Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Brooklyn Chinatown Food Tour

This weekend, Liz Young Tours is doing a walking and eating tour of Brooklyn's Chinatown to benefit Slow Food NYC. It includes dim sum (China's traditional foods to accompany tea, "yum cha," literally "tea drinking," is the name of the light meal they comprise) and visits to tea vendors on the Lucky 8 Strip. Cool! Details (from Slow Food's email announcement) below.

Saturday, May 17
9am - 1:15pm
Meet outside the 8th Avenue (Brooklyn) N Train Stop, on 8th Ave at 61st St.

Slow Food Members - $35
Non-members - $45

You are invited to join a special walking (and eating!) tour of Brooklyn's exciting Chinatown, where you will enjoy a variety of delicacies at four tasting stops, tour open-air fish and produce markets, and visit tea and ginseng vendors lining Lucky 8 Strip. (Bring your re-usable shopping bags!).

This food and fun-filled tour, designed just for Slow Food members and friends, will be lead by Liz Young, of Liz Young Tours. Liz graciously is donating proceeds to support the activities of Slow Food.

For lovers of all things Chinese, you do not want to miss this guided tour of Chinatown Brooklyn, a neighborhood still unknown to many New Yorkers. Participants have the complete Chinatown experience on this excursion, with four tasting stops, including dim sum and other delights, a tour of the open-air fish and produce markets, along with the grocery, tea and ginseng shops that line the lucky 8 strip. This fun and food-filled experience in Brooklyn's secret neighborhood lasts 4 hours and starts early in the day, while the dim sum flows!

Tickets available here

2 comments:

Steph said...

That sounds like so much fun!

VeeTea said...

Yeah! Here's a blog post by someone who attended: http://vittlesvamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/05/touring-brookly.html

If Liz ever does a veggie version, I'm there!