delmonico Steakhouse for another amazing tasting at another kitchen table, with food I may not have ordered like beef tartar. Dessert included Emeril’s banana cream pie and we washed it all down with a beverage by their mixologist! Next we walked over to Table 10 to taste candied bacon, gnocchi in tomato sauce, and bruschetta. Lagasse’s “lemonade” was very refreshing. Our tour brought us back to Mandalay to the Red Square for dessert. We had the apple pirozhki, Rasputin’s chocolate bar, and the chocolate ‘caviar’. Thank you very much for such a wonderful afternoon!
- P.B., Las Vegas
All I can say is WOW! This was much better than I had ever anticipated. First off, my tour guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome, but the great service didn’t stop there. At each restaurant, I felt like a VIP with the table ready, the food ready in minutes and attentive service. It was great to have an introduction from each general manager or chef to help explain what we were trying and sometimes a bit of history about each dish.
I also enjoyed meeting new people on the tour and engaging in a sort of formal, and yet non-formal way. By the end, I felt like we had known each other for some time.
Take my suggestion and DO NOT eat before the tour because you want to make sure and leave plenty of room for all the tasty selections!!!
This is my experience from the tour I took and I look forward to trying another one of their fabulous tours soon.
- O.C., Las Vegas
We have lived in the area for 12 years. This is one of the most memorable events we have experienced in all this time. We took the Paradise Project tour but we plan on returning for the rest of the Walking Gourmet Tours. Our guide was spectacular and all the restaurants and bars on our tour were awesome. Great idea.
- S.S., Las Vegas
We went to Las Vegas for our honeymoon, and were lamenting the fact that we couldn’t try all the great restaurants we wanted to, and we didn’t have much to do in the afternoon. When I found a listing for the Walking Gourmet, we were able to neatly solve both of those problems!
We had a wonderful time on the “Project Paradise” tour, trying great food and drinks at five restaurants in Mandalay Bay, including terrific food at the Border Grill, memorable drinks in a bar made out of ice, and finishing up with gorgeous views down the strip at the Foundation Room.
Our tour guide did a great job of making sure everyone was having a great time, and we had a great time chatting with the other folks on the tour. We’d highly recommend the Walking Gourmet who wants something awesome to do in Vegas during the afternoon.
- Aaron, Washington D.C.
Just got home from Mandalay Bay! We did a tour with The Walking Gourmet & visited 5 restaurants/bars including Border Grill, Minus 5, Ri Ra, House of Blues & finished it off at Foundation Room! I highly recommend taking a tour & they have several to choose from! I had an awesome time!
- JS, Las Vegas
Hey Vegas locals and visitors- I just went on a really cool tour. It’s called The Walking Gourmet. I had an opportunity to visit 5 amazing restaurants inside the Mandalay Bay- the food and booze never stopped. Something fun and fresh to do – check it out if you can!
- J, Las Vegas
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of taking a walking tour of Town Square last week with a group of seven other people. I have lived in Las Vegas for a little over 11 years now and this is truly one of the most unique dining experiences I have had. The combination of a great conversations, tastings of food, samples of drinks, and a little exercise made for a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.
I would highly recommend this tour and I look forward to my next. I have my eye on one of The Strip tours next!
- Aaron, Las Vegas, NV
Really Fun Tour!
Myself and three other girlfriends went on the “Dine and Shop Til You Drop” Walking Gourmet Tour today….
Our tour (group of 8) was located in Town Square, which is at the south end of Las Vegas Blvd. It had been a while since I had been there; so many more stores and restaurants have been added.
We had such a good time! We were wined and dined at five different places. Each restaurant was already set up to receive us and each one made us feel welcome and special.
Our tour guide made sure everything went smooth for the afternoon, but after spending 3 1/2 hours laughing with each other, it kind of felt like they had become our friends. It was a good day for us all!
- Linda, Las Vegas
Project Paradise tour was great! I loved that we stayed in the Mandalay Bay for the whole tour, which didn’t involve a lot of walking. My favorite stop was Ri Ra, the authentic Irish Pub, where the mussels were incredible, but all the food was high quality. The dessert and tequila cocktail at the Foundation Room were tasty, and the view alone was worth the price of the tour. Definitely worth the price of admission.
- CG, San Francisco
Let me just begin by saying The walking Gourmet “Project Paradise” food tour was the highlight of my trip to Las Vegas! We got to experience so many different foods, drinks, and places all within the Mandalay Bay Hotel!! The Mexican place we went first had wonderful food, just enough spice, and I am serious when I say one of the best margarita’s I have ever had!! The ice bar, Minus 5, was really cool (pun intended) w/ yummy drinks we drank out of ice glasses, and all the ice with lights behind it was really something to see! The Irish Pub was definitely fun w/ great food and Irish beer. I would have never known everything in the pub was authentic and flown over from Ireland, including the servers! We all loved their accents! Next we visited The House of Blues for more great food! Each place we were treated like VIP’s as we were seated immediately at wonderful tables and the food and drinks came out just as quickly! We finished up at the Foundation Room on the top floor of the hotel. Wow, it was truly beautiful with a balcony where we viewed all of Vegas! What a great experience for myself and 2 of my very best friends! Some of the other people we were with decided not to go and they were very regretful after hearing about our time! Oh, and I have to mention that this was not stuffy type ordeal! The tour guide was funny and we all laughed a lot! When I make it out to Las Vegas again I will definitely do another tour!!
- JD, Ironton, OH
I took the “Project Paradise” tour that’s in the Mandalay Bay resort. I thought it would be a pretty delicious of a time, and wowzers, it was even better than I expected… Loads of yummy food, more than enough booze, and endless laughs with a cool bunch. I honestly can’t decide what part of the tour was my favorite, because each culinary stop was completely unique and individual. We started off with a plate of divine Mexican appetizers. We dined on curry fries and beer in a retro back room of an Irish pub after we wrapped ourselves in warm coats and had vodka drinks in an ice room. We had the must succulent spicy shrimp & grits followed by gourmet, homemade ice cream on top of Mandalay Bay in a private club. What more could one ask for? Hmmm? I guess I’ll have to roll back to Sin City for another tour. I can’t wait.
- JJ, San Diego, CA