Saturday December 18, 2010 / 11:00amOld Towne Orange Food Sampler Tour
How was your experience?
It was a nice activity but not overly engaging. I've participated in another walking food tour and loved it so I have a point of reference. (My daughter gave it 3 stars and this is her first such tour). It was more of a series of commercials for the restaurants rather than a historical tour. The tour would benefit from stories about the past, perhaps focusing on local folks who lived in the area or colorful moments instead of a bit of history about a few buildings (mostly identifying prior tenants). I'd have expected to walk away from Old Town Orange with a sense of being connected to the area in a way I had not been before (and I don't mean familiarity with the businesses) but I didn't. The food samples varied from generous to small bite, just as expected. The tour was heavy on the sweets early on and had little savory tastings. Being lunch time it was disappointing and not particularly welcomed. This activity has the potential to be wonderful but needs some attention to detail. They are on the right path and it will hopefully grow into a wonderful experience.