Admittedly, I’m an Idahoan at heart and am passionate about all Coeur d’Alene has to offer visitors. Our neighboring city of Spokane, however, has a remarkable allure and worthy attraction all its own. The afternoon spent there yesterday, on my first “culinary tour,” was definitely worth repeating!
Not knowing what to expect, I figured a culinary tour would entail huge meals, over indulgence and leaving with the regret of an overly full stomach. This couldn’t have been further from our experience with Savor Spokane, as the food stops were more like fun breaks, well-timed refreshment along our walking tour of the town.
A small group of us were lead on a sight seeing, story telling, history learning, river viewing, culinary tasting, friend making delight of an afternoon. The time passed quickly, as we walked a lovely path along the river, through town and from local restaurant to local restaurant.
Along the way we learned the significance of various art, buildings, people, events and geological structures. Far from stuffy, it was a light-hearted, friendly environment, purposely crafted and energized at each step, by our knowledgeable guide Lesley.
Personally, I will join this tour many times more in the future, bringing local friends and sharing the experience with guests who visit from across the country. Is there anything better? Don’t know, I hear there’s also a wine tour….