Lisa Rogovin, the founder of Edible Excursions, will lead a special tour of the Ferry Building Marketplace on Thursday to benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.
Can you talk a bit about Edible Excursions? We offer culinary tours of the Ferry Plaza Marketplace and farmers market, the Mission district and the Gourmet Ghetto in North Berkeley led by epicurean concierges — chefs, culinary school graduates, caterers or food writers.
What happens on a tour? The tours aren’t just about eating. People learn about politics, trends, where their food comes from. But there are tastings, too. Tour-goers say they leave feeling “just right.”
How will Thursday’s tour differ from typical tours? I’ll personally be leading it, and business owners will do special presentations. Roy Fong of the Imperial Tea Court will talk about the history of tea and offer jasmine tea tasting, and Bo Thompson of the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant will present unique, rare boutique wines of his choice.
How long are the tours and how much do they cost? Tuesday and Saturday tours of the Ferry Plaza are two hours and cost $75 per person. Visit www.edibleexcursions.net.