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Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour

Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour
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Wine & Dine In Historic Over the Rhine evening tour
Join us for an evening stroll as we taste and sip the night away in the German historic area called Over the Rhine, just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati. This hip and vibrant 360 acre neighborhood has been totally transformed from an urban ghetto to the largest collection of mid century Italianate buildings in the country!  We begin our "walk through history" in a scenic 8 acre Victorian park. We dine at 4 unique restaurants featuring chef inspired dishes.  Plus, we get the VIP tour, as we have private access to the cellar of an urban winery.  When visiting Cincinnati, this is the one neighborhood you don't want to miss. This adult only, evening tour is fun, relaxing and fills you up both body and soul.  We promise you won't be bored and you won't leave hungry!
What to Expect

Walk through pages in a history book as we stroll through Over the Rhine, just a few blocks north of downtown Cincinnati.  We begin in beautiful Washington Park dating back to the Victorian era, complete with a bandstand, fountains, statues and majestic trees.  It is an 8 acre city oasis. Learn about majestic Music Hall and why it is said to be haunted!  Dine in beautiful restored Italianate buildings which were former tenements and corner convenience stores.  Did you know you can enjoy East Coast seafood in Cincinnati? Or how does an Artisan flatbread baked in an Old World oven sound? 

As we head over to Vine Street, look up and see Cincinnati's famous citizens displayed on multi-story murals all over the neighborhood. It's hard not to window shop as we pass by numerous colorful stores, bars and restaurants!  You notice the sidewalks are full of people with lively conversation and it's not even the weekend yet! 

Our second tasting may take place in an 18th century German Beer hall, now turned into a snout to tail butchery.  You can't get a panini any fresher than that!  Or we may just dine in a German restaurant with a roof top view!

The best is yet to come, as we approach our third stop, a brand new urban winery.  You will not meet a friendlier staff who love to share their story by engaging you in their wine making process. This boutique winery specialize in handcrafted small batch wines using a process that originated in Italy by the owners family!

Have you been to Argentina?  Our third restaurant is owned by two Argentinians who create the best empanadas in the city using their grandmothers recipes.  We end the tour on a sweet note where your dessert is created right before our eyes!  With a couple shots of liquid nitrogen, fresh cream, sugar and alcohol you have a buzzed ice cream treat!  Or how long has been since you tasted a S'more?  We know a special place that specializes in homemade marshmallows topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Oreos or Ruffles potato chips.

Our food tours are more than just food. You get an insider's view of this fascinating neighborhood and travel back in time to the glory days of this German city within a city. Our tours encompass the sights, the history, the culture, the architecture, the best restaurants and all the information you need to return again and again. We share history not only through expert story telling, but visually with old photographs.

This tour includes on glass of wine.  Additional drinks are available for purchase. We can accommodate vegetarians only.  Vegetarians must call Laura at 513-289-0035 24 hours prior to the tour.  We cannot accommodate food allergies, locarb diets, vegan, gluten free or any other diet restrictions.

This is a 3 hour walking tour at a leisurely rate. The return walk to the starting point is .5 miles.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Great food, historical knowledge. We loved walking the neighborhood, seeing all the buildings, hearing about famous people and just becoming familiar with such a vibrant area. Would recommend to visitors and Cincinnatians too. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable, encouraged question and very conscious of our...More

Thank Carolyn M
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you Carolyn for such a thoughtful review. We had a great time with you strolling through OTR on such a nice evening. I hope you can join us again sometime!

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Amazing event, especially for those new to OTR!

We did a group tour with Laura, Jackie & Mike and it was amazing! They shared all kinds of fun facts/history about OTR that I didn't even know as a native. It was also a great tour for the group we were with (newcomers to...More

Thank sarahsublett
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you Sarah for sharing. Over the Rhine has such a rich history and never in my lifetime has it been such a fun neighborhood to explore. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. So did we!

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Fabulous Corporate Event!

Laura and her team were so professional and ran this tour so smoothly. As the leader of this corporate group, it made my job so seamless and allowed me to relax throughout the tour. Laura was so responsive in the days leading up as we...More

Thank keastman8878
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you so much for the compliments. Your group was a pleasure to host. I'm happy that you were able to relax and enjoy the evening too!

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Fun Team Building Dinner & Drinks

We had a fabulous time on our tour with Laura! With a group of about 15 of us we were looking for something that would allow us to learn a little more about Cincinnati and also relax and enjoy a team building event as well....More

Thank matera0720
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you so much for your detailed review. Your group was very amicable and fun to host through Over the Rhine. I'm glad it was such a relaxing and positive team building event for everyone.

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Great group outing in OTR!

Laura was fantastic to work with! She set up the right amount of locations and with a variety of food items. Our group had a great time and we'll be trying this again soon!

Thank brandta2
Laura N, Owner at Riverside Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Thanks for sharing about the Wine and Dine in Over the Rhine Food & Culture Tour. We enjoyed meeting you and your team. It was fun for us too. We look forward to hosting you again!

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